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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.
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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
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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.
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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?
The pelvic floor is made up of a complex collection of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue. Pelvic pain could be a strong indicator of dysfunction in this area of the body and the symptoms may signal a greater concern for sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and other serious health issues.
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a form of treatment that aims to eliminate the pain and dysfunction that can be found in the pelvic floor through a series of resistance manipulations and exercise that targets the pelvic muscles. This helps to strengthen the muscles and improve functionality in the pelvic area.
How Long Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?
This is often the question a new patient will ask first. What kind of time commitment are they expected to take on with pelvic floor therapy? There just isn’t any way to answer that query with accuracy until one of our physiotherapists is able to examine the patient in full and make a diagnosis. Every treatment plan is different for each patient.
Sure, some treatments may be similar from one patient to the next, but you can rest assured that your pelvic floor therapy will be tailor-made for your particular challenges. Whether it’s discomfort you have been experiencing or you are having issues with constipation, a pelvic floor physical therapy treatment regimen is created to target your symptoms while keeping in mind the outlying barriers that could present a challenge to healing.
Some of these factors may include allergies, injuries, and other dietary restrictions that can slow down the treatment process. But when the physical therapist does examine you, a number of facets are considered when developing your unique and exclusive healing plan, including any conditions, illnesses, or health challenges you may be dealing with that could hinder the healing process. But once a plan is decided upon, only then can we determine how long your therapy might take.
What Should Be Worn to Pelvic Floor Therapy?
It is a good idea to wear clothing that is loose and comfortable to your pelvic floor therapy treatments. Think of each session as a day spent at the gym when deciding on what to wear. You need the freedom of movement and flexibility that you would expect to have when you are working out. The same thing goes for your choice of footwear. Sneakers or trainers with plenty of support are recommended over loafers or heels.
While you’re at it, pack a pair of warm socks to wear. Some physical therapy sessions might require you to remove an article or two of clothing and while you will be given a sheet to cover yourself, a pair of socks might be just the thing to keep you from getting a chill.
Do you offer Pelvic Floor Therapy?
Please visit one of our two offices in Manhattan. Our Midtown office, located in the Cipriani 42nd building at 110 E 42nd St #1504, New York, NY 10017 or the Downtown office at 156 William St Suite 800, New York, NY 10038
What Does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Do?
You can expect a pelvic floor therapist to offer a number of similar services that you might receive from a traditional physical therapist. However, a physiotherapist specializes in working with the musculoskeletal system which involves joints, bones, muscles, and how they all interact with the organs, arteries, and nerves throughout the body.
A pelvic floor physiotherapist relies on a series of procedures and techniques that are intended to eliminate dysfunction in the pelvic floor. The main symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction are typically pain or discomfort which can then affect other systems and functions of the body.
The goal of pelvic floor physical therapy is to completely eliminate pain and restore full functionality. A pelvic floor physiotherapist uses a series of relaxation techniques and exercise to help you create better posture and improved body positioning. Patients who are experiencing chronic pain that has significantly impacted the quality of life, pain management options may also be discussed with a physiotherapist.
What Exercises are Bad for the Pelvic Floor?
Physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction is a delicate process during which any strenuous activities must be avoided. The objective of therapy is to increase strength and flexibility and return proper functionality to the pelvic floor. When you overexert yourself and take on aggressive activities result in stress and strain in that area of the body, you are putting the rehabilitation process at risk and potentially hindering the progress of healing. This could result in unexpected and frustrating setbacks.
If, at any point while performing exercises, you are experiencing pain, discomfort, a bladder leak, a feeling that you are straining, or need to pause to catch your breath, you must stop what you are doing and take a break. Do not resume that activity or exercise as your body is warning you to slow down because you are taking on too much. This could hinder your progress and do damage that may exacerbate your condition.
Can You Massage Pelvic Floor Muscles?
Pelvic floor physical therapy doesn’t involve massaging the muscles in the traditional sense. A physiotherapist will use soft tissue mobilization and trigger point release manipulation on the muscles of the pelvic floor in order to stimulate blood flow, which is vital for muscles to work properly and effectively.
These manual therapies are applied to trigger myofascial release and eliminate restrictions. It’s important to remember that these muscles are all located around the urethra, bladder, and anorectal and genital areas and the appropriate therapies typically require that manipulations be performed inside the vagina and rectum. When dysfunction occurs in the muscles, organs, or nerves in the pelvic area, that can trigger more dysfunction in the bladder or bowel as well as sexual dysfunction or pain during intercourse and abdomino-pelvic pain.
How much is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
The answer to this question is similar to the one given about the length of time for therapy. Every case is different, one patient may require certain treatments that another may not need, or vice versa. Once we know the specifics of your particular condition and the challenges that are inherent to your case, only then can we know what costs are associated with your therapy. In order to best address the issues of the individual, our physiotherapists create a therapy regimen specially tailored to each patient.
But we do understand that our patients need to have some idea of the financial commitment that comes with therapy, to help them better prepare for receiving treatment. In order to make pelvic floor physical therapy more accessible to those who need it, we are ready to work with you on creating a therapy program that is both effective and affordable.
Does Insurance Cover Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Most health insurance providers do cover some or all costs related to pelvic floor treatment. We accept insurance providers who are out of network, and we are happy to do the work of filing your insurance claim for you. Be sure to read your health insurance policy first, so you are well aware of the treatments that your policy covers and how much of the cost they are willing to take on, as per your coverage limits.