Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
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6/7/23  6:21 pm
Commenter: Krystal Johnson

Pelvic Floor Therapy Must STAY Non-Invasive

I am in support of the board listing pelvic floor therapy as Non-Invasive, as it has always been per the Assistant AG's own testified statement.

Pelvic floor therapy needs to be an easily accessible therapy because it works. It must be labeled non-invasive. This is a therapy that makes sense physiologically and it has lasting results; I know it works because I am a patient who sought treatment for long term headaches. The procedure provided relief with the first session!

Labeling it Invasive only stigmatizes it and creates a barrier of time, office visits AND money that is unnecessary. The fact that a patient would need to have an MD referral to perform this procedure requires more out of pocket expense, which is huge disadvantage to low income individuals and families seeking pain relief. Professional physical therapists should be able to perform this procedure as it has always been performed. 

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