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What should I expect at pelvic floor physical therapy

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You might have a lot of questions about pelvic floor physical therapy.

Check out the FAQ's, or send us a chat!

  • What can I expect from an "internal exam"?
    The internal exam is performed vaginally for the purpose of assessing the tone and strength of the pelvic floor muscles. Unlike a gynecological exam, no speculum is used, but 1 gloved finger delivers pressure to the muscle layers to determine tissue tone and mobility. If scar tissue is present, the internal exam will help identify and address it. Many times a measure of the power and endurance of your Kegel squeeze is taken in order to prescribe a home strengthening program that is specific to your needs. In men, the internal exam is performed rectally for the same purpose.
  • Why do I need an Initial Evaluation?
    The Initial Evaluation is a time for us to get to know you and your unique goals for rehab. We perform a comprehensive assessment, take specific measurements, and determine your plan of care needed to reach your goals.
  • How many appointments will I need?
    This will vary based on many things, but our goal is to be both effective and efficient. We will provide foundational exercise instruction and intentional hands-on techniques from the very first visit. Typically, 6-8 visits is optimal for full symptom resolution, however, this will depend on your history and complexity of your symptoms. Many patients continue care as a "tune up" throughout the year.
  • Do I need a doctor to refer me to receive physical therapy?
    You do not need a doctor’s referral to start PT! The state of Oklahoma requires a referral from a nurse practitioner, physician, physician’s assistant, or chiropractor for continuation of care after 30 calendar days. No need to stress about this, we will help you coordinate this as needed.
  • What is the difference between a PT and a PTA?
    While the PT performs your initial evaluation, both the PT and PTA perform all manual treatments, muscle retraining, and exercise therapies at follow-up sessions. We have worked side-by-side for many years utilizing similar techniques to bring you a unified and consistent approach to your care, no matter who you work with.
  • Does The V Boutiq take insurance?
    Our PT services are covered by any out-of-network benefits that you have through your insurance. We are committed to providing the very best care for our patients, that means one-on-one time with you, for the entire session. We find that this individual time actually cuts down on the number of visits you need overall because you can accomplish so much more in a single session.

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