Achieve a Certificate in Pelvic Health or Obstetric Physical Therapy (CAPP)
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
Case Reflection Submission Guidelines
Your CAPP Toolkit
- CAPP Candidate Guide (.pdf)
- Paper Application Form (.pdf) – Applications, Case Reflections, Re-submissions and All Recommendations Letters must be submitted using this form.
- Case Reflection Review Rubric DOC – This is the rubric case reviewers use to grade your case reflection.
- Elements to Satisfy CAPP Reflection Expectations – Helpful guide full of tips to successfully pass the case reflection.
- Sample Case Reflection (.pdf)
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 Quarter||Application Submission Deadline||Results Sent to Authors|
|Spring||February 15||May 15|
|Summer||May 15||August 15|
|Fall||August 15||November 15|
|Winter||November 15||February 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
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