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Issue No. 113
Registration is Now Open!

Join us for our 1-day virtual symposium where you will connect with Physical Therapists/Physiotherapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and physical therapy students across the globe. Our invited speakers will highlight special topics and treatment techniques within the field of pelvic health physical therapy and beyond. Attendees will be able to connect and learn from one another through the lectures provided and the collaborative case environment at the end of the day. This virtual symposium is worth approximately 7.5 contact hours.

Early-Bird Rates:

$50 Academy Members | $75 Non-Members

Academy volunteers, please send an email to for your discount code.

Volunteer Updates

The Education Review Committee welcomes new members! 

  • Lori Marie Walton, PhD, DPT, MScPT, MPH
  • Pamela Kays, PT, DPT, EdD
  • Tamara Roehling, PT, DPT, PhD
  • Stephanie Fournier PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, PhD(c), Board-Certified in Women's Health Physical Therapy (WCS)
  • Ariel Zablocki, PT, DPT
  • Lauren Bauer, PT, DPT (Joined in April)

Volunteer Coordinator *NEW OPENING*

  • Do you have great networking and organization skills? We are seeking an Academy member to manage volunteer applications and match talented members with volunteer opportunities within the Academy! Apply Now!
Cast Your Vote by July 31, 2020

13 Days Left to Cast Your Vote!

It's time to elect your future leaders of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy! If you are a PT or PTA member, you are eligible to vote for the national board, nominating committee and the early-professional special interest group leadership. If you are a student member, you are eligible to vote in the student special interest group elections. View candidate profiles and cast your vote! Your voice helps define the Academy's future!

Important Dates
In other news

IRS Announces that the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds are Considered Taxable Income

  • May a health care provider that receives a payment from the Provider Relief Fund exclude this payment from gross income as a qualified disaster relief payment under section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code)?
  • Is a tax-exempt health care provider subject to tax on a payment it receives from the Provider Relief Fund?
  • Read on for answers
Apply by August 1, 2020

$10K Academy Research Grant

Research remains to be a high priority for our field, professionals and our Academy. The 2020 $10,000 Research Grant has been generously sponsored by one of the Academy’s top supporters, Intimate Rose

Apply for the research grant online.


Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Advocacy

A payment environment that's unlivable for physical therapists means that Medicare beneficiaries won't be able to access the care they need, when they need it. It's that simple. APTA strenuously opposes any attempt to reduce payment for physical therapy under Medicare. APTA views the planned cut from CMS as a dangerous and shortsighted move that will harm patients and shutter clinic doors. Access letter templates to contact Members of Congress. On the page, scroll down to "Our position" and you'll see the Take Action buttons. Visit the advocacy page for more details.

Looking ahead: When CMS releases the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for 2021, through which CMS proposes payment and policy updates for services furnished under the fee schedule, there will be a 60-day public comment period. APTA will make available a template letter for individuals to use to submit comments on the proposed rule. The template will be posted here.

APTA Information

Are You Using the Correct Designation?

APTA seeks to limit the use of abbreviated designations after a physical therapist's or physical therapist assistant's name to decrease consumer confusion.

If you have an ABPTS Clinical Certification, you will need to spell it out as "Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women's Health Physical Therapy" underneath your name. Learn more.

This July and August, APTA Pelvic Health will ensure that ABPTS clinical certifications are spelled out fully on the Academy website and other resources. We encourage our members to update their personal websites, profiles, bios with the correct designations as well.


Incorrect: Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS, OCS


Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women's Health Physical Therapy
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy

Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300

Arlington, VA 22203 United States

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