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 Queens 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

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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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Beyond Basics PT – Queens FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Through the use of stretching exercises and manual resistance manipulations of the pelvic muscles, this form of therapy is intended to eliminate pain, increase strength and improve functionality of the muscles, tissues, and ligaments in the pelvic floor.

How Long Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?

There is no standard length of time associated with the performance of effective pelvic floor physical therapy as a wide range of factors go into the development of a treatment regimen. A patient will participate in an initial consultation to discuss their condition and how long they have been suffering from the symptoms, additional internal bodily systems that may be affected as a result, as well as any injuries or restrictions that might rule out certain treatment options.
The more complex the condition, the more complicated and, perhaps lengthy, the treatment regimen established for the patient by one of our physical therapists. As an example, a patient suffering from pain symptoms for the last two years with a hip labral tear and herniated disc along with pelvic discomfort who works in a stressful daily job and has a poor diet may need a more comprehensive treatment plan than a patient with pain and discomfort in the coccyx due to a recent fall without other debilitating health concerns.

What to Wear to Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Your choice of clothing should be similar to what you might consider wearing to the gym or a yoga class. Comfortable and loose-fit clothing allows you the freedom of motion and flexibility necessary for each pelvic floor therapy session. You may be asked to perform a set of exercises or activities that require you maintain a full range of movement throughout the body.
These considerations should extend to your choice of footwear as well. You should wear shoes that offer support and allow you the ability to move without slipping or falling. Sneakers would be best, no high heels or loafers. You may also wish to bring along a pair of soft socks to keep your feet warm. A therapy session may require you to remove articles of clothing that leave your feet bare. While you will be given a sheet to cover yourself in the examination room, your feet may still be chilly.

Do you offer Pelvic Floor Therapy?

There are two Beyond Basics offices in Manhattan.our Midtown office at 110 E 42nd Street, just three miles from the exit ramp of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.

What Does a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Do?

Our physical therapists at Beyond Basics are trained in the complexities and nuances of the musculoskeletal system, comprising the joints, muscles, and bones of the body and how that system works with the many other internal bodily systems encompassing the nerves, arteries, and organs. We use a variety of techniques and procedures designed to identify the issues that are contributing to reduced functionality in the pelvic floor.
The objective of physical therapy is to eliminate pain and restore proper function. This is accomplished by targeting your positioning and posture. Your physical therapist will introduce you to a series of relaxation techniques, create an effective home exercise regimen to continue practicing after you leave the office, discuss suitable pain management solutions, while also offering educational information on pain science, nutrition, bowel, bladder, and sexual health, among other things.

What Exercises are Bad for the Pelvic Floor?

Any activities that place increased stress on the pelvic floor should be avoided. You don't want to worsen what is already a potentially damaging condition. While the purpose of performing pelvic exercises is to gradually increase strength, endurance, and flexibility of the muscle group in this region, you don't want to injure or otherwise hinder your progress. Any activity that results in pain, discomfort, uncontrolled bladder leaks, or causes you to hold your breath for any reason should be stopped immediately. Do not overexert yourself to the point of compensating or losing form in the way you stand or walk. This will only aggravate your pelvic floor.

Can You Massage Pelvic Floor Muscles?

We prefer to use the term “manual therapy” over the word “massage” because here at Beyond Basics, our physical therapists practice soft tissue mobilization, trigger point release, or myofascial release techniques to gently manipulate the muscle group in the pelvic floor. All muscles require proper blood flow in order to function properly and this is achieved by manual manipulation of the muscles to decrease myofascial restrictions and spasms. Since these muscles are located inside the body, manual therapy techniques will typically require internal vaginal or internal rectal manipulations. These muscles surround the urethra, bladder, anorectal and genital areas and when there is a limitation or some other type of restriction in the pelvic floor, it can lead to dysfunction in the bladder or bowel, sexual dysfunction, and abdomino-pelvic pain.

How much is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

There is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to pelvic floor therapy. Every patient who comes to our office has a different condition with specific unique symptoms. Therefore, the therapy regimen developed for one patient may be drastically different than a treatment plan devised for another. Our physical therapists tailor a therapy treatment option that targets the complexities of each patient's condition and symptoms to find the most effective method for eliminating pain and dysfunction. Since every treatment plan varies, so too does the cost of that therapy.

Does Insurance Cover Pelvic Floor Therapy?

The majority of the leading health insurance providers will offer coverage for pelvic floor therapy.We accept many forms of out of network insurance. Our billing department will contact your insurance directly to bill for payment. It is suggested that you review your health insurance policy to get a clear understanding of the limits of your coverage. In the event you are unsure if your policy covers our services, our billing department is more than happy to answer any questions.

Our Office

This is an area that we serve. Our main offices are located at

Midtown East Office

110 E 42nd Street, Suite 1504

Downtown Office

156 William Street, Suite 800

We are in the process of opening more offices!