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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
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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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.”
Beyond Basics PT – The Bronx FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 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.
When choosing what to wear, think about what you'd wear to the gym or a yoga class. 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.
We have two Beyond Basics locations in Manhattan. Our Midtown location at 110 E 42nd St, just two miles from the exit ramp of FDR Drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is an area that we serve. Our main offices are located at
Midtown East Office
110 E 42nd Street, Suite 1504
156 William Street, Suite 800
We are in the process of opening more offices!