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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

No Such Thing as a 'Simple' Patient

You’ve heard us say it before, but here we dive into why we believe there isn’t a ‘simple’ pelvic health patient.

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Simple (n): easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty. plain, basic, or uncomplicated in form, nature, or design.

Our patients are not easily understood. They do present difficulty. And the pelvic floor is anything but uncomplicated!

  1. The pelvic floor is utilized constantly. We can’t tell the patient to take a break. They’re using it and having to think about an issue all the time. As we said in an earlier podcast, you can’t RICE the pelvic floor.

  2. The nervous system and complexity of the anatomy makes the pelvic floor unique. We have to be integrating the nervous system component if we want lasting change for our patients, and the nervous system is inherently complex. The pelvic floor is also influenced by so many other areas of the body.

  3. The length of time and/or multiple issues. We’re not generally getting a patient immediately after symptoms start. Even our post-partum patients have just been through 9 months of crazy body changes! This is more complex than treating a sprained ankle.

  4. Better life. If we embrace our role as helping the patient live a better life – and not just resolve their symptoms – we can never work with someone simple. Can they leave a better person? Can we positively impact their nutrition, their sleep, their exercise? Can we make changes that will have a positive impact on their overall health and life for years to come?

  5. Top down and bottom up. The complexity of the pelvic floor means we have to be working both top-down and bottom-up for our patients, no matter their diagnosis.

So let’s not dismiss any of our cases as ‘simple’ in our minds!

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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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