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Posted on: October 28th, 2015 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

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Our New Course Offerings

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

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This 2-day course provides an excellent foundation for understanding sacroiliac dysfunction through PowerPoint, video, and group activities/critical thinking/lab practice. A significant portion of this course is dedicated to hands-on practice. Case studies will be presented representing diverse diagnoses (hip, groin, back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, trauma) as well as a wide range of age groups. You will develop quick screening tools that are clinically applicable and a treatment approach for sacroiliac dysfunction that can be readily used “on Monday morning” after the course.  Find Out More

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The didactic portion of this course will allow the participant to learn about the development of the pelvic floor through the early life span.  Early development of bladder and bowel control will be covered for both typically developing and developmentally disabled children.  Common neurological dysfunctions will be discussed as well as bowel and bladder training for the neurologically disabled child.  Common dysfunctions of teenagers such as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea and pediatric pelvic pain will also be discussed.  Treatment of bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction in children and teenagers will be covered including the use of sEMG biofeedback with an interactive lab portion.  Find Out More

LDgifThis 3 day, 22-hour course provides the physical therapist with an in-depth understanding of how specific PT interventions during the antepartum and intrapartum periods may affect birth outcomes and postpartum maternal health. Practical, evidence-based knowledge and advanced skills in providing labor support are included for those who wish to expand their practice into the labor and delivery suite. Didactic instruction includes: maternal pelvis anatomic characteristics and biomechanical considerations for childbirth, orthopedic diagnosis considerations for labor and delivery, causes and management of dysfunctional labor, psychosocial considerations in childbirth, early postpartum support, ethical boundaries, documentation/reimbursement/marketing. Instructor to participant ratio for labs will be 1:8 with a maximum of 32 participants to ensure valuable attention to each participant. Labs offer skills that are immediately applicable and include: pelvic balancing for childbirth, positions for promoting efficient labor, hands-on interventions for dysfunctional labor and labor with orthopedic considerations, physical coping with a variety of hands on techniques, and various mental coping techniques. At the end of this course, all participants will participate in comprehensive standardized patient lab scenarios utilizing all skills learned. Skills integration is performed at the end of the third day. Upon completion of this course, participants will have expanded hands-on and educational support of the pregnant client, as well as the skills and resources to expand their practice to include provision of labor support.

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Elections are open until July 31st….VOTE TODAY!!!

Posted on: July 16th, 2015 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

Elections are open until July 31st….VOTE TODAY!!! 

 

The slate is full and we need YOUR help to decide

the future of the Section on Women’s Health! 

 

Currently, only 4% of our membership has voted and we want your input to shape the future of the section.

Your voice is important!

 CANDIDATES: 

                                                               Sarah Haag (View Candidate Profile)
  VICE PRESIDENT:                             Sandra Hilton (View Candidate Profile)
                                                               Carrie Pagliano (View Candidate Profile)
  TREASURER:                                    Uchenna Ossai (View Candidate Profile)
  DIRECTOR OF PRACTICE:                Jennifer Hungate (View Candidate Profile)
                                                                Sarina Dumbleton Beasley (View Candidate Profile)
  DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS:    Christina Holladay (View Candidate Profile)
                                                                Karla Wente (View Candidate Profile)
  DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION:              Lora Ann Mize (View Candidate Profile)
                                                                 Sarah Glesmann (View Candidate Profile)
  NOMINATING COMMITTEE:                 Bernadette Kamin (View Candidate Profile)
                                                                 Ashley Watts (View Candidate Profile)

 Election Survey

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* Voting is only open to SOWH Members.  In order to verify membership, voters must provide their SOWH membership ID at the end of the poll.

For all inquiries in regards to the Election process, please contact [email protected]

 

 


 

 

 

Attention Members: Critical APTA Code Values Survey Coming Up!

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

A Message from Lindsay Still, Specialist, Payment and Practice Management, APTA

APTA needs your help!

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The APTA will be surveying a portion of our members in the coming weeks about new CPT codes related to physical therapist evaluations and reevaluations, to assess the “professional work” value and time involved in the physical therapist’s provision of the services identified by each of these codes. Professional work value includes your mental effort and judgment, technical skill, and psychological stress in providing the service.

APTA will submit the survey data to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Health Care Professions Advisory Committee (HCPAC), a multispecialty committee whose purpose is to develop values for CPT codes based in part on survey data such as this. The RUC HCPAC will make a recommendation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the professional work value of these evaluation and reevaluation codes.

This survey will be distributed to a random sampling of APTA members. If you receive an email requesting your participation in the survey, it is critically important that you take the time to complete it. The online survey will take approximately 40 minutes and opens May 27, 2015Your responses will be anonymous.

For further questions and instructions on completing the survey, see the following website:  www.apta.org/RUCSurvey

Thank you for your help!

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SSIG Executive Director Duties:

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments
  1. Provide vision to the SSIG.
  2. Lead monthly Executive Committee meetings
  3. Oversee completion of SSIG special projects
  4. Communicate with potential new members & current members
  5. Be liaison between SOWH Board of Directors and student members
  6. Set SSIG budget for following fiscal year
  7. Represent SSIG at various APTA and SOWH conferences and events

 

 


 

 

 

LABOR & DELIVERY COURSE IN THE *SPOTLIGHT*!

