Soon to be Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Section on Women’s Health and SmartBrief Launch News Service

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments






CONTACTS: Carly Chomer, SmartBrief, 202-407-7864, [email protected]

Meryl Alappattu, PT, PhD, [email protected]


WASHINGTON, DC – SmartBrief announced today the launch of a bi-weekly news service in partnership with the Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association to keep its members  on top of the essential news shaping their industry.

SOWH uPdaTe SmartBrief provides a comprehensive summary of the latest research and news related to practice, nutrition, wellness, emerging health care trends and SOWH—all uniquely relevant to these specialized health professionals.

“We have launched uPdaTe SmartBrief in direct response to overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from the 2016 Membership Survey,” says SOWH President Patricia Wolfe, PT, MS. “The profession of physical therapy is changing rapidly, and our members are committed lifelong learners who want the best evidence-based research and information they can put into practice with their patients. Time constraints and the sheer scale of health information worldwide meant we needed a partner who could handle the rapid-delivery operations and information our members deserve.”

“Research and education have been at the heart of the Section on Women’s Health since its birth 40 years ago,” says Director of Research Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD, who led development of the content strategy and is an ongoing curator for the publication. “We are in the early stages of executing our new strategic plan under a more-focused mission and vision of serving as a global authority for pelvic and abdominal health. Getting the latest evidence-based research and news into the hands of both our members and any interested physical therapist, physical therapist assistant and student worldwide is imperative. Our patients need us to have the latest knowledge so we can help them recover from their diverse, often complex conditions.”

To learn more or sign up for SOWH uPdaTe SmartBrief, visit


Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association (SOWH) is a professional association of nearly 3,000 physical therapists treating patients with pelvic and abdominal health issues worldwide. Members provide the latest evidence-based physical therapy services to everyone from childbearing women to peri-menopausal mothers, young athletes to men with incontinence or other pelvic complications. In addition to continuing education, certifications, and Clinical Practice Guidelines, SOWH members receive the Journal on Women’s Health Physical Therapy, a PT Locator directory listing, conference discounts, and career resources.

Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with leading trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities.

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