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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
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
The way PT
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
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?
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 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?
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?
We have two offices in Manhattan. 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 Physical Therapy?
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 Physical 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.