Frequently Asked Questions
Your Questions Answered
What is pelvic floor therapy?
Pelvic floor therapy is a specialty therapy provided by skilled therapists focusing on pelvic health and function. This can include bladder and bowel issues, aches and pains in the low back, hips, abdomen and pelvis, issues with sexual intercourse, pregnancy and postpartum care, prolapse care, and other pelvic related conditions. Our pelvic floor therapists are also trained in breast care and lymphedema. If you have specific questions about your condition, please contact us to find out how we can help!
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
You do not need a referral from your provider for your initial visit unless your insurance dictates otherwise. Most insurance companies require a referral or signed plan of care within the first 30 days of treatment.
What types of health insurance do you accept?
We are in network with most health insurance plans. If you are not sure, give us a call. We do also offer a scholarship program through For the Girls for those with financial need.
What should I expect for the first visit?
We prefer you to arrive 15 minutes before your first scheduled visit to finalize any remaining paperwork. Your evaluation will be performed on the first visit, usually followed by initial treatment if time allows. Plan for a 45-60 minute evaluation and treatment session. Most pelvic floor patients will undergo a pelvic floor muscle exam to take a close look at the pelvic floor muscles, which includes an intravaginal or intrarectal exam (depending on your symptoms). It is important to examine the strength and coordination of the pelvic floor muscles to determine the appropriate course of treatment. If you are uncomfortable with the internal exam, please let your provider know. All pelvic floor exams take place in private rooms and are performed by highly skilled therapists. After the exam, your therapist will start treatment and discuss your therapy plan of care. Treatment may include stretching, breathing exercises, and/or muscle re-education.
Orthopedic and TMJ patients will undergo a standard musculoskeletal evaluation followed by treatment in a private room or in our open gym area.