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You may feel like you have to live with pelvic dysfunction or pain. But you don’t. Pelvic floor physical therapy (PT) can help treat the underlying causes of your symptoms for long-term relief.
Pelvic floor PT is a specialty within physical therapy. Our experts have all received the necessary training and certifications to understand, identify, and effectively treat pelvic conditions.
RELIEVE PAIN · IMPROVE FUNCTION · REHAB INJURIES
Trained to treat pain and dysfunction
wherever you feel it
We work with patients from all walks of life, in every phase of life. Whether it’s pelvic pain or an orthopedic injury, with Beyond Basics you’re not alone, and you can heal.
Back and hip pain
Our PTs have a musculoskeletal background and a broad range of experience dealing with all conditions affecting the back and the hips. Our specialty training in pelvic health helps us identify pelvic floor muscle conditions that could lead to injury or pain in other parts of the body.
You’re a whole person. We treat you that way
The way PT
We take time to understand everything that’s going on inside your body, so we can get to the root cause of the issue – and get you real, lasting relief.
Your session is personal. We keep it that way.
The way PT
We see patients in private, 1-on-1, hour-long sessions. You’ll work directly with your PT for your entire treatment journey.
Leading means learning. We like it that way.
The way PT
Our therapists devote time every week to continuing education so we can offer our patients the most current, comprehensive orthopedic and pelvic floor PT.
“At first, I was confused. I could not understand how a physical therapist could help with my increasingly painful and uncomfortable bladder problems. But when I went home, I felt so much better.”
We make payment
We offer payment plans and work with many insurance plans as an out-of-network provider. Our billing support staff can walk you through everything you need to know and will submit all billing to insurance on your behalf.
We also offer interest-free financing and discounted package rates through Care Credit.
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“I talk about the pelvic ﬂoor all the time. As one of the pioneer physical therapists specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, I have been treating patients afflicted with these disorders for over twenty years. I have seen how the exercises and therapies I prescribe — breathing, relaxing, strengthening, stretching, toning, diet — don’t just heal the disorders but can prevent them from occurring in the ﬁrst place. At the same time, these exercises and therapies can ward off the effects of aging while enhancing patients’ lives immeasurably.”
Pelvic Floor Therapy NYC
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?
How Long Should My Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?
For example, a patient with contributing factors such as an inadequate diet, stressful work environment and constipation or other similar health issues on top of lengthy bouts of discomfort due to a hip labral tear and herniated disc may require a more extensive treatment plan, than another patient who was injured in a fall and is not dealing with additional lifestyle or health matters that might hinder treatment.
What Does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Do?
A pelvic floor physiotherapist specializes in working with the musculoskeletal system of the human body. This includes the bones, the muscles, the joints and how they all work together to support the various other internal systems of the organs, the arteries, and central nervous system. The job of the physiotherapist is to help eliminate pain and restore optimal functionality in the pelvic floor. This is accomplished by working with the patient to identify ways to correct posture, promote better body positioning, develop a home exercise support program, and review a range of pain management options for alleviating discomfort. Relaxation techniques are an integral component of pelvic floor therapy treatment and the physiotherapist guides the patient in learning those techniques to achieve the desired results. Your physiotherapist is a highly trained pelvic health expert ready to educate you on pain science, nutrition, bowel and bladder health, toileting behavior, and sexual dysfunction.
Which Exercises are Bad for the Pelvic Floor?
When performing any exercises, always listen to your body and stop if you experience pain, discomfort, strain, or unexpected bladder leaks. Any instance where you’re forced to compensate or lose your form during the exercise may cause your condition to worsen and hinder recovery.
Do Physiotherapists Massage Pelvic Floor Muscles?
Our physiotherapist conducts manual therapy which incorporates different techniques than a traditional massage. These techniques include soft tissue mobilization and trigger point or myofascial release actions that are designed to manipulate the muscles located in the pelvic floor. In order for muscles to function properly they must receive sufficient blood flow. This requires manual therapy techniques to help decrease myofascial limitation and spasms. Since many of the muscles in the pelvic floor are located deep inside the body near the urethra, bladder, and anorectal and genital areas, manual therapy often requires internal vaginal or rectal manipulations.
When the patient is experiencing restriction or complication in the muscles, nerves, and organs of the pelvic floor, the common result is dysfunction in the form of bladder or bowel issues, abdomino-pelvic pain or discomfort, and sexual dysfunction.
What to Wear to Pelvic Floor Therapy in Dumbo?
We highly recommend that patients wear comfortable clothing, allowing a complete range of movement during pelvic floor therapy sessions, similar to what you would expect for a visit to the gym. Shoes should also be comfortable and offer plenty of support, think sneakers instead of heels or loafers. Some therapy sessions might require the removal of clothing. A sheet will be provided, but we suggest that patients bring a pair of socks to help stay warm.