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Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic)

The Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) has developed the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) to certify that a physical therapist has completed a comprehensive education, training and testing program for the management of patients with diagnoses of pelvic health dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.  The CAPP is awarded to physical therapists who complete the required courses of training in pelvic physical therapy, pass written and clinical testing requirements at each level and successfully complete and “pass” a written case reflection. The Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1, 2 and 3 course are recognized by The International Continence Society (ICS) as providing training that conforms to ICS standards.

Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB)

The Section on Women´s Health (SoWH) has developed the Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) to certify that a physical therapist has completed a comprehensive education, training and testing program for management of pregnant and postpartum patients experiencing musculoskeletal dysfunction and high risk pregnancy.  The CAPP is awarded to physical therapists who complete the required courses of training in pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy, pass written and clinical testing requirements at each level and successfully complete and “pass” a written case reflection.

CAPP Practitioner Directories

View CAPP-Pelvic Certificate Recipients

View CAPP-OB Certificate Recipients

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

STEP 1: You must be a licensed Physical Therapist

STEP 2: Complete all required coursework through Section on Women’s Health

IF PURSUING CAPP-PELVIC:

  • Pass the CAPP Scenario Testing at the end of each course
  • Pass the Post-Course online multiple-choice exam after each course with an 80% score or higher.
  • Final Step – Successfully “Pass” a completed Case Reflection within 1 year from the date you completed your last PH course.

IF PURSUING CAPP-OB:

  • You must attend and successfully pass the three levels of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy track hosted by Section on Women’s Health IN ANY ORDER

STEP 3: Successfully “Pass” a completed Case Reflection within 1 year from the date you completed your last OB or PH course depending on which CAPP track you are pursuing.

Case Reflection Submission Guidelines

 

Your CAPP Toolkit

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Once you have your Application filled out, Case Reflection written, Recommendation letter written, please attach all 3 components of your CAPP submission using our dedicated electronic form. Click here to submit application components.

Case Reflection Review Timeline

Review QuarterApplication Submission DeadlineResults Sent to Authors
SpringFebruary 15May 15
SummerMay 15August 15
FallAugust 15November 15
WinterNovember 15February 15

Upon submission of your application and case reflection, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of submission receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail from the SoWH or have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Watch video below to get answers to common questions or click here to read this question and answer transcript.

 

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