now called Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Join SoWH at CSM 2020 Denver, CO (February 11-15, 2020)

2020 CSM Section on Women's Health

CSM 2020 will bring you together with over 13,000 friends, mentors, and leaders while you enjoy first-class programming and the newest in clinical research. Register now for the largest physical therapy conference in the United States. Take this opportunity to reach a higher peak in your career while you fall in love with the Mile-High City.

Experience 350+ specialty-specific sessions, 35+ preconference programs, over 1,000 poster and platform presentations. CSM 2020 early bird discounts end November 13, midnight ET! Save 25% off onsite pricing.

When you register by November 13, 2019, you automatically are entered for a chance to win round trip airline tickets. Learn more.


Section on Women’s Health

CSM Programming

Each year, Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) brings


precon 1

Men’s Health: A Clinician and Research Perspective

Presented by Joanne Milios and Gerard Greene
Tuesday, February 11, 2019 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

This CSM 2020 Pre-Conference course will focus on multiple areas of men’s pelvic health. JoAnne Milios will present her research on the treatment of post prostectomy urinary incontinence and the use of multiple exercise based modalities. She will also discuss her use of yoga in the treatment of both incontinence and pelvic pain in men who have had prostate surgery. The second half of the course will focus on a clinician’s perspective in the in treatment of male pelvic pain. Gerard Greene will present several musculoskeletal approaches to treating male pelvic pain as well as case studies. See Facebook EventRegister before November 13, 2019 to get the lowest rate!




Work Smarter, Not Harder: Strategically Build a Profitable Women’s Health Practice

Presented by Julia Ellen Granger, PT, DPT and Jessica Bridget Drummond, PT
Wednesday, February 12, 2019 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

In this CSM 2020 Pre-Conference course “Work Smarter Not Harder: Strategically Build a Profitable Women’s Health Practice”, Jessica Drummond and Julia Granger will outline the ways to start a women’s health practice without contributing to provider burnout. Participants will learn advertising and start up methods to allow successful implementation of a business plan and a profitable women’s health private practice. See Facebook EventRegister before November 13, 2019 to get the lowest rate!



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Pelvic Floor Impacts of Urologic Surgeries

Presented by Devin O’Brien Coon and Daniel M. Gruber
Wednesday, February 12, 2019 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

This CSM 2020 Pre-Conference course will be a series of lectures by urologic surgeons on surgical techniques and their impact on the pelvic floor as well as the need for pelvic floor therapy. There will be a presentation on gender affirmation surgical techniques and the need for post op pelvic floor therapy, a presentation on urodynamics and the implications for pelvic floor treatment and surgery and a presentation on surgical techniques for male sexual dysfunction. See Facebook EventRegister before November 13, 2019 to get the lowest rate!



SoWH Educational Sessions

Don’t forget to arrive early to all sessions and grab a front row seat!

