Introducing new CPG in JWPHPT Volume 47, Issue 4

Posted By: Cynthia Michelle Chiarello Research & Knowledge,

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is proud to announce the latest CPG to be published - Clinical Practice Guidelines: Rehabilitation Interventions for Urgency Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Urgency, and/or Urinary Frequency in Adult Women. 

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This CPG provides clinicians with 7 evidence-based recommendations and two best practice recommendations based on clinical expertise. Of particular interest are the summary tables and guidelines for TENS parameters for neuromodulation. Please share with physician level providers as well; there is important content about the additive benefit of rehabilitation when prescribing medications for urgency UI.


In this issue, Drs. McAuley, Mahoney, and Austin spearhead this edition with the highly anticipated Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG), skillfully distilling clinically pertinent evidence regarding urgent urinary incontinence and urinary frequency in adult women. The executive summary serves as a concise encapsulation of the pivotal research, while the comprehensive CPG provides a profound and thorough exploration of this crucial clinical subject matter. Surveying undergraduate female athletes, Drs. Stickley and McDowell document the prevalence and impact of urinary incontinence noting opportunities to educate this group regarding the benefits of pelvic physical therapy. In women exhibiting a diastasis rectus abdominis Zavagni and colleagues assess the reliability of tape measure-based assessments concerning the inter-rectus distance. Guitar and associates piloted a survey to explore the relationship between executive function and women with chronic pelvic pain including an evaluation of central sensitization, catastrophizing, depression, anxiety, and stress. Machač and associates present a case illustrating ultrasonography, employed by a physical therapist, assisting in the diagnosis of endometriosis after a cesarean delivery. Dr. Guan describes a unique case where ankyloglossia contributes to the exacerbation of postpartum dyspareunia symptoms. The issue is rounded out with clinical commentary by Nelson and associates call attention to the need for physical therapists from all practice areas to recognize the role of pelvic floor muscles in the role of stability and respiration. 

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