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  7:34 pm
Commenter: Nancy Boykin

Pelvic floor therapy

I am leaving this comment because I am support of the board listing pelvic floor therapy as a non-invasive procedure. As a healthcare provider for over 25 years and as a former patient who has received pelvic floor therapy this needs to be labeled as noninvasive receiving this therapy has provided a great deal of relief for my pain. labeling this particular therapy as invasive is not factual as there’s nothing invasive about this additionally, as patients are seeking to achieve pain relief, stating that it is invasive, create additional fear to the possible client. Additionally, with the high use of opiates, this form of therapy avoids the need of this medication as it works to relieve pain. As with all healthcare procedures, a therapist can provide the client with specific information that will allow the client the opportunity to  have informed consent prior to receiving this therapy. 

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