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 The Bronx 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 – The Bronx FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

This form of therapy utilizes a combination of stretching exercises and manual manipulations of the pelvic muscles for the purpose of eliminating pain, building strength, and restoring total functionality of the pelvic floor.

How Long Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?

A pelvic floor therapy regimen is uniquely tailored to the needs of the patient. So it's difficult to determine the length of treatment until you meet with one of our physiotherapists and explain your particular concerns and symptoms. Your pelvic floor physical therapy plan will be developed based upon your specific needs to remove pain and increase functionality of the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues.
The more complicated your condition, the longer and possibly more complex the treatment regimen needed to target the problem. When you speak with the physiotherapist, it's important to create a full picture of your condition that goes beyond the symptoms but any injuries, allergies, and nutritional restrictions you may have as these will play a role in determining the best treatment options for you. Since every patient is different, it is critical that we get to the source of your pain and dysfunction to best address the problem. For example, a patient in The Bronx suffering from pain in the pelvic floor for nearly two years with a herniated disc and a hip labral tear in a high stress job and poor diet will likely require a longer and more wide-ranging treatment strategy than an otherwise healthy patient suffering from symptoms of pain in the coccyx due to a recent fall.

What to Wear to Pelvic Floor Therapy?

When choosing what to wear, think about what you'd wear to the gym or a yoga class in the Bronx. You want to be in loose, comfortable clothing so you have a full range of movement and flexibility for performing exercises or activities that require freedom of motion through the body. As for shoes, wear sneakers as they provide more support and help you maintain your center of balance much better than a pair of high-heels or loafers you might wear to work before or after your session. Consider taking along a warm pair of socks as well, you may need to remove articles of clothing during therapy and while you will have a sheet to cover yourself, your feet may get cold.

Do you offer Pelvic Floor Therapy in the Bronx?

We have two Beyond Basics locations in Manhattan. The closest to the Bronx is our Midtown location at 110 E 42nd St, just two miles from the exit ramp of FDR Drive.

What Does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Do?

Each of our physiotherapists has been trained in the complexities of the musculoskeletal system, which incorporates the muscles, joints, and bones and how these interact with the many other internal systems along the nerves, organs, and arteries throughout the body. Your physiotherapist will use specific techniques and procedures to locate the source of pain and dysfunction in the pelvic floor.
Once the problem has been diagnosed, the physiotherapist will develop a treatment plan that will focus on your posture and positioning and this may incorporate relaxation techniques, exercises you will do at home, and pain management solutions to help keep you comfortable. Your physiotherapist can also give you educational information on topics such as nutrition, pain science, toileting, and bowel and bladder health. If your condition has you experiencing symptoms of sexual dysfunction, the physiotherapist can discuss those with you as well.

What Exercises are Bad for the Pelvic Floor?

We recommend that you refrain from any activities that put an increased strain on the pelvic floor. These can aggravate your condition and cause further symptoms of pain and dysfunction as a result. Pelvic floor physical therapy uses a variety of exercises to slowly improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles in the pelvic floor, so it's very important to take it easy and avoid any overexertion that could hinder that progress. If you feel any pain or discomfort during any of these exercises or you experience uncontrolled bladder leaks you must stop what you are doing immediately. You don't want to compensate or lose form when you stand or walk as this will also aggravate the pelvic floor.

Can You Massage Pelvic Floor Muscles?

We administer manual therapy which is different from a massage. Our physiotherapists perform soft tissue mobilization, trigger point release, or myofascial release techniques to lightly manipulate the muscles in the pelvic floor. Blood flow is vital for muscles to function correctly and manual manipulation reduces myofascial limitation and spasms. As these muscles are located within the body, manual therapy will typically be performed through internal vaginal or internal rectal manipulations. This targeted muscle group surrounds the urethra, the bladder, anorectal and genital areas, so when you are experiencing a restriction of any kind in the pelvic floor it can result in bladder or bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, and abdomino-pelvic pain.

How much is Pelvic Floor Therapy in the Bronx?

Since we tailor a unique treatment plan for every patient, the costs for therapy can vary greatly. It is difficult to determine the cost of treatment before we develop a plan. Our physiotherapists work to target the condition and symptoms of the patient and identifying the best treatment option to eliminate pain and dysfunction is dependent upon that diagnosis. Therefore, the cost of therapy will often be different from one patient to the next.

Does Insurance Cover Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Most major health insurers will cover the costs of pelvic floor therapy. We accept many types of out of network insurance coverage. Our billing department will reach out to your insurance company directly to arrange payment. Be sure to review your health insurance policy to understand the limits of your coverage and if you still have questions, our billing department will be happy to help.

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