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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

The 4 Elements of your Assessment

Updated: Feb 14

What should your Assessment include? How can you get better buy-in, communicate more clearly, and understand your plan of care for each patient?

In this 'sode we discuss the four elements each Assessment should include. And how to make your assessment 4 sentences that clearly and concisely summarize the patient.

The 4 Elements of your Assessment

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If you master these four elements, it will make it easier to communicate with the patient, get clinical buy-in and create your initial hypothesis for the evaluation.

These include:

  1. The Pelvic Floor Component

  2. The Orthopedic Component

  3. The Nervous System Component, and

  4. The Big Picture

Check out the full 'sode for all the info, and the Pelvic PT Essentials course for how to implement these four elements!

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As Nicole said in the full episode:

"Your assessment really shouldn't be more than 4 sentences." - 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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