Our Midtown and Downtown offices remain
open and telehealth is now available.

READ OUR COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

Find out more about Telehealth visits

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE

E-MAIL OR CALL 212.354.2622 FOR UPDATES.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Accessible To Dumbo

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Accessible To

Dumbo

BEYOND BASICS is an international leader in pelvic floor physical therapy located in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. Since 2003, we have helped thousands of people recover from a broad range of conditions rooted in pelvic floor dysfunction. We create individualized treatment plans that relieve pain, improve function, and prevent unnecessary surgery, while providing comprehensive support to help you on your journey to recovery.

Want to find out if physical therapy can treat your condition? Give us a call and talk to one of our expert therapists free of charge for 15 minutes. 

Pelvic Floor

Physical Therapy

Accessible To 

Dumbo

BEYOND BASICS is an international leader in pelvic floor physical therapy located in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. Since 2003, we have helped thousands of people recover from a broad range of conditions rooted in pelvic floor dysfunction. We create individualized treatment plans that relieve pain, improve function, and prevent unnecessary surgery, while providing comprehensive support to help you on your journey to recovery.

Want to find out if physical therapy can treat your condition? Give us a call and talk to one of our expert therapists free of charge for 15 minutes. 

Our Midtown and Downtown offices remain
open and telehealth is now available.

READ OUR COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

Find out more about Telehealth visits

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE

E-MAIL OR CALL 212.354.2622 FOR UPDATES.

A focus on
pelvic health

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.

Menopause

Our PTs can help alleviate your menopausal symptoms through a variety of pelvic floor physical therapy treatments and exercises.

Incontinence and constipation

Bowel and bladder dysfunction are common, disruptive and impact your quality of life. Pelvic floor PT can help and give you relief.

Abdominal pain and bloating

You may be surprised to learn that pelvic floor PT can relieve abdominal pain and discomfort. Our PTs are trained to diagnose and treat these conditions.

Sexual pain and dysfunction

Many people experience pain and discomfort during sexual activity. Our PTs employ a broad range of treatments to ease your pain and restore this vital area of your life.

Endometriosis

Physical therapy can help relieve the pain, sexual dysfunction, bladder and gastrointestinal symptoms associated with endometriosis.

Pediatric bladder and bowel issues

When pelvic floor muscles are too weak or too tight, they can cause accidents, tummy troubles, and bed-wetting. Pelvic floor PT is a gentle way to help children get past these issues.

Lymphatic Drainage

If you have swelling and pain in your arms, legs and pelvis, PT can help by unblocking the lymphatic flow and alleviating your discomfort.

Pregnancy and post-pregnancy care

Becoming pregnant changes your life. It also changes your body. Pelvic floor PT can help you through your pregnancy and your recovery.

You’re a whole person. We treat you that way

The way PT
should be

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
should be

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
should be

Our therapists devote time every week to continuing education so we can offer our patients the most current, comprehensive orthopedic and pelvic floor PT. 

“I constantly felt the need to go to the bathroom. I could not use tampons. Sex was incredibly painful. After many dead-end visits to various doctors and trying medication, only Beyond Basics has finally given me a sense of what a normal life is.”

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“I had frequency of urination up to three times per hour. My pain and symptoms were so bad they disrupted work, my social life, and sports. After 2 months of physical therapy and doing home exercises, my symptoms got significantly better. I could function normally at work and with friends. After about 3 months, I was back to playing sports and working out at the gym, symptom-free.”

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“After surgery, I developed erectile dysfunction. Medication did not help at all. I suffered for one year until I was finally diagnosed with a type of pelvic floor dysfunction, levator ani syndrome. After 5 months of physical therapy, I have regained all sexual function.”

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“I would recommend Beyond Basics and pelvic floor therapy for anyone dealing with the pain of endometriosis. I feel like I have my life back. I never went back for another surgery, and my jumbo size bottles of Advil, Tylenol and Tylenol PM have expired.”

