Getting Started: Women’s Pelvic Health
In the state of New York, you have limited direct access to treatment by a physical therapist without a physician referral. This means you can begin treatment ASAP. Be sure to check your health insurance guidelines as they may require a prescription for reimbursement. If you come to therapy without a previous medical assessment, we may request a visit to your healthcare provider if the therapist feels it is in your best interest. Discuss your condition with your healthcare provider and ask for a referral.
To schedule an appointment, call (914) 713-5078, or complete the contact form. Once you have scheduled your appointment, please read and completed the appropriate patient information and determine what your out of network insurance benefit is prior to your first visit.
What to expect at your initial visit
At your initial evaluation, your physical therapist will take a detailed description of your medical history and current concerns. A comprehensive physical examination will be performed including a musculoskeletal assessment. A pelvic floor muscle visual evaluation will then be conducted to observe the integrity of your skin, ability to contract the pelvic floor muscles correctly, and to check for normal sensation/reflexes of the anus with a light external touch. An internal exam of the pelvic floor muscles may be performed to obtain information regarding strength, muscle symmetry, muscle tone, trigger points, and specific ability to contract/relax your pelvic floor muscles. After the initial evaluation is completed, you and your therapist will discuss a plan of care. Follow up visits are 50-60 minutes.