Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy

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October/December 2022 - Volume 46 - Issue 4

  • Cynthia M. Chiarello, PT, PhD
  • 1556-6803
  • 2152-0887
  • 4 issues per year

This issue contains an array of issues important to pelvic health physical therapists representing a variety of practice. To investigate the mechanical effects of postural behavior, Dr Danna-dos-Santos and colleagues simulated third trimester weight in nonpregnant people finding changes in mediolateral body sway upon removal of the additional weight. In a clinical commentary, Dr Wood and associates discuss the expanding role of pelvic health physical therapists in treating individuals with disorders of gut brain interaction. Ms McMeans heads up a group presenting a case report on physical therapy for postpartum breastfeeding complications, clogged milk ducts, and mastitis. Dr Volpe reports a case describing physical therapy for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and pain following placement, use, and removal of an intrauterine device. In a phenomenological qualitative study of women with chronic pelvic pain, Dr Kays revealed components of patient-provider interactions, which contribute to emotional burden, interfere with trust and communication, and impact of diagnosis and treatment.​

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​​The Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy is seeking to expand its team of manuscript reviewers.

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To be considered for the role of manuscript reviewer, JWHPT invites you to complete the Reviewer Application Form and submit your application to Editor‐in‐Chief, Cynthia M. Chiarello, PT, PhD at [email protected]

Current Issue Highlights



Simulation of Pregnancy-Related Abdominal Mass Results in Nonimmediate Changes in Postural Control: An Exploratory Study

Danna-dos-Santos, Alessander; Cardoso, Vinicius Saura; Magalhaes, Alessandra Tanuri; More

Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy. 46(4):159-166, October/December 2022.