Survey of a Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Community of Practice

Jodi Boucher

Purpose: To gather input from members of the Calgary pelvic health physiotherapists’ (PHPT) community of practice to help sustain and advance their group.

Methods: An online survey was used to solicit feedback from 22 PHPTs. Descriptive statistics summarized survey results. The survey was grounded in the theory on CoP.

Findings: Response rate was 96% and all respondents worked in women’s pelvic health. Interest was expressed in continuing regular face-to-face meetings, a speaker series, case studies and connecting with other PHPTs.

Conclusion: The findings suggest continuation of regular meetings, with a focus on clinical skill development, and an annual Alberta PHPT conference. A strategy to promote pelvic health physiotherapy to the public and referral sources should be developed.

Key Words: community of practice; pelvic floor; physical therapist.

Boucher, J., & MacIntyre, D. (2015). Survey of a pelvic health community of practice – A pilot study. Physiotherapy Canada, 67(1),10–16. doi:10.3138/ptc.2013-74