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. 

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RELIEVE PAIN · IMPROVE FUNCTION · REHAB INJURIES

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You're a whole person. We treat you that way
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Your session is personal. We keep it 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.

We see patients in private, 1-on-1, hour-long sessions. You’ll work directly with your PT for your entire treatment journey. 

“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.”

“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.” 

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

 “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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“I continued my PT treatments once a week up into my third trimester. Along with these treatments, my therapist devised an exercise program for me to do at home. It let me keep my muscles intact through the pregnancy. They definitely helped! After giving birth, my symptoms are 90 percent improved.”

“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.”

“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.”

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.

Beyond Basics in the media

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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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does pelvic floor physical therapy take?

It depends on the patient and how long they have had the symptoms/condition for, how many other related systems are involved if there are any other contributing factors, like allergies and dietary restrictions, or any other injuries. Obviously, the more complex the case is, the longer it may take. For example, a patient who has had pain for 2 years, a hip labral tear, a herniated disc, pelvic pain, constipation, a high-stress job, and nutritional deficits, versus a patient who fell on their tailbone a week ago and is in today for coccyx pain with no other conditions.

Does insurance cover pelvic floor therapy?

The majority do. Our office accepts most insurances out of network and will file a claim on behalf of the patient. For more details on your own insurance and what it offers, you can talk to our billing manager/department. We are here for you and can give you a better understanding of what will be covered.

What does a pelvic floor physiotherapist do?

Everything that a regular physical therapist does and more. We are experts in the musculoskeletal system, which includes all the bones, muscles, and joints in the body along with the structures that work with them, such as your nerves, organs, and arteries. We utilize a lot of different techniques to address identified restrictions within this system to promote more optimal function so that you can move better and lift heavier, but also stop having pain and other symptoms. We guide you through proper positioning, posture, relaxation techniques, home exercise, and pain management strategies, but since we are pelvic health specialists, we also dive deep into education on pain science, nutrition, toileting, bowel, and bladder health, as well as can discuss the physical aspects of sexual function and how to improve that.

What exercises are bad for the pelvic floor?

While in rehabilitation, there are some activities that may be too much right now for the pelvic floor and can overwhelm the system. The strength, flexibility, and endurance have to be increased to be able to handle harder tasks. Anything that causes pain, bladder leaking, causes you to hold your breath and strain, or forces you to compensate or lose form, could be detrimental to your rehab progress. Pelvic floor exercises and Kegels are appropriate in only certain conditions of pure weakness and sometimes are overutilized. In most cases, these exercises can aggravate pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction conditions.

Can you massage pelvic floor muscles?

Yes, but we prefer to use the word manual therapy rather than massage. Our physical therapists perform soft tissue mobilization and trigger point release or myofascial release to the pelvic floor muscles. Muscles are muscles, so increasing the blood flow, decreasing the myofascial restrictions, and decreasing the spasm/tone are all addressed through manual techniques to these specific muscles. It does typically require an internal vaginal or internal rectal approach because that is where the muscles live. The muscles surround the urethra, bladder, anorectal and genital regions; therefore, if there are restrictions or issues in the surrounding muscles, nerves, or organs it can cause pelvic floor dysfunction, including bladder and bowel problems, sexual dysfunction and abdomino-pelvic pain.

Our Office

Midtown Office

110 E 42nd Street, Suite 1504, New York, NY 10017

Tel: (212) 354-2622
Fax: (212) 354-2752

Appointment Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7am - 8pm
Friday: 7am - 7pm

Downtown Office

156 William Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10038

Tel: (212) 267-0240
Fax: (866) 928-4144

Appointment Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7am - 8pm
Friday: 7am - 6pm