One thing we often miss when treating prolapse is a functional/standing assessment.
If an orthopedic patient came in complaining of pain with walking and running, would we do our entire examination with them sitting or laying down?
And yet, isn't that exactly what we're doing for our patients with prolapse if we aren't doing a standing assessment?
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It's entirely possible a patient with prolapse will never be evaluated - by their OB or their pelvic rehab provider - in the position where they experience their symptoms.
In this 'sode we talk about the importance of a standing assessment, reasons you might be (justifiably!) hesitant about performing one, and how to implement for your patients. Are you routinely doing standing assessments? Or is there something holding you back? Reach out and let us know!
"A Missing Piece" Series
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As Jesse said in the full 'sode of the podcast on this topic...
"Start with the back and let that influence the front". -Jesse 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.