Although laws in most states allow you to receive physical therapy services without a referral from a medical provider, some insurances require a referral for an evaluation and/or treatment. It is recommended you call your insurance company to verify their requirements as well as what your state law Continue Reading
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A Physical Therapist (PT) with specialized training in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction will perform a detailed evaluation in a private setting during your first visit. This will include understanding your general medical history, history related to your current condition, stress level... Continue Reading
Urinary urgency or urge incontinence happens when the bladder contracts when it is not supposed to and may result in subsequent leakage of urine. This can occur for different reasons. Continue Reading
Lymphedema is a condition in which the lymphatic system of the body is unable to properly transport lymph fluid from the tissue spaces back to the blood stream, leading to swelling in the limbs, trunk, genitalia, head, neck, or anywhere there is lymphatic tissue. Continue Reading
Establishing open lines of communication with your physical therapist is essential for successful treatment. Knowing the right questions to ask can help you gain trust and determine if a particular therapist is a good fit for you. Continue Reading
The pelvic floor consists of muscle fibers and connective tissue located in the base of the pelvis. It is important in supporting the pelvic organs, maintaining continence, and sexual function. Continue Reading
There can be a sense of mystery behind pelvic physical therapy, not only from the point of view of the patient, but from professional colleagues in the medical community. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that pelvic Physical Therapists (PT) are often tucked away in physical therapy clinics behi Continue Reading
Physical therapists (PTs) with specialized training in pelvic health and obstetric physical therapy can benefit a wide range of patients, including women, men, transgender individuals, children, and the elderly, who have various medical conditions. Continue Reading
A Kegel is a contraction of your pelvic floor muscles and is more accurately called a “pelvic floor muscle contraction” or “pelvic muscle exercise”. Continue Reading