Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Antepartum Population: Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Section on Women’s Health and the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
Primary author / DScPT student: Susan C. Clinton
External committee members / co-authors, : Alaina Newell and Patricia A. Downey
AU Faculty Chair: Kimberly Ferreira
Date of Award
College of Health & Human Services
Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT)
Patricia A. Downey
Pelvic Girdle Pain, Musculoskeletal Conditions, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Women's Health
Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, forthcoming Summer 2017.
The purposes of these clinical guidelines are to:
Describe evidence-based physical therapy practice including diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and assessment of outcome for musculoskeletal disorders commonly managed by women’s health and/or orthopedic physical therapists
Classify and define common musculoskeletal conditions using the World Health Organization’s terminology related to impairments of body function and body structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions
Identify interventions supported by current best evidence to address impairments of body function and structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions associated with common musculoskeletal conditions
Identify appropriate outcome measures to assess changes resulting from physical therapy interventions
Provide a description to policy makers, using internationally accepted terminology, of the practice of women’s health and/or orthopaedic physical therapists
Provide information for payers and claims reviewers regarding the practice of women’s health and/or orthopaedic physical therapy for common musculoskeletal conditions
Create a reference publication for women’s health and/or orthopedic physical therapy clinicians, academic instructors, clinical instructors, students, interns, residents, and fellows regarding the best current practice regarding women’s health and/or orthopaedic physical therapy
Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Pelvic bones, Musculoskeletal system, Women--Health and hygiene
Clinton, Susan C.; Newell, Alaina; Downey, Patricia A.; and Ferreira, Kimberly, "Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Antepartum Population: Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Section on Women’s Health and the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association" (2014). Capstone Projects DScPT. 1.
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