Cozean Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Screening Questionnaire

Mar 30, 2021

Take the questionnaire below to find out if you have a pelvic floor dysfunction and would benefit from seeing a pelvic health physical therapist!

Answer YES or NO to the following:

  1. I sometimes have pelvic pain (in genitals, perineum, pubic or bladder area, or pain with urination) that exceeds a “3” on a 1-10 pain scale, with 10 being the worst pain imaginable
  2. I can remember falling onto my tailbone, lower back, or buttocks (even in childhood)
  3. I sometimes experience one or more of the following urinary symptoms
    • Accidental loss of urine 
    • Feeling unable to completely empty my bladder
    • Having to void within a few minutes of a previous void
    • Pain or burning with urination
    • Difficulty starting or frequent stopping/starting of urine stream
  4. I often or occasionally have to get up to urinate two or more times at night
  5. I sometimes have a feeling of increased pelvic pressure or the sensation of my pelvic organs slipping down or falling out
  6. I have a history of pain in my low back, hip, groin, or tailbone or have had sciatica
  7. I sometimes experience one or more of the following bowel symptoms
    • Loss of bowel control
    • Feeling unable to completely empty my bowels
    • Straining or pain with a bowel movement
    • Difficulty initiating a bowel movement
  8. I sometimes experience pain or discomfort with sexual activity or intercourse
  9. Sexual activity increases one or more of my other symptoms
  10. Prolonged sitting increases my symptoms

If you answered YES to 3 or more of the above, you are highly likely experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction. Seek help from a pelvic floor physical therapist to find a treatment plan that works for you! Contact our pelvic health team today at Regenerative Edge Physical Therapy & Wellness to set up an appointment.

*The Cozean Questionnaire was created by Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS, CSCS* and Jesse Cozean, MBA

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