Pelvic floor physical therapists are physical therapists who have completed a bachelors and often a doctorate degree (go IU!) to appropriately assess the muscles, joints, nerves, organs, connective tissues of the body, and how any findings might contribute to your symptoms. After our doctorate degree, pelvic floor physical therapists go through advanced training to specifically focus on the anatomy and physiology of the pelvis and surrounding muscles, joints, nerves, organs, and connective tissues.
Treatment sessions are very individualized and follow a holistic approach. They can include, but are not limited to, manual techniques (myofascial release, scar massage, trigger point release, visceral mobilization), therapeutic stretching and strengthening exercises, postural guidance with basic activity as well as childcare and/or fitness goals. I love when you’re able to be consistent with your home exercise program at home, so that we can use our sessions to progress any hands on techniques that you’d benefit from.
Absolutely. If having a partner attend a labor and delivery positioning session would be helpful, let’s do it! If your kiddos need to come with you to a session, I’ll set out the toys! These are your sessions, so you can decide how best to use them.
No, and yes. In order to provide you with the best, specialized, one on one care where we can focus our sessions on exactly what you need to thrive without restrictions from insurance companies, I have chosen to not deal directly with insurance companies. That being said, I will give you a receipt (aka a superbill) with my personal National Provider Identifier that you can sumbit to your insurance company as an out of network physical therapy provider. Please let me know if this is something that you are interested in, so that I am able to provide you these superbills in a timely manner.
In the state of Indiana, a licensed physical therapist can see a patient for up to 42 days – after that, we would need a referral script from a physician, podiatrist, psychologist, chiropractor, dentist, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. If you are planning on submitting a superbill to your insurance company, I would recommend checking with them to see if they would require a script prior to the initial evaluation for reimbursement.
You can! Depending on your comfort level (I’m comfortable with whatever you are), if internal vaginal treatment is appropriate, there is no contraindication. That being said, if you would find it more comfortable (or it would be more beneficial) to work on other items in our plan, we can be flexible.
Absolutely! As a trained physical therapist, I love empowering women to know and love the strength of their bodies. Your body does, and can do, hard things – we want to keep it that way!
$175 for an evaluation, $150 for follow up treatments. Packages are available at a discounted rate, and payment is due at time of service.