What's something we overlook or miss when it comes to treating tailbone pain?
Remember that tailbone pain is a non-specific diagnosis. It's just as description of symptoms!
So it's up to us to do a true differential diagnosis and understand the 'why' of what is going on.
But something I think we miss is treating rectally in quadruped.
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The missing piece for treating tailbone pain is treating rectally in quadruped.
Why quadruped? Well, it's the best position - in my opinion - to approximate the hip flexion and position where most patients experience their tailbone pain.
It gives us a lot of control over their positioning in non-weight bearing position.
Also, there are some major limitations with treating rectally in side-lying and supine that we get into within this 'sode.
As Nicole said in the full 'sode of the podcast on this topic...
"We need to figure out the source of the tailbone pain, you can't do it it very well unless you're assessing it rectally". -Nicole Cozean, Pelvic PT Rising Podcast
If you want to learn more about rectal treatment - for all different diagnoses - check out the Rectal Evaluation and Treatment course as well! (www.pelvicptrising.com/rectal).
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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.