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What If You Think Your Patient "Isn't That Bad"

What do we do with a patient who comes in with mild or intermittent symptoms?



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We hear from so many patients who were told "my pelvic floor seems fine" or "my symptoms aren't that bad" from their pelvic PT. And we understand the temptation - they might be a lot better off than most people we treat!


But they're still in our office and we still have an obligation to provide the absolute best care to resolve their symptoms.


Often this is a function of not going through the 4 Phases of Treatment (if you don't know them, make sure to check out the Pelvic PT Essentials).


Either ....


  1. We don't want to "overutilize" services or make them dependent on us, or

  2. We genuinely aren't sure what to do with them at this point


Neither of these are good reasons not to apply all our knowledge - our doctoral level knowledge - to these patients!


And let's realize what our language and attitude about their problem is conveying!


We can't simultaneously think more people need to know and come to pelvic PT AND think someone is "not bad enough" to get our full help!


As Nicole said on the full 'sode of the topic...


"They're still in our office and we still have an obligation to provide the absolute best care to resolve their symptoms." - Nicole Cozean

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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS


Founder of Pelvic PT Rising and PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Southern California.


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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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