Many of you were left to figure out how to use dilators on your own, with hardly any professional guidance.
So, you’ve done what any good clinician does, which is utilize the resources available to you. Vendors selling dilators offer some education about techniques. But it’s often...
geared toward patients
- not a guide for you, the clinician
- not helpful in teaching actual techniques to help your patients through a dilator program.
And if you’ve looked, you know the literature to support specific dilator protocols or techniques is sparse. Plenty of research to support dilator use, zero research to demonstrate the techniques you need to get real results.
There is a definite gap in clinical instruction surrounding dilator techniques. Some clinicians are lucky enough to have guidance from a mentor, but many of you were the only pelvic floor therapist around after completing your course work, and have been going at it alone all these years. At the very least…