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Comfort Level of Current Physical Therapist Students in Addressing Sexual Issues with Patients
Comfort Level of Current Physical Therapist Students in Addressing Sexual Issues with Patients

But when it comes to sexuality, are we preparing students to get comfortable addressing issues with patients? What factors do or do not impact students’ comfort level and what are the barriers to PT students addressing sexual issues with patients? Continue Reading

Date posted09/1/2021


Biotensegrity Focused Therapy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Non-randomised Prospective Clinical Case
Biotensegrity Focused Therapy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Non-randomised Prospective Clinical Case

Traditional treatments for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) assume weak pelvic tissue as the cause. Pelvic floor muscle training has been shown to improve POP symptoms but not prolapse stage and does not reduce rates of referral for future treatment (eg, pessary or surgery)... Continue Reading

Date posted09/1/2021


Exercise Interventions to Improve Pelvic Floor Muscle Function in Older Women
Exercise Interventions to Improve Pelvic Floor Muscle Function in Older Women

Exercise interventions to improve pelvic floor muscle functioning in older women with urinary incontinence: a systematic review. Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training is known to be an effective intervention to reduce urinary incontinence, but less is known about the specific methods of PFM training... Continue Reading

Date posted08/20/2021


JWPHPT Volume 45, Issue 3 Highlights
JWPHPT Volume 45, Issue 3 Highlights

This issue contains valuable articles, which are immediately applicable in your pelvic health practice. Dockter and colleagues surveyed physical therapy students from 3 distinct programs regarding their comfort level in discussing sexual issues with patients including the influence of demographics a Continue Reading

Postedby Cynthia Michelle Chiarello
Date posted07/27/2021


Can an Outpatient Exercise Program for Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain Improve Pain & Function
Can an Outpatient Exercise Program for Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain Improve Pain & Function

Can an Outpatient Exercise Program for Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain Improve Pain & Function Versus Education? A Feasibility Study. Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PRPGP) is a type of low back pain that is estimated to affect up to 72% of the antepartum population and 25%... Continue Reading

Date posted06/28/2021


“No One Told Me About This Part”: What Breastfeeding Women Want and Need to Support their Health
“No One Told Me About This Part”: What Breastfeeding Women Want and Need to Support their Health

“No One Told Me About This Part”: What Breastfeeding Women Want and Need to Support their Physical Health. A large proportion of breastfeeding women are sedentary or engaging only in light activity despite the recommended minimum of 150 minutes of moderate activity per week... Continue Reading

Date posted06/25/2021


Feasibility and Effectiveness of an Interprofessional Mindfulness-Informed Group-Based Intervention
Feasibility and Effectiveness of an Interprofessional Mindfulness-Informed Group-Based Intervention

Feasibility and effectiveness of an interprofessional mindfulness-informed group-based intervention for treatment of overactive bladder: a pilot study Continue Reading

Date posted06/18/2021


Responsiveness of Health-Related Quality of Life Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Women...
Responsiveness of Health-Related Quality of Life Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Women...

Responsiveness of health-related quality of life patient-reported outcome measures in women receiving conservative treatment for urinary incontinence: a systematic review. There are currently 16 patient reported outcome measures for the measurement of health-related quality of life with a Grade A... Continue Reading

Date posted05/26/2021


JWPHPT Volume 45, Issue 2 Highlights
JWPHPT Volume 45, Issue 2 Highlights

In a survey of breastfeeding women, Synder and colleagues found low levels of physical activity and symptoms of urinary incontinence. The survey participants noted time constraints due to breastfeeding and childcare were barriers to activity... Continue Reading

Postedby Cynthia Michelle Chiarello
Date posted05/6/2021


Barriers to Exercise in Postpartum Women: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review
Barriers to Exercise in Postpartum Women: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review

Exercise is an important component to health, yet studies have shown that postpartum people are less likely to meet daily activity recommendations.  Until the barriers that limit participation in physical activity are properly addressed, people in this population may not get the care they need. Continue Reading

Date posted05/5/2021


Survey: Men’s Pelvic Health Content in an Entry-level DPT Curriculum
Survey: Men’s Pelvic Health Content in an Entry-level DPT Curriculum

This survey aims to establish the clinician perspective on pertinent skills/knowledge that an entry level graduate physical therapist should have with respect to male pelvic health issues and to gain expert input on what Men’s Pelvic Health (MPH) content should be included in an entry-level DPT... Continue Reading

Date posted04/21/2021


A Case Report of Ependymoma in a Pregnant Client with Thoracic and Lumbopelvic Pain
A Case Report of Ependymoma in a Pregnant Client with Thoracic and Lumbopelvic Pain

Low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy is very common, with prevalence ranges reported between 20% and 90%.” Up to 1 in 4 individuals also report pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP), which can lead to functional impairments such as decreased tolerance to standing, ambulation, and sitting. Continue Reading

Date posted04/13/2021