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The history of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy


This article celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the founding of POGP. Beginning with profiles of the early pioneers of physiotherapy, who emerged from the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology, it highlights the most significant milestones in the association’s history. The author goes on to describe how the field expanded to encompass colorectal conditions, urology, pelvic health and sexual function, the latter of which is no longer gender-specific. The article acknowledges the association’s founder members, who came from diverse medical backgrounds, but were united by a common goal: improving maternity care for their patients. The author also reflects on how the core aims and values of POGP remain the same today.

Keywords: history, Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy, seventieth anniversary.

Journal Details

Journal Title: POGP Journal 123 - Autumn 2018

Issue Date: 10 October 2018

Issue: 123

Pages: 84