Secondary Logo

Journal Logo

Video Gallery

Pelvic Floor Considerations in COVID-19

Video Author: Carina Siracusa
Published on: 11.09.2020
Associated with: Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. 44(4):144-151, October/December 2020

Much of the research and clinical commentary on COVID-19 have been focused on respiratory function. Pelvic floor therapists understand that both respiratory dysfunction and hospitalization can have an impact on pelvic floor function. This clinical commentary provides context as to how the long-term effects of COVID-19 could affect the pelvic floor as well as some generalized treatment considerations.

All Videos
Most Viewed
Most Emailed



Creator: Carina Siracusa
Duration: 3:30
Much of the research and clinical commentary on COVID-19 have been focused on respiratory function. Pelvic floor therapists understand that both respiratory dysfunction and hospitalization can have an impact on pelvic floor function. This clinical commentary provides context as to how the long-term effects of COVID-19 could affect the pelvic floor as well as some generalized treatment considerations.
Creator: Ruth M. Maher, PT, PhD
Duration: 5:08
No gold standard exists for assessing pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function. However, a significant correlation exists between digital palpation and transabdominal ultrasound imaging (TAUS), with studies indicating that the coccyx moves during contractions.
Creator: Erin Hartigan, PT, DPT, PhD
Duration: 4:53
Women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) use different hip biomechanics during gait than women without SUI.
Creator: Jill Boissonnault, PT, PhD
Duration: 5:08
The current International Organization of Physical Therapists in Pelvic and Women's Health (IOPTPWH) “scope of practice” document was disseminated in 2013 and based on a survey fielded in 1999-2000. The scope of practice within this field is evolving, necessitating an updated “scope of practice” document.