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

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.

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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.
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Leading means learning. We like 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. 

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.”

“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.

Our offices are easily accessible from Long Island via:

DOWNTOWN OFFICEe

2,3,J,4,5,A,C train to Fulton Street
6 train to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
E train to World Trade Center

MIDTOWN OFFICE

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

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PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY Long Island

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy is a form of treatment that addresses pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction that occurs in the ligaments, connective tissues, and muscles in this region of the body. One of our skilled physiotherapists will employ a range of stretching exercises and resistance manipulations designed to help build strength in the pelvic muscles and improve functionality in the pelvic floor.

How Long Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?

A pelvic floor physical therapy plan is designed for the particular pelvic issues of each individual patient. There are a number of important circumstances that are taken into account when developing the best possible treatment regimen, such as, the length of time that a patient has suffered with symptoms of the condition, the systems inside the body that have been impacted by these symptoms, and any dietary restrictions, injuries, or allergies that create barriers for treatment.

Our physiotherapists consider the needs of the patient and the specifics of their case. A complex case may require more complex solutions and possibly a longer plan for pelvic floor physical therapy. Therefore, we don't know how long your therapy will take until we know the facts of your symptoms, the level of pain or discomfort, where and why it may be occurring, dietary habits, and any other health issues that are contributing to your condition.

What to Wear to Pelvic Floor Therapy in Long Island?

Loose and comfortable are highly recommended during your pelvic floor therapy treatment sessions. You will need to have a full range of movement and flexibility without feeling confined or restricted by your clothing. To make it easy, we suggest you wear the type of outfit that you might wear to the gym. The same thing holds true for your footwear. Wear comfortable sneakers or trainers, something that offers good support. Leave the loafers and high heels home, you won't need them here.

Wear some warm, soft socks or throw them in a bag for later. You may need to remove one or two articles of clothing and bare feet can have you feeling a chill. While you'll be given a sheet with which to cover yourself in the event you are asked to remove some clothing, a pair of socks can be useful too.

Do you offer Pelvic Floor Therapy in Long Island?

We have two offices in Manhattan. Our Midtown office, located in the Cipriani 42nd building at 110 E 42nd St #1504, New York, NY 10017 and our Downtown office at 156 William St Suite 800, New York, NY 10038

What Does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Do?

A pelvic floor physiotherapist is not unlike a traditional physical therapist. But our expertise is centered on the musculoskeletal system which embodies the muscles, the joints, and the bones and how they interact with the organs, arteries, and nerves throughout the body.

A pelvic floor physiotherapist utilizes a variety of techniques and procedures for targeting the dysfunctions that are disrupting the normal functions of the pelvic floor.

The primary goal is to rid the body of pain and discomfort while restoring natural functionality to the pelvic floor. Your physiotherapist aims to improve posture and body positioning through a number of relaxation techniques and incorporate an effective home exercise regimen. Patients dealing with chronic pelvic pain that has impacted the quality of life, the physiotherapist will review your pain management options.

A physiotherapist is also an educator, knowledgeable in the areas of nutrition, pain science, bowel health, bladder health, and toileting. Learning more about these aspects of your treatment will be beneficial for achieving the goals you have set out to reach. A Beyond Basics physiotherapist can also answer questions related to any physical limitations to proper sexual function that you may be experiencing.

Which Exercises are Detrimental to Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation of the pelvic floor is a process that requires time, patience, and dedication. It also requires gentle care. With that in mind, patients are advised to refrain from participating in exercises that put too much stress and strain on the pelvic floor, particularly when the rehabilitation process is in full swing.

The goal is to increase strength and endurance and restore flexibility and functionality back to the pelvic floor. Anything that forces you to overexert yourself could aggravate the problems you're having with pelvic floor pain and discomfort and this could result in unexpected and frustrating setbacks to your rehabilitation.

When in doubt, always take it slow and proceed with caution. If, at any point, you feel pain, discomfort, or notice a bladder leak, immediately cease performing the exercise. Any activity that causes you to feel as if you are straining or you find yourself holding your breath when performing that activity should be stopped. These are indications that you are overexerting yourself and this can be detrimental to your rehabilitation process.

Can You Massage Pelvic Floor Muscles?

At Beyond Basics, we don't massage pelvic floor muscles as much as we apply a unique form of manual therapy to the muscles of the pelvic floor. We use soft tissue manipulation and trigger point release procedures to manipulate the muscles in order to allow for proper blood flow. This helps to increase the proper functionality of the muscle and reduce dysfunction. Our brand of manual therapy reduces myofascial restrictions and spasms in the muscle.

A majority of the muscles in the pelvic floor are located near the urethra, bladder, and anorectal and genital areas. Application of these therapies typically require they be performed through inter-vaginal and inter-rectum manipulations. Restrictions or complications found in the nerves, organs, or muscles in these regions of the body will often result in a dysfunction such as bladder or bowel problems, abdomino-pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction or discomfort.

How much is Pelvic Floor Therapy in Long Island?

That is tough to determine without knowing all the facts of the patient's case. Every patient is different which is why we tailor every therapy program for the individual. The contributing factors to the condition and the symptoms, such as health issues of the patient, nutritional habits, and lifestyle are all taken into consideration when developing the right treatment regimen for the patient in Long Island.

Since each treatment is different, the costs associated with pelvic floor therapy can vary from patient to patient based on the health challenges of each individual who comes to visit us for help.

Does Insurance Cover Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Most insurance providers will cover some or all of the costs related to pelvic floor physical therapy. Be sure to read your policy in order to determine if your provider offers coverage for this treatment and what limits may apply. We accept most out-of-network providers, and our office will file a claim for payment for you. So all you have to do is focus on your rehabilitation, we do the rest.