now called Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

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The emphasis of the health sciences on fitness and wellness has brought to the public’s attention a need to pay closer attention to their bodies during recreation, work and throughout life. Many Physical Therapists (PTs) have specialized pelvic health and/or obstetric physical therapy training which will benefit women, men, transgender, children and elder populations with a variety of medical conditions. These therapists use every facet of their physical therapy training to evaluate and treat their diverse clients, promoting and enhancing health through the lifespan. All treatments are individually designed after a thorough evaluation.

Specialties
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Breast Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Pediatric Pelvic Health
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Pelvic Health
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pregnancy and Post-Partum

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Find a Women’s Health Certified Specialist (ABPTS) Not every physical therapist has undergone training to treat conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, prenatal and postpartum pain, or lymphedema. The WCS assures that the physical therapist has demonstrated proficiency in the treatment of these conditions. The WCS is a certification granted by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Individuals earning this certification are physical therapists who have demonstrated proficiency in evaluating and treating a variety of women’s health diagnoses. Examples of these diagnoses include incontinence, pelvic floor pain, prenatal and postpartum care, breast and gynecological cancer care, lymphedema and considerations of treating the female athlete. WCS Certified physical therapists demonstrate this through a combination of clinical care, written test and submission of a case report.

 

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