Smriti Suwal is a Nepalese physical therapist who has been working with underserved populations and earthquake victims in Nepal. She will be coming to the United States next year to take the Section on Women’s Health courses for pelvic health so that she can take this advanced knowledge back to Nepal.
Belay, an Ethiopian Physical Therapist, sought a personal change for himself by returning to school and obtaining a master’s in Physical therapy. This change, open his eye’s to the need to teach others. Belay was first exposed to physical therapy care for women who are pregnant during his Master’s in PT program at Mekelle University.
The GWHI participated in the Women In PT Summit again in 2018 and was pleased to represent the foundation as a Gold level sponsor. We also held a scholarship award contest for a PT or PTA to become the first ambassador for the GWHI for the 2018-19 year.