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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

5 Areas Not To Miss in your IC Evaluation

Updated: Feb 14

Treating patients diagnosed with IC is always a challenge.

They often have a complicated history. They usually have a lot of misconceptions about the condition. We get dragged in to discussing medical management. But there are also areas of our evaluation I often see overlooked in patients with IC.

5 Areas Not To Miss in your IC Evaluation

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When doing your evaluation, make sure you don't miss this five areas:

  1. Evaluate vulvar and urethral tissues for estrogenization

  2. Check sciatic nerve tension

  3. Evaluate the Urachus and bladder mobility

  4. Check the pudendal nerve

  5. Evaluate the inner thigh and ischiorectal fossa

Check out the full 'sode for why this is so important, what percentage of patients with IC have dysfunction in these areas, and more!

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As Nicole said in the full episode:

"If you take your IC patient with bladder problems, pain, symptoms - I have yet to meet a patient that doesn't have hip, back or tailbone pain as well " - Nicole Cozean

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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS

Founder of Pelvic PT Rising and PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Southern California.

Dedicated to forever changing pelvic health with online clinical courses to help you be more confident in your practice and business resources to help start and grow pelvic health businesses.

Jesse Cozean, MBA

Co-founder of the Pelvic PT Rising and the Rising Podcast.

Jesse uses his business experience to help pelvic health business owners start and grow their practices so they can build a practice that truly works for them. From website design, SEO, conversions, marketing, finance and money mindset, he wants to make the process of owning your own practice easier and fun.

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