Stroke SIG: Pelvic Health across the Continuum of Care for Patients with Neurologic Conditions: Episode 24

In this episode, host Marissa Moran, PT, DPT is joined by Ariana Jones, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy, and Gillian McLean, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, to discuss pelvic health therapy across the continuum of care for the neurologic population, particularly those following a stroke. In this podcast, you may expand your knowledge on the pelvic floor and normal urination/bowel movements. Listen to learn how pelvic health and neurologic physical therapists can collaborate to deliver the effective and holistic care to patients, as well as education you can provide to patients regarding pelvic health concerns/when to see a pelvic health specialist to promote optimal well-being.

When to Refer to Pelvic PT: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Screening Questions (as referenced in the podcast interview):

  • Are you experiencing any urinary incontinence?
  • Are you able to delay urination if you have the urge? If so, for how long?
  • Are you experiencing any constipation?
  • Are you experiencing any fecal incontinence?
  • Are you experiencing any pain in the pelvic or abdominal region?

Reference for the screening questions: Siracusa C, Gray A. Pelvic Floor Considerations in COVID-19. J Womens Health Phys Therap. 2020;44(4):144-151. doi:10.1097/JWH.0000000000000180

The information in this podcast is meant for the benefit of physical therapists. It is not meant for personal medical diagnosis and/or treatment. Individuals should always consult an appropriate medical practitioner with questions.

This is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, rehabilitation, or treatment. Patients and other members of the general public should always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional regarding personal health and medical conditions. The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and its collaborators disclaim any liability to any party for any loss or damage by errors or omissions in this publication. The views or opinions expressed are those of the individual creators and do not necessarily represent the position of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

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