Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (JWHPT) is an indexed resource for peer-reviewed research focused on physical therapy for women’s health and pelvic health in all individuals. The journal provides a forum for scientific and professional exchange among researchers and practitioners throughout the world. High standards of quality are maintained through a rigorous, double-blinded, peer-review process and adherence to standards recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. With the editorial board comprised of a panel of preeminent researchers and clinical scholars, JWHPT publishes original research articles, systematic reviews and metaanalyses, clinical practice guidelines, case studies, and clinical commentaries promoting the integration of evidence into theory, education and research. In support for the evidenced-based practice of physical therapy for women’s health and the pelvic health of children and adults, articles encompass multiple systems, with an emphasis on musculoskeletal, urological, gynecological systems as well biomechanical foundations and psychosocial aspects of this practice.
Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (JWHPT) publishes scholarly work to advance women’s and pelvic health practice. JWHPT is the primary peer-reviewed, indexed resource for advancing pelvic health and women’s health physical therapy practice through the dissemination of definitive evidence, translation of clinically relevant knowledge and integration of theory into education, practice and research.
JWHPT (ISSN 1556-6803) is the official quarterly publication of the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health (formerly called the Section on Women’s Health), an academy of the American Physical Therapy Association https://aptapelvichealth.org/.
JWHPT is indexed in Cumulative Index to Nursing Administration and Health Literature (CINAHL), EBSCO A-Z, Ex Libris, HINARI, JournalGuide, ProQuest,TDNet and EMCARE.
Unique Features Distinguishing JWHPT
JWHPT exists to disseminate the science and clinical practice to advance the domain of knowledge particular to pelvic health and women’s health physical therapy. This specialized area of physical therapy practice requires extensive post graduate education and training. Translating scientific theory into practice and education, JWHPT provides the global community of physical therapists with the foundation for evidenced-based practice for the provision of physical therapy to address the unique needs of women and pelvic health for all. The core journal articles include original research as well as integration and interpretation from the diverse areas of study that contribute to the science underlying the physical therapy management of persons with functional deficits due to the interrelationship of the genitourinary, neuromusculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems. The reviewer pool draws heavily from specialists in this community with demonstrated content expertise, and for that reason the reviewers have a strong dedication to the quality of journal content. This dedication manifests as outstanding reviews and guidance intended to maximize the impact of the journal content. To augment the core article content, JWHPT offers digital media in the form of online videos and social media to further the integration of scientific information into clinical practice. Digital materials are formatted for use on personal digital devices, allowing clinicians to access research information in daily practice.
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