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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

5 Ways to Use the Cozean Screening Protocol

We created the Cozean Screening Protocol because we wanted a way to help patients and other practitioners realize when pelvic floor dysfunction was causing symptoms.

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We first published this as a poster at IPPS. Using PelvicSanity as our site we reviewed patient intake forms and charts to see what symptoms or history were most predictive of pelvic floor dysfunction.

And after running some cool statistics the Cozean Screening Protocol was created. Anyone answering 'yes' to 3 or more of the questions has more than a 90% chance of having pelvic floor dysfunction.

You can absolutely download and use the tool for free (get it at

Here are five ways we've used it at PelvicSanity!

  1. Marketing to other practitioners. This helps other practitioners - physicians, ortho PTs, etc. - screen for pelvic floor dysfunction so they can refer to you.

  2. Using it Program-Wide. If you're working in a setting with orthopedic or other specialties, this can be a great way for them to screen for pelvic floor dysfunction in their intake paperwork.

  3. Patient Education and Community Talks. We will often print these and bring them to community events we host so people can identify their issues themselves.

  4. In the New Patient Folder - This is a great handout to give to new patients so they can realize which of their symptoms/issues are related and also give it to friends/family who might need our help.

  5. Social Media Content - These make great poll questions or informational content for social media (and remember, once is never when it comes to posting).

Feel free to download it and use it (we just ask for proper attribution and to not change the questions)!

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As Nicole said in the full 'sode...

"Anyone answering 'yes' to 3 or more of the questions has more than a 90% chance of having pelvic floor dysfunction." - 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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