Journal article

An argument for competency-based training in pelvic floor physiotherapy practice

Helena C Frawley, Patricia Neumann, Clare Delany

Physiotherapy Theory and Practice | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2019


Pelvic floor dysfunction has been described as "a silent epidemic," affecting many people in the community yet under-recognized and insufficiently managed. There is evidence that pelvic floor physiotherapy can manage many of these disorders, however a competency framework to guide and inform pelvic floor physiotherapy training and practice is lacking. The assessment and management of the pelvic floor complex is not addressed as a core component of most entry-to-practice physiotherapy programs despite being within the scope of physiotherapy practice which is in contrast with the knowledge and skills that physiotherapists graduate with in core areas of clinical practice. This results in a regi..

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