At your first pelvic physical therapy appointment, we will get to know each other and will discuss the history of your symptoms and overall health. Time will be spent reviewing your paperwork, so please be sure to complete it prior to your visit. Physical assessment includes looking at posture, as well as hip, spine, and pelvic muscle flexibility, strength and tissue quality. Surface biofeedback or a gentle vaginal/rectal exam will allow for the best assessment of the pelvic floor muscles. We will finish your visit by discussing your findings, working together to establish a treatment plan, and getting you started on exercises so that you can begin making progress right away.
Each treatment session will begin with a brief consultation to discuss progress or changes in symptoms since your last session. We will discuss how your home program is going and plan the next step in your pelvic treatment program. Treatments may include biofeedback (to improve awareness of muscle tightness or relaxation), hands-on manual work (to address trigger points or restrictions in pelvic muscles or soft tissue), or active exercise (to improve strength, length, and control of pelvic muscles). Throughout your pelvic physical therapy treatment, we will discuss behaviors and products that may help you manage your symptoms and speed your rehabilitation.
Pelvic physical therapy evaluation and treatment visits will last approximately one hour and will be spent one-on-one with your therapist. Pediatric evaluations are scheduled for 90 minutes. Patients are usually able to make progress with consistent work at home and clinic visits every one to two weeks. Typical care lasts 6 to 10 visits.
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Connect online from the comfort of your own home. HIPAA compliant, face to face, virtual consultations or follow up visits can help move your forward on your journey toward pelvic health despite scheduling conflicts, travel restrictions or illness.
In-person appointments will be spaced out to allow thorough cleaning of treatment space between clients. As always, CDC approved cleaning materials will be utilized, and all linens will be removed and replaced. Proper hand washing and sanitization of equipment will take place and hand sanitizer will be available for your use.
Masks will be worn by myself and will be required for all patients. Patients are welcome to bring your own masks from home. If you do not have one, I will have surgical masks available, but will request that you keep your mask to use for subsequent visits.
I kindly ask that only the client enter office space, with exceptions made for partners or parents needing training for home management interventions. It is recommended to visit the restroom (either at home or in the building) before and after your appointment and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water.
I will be screening each patient as they enter the clinic. If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, cough, diarrhea), have tested positive for the virus, or have been in close contact with someone who has, we ask that you schedule a telehealth appointment or wait to come in to the office until you have been cleared by a physician or symptom free for 2 weeks.