What's something that's misunderstood or overlooked when treating complex patients with IC?
For interstitial cystitis, a common 'missing piece' is neural tension of the sciatic nerve.
It's a testament to how difficult IC is to treat we considered a few other 'missing pieces.' We thought about highlighting the 'IC Diet', superficial pelvic floor muscles, constipation, urachus, inner thighs, calves or ischiorectal fascia.
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We kept coming back to the sciatic nerve and the major role it plays in urinary urgency, frequency and/ or interstitial cystitis.
In this 'sode we discuss the evaluation and treatment of neural tension and how it can transform how you treat patients with IC and urinary issues.
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As Nicole said in the full 'sode of the podcast on this topic...
"If a patient presents with increased urinary urgency or frequency, I'm prioritizing neural tension of the sciatic nerve most of the time during the evaluation and treating it early on". -Nicole Cozean, Pelvic PT Rising Podcast
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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS
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.