Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
With a very promising success rate, Western Berks Physical Therapy provides private, non-invasive treatment options for improving pelvic floor conditions in male and female patients of all ages. From incontinence to pelvic pain and dysfunction, pelvic floor therapy focuses on regaining optimal muscle function while improving overall pelvic health, behavioral habits and body mechanics. Treatments are non-invasive, pain-free, generally once or twice per week and provided in a private setting. To truly find the root of the problem, eliminate symptoms and prevent future recurrence, our treatment plans are skillfully developed by a Pelvic Floor Specialist after a compassionate evaluation. Pelvic floor treatments are covered by most insurance plans.
Our Pelvic Floor Specialists are Experienced in Treating:
- Urinary Incontinence and Fecal Incontinence
- Pelvic, Bladder or Pubic Pain
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pregnancy Related Pain
- Abdominal Separation
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Night Time Wetting
- Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)
- Diastasis Recti
- Interstitial cystitis
- Levator ani syndrome
Benefits of Pelvic Floor Therapy:
- Rehabilitates and strengthens pelvic muscles and other important supporting muscles to give you control over your pelvic health and life.
- Teaches you how to correctly use your pelvic muscles for long term results.
- Saves you money and embarrassment by requiring less pads, incontinence care supplies and doctor’s visits.
- Reduces the need for medications or surgeries to control incontinence or pelvic dysfunction.
What to Expect During Pelvic Floor Therapy at Western Berks Physical Therapy:
- A compassionate, private evaluation followed by a personalized treatment plan developed and delivered by a highly trained Pelvic Floor Specialist.
- A customized exercise program designed to strengthen and optimize pelvic floor muscles.
- Techniques and strategies on how to correctly use your pelvic floor muscles.
- Education and advice on foods, drinks & behaviors to reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life.
- Biofeedback to show you exactly how your muscles are working.
- Electrical stimulation to improve muscle awareness and to further strengthen muscles.
Can Physical Therapy help with Incontinence?
Yes, our Pelvic Floor Specialists have specialized training in evaluating and treating incontinence. Our Pelvic Floor Specialists help treat pelvic floor muscles that are weak, tight or not working in a coordinated fashion which can cause urinary incontinence. Additionally, we can help when a patient’s joints and muscles are interfering with the ability to move to the bathroom in time and causing incontinence. Treatment in this case is geared toward improving joint motion, muscle strength, walking speed and safety. Our Pelvic Floor Specialists are ideal providers to teach women and men how to gain control over their bladder symptoms. Treatments are non-invasive, pain-free, generally once or twice per week and provided in a private setting.
For pelvic floor therapy to be covered by most insurance plans, a doctor’s referral and internal exam are usually required. For more information on our Pelvic Consultation & Education Sessions that do not require a script or an internal exam, please read below.
Pelvic Consultation & Education Visits
Our Pelvic Consultation & Education Sessions offer an alternate pathway to pelvic therapy, without a doctor’s referral. These sessions offer a baseline look at your pelvic girdle and provide training on pelvic floor exercises designed to strengthen, optimize and coordinate pelvic muscle function.
Pelvic Consultation & Education Sessions are self pay and priced at $199 for 3 visits. Unlike our traditional pelvic floor therapy programs, these visits have no internal exam and do not require a referral from your doctor. Visits are private, non-invasive and pain-free.
Who can Benefit from Pelvic Consultation & Education Visits?
Pelvic Consultation & Education Visits are an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to learn more about their body and become fully in control of their pelvic health. Pregnancy and delivery are obvious signs that the body is changing. However, changes that occur to the pelvic floor girdle during the aging process are less obvious. Pelvic floor issues such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and changes in sexual activity have a negative impact on daily life. Whether you are planning a pregnancy or are 90 years young, now is an especially important time to pay attention to those muscles “down there”.
What to Expect During Your Pelvic Consultation & Education Visit:
During your first visit, you will meet and consult with a compassionate pelvic specialist to receive a baseline assessment of your pelvic girdle. Then, you will learn how to become more aware of the pelvic girdle muscles and correctly perform valuable pelvic exercises on your own. After practicing the exercises, techniques and advice, you will meet with your pelvic health specialist again for a biofeedback session to measure your results. This non-invasive process provides an instant, real time view on how your muscles are performing and what areas may need focused attention. During your final visit, your specialist will re-assess your current baseline and provide a detailed plan for your pelvic health needs for the future.
Unsure about Pelvic Therapy? Watch our video explaining what to expect. Then, call 610-396-9278 today to speak with one of our friendly receptionists to schedule the appropriate treatment program for you!
Preoperative Pelvic Physical Therapy
Just like with orthopedic surgeries, ‘Pelvic PreHab’ or preoperative pelvic physical therapy encourages proper muscle function prior to surgery. Through promoting optimal bladder, bowel and sexual function before and after surgery, our expert team of specialists deliver high quality long-lasting outcomes.
Who can Benefit from Preoperative Pelvic Physical Therapy?
Preoperative physical therapy or PreHab is appropriate for patients of any age who are undergoing surgery. Male and female patients of all ages with urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic prolapse respond very well to physical therapy interventions focusing on regaining optimal muscle function and improving behavioral habits related to pelvic health and body mechanics. Pelvic prehab commonly occurs prior to a:
- Vaginal or Pelvic Surgery
- Colorectal Surgery
- Abdominal Surgery
- Sling procedure
- Prolapse repair
What To Expect During Preoperative Pelvic Physical Therapy:
- A thorough and compassionate evaluation to establish your goals.
- Personalized pelvic floor treatment plan developed and delivered by a highly trained Pelvic Floor Specialist.
- Customized pelvic floor muscle exercise program.
- 1 on 1 private treatment sessions providing education, advice and support for the best possible outcome.
Attending Pelvic Floor Therapy After Surgery:
After surgery we look forward to helping you recover as quickly and safely as possible. Our coordination of your PreHab program allows us to play a more active and valuable role in your long-term recovery and post-operative physical rehabilitation.
Does Insurance Cover Preoperative Physical Therapy?
Yes, both pre-operative rehabilitation and post-operative rehabilitation therapies are covered by most major insurance policies because research has shown that these programs can help reduce complications and shorten recovery times.