Over the last 2 months, Physiotherapy Alberta has been in contact with registrants who self-identified during the 2019 registration renewal period as providing pelvic health services or performing the basic restricted activity of internal pelvic examinations.
Registrants who provide pelvic health physiotherapy services have been asked to take part in a survey so that Physiotherapy Alberta can better understand how physiotherapists working in this area of practice develop their competence and skills. We have engaged in this project in response to concerns from Alberta Health regarding the training and practice of physiotherapists performing internal pelvic examinations and physiotherapists’ competence to do so.
Physiotherapy Alberta has committed to developing a comprehensive practice guide for physiotherapists who perform the restricted activity of internal examinations as part of the provision of pelvic health physiotherapy. In addition, the College is in the process of updating its website to clearly identify physiotherapists qualified to perform the restricted activity of internal examinations as part of the provision of pelvic health physiotherapy.
We are seeking responses from all registrants who work in this area of practice, in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the current state of pelvic health physiotherapy services in Alberta.
If you work in this area of practice and have not yet responded to the survey, please contact
to receive a link to the survey.