For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common questions we are asked and their respective answers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to get you the information as soon as possible.
Do I need a Doctor’s referral?
This will always be beneficial as well as bringing in any imaging you may have received. However, a doctor's referral is not required for your first visit.
Under NYS law, a doctor's referral is required after your 10th visit or after 30 days of treatment.
What should I bring / expect in my first physical therapy session?
Please bring your legal ID, insurance cards, imaging and your referral from a medical provider. You can also wear comfortable loose clothing including workout clothes and sneakers.
What if I am menstruating and I have a pelvic floor treatment booked?
This is up to your comfort level and our physical therapist has no issues treated while a patient is menstruating. If you are on a "heavy" day, we will potentially refrain from internal work and focus on external treatment, but this is on a case-by-case basis! If the patient is comfortable being treated, we're happy to see them.
Can men also benefit from pelvic floor PT?
Of course! We all have pelvic floors, no matter your identifying gender.
What pelvic floor conditions do you treat?
There are a wide variety of diagnoses that can be treated by pelvic floor physical therapy. Typical diagnoses treated by our pelvic health physical therapists include:
Urinary leakage, urinary frequency, and the increased urge to urinate
Bowel issues, such as constipation or diarrhea, or increased urgency or frequency in bowel movements
Incontinence (both bowel and bladder)
Sexual problems, such as pain during intercourse, pain with orgasm, or decreased ability to orgasm
Pain in bladder, rectum, vaginal canal, genitals, or intestines
Pregnancy: prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum rehab
Gender affirming surgery
Pain in low back, pelvic, hips, SI joint, tailbone
If you can’t find what you were looking for, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.