Our Midtown and Downtown offices remain
open and telehealth is now available.

READ OUR COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

Find out more about Telehealth visits

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE

E-MAIL , Please call or text us at (212) 267-0240 for Downtown or (212) 354-2622 for Midtown.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Accessible To Upper West Side

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Accessible To

Upper West Side

BEYOND BASICS is an international leader in pelvic floor physical therapy located in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. Since 2003, we have helped thousands of people recover from a broad range of conditions rooted in pelvic floor dysfunction. We create individualized treatment plans that relieve pain, improve function, and prevent unnecessary surgery, while providing comprehensive support to help you on your journey to recovery.

Want to find out if physical therapy can treat your condition? Give us a call and talk to one of our expert therapists free of charge for 15 minutes. 

Pelvic Floor

Physical Therapy

Accessible To 

Upper West Side

BEYOND BASICS is an international leader in pelvic floor physical therapy located in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. Since 2003, we have helped thousands of people recover from a broad range of conditions rooted in pelvic floor dysfunction. We create individualized treatment plans that relieve pain, improve function, and prevent unnecessary surgery, while providing comprehensive support to help you on your journey to recovery.

Want to find out if physical therapy can treat your condition? Give us a call and talk to one of our expert therapists free of charge for 15 minutes. 

Our Midtown and Downtown offices remain
open and telehealth is now available.

READ OUR COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

Find out more about Telehealth visits

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT HERE

E-MAIL , Please call or text us at (212) 267-0240 for Downtown or (212) 354-2622 for Midtown.

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.

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.

Menopause

Our PTs can help alleviate your menopausal symptoms through a variety of pelvic floor physical therapy treatments and exercises.

Incontinence and constipation

Bowel and bladder dysfunction are common, disruptive and impact your quality of life. Pelvic floor PT can help and give you relief.

Abdominal pain and bloating

You may be surprised to learn that pelvic floor PT can relieve abdominal pain and discomfort. Our PTs are trained to diagnose and treat these conditions.

Sexual pain and dysfunction

Many people experience pain and discomfort during sexual activity. Our PTs employ a broad range of treatments to ease your pain and restore this vital area of your life.

Endometriosis

Physical therapy can help relieve the pain, sexual dysfunction, bladder and gastrointestinal symptoms associated with endometriosis.

Pediatric bladder and bowel issues

When pelvic floor muscles are too weak or too tight, they can cause accidents, tummy troubles, and bed-wetting. Pelvic floor PT is a gentle way to help children get past these issues.

Lymphatic Drainage

If you have swelling and pain in your arms, legs and pelvis, PT can help by unblocking the lymphatic flow and alleviating your discomfort.

Pregnancy and post-pregnancy care

Becoming pregnant changes your life. It also changes your body. Pelvic floor PT can help you through your pregnancy and your recovery.

You’re a whole person. We treat you 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. 

Your session is personal. We keep it that way.

The way PT
should be

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
should be

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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“Instead of numbing my pain with medication, physical therapy with Beyond Basics has fixed my pain.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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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.


Please call or text us at (212) 267-0240 for Downtown or (212) 354-2622 for Midtown, or email us: [email protected]

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 Upper West Side via:

2,3,J,4,5,A,C train to Fulton Street

6 train to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall

E train to World Trade Center

4,5,6,7 train to Grand Central-42nd Street

B,D,F,M train to 42nd Street-Bryant Park

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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

K

Pelvic Floor Therapy NYC

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Pelvic floor physical therapy is an advanced form of treatment that relieves pain and discomfort in your pelvic region. Our tailored exercises, manual manipulation techniques, and therapeutic interventions will target your unique needs, promoting improved function and comfort. Trust our expertise to give you the relief you deserve.
How Long Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?
When developing a treatment strategy, the length of therapy relies on numerous factors, such as the duration of the patient’s symptoms, potential harm to interconnected bodily systems, and additional elements like injuries or limitations. These complexities may lead to lengthier treatment plans, which are essential for achieving optimal outcomes. Ultimately, the duration of treatment is tailored to meet the individual needs and preferences of each patient. For instance, a person with a concurrent hip labral tear, herniated disc, pelvic distress, regular constipation problems, a demanding job environment, and inadequate nutrition would likely need a more extensive and intricate healing plan compared to another individual dealing solely with a coccyx injury from falling on their tailbone, without any other health concerns.
What to Wear to Pelvic Floor Therapy?

