How Can We Help?
WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY
Treatment of dysfunction of the muscles that support your reproductive and urinary tract. Pelvic floor muscles act as a sling/hammock that supports the bladder, rectum, and uterus in women. These muscles are important for sexual function/pleasure, urinary & bowel health
IS PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
Do You Have?
Pain with sex
Loss of bowel or urine
Pee when you cough, jump, sneeze, or lift
Use the bathroom >7-8x/day or >1-2x/ night
Genital and/or rectal pain
Low back/hip/ pelvic pain during pregnancy
A “mommy tummy” or “baby bump” 1 or more years after your last pregnancy.
Pain with urination or bowel movements
If you answered yes to any of the questions, pelvic floor therapy is right for you! Don’t feel embarrassed, you are not the only one. Take the first step and don’t suffer in silence any more.
HOW DID I GET THIS PROBLEM?
Muscles in the pelvis are just like the muscles in the rest of your body can become weakened, too tight, or overstretched. This may be due to:
Hormonal changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.
Physical effects from: weight gain, heavy lifting, direct injury to the pelvis, & gynecological surgeries
HOW WILL PHYSICAL THERAPY FIX MY ISSUES?
Physical therapy will help bring you more awareness, coordination, and control of your muscles. You will also learn proper body mechanics, postural education, education in self-management and prevention. Below is a sample of treatment for general problems. Treatments are limited to the list below. After an initial evaluation your treatment program will be designed for you and will be modified during the course of your treatment depending on your progression and your response to treatment.
If muscles are weak you will be taught Kegel exercises for internal strength, core muscle exercises for full body strengthening.
If muscles are tight you will be taught stretches of the hip and back muscles, manual techniques perform by the PT, relaxation/deep breathing and mindfulness activities.
If muscles create pain treatment would include some of the above treatments and manual release by the PT, modalities such as E-stim, heat/ ice.
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
In order to provide patients with the highest quality of service, I have elected to be a “fee for service” provider. This allows me to be flexible with the time of treatment sessions I provide without insurance restrictions. Additionally, I have the flexibility to assist patients in financial need. My years of experience typically enable me to treat your patients with fewer appointments. I accept HSA (Health Spending Account) FSA (Flexible Spending account, cash and major credit/debit cards), Additionally, I have the flexibility to assist patients in financial need.
You will be given a reimbursement form to submit to their insurance for reimbursement or to apply to your deductible. Due to the specialty nature of my practice, the services may be covered on an out of network basis. My initial sessions are 90 minutes and treatment sessions are 60 minutes long which allows me to see patients 1x/wk. Patients are provided with individualized treatments and education for resolution and independent management of their condition. Treatment programs incorporate patient education, manual therapy, postural training, biofeedback, therapeutic exercises, bladder retraining, and more.