SMF is a nonprofit-sponsored initiative to promote education, awareness, and appropriate care-seeking with respect to female pelvic and maternal health. Its primary effort is in designating these topics as recognized health observances for the month of May and promoting the wearing of colorful cornhusk flower accessories as a visible symbol of the campaign.
Secondarily, SMF maintains a social media presence year round via a blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Invited guest lecturer:
University of Massachusetts (Lowell), Department of Physical Therapy
Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mount Auburn Hospital
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Urogynecology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Rhode Island, Department of Physical Therapy
Harvard University, Human Evolutionary Biology Department.
Rosenblatt PL, McKinney J, Adams SR. Ergonomics in the operating room: protecting the surgeon. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 20(6): 744.
Keyser L, McKinney J, Salmon C, Furaha C, Kinsindja R, Benfield N. Analysis of a pilot program to implement physical therapy for women with gynecologic fistula in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Int J Gyn Obstet. 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2014.05.009
Participation in Local, Regional and National Activities/Presentations – Abstracts:
Invited speaker on the role of rehabilitation in obstetric fistula care. “Obstetrical Complications: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Fistulas and Genital Mutilation”. J McKinney. The Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit, Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC 09/27/12-09/29/12.
Abstract presentation: “Pelvic Floor Muscle Evaluation in Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome”; C Unger, M N Weinstein, J McKinney, S Pulliam (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA). AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting 10/03/12 – 10/06/12, Chicago, IL.
Video presentation: “Ergonomics in the OR: Protecting the Surgeon”; P Rosenblatt, J McKinney, S R Adams (Urogynecology, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA; Marathon Physical Therapy, Newton, MA). AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting 10/03/12 – 10/06/12, Chicago, IL.
2013 Annual Clinical Meeting (May 2013) and 2014 Annual Clinical Meeting (April 2014) American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). J McKinney.
Roundtable presentation: Beyond Kegels and Biofeedback: Discussing the Broader Scope of Physical Therapy in Pelvic Health
Site visit to Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC to perform a needs assessment and issue recommendations for development of a pelvic and obstetric physiotherapy service at their institution. Although funding is not yet secure, continued work on this project is anticipated in the coming years.