Our History


Our History

Physiotherapy in Women's Health Research Group was created and registered at the University of Alcalá in 2007, CCS/2007F15. Since its establishment its  focus has been to address women's health and well-being. 

There are a large variety of problems and processes of women's health which are not dealt deeply enough with by Physical Therapy. In this regard, the Group aims are to investigate the field of obstetrics and gynecology, both in physiological processes (pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium: exercise in pregnant women, prevention of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, menopause...) and in pathophysiological ones (cancer, urinary incontinence...). Furthermore, to investigate pathophysiological circulatory problems, disorders of the respiratory and muscle-skeletal systems. These last ones, mainly linked to pain in women, as for example, myofascial pain syndrome, chronic pain and Fibromyalgia, among others. 

The Group was given the designation of RECOGNIZED GROUP OF RESEARCH CCS/2007R15 in 2010.

The FPSM group conducts several research projects in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, as well as in Castilla-La Mancha, two regions of Spain . The FPSM group is also committed to national and international research on women's health. To this end, it collaborates with organizations such as IMOncology, disseminating the role of Physical Therapy through conferences and workshops on "Lymphedema Prevention" or on "How to cope with fatigue after medical treatment of cancer through therapeutic exercise"; or with the Health Area III of Madrid (University Hospital Príncipe de Asturias , Primary care centers) and the Central Hospital of Defense "Gómez Ulla" developing collaborative research projects; or with leading research groups at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, or the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at the University of Ottawa, or the Health and Sports Science Center at the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC) in Brazil, or with the Association française des masseurs-kinésithérapeutes pour la recherche et le traitement des attests lympho-veineuses in France, among other institutions, thus generating scientific publications in medical journals of great prestige and impact.