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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.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pelvic Floor Physical 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?
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?
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 Physical Therapy?
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.
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 Physical 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.