low back pain
pain with intercourse,
uterine, bladder, rectal prolapse
Pelvic floor dysfunction is something that many women struggle with and don’t even realize it. A healthy, strong, well-balanced pelvic floor is necessary for every-day life, especially for a busy mom!
Many women experience pelvic floor dysfunction at some point in their life and can feel embarrassed, isolated or ashamed.
Physical therapy is a holistic approach to finding and treating the root of the problem rather than using a band-aid–such as medication–to cover up symptoms.
Schedule your first appointment with Jordan to start your journey to having a strong, well-balanced, and healthy pelvic floor.
The first appointment is comprised of a lot of questions regarding bladder and bowel health and habits, pain, sexual health, pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences, signs and symptoms in general. It is then followed by education about the pelvic floor with models and diagrams for anatomical review and discussion. If a patient consents, an internal pelvic examination follows. A lot of education is provided and homework is given!
There are no stirrups, no speculum. It is lying down with the therapist wearing a glove and using lubrication to assess the three layers of the pelvic floor in regards to muscle tone, coordination, symmetry, strength, endurance, relaxation abilities, and pain levels. Grade of pelvic organ prolapse is then assessed. Education is provided on proper breathing, proper pelvic floor training (depending on the needs of the patient) and homework is given based on the deficits found.
No preparation needed, and being nervous is completely normal! It is scary, but your therapist will make you feel as comfortable as possible.
The number of visits recommended is based on findings from the first visit but even one visit can be extremely beneficial and educational.
Most likely, insurance will cover part of the cost! You can call your insurance in advance and ask how much they would cover for a physical therapy evaluation. Your PT will also provide a Superbill with your diagnoses codes and date of service. You can submit it to your insurance online and most insured patients get a majority of the cost covered.
That is for your PT to figure out! Jordan is a musculoskeletal expert with a doctorate of physical therapy and expertise in the pelvic floor. It is her mission to provide each patient her full attention for an hour, put on her critical thinking hat, and give all she can for the best possible patient outcomes. She cares very deeply about achieving patient goals and improving quality of life!
Definitely! Many women bring their spouses or their friends, and/or their infants.
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