Issue No. 34 | July 3, 2018



Happy Independence Day!

There has been quite a bit of news to share during this holiday week.

First, we have the announcement about the results of the Bylaws vote(see the Bylaws Proposal section below), and we launched an announcement for the proposed name change (see Name Change Taskforce Update below).

These important conversations are starting this week, however, they will continue to occur throughout the year.

As always, please continue to share your feedback, questions, and ideas through the Member Care and Share Form.

Thank you for your continued memberhip to the SoWH community, and we wish you a safe holiday celebration this week.


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On Sunday, July 1st, the Section on Women's Health released a name change proposal announcement. The link to the video announcement and name change rationale is listed below.

The Section on Women’s Health, APTA, Inc. is seeking a name change to the Academy of (see video for full announcement):


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UPDATE: The Bylaws proposal vote closed on Friday, June 29, 2018.

The Results are as follows:
The voting results are as follows: of the 3,010 eligible voters, 172 voters participated (5.71% of eligible vote). 146 (84.9%) votes were cast to approve the proposal, 23 (13/4%) votes were cast against the proposal, and 3 (1.7%) votes were in abstention. Having met voting quorum, the Bylaws proposal is approved and the new governance structure in relation to the President role is now in effect.

Visit the Bylaws webpage for a full breakdown of the vote and governance implications:


complexcase1) Do You Have a Complex Case You Want to Share?

Back by popular demand for the Combined Sections Meeting 2019 in Washington, D.C., the Section on Women’s Health will be hosting “ComplexCases,” and we need your help.

We are looking for six cases that show your clinical reasoning through a complex case related to women’s and men’s health. If you have or had a patient who had an interesting diagnosis or outcome, for whom you needed to use evidence-based intervention, whose case you think other therapists could learn from, please provide a one- to two-page summary of the case history, intervention, and outcome (including two to three up-to-date references) to Valerie Bobb at by midnight EST July 20, 2018.  You must be able to attend the Combined Sections Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 23-26, 2019 , and present your case during the session.

writing2) Blog/Content Writers for Our Website

We are seeking blog writers for the Section on Women's Health blog! Please send an email to if you are interested in contributing a blog to our patient-focused blog or our practitioner-focused blog! Please include a writing sample. If you aren't a writer, you can also suggest topics you want us to explore! 

Some topics we want to explore:

  • Paying off student loans
  • Residency experience
  • Navigating your profession
  • What does your day-to-day look like as a PT/PTA?
  • Did you relocate for your job? What was your experience like?
  • Did you start your own private practice? Share some tips with fellow members!
  • What's your story? How did you get to where you are now?
  • Tell us about your passion for your particular specialty?



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On July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in (TBA City's) Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music. One year later, on July 4, 1777, (That same city) marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks. In which city was the first Independence Day celebration held?

A) Boston, MA
B) Philadelphia, PA
C) Washington, DC
D) Charleston, SC

Answer = B. Philadelphia, PA


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