Journal of Women’s & Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

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January/March 2023 - Volume 47 - Issue 1

  • Cynthia M. Chiarello, PT, PhD
  • 2833-3659
  • 4 issues per year

I am pleased to present such a wide variety of content in this inaugural issue of the Journal of Women's & Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Dr Tremback-Ball and colleagues conducted a systematic review clarifying the role of physical therapy intervention for those with dysmenorrhea. In postmenopausal women, Dr Fricke and colleagues examined the impact of a 12-week mini-trampoline exercise program on bone health and pelvic floor muscle function. Dr Segraves and colleagues share their insights into the need for physical and occupational therapy obstetric rehabilitation immediately postpartum to optimize recovery, screen for further specialist referral, and educate maternal care providers. Dr Tombers and colleagues conducted a systematic review to examine the effect of exercise on reducing lumbopelvic pain intensity during pregnancy. Dr Üzelpasaci and colleagues present a case report on a male patient with colostomy in which pelvic floor muscle exercise and extracorporeal magnetic innervation were used to improve outcomes.

Cynthia Chiarello, PT, PhD


The Journal of Women's & Pelvic Health welcomes applications for the position of Associate Editor. Associate Editors play a vital role in the governance and functions of JWPHPT.
Responsibilities include participation in the peer review process, editorial board decisions and serving as a journal ambassador. Qualifications include peer-reviewed publications and experience in reviewing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.

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Journal of Women's & Pelvic Health Physical Therapy invites submissions for the 2024 special topic issue entitled, Gender issues in Trauma-Informed Physical Therapy with guest editor,  Lori Maria Walton PhD, DPT, MScPT, MPH.Topics considered for this special issue include but are not limited to gender-based violence, gender equity and justice in healthcare, intimate partner violence, toxic stress and health outcomes, and gender equity in vulnerable populations. For more information click here​.​​​​

Journal of Women’s & Pelvic 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, JWPHPT​ invites you to complete the Reviewer Application Form and submit your application to Editor‐in‐Chief, Cynthia M. Chiarello, PT, PhD at [email protected]

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