Publications of Heather's work, both in print and online
Pubic symphysis pain, or anterior pelvic girdle pain, is one of a myriad of musculoskeletal pains that women may experience during pregnancy. This pain can be debilitating, requiring some women to use crutches or a rolling walker to alleviate the pain while allowing some mobility. Some studies report that up to 50% of pregnant women have some type of pelvic girdle pain prior to 20 weeks gestation. Additionally, this pain negatively affects perceived health and sexual life during pregnancy (Mogren, 2006).
Heather has also helped create content for the APTA that is currently published on their website and in brochures distributed around the country, including:
Additionally, Heather has numerous evidenced-based articles she has written for EBSCO Publishing, Inc. on various physical therapy related topics and continues to create content for them. She is also a sought-after expert on women’s health issues, such as pain during pregnancy, incontinence and pain during intercourse.
Women’s Health: Pregnancy and Beyond
Arroyo Monthly, page 14. August 2005.