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 Westchester 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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PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY Westchester

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a type of treatment aimed at eliminating pelvic pain and dysfunction in the ligaments, muscles, and connective tissues centered in the pelvic floor. A Beyond Basics physiotherapist will direct a series of resistance manipulations and stretching exercises focused on the pelvic muscles to build strength and increase functionality in this area of the body.

How Long Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Take?

The length of time that pelvic therapy may take is largely dependent upon the needs of the patient. You will find a variety of factors play a role in building the proper treatment regimen. This includes how long a patient has been suffering from symptoms due to the condition, other bodily systems that have been affected as well, and any allergies, injuries, or dietary restrictions that could act as barriers to treatment. Simply put, the more complicated the case, the longer the treatment plan.

For instance, a patient in Westchester County who has been living with pain for two years, has experienced a hip labral tear and a herniated disc, pelvic discomfort, chronic constipation, and works a high-stress job and practices poor nutritional habits may require a more complex and lengthy treatment regimen than a patient who is dealing with pain in the coccyx after sustaining a fall to the tailbone and is not suffering from any other contributing conditions, ailments, or additional health challenges.

What to Wear to Pelvic Floor Therapy in Westchester?

We strongly recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing to a pelvic floor therapy treatment session. You want to have complete freedom of movement without feeling restricted or confined by your choice of clothes and shoes. Basically, dress for a pelvic therapy session how you would for a workout or an hour at the gym. That means comfortable clothing and shoes with plenty of support, no loafers or heels, please.

You might also wish to bring along a pair of soft warm socks. Some of these sessions could require that you remove one or more articles of clothing and bare feet could leave you feeling chilly. A sheet will be provided so you may cover yourself, but that pair of socks may come in handy for staying warm.

Do you offer Pelvic Floor Therapy in Westchester?

We have two offices in Manhattan. The closest is probably our Midtown office, located in the Cipriani 42nd building at 110 E 42nd St #1504, New York, NY 10017

What Does a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Do?

Pelvic floor therapists provide many of the same services as a physical therapist. But our specialties focus on the musculoskeletal system which incorporates bones, joints, and muscles and the ways in which they work with nerves, arteries, and organs inside of the body. A pelvic floor physiotherapist utilizes a variety of techniques and procedures for targeting the dysfunctions that are disrupting the normal functions of the body in the pelvic region.

The objective is to eliminate pain and discomfort while restoring complete and total functionality. To reach that goal, your physiotherapist will work to help you develop better posture and body positioning through a number of relaxation techniques. The physiotherapist will also incorporate an effective exercise regimen that you will be expected to perform at home. For those patients who are experiencing chronic discomfort that is dramatically impacting quality of life, pain management options will be reviewed and one chosen to best address the problem.

A physiotherapist is also an educator on nutrition, pain science, bowel health, bladder health, and toileting. Feel free to ask any questions related to these matters or others such as physical limitations to sexual function that you may currently be experiencing.

What Exercises are Bad for the Pelvic Floor?

Rehabilitation of the pelvic floor is a process that requires gentle care. As a result, certain activities may allow too much stress and strain and these should be avoided during the rehab period. The objective is to build strength and endurance and restore flexibility and functionality back to the pelvic floor. Overdoing it or becoming needlessly aggressive in your approach can aggravate the problems with pain and discomfort instead of contributing to the healing process. This could result in unexpected and frustrating setbacks.

That is why it's always best to take it slow, proceed with care, and immediately cease performing any pelvic floor therapy exercises that bring about pain and discomfort or cause a bladder leak. Any activity that causes you to feel a strain or hold your breath when performing that activity should be stopped. These are signs of overexertion and this can have a negative instead of a positive impact on your current condition.

Can You Massage Pelvic Floor Muscles?

The more appropriate term is “manual therapy” since our physiotherapists apply soft tissue mobilization practices and trigger point release techniques to guide and manipulate the pelvic floor muscles so they are receiving proper blood flow in order to work properly. These manual therapies reduce myofascial restrictions and spasms in the muscle. Since most of the muscles are located near the urethra, bladder, and anorectal and genital areas, the therapies typically require manipulations be performed inside the vagina and rectum. Any limitations or complications in the nerves, organs, or muscles in these regions of the body will typically lead to a dysfunction such as bladder or bowel problems, sexual dysfunction or discomfort, and abdomino-pelvic pain.

How much is Pelvic Floor Therapy in Westchester?

Since each patient is different, the right therapy regimen may be unique to that individual. Every pelvic floor dysfunction case has specific complexities related to the patient's condition and other contributing factors. In order to best address the issues of the individual, our physiotherapists create a therapy regiment specially tailored to each patient.

As a result, the costs for pelvic floor physical therapy can vary greatly from one patient to another. So it is difficult to say how much therapy costs without first understanding the particular needs and challenges of the patient. However, we are ready to work with you on building a treatment regimen that won't break your budget.

Does Insurance Cover Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Many insurance providers do offer to cover the costs of treatment for pelvic floor therapy. Our office accepts most forms of out-of-network insurance, and we do the work of filing a claim for payment on your behalf. As always, read your policy carefully to determine whether or not your insurance company covers these costs.