THURS 2/13
FRI 2/14
SAT 2/15
THURS 2/13
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
WH-2540 Now That the Pain Is Gone, Where’s the Pleasure? 
Elizabeth H. Hartmann, PT, DPT
WH-4259 Evidence for Dry Needling 
Kelly Sammis, PT, DPT
WH-4270 Men’s Health: A Clinician and Research Perspective 
Gerard Greene
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WH-1789 Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine for Endometriosis Care 
Jessica Bridget Drummond, PT
WH-2019 Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Hormone Therapy:
Beyond Our Scope or Part of the Big Picture?
Mary Jane Strauhal, PT, DPT
WH-2632 Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain:
An Orthopedic and Women’s Health Perspective 
Jennifer H. Davia, PT, DPT and Benjamin J. Geletka, PT, DPT
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
WH-1606 Pudendal Nerve Neuromodulation Via Dry Needling:
A Possible Treatment Appropach for Pudendal Neuralgia 
Kelly Sammis, PT, DPT
WH-2022 Physical Therapists’ Guide to Weight
Management Coaching for Midlife Women 
Karen C. Snowden, PT, DPT and Karen Litos, PT, DPT
WH-2630 Yoga for Pelvic Health:
A Strategy for Patient Self-Efficacy 
Dustienne Miller, PT, MS
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
🎉 "Board at the Bar" Social Networking Event (NO CEs)
For SoWH Members. Time may change. Location TBD.
FRI 2/14
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
WH-1974 Career Transitions:
“Watch out Here I Come! SPT to DPT in a Pelvic Health Setting”
Shannon Walker Fox, PT, DPT and Lora Ann Mize, PT, DPT
WH-2679 The 4th Trimester: Differential Screening, Examination,
and Treatment Considerations for the Postpartum Patient
Teresa L. Elliott-Burke, PT, DPT, MHS and Thomas J. Dillon, PT, DPT
WH-2810 Sleep Management & Persistent Pelvic Pain:
Could This be Your Missing Link?
Mark Harrison Shepherd, PT, DPT, 
Catherine Frances Siengsukon, PT, PhD 
and Jennifer Yasu Stone, PT, DPT
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WH-2619 Optimizing Rehabilitation Management for
Gender Affirming Care and the Transgender Patient:
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Laurie G. Kilmartin, PT, DPT, 
Kevin Moore, BSN, RN, BSN, RN, 
Aubrey Anne Skenandore Martinez, PT, DPT 
and Stephen Joseph Fischer, PT, DPT
WH-4258 Complex Cases in Pelvic Health
Valerie Lynn Bobb, PT, DPT, ATC
WH-4260 Career Transitions: Moving into Management
Kari Jean Ziemba, PT
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WH-2206 Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain:
State of the Science and Beyond
Sinead Patricia Dufour, PT
Cynthia Michelle Chiarello, PT
Susan Coel Clinton, PT, DScPT
WH-4261 Career Transitions:
I Don't Want to Treat Clinically Anymore, Now What?
Lora Ann Mize, PT, DPT
Kari Jean Ziemba, PT
Susan Carver Giglio, PT


6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
🏛️ SoWH Annual Business Meeting & Awards Presentation (NO CEs)
For SoWH Members. Location TBD.
SAT 2/15
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
WH-4577 Coffee & Cases  

We would love for people to bring complex cases that they might want advice on,
or even just to share so that we can all learn from one another.
The best part of this session- FREE COFFEE!
So skip the always very long Starbucks line and come chat with us!

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
WH-2541 Optimizing Healing of Surgical Wounds:
Implications for the Physical Therapist.
Sandra Teresa Gallagher, PT
WH-2582 A Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention
and Management of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries
Shereen Emerson Sairafi, PT, DPT, Dr. Tyler Muffly and 
Sarah Barker, MS, CNM
WH-2758 Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment of
Powerlifting Urinary Incontinence (PUI) in the Female Powerlifter
Rori Megan Alter, PT and Breanne Julia James, PT, DPT
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WH-1505 Beyond the Linea Alba: A Revolutionary New Framework
for Assessing and Treating Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
Munira Hudani, PT
WH-2385 Interpreting the AUA Incontinence after
Prostate Treatment Guidelines through the Lens of Physical Therapy
Daniel John Kirages, PT, DPT
WH-2405 Publish or Perish:
Designing an Impactful Manuscript
Patricia R. Nelson, PT, ScD
Karen Elizabeth Abraham, PT, PhD
Meryl J. Alappattu, PT, DPT, PhD
Mark Donald Bishop, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Cynthia Michelle Chiarello, PT
Mary Kay Dockter, PT, PhD
Rebecca A. Reisch, PT, DPT, PhD
Theresa Monaco Spitznagle, PT, DPT
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WH-1921 Strategies for Treatment of Bladder and
Bowel Dysfunctions in Children With and Without Behavioral Challenges
Julie A. Peterson, PT, DPT, Kari Fay Bargstadt-Wilson, PT and 
Anna Domina
WH-2236 Breaking Barriers in Obstetrics:
Physical Therapy Across the Continuum of Maternal Care
Laura S. Williams, PT, DPT, Sarah E. Hudelson, PT and 
Allison McManus Hammond, PT, DPT
WH-2377 There’s Hole in Your Belly: Now What?
Jennifer H. Davia, PT, DPT and Charles P. Sloan, III

