Pelvic Floor Therapy for Menopause in NYC
While menopause is a natural process that occurs as a result of the ovaries producing fewer hormones (and therefore lower hormone levels), the symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable.
At Beyond Basics, we can help alleviate your menopausal symptoms through a variety of pelvic floor physical therapy treatments and exercises.
- Vaginal or vulvar dryness
- Vaginal or vulvar burning
- Vulvar itching
- Sexual difficulty
- Pain during sex
- Increased urinary tract infections
- Pelvic floor muscle weakness
- Pelvic floor muscle overactivity
- Urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse (when the bladder, uterus, small intestine, or rectum drops into the vaginal vault)
- Mood swings
- Tendon health
- Cardiac health
- Musculoskeletal pain
The severity of physical symptoms can vary depending on current health conditions, various lifestyle factors, and other variables. The good news is that physical therapy can help significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms.
Get help now from a pelvic floor therapist for menopause.
Physical Therapy Treatments for Alleviating Symptoms of Menopause & Postmenopause
Exercises and treatments will vary based on the exact menopausal symptoms you are experiencing and can include a combination of the below:
- Pelvic floor muscle training to strengthen and restore function to the muscles
- Core exercises
- Strength training exercises
- Breathing exercises
- Patient education on decreasing pelvic floor strain
- Changing toileting mechanics
- Use of pelvic floor tools (including vaginal weights, wands, and dilators)
Benefits of Physical Therapy For Menopause
- Improve the function of the pelvic floor
- Reduce vaginal pain, dryness, and itching with the help from gynecologists (our treatments alone as physical therapists do not change the tissue of the vagina if atrophy and dryness occur due to hormonal changes)
- Reduce bladder urgency and frequency
- Improve sexual function
- Provide techniques to reduce the chances of symptom recurrence
- Maintain pelvic floor health
Our physical therapy treatments and techniques can help both menopausal and postmenopausal individuals.
What To Expect
During Your Initial Physical Therapy Appointment
After our conversation, we’ll conduct a physical exam, including a hands-on assessment based on your symptoms. The initial evaluation might include a pelvic floor external and/or internal examination, with the purpose being to trace your issue to its source(s) in order to alleviate pain and dysfunction. Your Beyond Basics PT will also provide you with exercises to begin at home.
As the patient, we want you to be as comfortable as possible and you have the right to refuse any treatment at any time without an explanation.
During Your Additional Physical Therapy Appointments
Many people experience an improvement in symptoms within 8 weeks or earlier.
Beyond Basics: We Can Help
At Beyond Basics, we are committed to treating pelvic floor issues with sensitivity to each individual’s needs, regardless of sex, race, identity, age, or orientation – we treat the whole person with a comprehensive, caring biopsychosocial approach.
Since 2003, Beyond Basics has been a place of hope and healing for our patients. We believe skilled and compassionate healing can restore your body’s harmony and balance. Founder, Amy Stein, and co-founder, Corey Hazama are renowned experts and leaders in pelvic floor PT.
The skilled physical therapists at Beyond Basics receive extensive training to qualify them to be the world’s leaders in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Our therapists have been carefully selected to work at Beyond Basics because they possess the right expertise, kindness, and empathy to allow them to excel in our practice.
Our therapists have completed hundreds of additional hours outside of their doctorates through institutes such as Herman and Wallace and the American Physical Therapy Association, to help hone their practice and provide exceptional treatment efficiently and compassionately. In addition to being the world’s foremost experts in pelvic floor dysfunction, our individual therapists have cultivated additional skills unique to their own personal interests. Read more about each one of our therapists here
Get help now from a pelvic floor therapist for menopause.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which insurance providers do you work with?
If you have specific questions about insurance coverage, financing, or financial assistance, please call our billing office at: 212.354.2622 or email email@example.com
How many sessions will the treatment take with my physical therapist?
The number of sessions treatment will take varies among patients. Your Beyond Basics physical therapist will thoroughly discuss your treatment plan and adjust it as needed.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
If you need to cancel, please let us know at least 24 business hours ahead of time. If you cancel with less than 24 business hours’ notice, we charge 60% of the appointment fee, which your insurance will not reimburse. If you arrive late or miss your appointment without notifying us, we charge the full fee for the session.
What should I wear to each session?
We ask that you wear comfortable sneakers and clothes. Think about what you would wear to go to the gym.
What will your treatments help with?
What is premature menopause?
Premature menopause occurs when a person before the age of 40 experiences menopause. However, this type of early menopause is rare.