To make the most of your pelvic floor therapy appointment, it is recommended that you wear clothing that enables you to move with ease, similar to gym attire. Prioritize comfort when selecting clothing and footwear with sufficient flexibility and cushioning to ensure an enjoyable and productive experience. Wearing sneakers instead of high heels or loafers is suggested for practicality. Please be aware that you might be requested to remove articles of clothing. For added warmth and coverage, remember to bring extra socks alongside the sheet provided by your therapist.

Do You Offer Pelvic Floor Therapy?
We extend a warm invitation to you to explore our Midtown office, conveniently situated at 110 E 42nd Street, Suite 1504, just a short distance from Grand Central Terminal.
What Does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Do?

When it comes to the musculoskeletal system, particularly the bones, muscles, and joints, as well as internal structures like nerves, organs, and arteries, a pelvic floor physiotherapist possesses specialized skills. Their ultimate aim is to alleviate pain and dysfunction, enabling you to regain optimal functioning. To accomplish this objective, the physiotherapist will assist you in improving your posture and positioning, teach you various relaxation techniques, provide a customized home exercise program to meet your individual needs and explore appropriate pain management strategies. In addition, pelvic floor physiotherapists are well-versed in areas such as pain science education, nutrition, and toileting behavior, as well as addressing concerns related to bowel, bladder, and sexual health.

What Exercises Are Bad for the Pelvic Floor?
Rehabilitating your pelvic floor requires caution and mindfulness towards activities that can strain the area. Overexertion can lead to pain and delays in progress. To avoid worsening the condition, it is crucial to refrain from exercises that cause you increased pain, to hold your breath or strain excessively, bladder leaks or other unpleasant symptoms. Remain attentive to your pelvic floor’s needs to achieve improved outcomes.
Can You Massage Pelvic Floor Muscles?
Here at Beyond Basics, we strongly believe that the term “manual therapy” better captures the essence of what our physiotherapists do, rather than simply referring to it as “massage.” Our approach involves the use of soft tissue mobilization and trigger point release techniques, which effectively improve blood flow in the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles surround the urethra, bladder, anorectal, and genital areas. Ultimately, these techniques play a vital role in ensuring the optimal functioning of your muscles, thus providing relief from bladder and bowel problems, abdominopelvic pain or discomfort, and sexual dysfunction. In the treatment of such conditions, internal vaginal or rectal manipulations are commonly employed.
How Much is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
At Beyond Basics, we recognize the distinctiveness of each patient and their individual requirements. Therefore, each treatment plan we create meticulously considers the intricacies of their condition and all the contributing factors that lead to dysfunction. Our personalized approach guarantees favorable results, as we alleviate pain, enhance pelvic floor functionality, and strengthen the body. All of which are crucial components in improving the quality of life.
Does Insurance Cover Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Our facility accepts a wide range of out-of-network insurance plans. Our billing department is dedicated to guiding you through your policy details step-by-step to ensure that all of your inquiries are answered promptly. We’re also happy to handle and file a claim on your behalf. Rest assured that our team will help ease the process and provide the necessary support.
How Can Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Cause Bloating?
Pelvic floor dysfunction, a condition characterized by the inability to correctly relax and coordinate pelvic floor muscles, can significantly contribute to bloating due to its impact on gastrointestinal functions. When these muscles are not functioning properly, it can impact the ease of emptying and make it difficult for your body to pass stool and gas through the intestines. This obstruction leads to an accumulation of waste and gas in the gastrointestinal tract, causing bloating and abdominal discomfort.
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