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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?
Through a series of manual manipulations and stretching exercises, pelvic floor physical therapy offers an effective option for eliminating pain, increasing strength, and returning normal functionality to the series of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues located in the pelvic region.
How Long Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?
Since every patient has different needs, the length of time required will vary. This is because each treatment regimen is uniquely tailored to the condition and symptoms of the patient. Some strategies may take longer than others in order to effectively diagnose and target the problem. Your pelvic floor physical therapy plan starts by discussing your issue with one of our physiotherapists who will then devise a treatment option that targets the condition in order to remove pain and restore functionality to the pelvic floor and any surrounding areas of the body.
The more complex the condition, the more comprehensive and lengthy your physical therapy can become. For the best results, be sure to tell the physiotherapist about all your symptoms and any restrictions in functionality that you may be experiencing. You should also inform the physiotherapist about any injuries, allergies, and/or nutritional restrictions that might rule out certain treatment options. Remember, your pelvic floor physical therapy strategy is designed specifically for your particular health problems. For example, a patient who has been living with pain in the pelvic floor for nearly two years while suffering a herniated disc and a hip labral tear while working at a high stress job and eating poorly will likely require a longer and more wide-ranging strategy for pelvic floor physical therapy than an otherwise healthy patient who may be suffering symptoms of a painful tailbone due to a recent slip and fall accident.
What to Wear to Pelvic Floor Therapy?
It’s important to wear the right clothing to your pelvic floor physical therapy sessions. Think loose and comfortable, the same type of clothes you might wear to the gym or a yoga class, because you want to have the freedom of movement that allows for complete flexibility and mobility during every session. The same goes for your choice of footwear. Sneakers are best, avoid wearing high-heels or loafers when you arrive. You want shoes that provide adequate support and steady balance without slipping when you perform various exercises in your session. Warm socks are highly recommended because you may be required to remove some articles of clothing and while you will be given a sheet to cover up, your feet might need some extra covering.
Do you offer Pelvic Floor Therapy?
We have two Beyond Basics offices in Manhattan. The Downtown office which is located at 156 William Street, just one mile from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
What Does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Do?
Our pelvic floor physical therapists will diagnose the cause of your dysfunction, then develop a therapy regimen that targets the source of these issues, as well as offer educational information on pain management, proper nutrition, bowel, bladder, and sexual well-being, among other things.
Treatment will typically start by focusing on your posture and positioning along with relaxation techniques, and exercises that you will be expected to perform while at home. Each and every one of our physical therapists has been fully trained in the nuances of the musculoskeletal system which incorporates the muscles, joints, and bones and how these all interact with the nerves, organs, and arteries within the body.
What Exercises are Bad for the Pelvic Floor?
You want to avoid placing undue stress or strain on the pelvic floor as this can exacerbate your condition and possibly increase the severity or recurrence of symptoms. Pelvic floor physical therapy utilizes a range of stretching exercises to gradually increase strength and flexibility of the muscles located in the pelvic floor region. But pushing yourself to perform any actions that you are not physically able to do without discomfort should be stopped immediately. Otherwise, you could hinder your progress. You should also be careful of bladder leaks or compensation in posture as these are both indications that you have aggravated your condition.
Can You Massage Pelvic Floor Muscles?
There is a major difference between “massage” and “manual therapy”. Our physiotherapists conduct the latter using soft tissue mobilization, trigger point release, or myofascial release techniques for gently manipulating the muscles along the pelvic floor. Blood flow is essential for muscles to function properly and manual manipulation therapy helps to stimulate circulation and reduce myofascial limitations and spasms. The muscles in question are located within the body and that means manual therapy is usually performed by way of internal vaginal or internal rectal manipulations. This muscle group surrounds the urethra, bladder, anorectal and genital areas, which is the reason why a restriction of any kind in the pelvic floor can result in bladder or bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, and abdomino-pelvic pain.
How much is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
The cost of pelvic floor physical therapy varies based upon the needs of the patient. Our physiotherapists work to diagnose and treat the source of your pelvic floor pain and dysfunction and once a treatment plan is developed, only then will we be able to give you a better idea of how much your treatment will cost.
Does Insurance Cover Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Yes, most major health insurance providers will cover the costs related to your pelvic floor physical therapy. We accept a wide range of insurance providers who are out of network. Our billing department will contact your insurance company directly to arrange payment for services rendered. You may want to review your health insurance policy to better understand the limits of your coverage. However, if you have questions or need an explanation about what your policy covers, feel free to speak to our billing department and they will be happy to help you in any way possible.