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“The physical therapists at Beyond Basics in New York City are the ultimate professionals in this field. They are compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. Having worked through my problem, I understand the feelings of isolation and hopelessness. There is hope and help.”

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“I want to tell you how much I appreciate the help of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy! I felt the difference in my hip and back pain at once, and after only four sessions declared myself 98% improved. I would have said 100%, but I was afraid it would sound too miraculous. The truth is that I am a gazillion percent better.”

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“Six months after a laparotomy due to endometriosis, the doctor wanted to send me for surgery again. Another doctor told me that the pain could be due to scar tissue from surgery. Not wanting surgery after surgery, I looked for other alternatives. In Beyond Basics, I finally found the answer.”

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“After my very first session I felt almost total relief. After a few more sessions, not only did I feel complete relief, I am better than ever before.”

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“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.”

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“Instead of numbing my pain with medication, physical therapy with Beyond Basics has fixed my pain.”

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“Our son Milo had trouble going to the toilet as soon as he was out of diapers and at 4 he still had a lot of accidents. We saw a gastroenterologist for over a year but the drugs did not work and all the exams showed that he had no physiological issues. So we started physical therapy at Beyond Basics. Milo has been going for 4 months now for massages, stretching exercises, and biofeedback. HIs condition has improved steadily, without drugs. He is now 5 ½ and has no more accidents at school which is a big relief.”

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“I want to thank Beyond Basics Physical Therapy for the excellent treatment I received for injuries incurred during an auto accident…leading to lymphedema in my left arm. I have full range of motion and am delighted by the improvement. I would recommend Beyond Basics to anyone who required competent physical therapy.”

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We make payment
less painful

 

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.

Call us to learn more: 212.354.2622 or email us: billing@beyondbasicspt.com

Stay informed

Learn more about pelvic health by exploring our blog.
Stay updated about our seminars and access other educational resources
here.

Our offices are easily accessible from Dumbo via:

2,3,J,4,5,A,C train to Fulton Street

6 train to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall

E train to World Trade Center

4,5,6,7 train to Grand Central-42nd Street

B,D,F,M train to 42nd Street-Bryant Park

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Behind the
movement

“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.”

Amy Stein

K

Pelvic Floor Therapy NYC

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?
Pelvic floor therapy is a specialized type of treatment that focuses on strengthening and rehabilitating the muscles in the pelvic area to treat pain and restore function. The cluster of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the pelvic floor are prone to a variety of conditions that can result in discomfort due to a lack of strength, injury, or some other restrictive influence on the pelvic floor.
How Long Should My Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?
Every patient is different. The extent of time necessary for effective pelvic floor physical therapy services is dependent on a variety of determining factors related to the condition and symptoms that have been contributing to pain and dysfunction in the pelvic region. These factors may include but are not limited to how long the patient has been suffering with the symptoms of pain or dysfunction, other systems in the body that have been affected as a result, and patient specific limits such as injuries or allergies and dietary restrictions that might limit the scope of options for treatment. Patients who are dealing with more complex limitations will typically require longer periods of pelvic floor therapy treatment.

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?
Overexertion can be detrimental to the rehabilitation process of the pelvic floor and should be avoided to refrain from placing too much undue strain on that area.

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.

What is the Cost of Pelvic Floor Therapy?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to pelvic floor physical therapy so it’s difficult to determine the cost of treatment until the patient is evaluated by one of our physiotherapists. Beyond Basics develops each treatment regimen for the particular unique needs of each patient. Since each therapy is tailored to address the condition and symptoms of the patient, the cost of treatment can fluctuate from one patient to the next, based on the complexities of the condition and the length of treatment needed to eliminate the condition. We will always take every opportunity to work with a patient in creating a treatment plan that is affordable.
Does Insurance Cover Pelvic Floor Therapy?
Beyond Basics takes most forms of insurance from out of network providers. Our billing department will file the claim on your behalf and can assist you to better understand what your policy covers.
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