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 New Jersey, with transfers from the PATH Subway, NJ Transit, and Ferry via:

DOWNTOWN OFFICE

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

Beyond Basics in the media

Take a look at our appearances in these top media venues.

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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Beyond Basics PT – New Jersey FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy can relieve pain and restore proper functionality to the muscles, tissues, and ligaments of the pelvic area through a combination of stretching exercises and manual manipulations. This form of therapy not only reduces pain but builds strength in the pelvic muscles.

How Long Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?

There is no “one size fits all” physical therapy program with a predetermined time-frame for care. Every patient is different and we develop tailor-made therapeutic regimens to address the unique condition and symptoms of the individual. Some patients may require more treatment than others but it's difficult to know what exactly is needed until a diagnosis is made by one of our physiotherapists. You will discuss the issues and symptoms that you are experiencing and the physiotherapist will design a comprehensive treatment program to target the source of pain and restore functionality to the pelvic floor.
Each therapy plan is based on the specific challenges of the patient's condition. An initial assessment will be conducted by one of our physiotherapists in which you discuss your symptoms and any limitations in functionality that you may be experiencing. Be sure to include any other important information such as injuries or restrictions that could impact your therapy. Once a diagnosis is made then you will get a better idea as to the length of time physical therapy may take to target the source of your condition. As an example, a patient in New Jersey who has been experiencing pain in the pelvic floor for almost two years with a hip labral tear and a herniated disc, works a high stress job, and has a poor diet will likely require a longer and more diverse physical therapy plan than a patient with pain symptoms in the coccyx due to a recent fall.

What to Wear to Pelvic Floor Therapy?

The type of clothing you wear to your pelvic floor therapy sessions is important. You never want to feel constricted by your choice of apparel, think loose and comfortable. Wear the same clothing you might wear to the gym or a yoga class in New Jersey, offering the range of movement and flexibility you want when you exercise. The same holds true for your choice of footwear. Sneakers are the best choice instead of high heels or loafers because you need the support and balance. Socks are also a good idea as you may be required to remove some articles of clothing during the session and, while you will be given a sheet to cover up, your feet might get chilly.

Do you offer Pelvic Floor Therapy in New Jersey?

We have two Beyond Basics offices in Manhattan. We invite you to visit our Midtown location at 110 E 42nd St. or the Downtown location at 156 William St. Both are easily accessible from New Jersey.

What Does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Do?

Your pelvic floor physiotherapist is trained to diagnose the source of pain and dysfunction in the pelvic floor and create an effective physical therapy regimen that targets the cause of these issues. A therapy plan may begin by placing an emphasis on correcting your posture and positioning first, then introducing relaxation exercises and techniques, some of which you will need to perform at home.
Our staff of physiotherapists have been trained in the complexities of the musculoskeletal system which incorporates the muscles, the joints, and the bones and how they all work together with the organs, nerves, and arteries throughout the body. During the session, your physiotherapist can also provide advice on ways to manage pain and how to improve your nutrition, as well as educational information and methods for correcting bowel and bladder issues, as well as sexual dysfunction.

What Exercises are Bad for the Pelvic Floor?

While you will be required to perform certain exercises as part of your pelvic floor physical therapy plan, you do need to be careful to avoid any activities or actions that might place excessive strain on the pelvic floor. This can aggravate the region and intensify the condition and symptoms which you are experiencing. The goal here is to gradually increase strength and functionality of the muscles in the pelvic floor. Don't try to push yourself as a way to speed up your progress, that will only hinder instead of help. Never attempt any exercises that might cause overexertion and always stop doing anything that causes pain, discomfort, or bladder leaks.

Can You Massage Pelvic Floor Muscles?

Our physiotherapists conduct manual therapy manipulations instead of massage. Part of your pelvic floor physical therapy will include soft tissue mobilization, trigger point release, or myofascial release techniques as a means for manipulating the muscles along the pelvic floor. Muscles cannot function correctly without sufficient blood flow, manual manipulations help to promote circulation and reduce myofascial limitations and spasms. These muscles are located inside of the body, therefore manual therapies are typically conducted through internal vaginal or internal rectal manipulations. Since this muscle group is located around the urethra, bladder, anorectal and genital areas, restrictions in the pelvic floor can lead to abdomino-pelvic pain, bladder or bowel issues, and/or sexual dysfunction.

How much is Pelvic Floor Therapy in New Jersey?

The cost of pelvic floor physical therapy will be dependent upon the particular requirements of the patient and the treatment options that best address the symptoms being experienced. Once a diagnosis is made as to the source of the pain and dysfunction in the pelvic floor, a therapy program is developed to target the cause. The physiotherapist can walk through the length of time you'll need therapy and the costs associated with it.

Does Insurance Cover Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Yes, a majority of major health insurance providers understand the importance of pelvic floor physical therapy and will cover the costs for treatment. We accept out of network insurance providers. Our billing department will contact your insurer directly to arrange payment for services rendered. Be sure to review your health insurance policy to better understand which types of care are covered and what falls beyond the limits of your coverage. In the event you are unsure of what your policy offers or if you have any questions regarding coverage, our billing department will be happy to assist you.

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