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  6:36 pm
Commenter: Scott J.

Pelvic Floor Therapy is 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. 

PFT is a procedure that relieves pain and has lasting results WITHOUT pharmaceuticals. Labeling it Invasive can be seen as discriminatory. The Invasive label creates an economic barrier due to the requirement of an MD referral. In March 2022, the procedure was labeled Invasive for the first time and this label immediately created a by-in cost which to many local families is too high. Patients and their therapists can be trusted to make this decision by themselves. 

Pelvic Floor Therapy should be listed as Non-Invasive. 

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