If you’ve ever been curious about what to expect from Pelvic Floor Therapy, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few of the most commonly heard questions from our patients to help you know what to expect.
What should I wear to my first pelvic floor therapy visit?
Whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident! Some patients will bring a change of clothes with them if they are coming from work, but this is solely personal preference. We do not care what you wear, we are simply glad you are here!
How long does pelvic floor therapy take?
Everyone responds to therapy differently, so this question is difficult to answer. Some people visit us once or twice, some people come in for a few weeks, and others for months. Our goal is to get you to your finish line, and we will walk (or run) beside you for as long as that takes.
If my therapist suggests an internal assessment, do I have to do it? What if I am on my period? What if I have not had a bowel movement recently?
Absolutely not! Nothing in pelvic floor therapy is ever required and we want you to always feel comfortable. If you are on your period, having an internal assessment is entirely up to you; while it does not impact the assessment or its value, people often prefer to postpone until their next visit. There is no need to fret if you have not had a bowel movement recently, this will also not impact the internal assessment.
Is pelvic floor therapy covered by insurance?
Yes, P.F.T. is covered by the physical therapy benefits portion of your insurance plan. If you have questions specific to your insurance plan, give us a call so that we can help. Be sure to bring a copy of your insurance card if you come in for an appointment.