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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
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.
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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.
Beyond Basics in the media
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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.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
110 E 42nd Street, Suite 1504, New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 354-2622
Fax: (212) 354-2752
Monday-Thursday: 7am - 8pm
Friday: 7am - 7pm
156 William Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10038
Tel: (212) 267-0240
Fax: (866) 928-4144
Monday-Thursday: 7am - 8pm
Friday: 7am - 6pm