FAQ

Aren’t Policies and Procedure Manuals necessary for Hospitals only?  Do we need these in Private Practice Clinics?

In the realm of pelvic health physical therapy, the primary function of having written Policies and Procedures is to mitigate risk.  Having your assessments and interventions in writing inform stakeholders that your practice provides care that is evidence based, consistent for specific conditions and the care is consistent between the staff.

 

Here is a quote from the PT Journal regarding the function of Policies and Procedures irrespective of practice setting.

 

PT Journal October 2010 page 54

“ Well written and comprehensive manual communicates to both internal and external stakeholders the rules, regulations and processes that govern an entity.  Policy and Procedure Manuals are integral to the orientation and training of new and current staff; ensuring compliance with laws, regulations and accrediting organizations and promoting consistency, safety and best practices"

When was the Policy and Procedure Manual: Female Pelvic Floor last updated?
 

In the last 6 months, I have spent over 140 hours revising this manual! I have contracted with experts in our field for their input.  The manual is referenced and has several new sections. Existing chapters have been fully revised.

 
Do you have any Tips on how to successfully complete a JCAHO Survey in a women’s PT service?

​I have added 30 pages on JCAHO Tips and Tools to the Policy Manual based on my experience with 8 successful surveys. For specific questions, I can be available for consultation.  Please call or email me to schedule a time I can speak with you

Are you available to train our staff or for tailored consultation?

Yes! I can be available on the phone or on site.  Call/email to schedule an appointment

 
The Policy Manual and Treatment Guidelines seem a bit expensive to me, why are they priced as they are?

Per customer request and because it just needed to be done! I have spent over 140 hours overhauling the Policy Manual and the Treatment Guidelines. I have paid and collaborated with experts who have contributed their knowledge and experience to give you great, relevant and easy to use information.  The price reflects my investment in my own professional development, 40 years of experience, collaboration with the experts, my time and expenses.  It saves YOU time in the hundreds of hours and gives you ready to use, valuable information.

What is the difference between the Policy/Procedure Manual and the Clinical Approaches?

 

The Policy Procedure Manual: Female Pelvic Floor details HOW TO perform clinical evaluations and  interventions in pelvic rehab.  For example, how to do perineal biofeedback, dry needling, cold laser, manual therapy, application of thermal modalities, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, exercise, etc.  The interventions are not tied to any particular condition.  

The Clinical Approaches Series of documents detail WHICH evaluations and treatments might be appropriate for a specific condition.  For example, what evaluations should I perform for myofascial sexual pain? Which interventions might be included in an effective treatment plan for persistent pelvic pain?  And so on.

These documents also provide finer points of treatment details for specific interventions (i.e. rather than how to perform biofeedback in general, the Clinical Approach to Persistent Pelvic Pain document might consider the finer points of biofeedback specifically for vulvodynia).