Boost Your Practice with Pelvic Health Features on Embodia
By: Nataliya Zlotnikov MSc, HBSc
By: Nataliya Zlotnikov MSc, HBSc
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
What is the state of pelvic floor physiotherapy in North America?
In 2021, there were 27,004 PTs licensed and practicing in Canada, an increase of 3.8% compared with 2020 (Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2021), and 544,079 licensed physical therapists practicing in the USA (IBIS World, 2023), a 6.2% increase compared with 2020.
If you aren’t treating pelvic floor patients, you are possibly missing out on providing care and education for a lot of people who may need it.
It’s clear that our profession is growing and there is a massive need for PT, including pelvic floor physiotherapy!
Are you treating pelvic floor patients?
Tools to power your pelvic floor physiotherapy practice
Have you been taking advantage of all the pelvic health tools and features available on Embodia?
This blog will introduce you to those tools and features. Some, you may already be familiar with, while others are new! This blog is based on our recent webinar turned course: An Introduction to Embodia for Pelvic Health Pros.
If you would like to join our next live webinar on June 14, 2023 at 7 PM EST, An Introduction and Overview of Embodia's Practice Management System, follow the link below.
Pelvic health tools & features
Here is a list of the pelvic tools and features available on Embodia. Each of these items is outlined in greater detail below.
- Pelvic exercises
- Pelvic education for patients
- Creating pelvic exercises or patient education
- Pelvic health questionnaires
- Diaries: Bladder diary, Fibre diary, and any other diary you want!
- Pelvic health courses & resource packages
We also have help articles and videos that provide detailed instructions about how to use all of our features. For each of the sections below, the relevant help article(s) are linked at the end of each section.
Pelvic health on Embodia
Don’t feel like reading but still want to learn more about the pelvic health features on Embodia? You can do that! Take a look at our video tutorial on pelvic health on Embodia.
And without further ado, our main attraction: the pelvic floor physiotherapy features on Embodia
A large library of pelvic floor exercises is available on Embodia—this includes both pelvic floor exercises for men and pelvic floor exercises for women. More exercises, pelvic, orthopaedic, and other areas of practice, are added on a regular basis.
From the Embodia exercise library, you can search for exercises using the search options or click on an author’s name to find exercises from that specific author, for example, Pelvic Health Solutions.
Quickly add any exercises to an exercise program and prescribe it to your patients digitally; who then access it easily from their secure Embodia dashboard, on web and mobile apps.
Navigating the exercise library
Video: Searching the exercise library & prescribing exercises
Watch this video from the webinar in which Maggie Bergeron teaches us tips and tricks about searching the exercise library and prescribing exercises.
Pelvic education for patients
Just like exercises, you also have access to sharable patient education, which can include videos or handouts, such as the Female Pelvic Floor handout from Pelvic Health Solutions.
Video: Using the patient education library & uploading your own
Watch this video from the webinar in which Maggie Bergeron walks us through how to use the patient education library and upload your own education or exercises.
Creating pelvic exercises or patient education
If you love creating your own exercises or patient education you can easily do that by simply clicking ‘Upload Exercise’ or ‘Upload Education’.
If you’re connected to a clinic, you can develop a clinic library of content that you and your colleagues can use.
You also have the option to record your patients in session performing an exercise and share that exercise with them!
Pelvic health questionnaires
We offer a wide range of outcome measures and questionnaires, which you can share digitally with your patients. This includes pelvic-health-specific outcome measures and intake forms. We’ve highlighted a few of the templates available below. You can also easily create your own questionnaires!
After your patients digitally complete questionnaires shared with them, you will be able to view them. If a score is included, Embodia will tally the scores for you and track change over time.
Diaries: Bladder diary, Fibre diary, and any other diary you want!
Two of the most loved outcome measures by pelvic floor physiotherapists on Embodia are the digital bladder diaries and fibre diaries.
Not many people want to bring a piece of paper with them to the bathroom, but most people bring their phones!
Bladder and fibre diaries are available on every account on Embodia that has a Tier 2 or 3 Membership (learn more about memberships here). Simply click, add the start and end date, and share it with your patient. They can then add as many entries as they like, which will be available to you in real-time.
By special request from our community of practitioners, we’ve also created a new feature that allows you to share any kind of diary you like. For example, a sleep diary!
Video: Diaries on Embodia
Watch this short video on how to use the diary feature on Embodia and what diaries look like from the patient's perspective.
Pelvic health courses & resource packages
And last but definitely not least, the feature that we are perhaps best known for, Embodia Academy, an extensive library of on-demand courses, live webinars, and resource packages.
Included in our library are a ton of pelvic health-related courses.
Embodia Tier 1, 2 and 3 members enjoy a free Member course library with new courses added monthly.
You can search by area of interest (e.g. Pelvic Health), instructor, price range, title, or relevant keywords. Here’s an overview of the search features on Embodia Academy:
Video: What’s a resource package on Embodia & how to use it
Not sure what a resource package is yet or how you can use it? Learn in this 45-second video.
Video: The patient experience on Embodia
We are often asked about what things look like from the patient’s perspective when using Embodia. Take a look at this final video from the webinar!
To learn more about any of the tools or features discussed here, you can do the following 3 things:
- Watch the full webinar recording that this blog was based on by going to the course page here: An Introduction to Embodia for Pelvic Health Pros
- Visit Embodia’s Pelvic Health webpage, and
- Click here to book a free call with us
- - -
Date written: 23 May 2023
Last update: 31 May 2023
PT, Co-Founder of Embodia
Maggie Bergeron is a registered physiotherapist who received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2009 after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa where she played on the women's water polo team.
Maggie is the co-founder of Embodia. She continues to see a small caseload of patients virtually and holds a Status-Only Appointment (lecturer ranking) with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.