By - Squathicc
Thank you for your submission; please read the following reminder.
This subreddit is primarily for discussion among practicing physical therapists, not for soliciting medical advice. We are not your physical therapist, and we do not take on that liability here. Although we can answer questions regarding general issues a person may be facing in their established PT sessions, we cannot legally provide treatment advice. If you need a physical therapist, you must see one in person or via telehealth for an assessment and to establish a plan of care.
Posts with descriptions of personal physical issues and/or requests for diagnoses, exercise prescriptions, and other medical advice will be removed, and you will be banned at the mods’ discretion either for requesting such advice or for offering such advice as a clinician.
Please see the following links for additional resources on benefits of physical therapy and locating a therapist near you
[The benefits of a full evaluation by a physical therapist.](https://www.choosept.com/benefits/default.aspx)
[How to find the right physical therapist in your area.](https://www.choosept.com/resources/choose.aspx)
[Already been diagnosed and want to learn more? Common conditions.](https://www.choosept.com/SymptomsConditions.aspx)
[The APTA's consumer information website.](https://www.choosept.com/Default.aspx)
Also, please direct all school-related inquiries to r/PTschool, as these are off-topic for this sub and will be removed.
*I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Please [contact the moderators of this subreddit](/message/compose/?to=/r/physicaltherapy) if you have any questions or concerns.*
I just wear a new condom cath. I’ve only had a UTI twice in six years.
Don't even need one.
You know, it’s totally okay to say to a patient “get started on this, I need to use the restroom i’ll be back in just a minute”
Drink just enough water to get the lunch down. This way you don’t have to pee during the day.
What is lunch?
I legit had to schedule in breaks *out of my own time * to be able to have time to pee at work. Can’t be ignoring that as a pelvic floor specialist.
Yeah, that would be a bit hypocritical if you did. On the other hand, I never kegel harder than when I have to pee real bad. lol.
How about go to the bathroom between patients? 🤣
I'm at a corporate clinic as a solo provider with no aide/PTA with patients scheduled every 30 minutes and occasional double bookings and unscheduled visits...God damn, typing that out has me thinking about looking at indeed.com
Sounds like you figured out the hack for that job!
You poor soul.
What is "between patients"?
Learn to care, or not, depending on the situation.
I guess I should mention I'm perfectly capable of telling my patients "hey I'm gonna go take a shit" so while I appreciate people telling me how I'm allowed to use the bathroom, the spirit of thread is much less about how I handle my bowel movements during the day and more about tips and tricks to make the days a bit less stressful at high volume clinics with minimal support staff.