SoWH Member Events

board at the bar

SoWH 7th Annual “Board at the Bar”

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM *Times may change
Location: To be determined

Join Section on Women’s Health at our signature event, “Board at the Bar,” that is open to SoWH members and industry friends. “Board at the Bar” is a casual get-together and networking event attended by SoWH members, Board members and volunteers. Enjoy drinks and light appetizers as you meet and connect with fellow SoWH members.


Awards Banner

General Business Meeting

SoWH Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location: To be determined

Section on Women’s Health members attending CSM 2020, plan to attend the Annual Business Meeting to hear your elected leaders give a State of the Section overview of progress toward our mission in 2019, swear in new Board Officers, Directors and Nominating Committee member and give you a glimpse of what’s in store for 2020. The Business Meeting will conclude with an Awards Presentation. Every year, Section on Women’s Health recognizes SoWH members and/or committees in the following award categories. Awards are announced throughout the year and presented at the Annual Business Meeting:


CSM Booth section on women's health

SoWH Exhibit Booth Hours

Thursday-Saturday, February 13-15, 2020
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Booth # To be determined

Learn more about Section on Women’s Health membership, events, continuing education courses, special interest groups and ways to get involved in our active organization. Meet fellow Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant and Student Physical Therapist members and others interested in joining our growing community of professionals raising the bar of patient care, physical therapy research and education. Our booth is typically located across from the APTA booth and is visited by 500+ professionals each year. We offer brochures about our programs and membership and you can speak to a staff person or SoWH member at the booth.

Exhibit Hours:

Thursday, February 13, 2020
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, February 14, 2020
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:30 am – 3:00 pm

SoWH Booth Volunteer Opportunity

Open to SoWH members who are registered for CSM 2020!

Section on Women’s Health is seeking volunteers for the Combined Sections Meeting 2020 Booth Exhibition Days (February 13-15, 2020) in Denver, CO to help represent SoWH to current and prospective members. Assisting at the Women’s Health Section booth is a great way to give back to our industry, help connect yourself and others to fellow physical therapy professionals. It gives you the chance to interact with students, physical therapist assistants and physical therapists are attending CSM like you to advance their education and career. You can actively learn about the Section, its initatives, education programs and membership benefits through this volunteer experience. The SoWH’s booth increasingly receives a lot of foot traffic with each year that there’s little standing room available! There’s been a huge growing interest in pelvic health physical therapy and other topic areas relevant to our field as more student PTs and risng professionals are discovering our specialty field. We need YOUR help!

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Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Section on Women’s Health offers multiple advertising spaces. Share your product or service with SoWH members! We offer multiple advertising, sponsorship and partnership opportunities across the SoWH website, education program course materials and membership outreach platforms such as email and social media. If you’d like to learn more about our year-round sponsorship and advertising opportunities and view past sponsorship options, please download our prospectus below.

Are you already exhibiting at CSM 2020?
Get first dibs on our CSM 2020 SoWH sponsorship packages!
Contact us at [email protected] for more information.
If you are not exhibiting at CSM 2020,
please stay tuned for our sponsorship options which will be released January 3, 2020.
CSM 2020 Sponsorship & Advertising Order Form Submission due:
January 15, 2020
CSM 2020 Sponsorship Artwork Submission due:
January 20, 2020


Download Prospectus

 I chose to advertise through the SOWH because I value the professionals in the organization, the gold standard of education provided in the courses, and the great work that the section is doing to promote pelvic health for all people. I have found that through our marketing efforts with the SOWH we have been able to build a wonderful relationship with the amazing pelvic health PT’s who take care of our customers. – Amanda Olson, Intimate Rose, Donor and Sponsor
 Elizabeth Noble Award

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