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

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Limited spots are available at our upcoming Labor & Delivery course this May 17-19 in Baltimore, Maryland. Don’t miss out on one of our most popular courses! Read testimonials from our? 2014 Labor & Delivery Course participants below? & register today while space is available.

Registration is? OPEN? toPhysical Therapistsand? Physical Therapy Students? in their final year.? No prerequisite? courses are required. Early bird registration ends on? April? 25th, 2015!

To Register, please fill out:2015 Course Registration Form

SPECIAL PROMO FOR PT STUDENTS IN THEIR LAST YEAR!! Limited Student Spots available for a? $100 student? discount? on Labor & Delivery Course Registrations. Register by? April 20th, 2015to be eligible for this discount!

Course Dates:? May 17-19, 2015

Location:? Baltimore, MD

CEUs:? 2.2

WHAT IS THE LABOR & DELIVERY COURSE ABOUT?

This 3 day, 22-hour course provides the physical therapist with practical, evidence-based knowledge and advanced skills in providing labor support.?  Didactic instruction includes:?  stages of normal labor and delivery, anatomic characteristics and considerations for childbirth, effects of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on labor, causes and management of dysfunctional labor, psychosocial considerations in childbirth, labor coping techniques and pain management, special/difficult circumstances, early postpartum support, ethical boundaries, documentation/reimbursement/marketing. Instructor to participant ratio for labs will be 1:8 with a maximum of 32 participants to ensure valuable attention to each participant. Labs offer skills that are immediately applicable and include: labor and delivery positions for normal labor, positioning for dysfunctional labor and labor with orthopedic considerations, physical coping with a variety of hands on techniques, and various mental coping techniques. At the end of this course, all participants will participate in comprehensive standardized patient lab scenarios utilizing all skills learned.?  Skills integration testing is performed at the end of the third day. Upon completion of this course, participants will have the skills and resources to expand their practice to include provision of labor support.

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*TESTIMONIALS*

I think this is one of the greatest courses I have ever taken as a PT!!!!L&D Austin, TX Participant 2014

…this course was excellent and represents a previous gap in education that make a huge impact in reducing birth trauma and unneeded surgeries, and improving the health and welfare of mothers and babies.L&D Austin, TX Participant 2014

… I highly recommend it for anyone interested in OB and labor and delivery.L&D Austin, TX Participant 2014

I love Susan’s teaching methods and her ability to convey her wealth of knowledge with a very enthusiastic energy.L&D Austin, TX Participant 2014

Susan was fantastic. As a first time course, it was extremely organized and flowed well. There were a lot of comments that could easily have taken the course way off schedule, but I felt Susan did a great job of re-routing attention to stay on topic.L&D Austin, TX Participant 2014

I have been a childbirth educator for 35 yrs. – had all the low back and pelvic information in my head, but almost a “disconnect” when trying to apply it to my classes and when I would perform as a doula. You put it all together. Thank you, Susan.L&D Austin, TX Participant 2014

 

 


 

 

 

2015 Nominations are Now OPEN!

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

Nominations for the 2016 slate term are now open for application submissions! The selected nominated members will be elected in 2015 to take office in February 2016. Open positions are listed HERE along with instructions and forms to follow and complete when submitting nomination applications. If you have any questions related to nominations, please contact Kendra Erven? (2015 Nominating Committee Chair).

 

 


 

 

 

Fall Conference was a HUGE success!

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

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Thank you to all that attended the Section on Women’s Health Fall Conference 2014 in Baltimore, MD this past weekend. An additional BIG thank you goes out to our Sponsors (Maven Clinic, Body Support Systems, and It’s You Babe) as well as the enthusiastic presence of SSIG.

The conference was a HUGE success and presented a great learning opportunity led by Penny Simkin, PT and created networking opportunities for our members and non-members that attended.

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From left to right: Wendy Featherstone (SOWH President), Penny Simkin (Speaker), Sandra Hilton (SOWH Director of Programming)

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The first morning in Baltimore, Maryland (Inner Harbor area, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Hilton Baltimore)

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? Speaker Session, Evening Reception, Crabcakes & Risotto

– BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS –

? ? ? ? ? ? Body Support Web Ad?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? It's You Babe?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? ? Maven Clinic FC 2014 Web Ad

 

 


 

 

 

2014 Election Results are IN!

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

 

Thank you to all the outstanding members who submitted their candidacy to this year?´s? election!? ?  And thank you to all of you who took the time to vote.? 

The Nominating Committee would like to congratulate the members elected to serve the Section, beginning their terms at CSM 2015.

President:

Pat Wolfe

Treasurer:

Sara Reardon

Director of Education:

Darla Cathcart

Director of Research:

Meryl Alappattu

Nominating Committee:

Kirsten Wightman Krell

To those that did not vote in this year?´s? elections? – we want to hear from you! Let us know how we can improve theelection? process and better serve you. Please contact Nominating Chair Karen Weeks? [email protected]with any suggestions so that we can help you make your voice heard.

We are already looking ahead to the 2015 Section on Women?´s Health? Elections! The following positions will be open in 2015:

Vice-President
Director of Practice
Director of Communications
Nominating Committee

– See more at: http://www.womenshealthapta.org/2014-election/#sthash.urvBfcal.dpuf

Submitted by Kendra Erven, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Nominating Committee

 

 

 

 


 

 

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