Floor Dysfunctions

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Hello, My final project will cover the topic of “Physical therapy role in pelvic floor dysfunctions”. Physical therapy treatment of pelvic floor disorders has been well documented as an effective treatment. However, practitioners must take care to ensure that they practice within the boundaries of what is common practice for their discipline and within the scope of practice allowed by their professional license. Being competent to provide a particular treatment does not necessarily make it legal and/or ethical. It is important to be familiar with laws that are relevant to my professional practice and to know what disorders does my professional license allow me to treat legally with no restriction and within the legal scope of practice allowed…show more content…
However, physical therapists may need to compromise what is best for patients due to regulations, and limited benefits. Scenarios may surface where ethical issues and associated dilemmas become paramount between what is versus what should be. This could be a challenge for professionals. However, knowing and utilizing available resources especially the APTA, other websites, documents, and references can strengthen practice patterns and treatment options towards creating a better community project. Treating pelvic floor dysfunctions is an area of practice where it is prudent, practical, and perhaps mandatory to first have a physician’s order and possibly collaborate with that physician and/or other professionals. Doing so helps ensuring that the patient gets a correct diagnosis, and gets the most appropriate treatment or treatment options presented to him or her; that no harm is done to the patient; and that each professional on the team does his or her part legally, ethically, and professionally. Finally, if the treatment of pelvic floor disorders is both legally and ethically acceptable within the boundaries of my discipline and scope of practice of my license, there is no doubt that physical therapists should be knowledgeable and competent enough in the primary and alternative treatments for pelvic floor disorders he/she plans to treat, and not treat, to be able to obtain meaningful informed consent from the client and/or his or her
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