What to Expect
On your first visit please bring your completed intake forms. Please also bring your insurance information, photo identification and a physician’s referral if it was provided to you. Please bring a list of your medications as well as any imaging reports such as X-rays, MRI’s, EMG etc. Please arrive 15 minutes early as additional forms and information may be required.
Note: Pelvic floor physical therapists are licensed to perform internal pelvic exams. In some cases with pelvic floor pain, it can provide an asset for diagnosis and treatment. This exam differs from the exam most women are accustomed to at their gynecological visits. We focus on the evaluation of muscle strength and integrity. We do our best, with any diagnosis, to complete the evaluation and treatment in the least invasive form possible. Please feel free to call our clinic with any questions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What should I wear?
A: Loose fitting and comfortable clothes are recommended. A tank top or short sleeved shirt is preferred for conditions involving the shoulder and shorts or loose pants are preferred for knee and hip conditions. Sneakers or stable shoes are helpful.
Q: How long should I expect my appointment to take?
A: Our appointments, including the initial evaluation, usually take between 60-75 minutes.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: Yes. We are in network with most insurances. For further questions regarding insurance coverage, please call our office at 267-308-5330.
Q: What if my insurance doesn’t cover physical therapy?
A: We have a self-pay option available to those who do not have insurance coverage. Please call 267-308-5330 to learn more.
Q: Will there be a lot of exercises to do at home?
A: No. We understand that people are very busy so we try to minimize your “homework” by giving you a couple exercises that can easily be integrated into your everyday routine. They will always be what we feel to be the most important exercises for your specific injury, and try to take your lifestyle into account. Additionally, we will make sure we are making the absolute most out of your appointment so you leave feeling better than when you walked in.
Q: What does a pelvic floor examination/treatment consist of?
A: The answer will depend on your symptoms and comfort level. All of our pelvic floor physical therapists are licensed and trained to perform internal pelvic floor muscle exams, and in some cases it is our most accurate and effective method for diagnosis and treatment. This differs from the exam most women are accustomed to at their gynecological visits; we do not use a speculum, and we focus on the evaluation of muscle strength and integrity. We do our best, with any diagnosis, to complete the evaluation and treatment in the least invasive form possible. Please feel free to call our clinic with any questions.