Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pelvic Floor PT?
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is a specialty area of physical therapy that addresses the muscles, bones and joints, connective tissues, and nerves in and around the pelvis. This area contributes to bowel and bladder control, supports abdominal and pelvic organs, aids in posture and breathing, has a sexual function, and supports the low back.
What can Pelvic Floor Therapy Help with?
There is a list of common diagnoses under the “what we treat” tab. In general, PFPT helps with bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction, as well as pregnancy and postpartum conditions.
What should I expect from a virtual session?
Virtual sessions include a comprehensive interview that includes your history, concerns, and symptoms. This allows us to understand your story and specific problems and goals. It allows us to get to the root of the problem and not simply treat the symptoms. We can then create an individualized, evidenced based plan that may include a variety of treatments like education, behavioral modification, and specific exercises. We will not ask to see your genitalia on the virtual session. Virtual sessions are 45 minutes in duration.
What should I expect from an in person session?
In person sessions include a comprehensive interview that covers your history, concerns, and symptoms. This allows us to understand your story and specific problems. It allows us to get to the root of the problem and not simply treat the symptoms. We can then create an individualized, evidenced based plan that may include a variety of treatments like education, behavioral modification, manual therapy, and specific exercises.
An assessment will include a postural, hip, and low back examination. There is usually also a need for an internal vaginal muscle exam to get a more comprehensive look at the strength, endurance, coordination tone, and integrity of the pelvic muscles. Your initial session will last 1.5 hours, and follow up sessions will be one hour.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
In most states, including Arkansas, you do not need a referral in order to see a physical therapist for an initial evaluation.
If your therapist feels you need an additional medical examination or if your state requires that you see a physician after a certain amount of time, we will encourage you to see your physician or recommend one.
Do you take insurance?
Arkansas Pelvic Health is now credentialed with Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield.
We strongly believe in autonomy with regard to treating our clients and because of this, we chose to be out of network with most insurance networks.
Insurance networks greatly limit what services can be provided, how many visits you can have, and how much time you can have with a patient.
Being out of network, we are able to offer superior one-on-one sessions to provide an unmatched level of care. We do not follow a script or simply teach kegels. Each session is highly individualized and will be tailored to help you reach your goals. We work for YOU, not insurance companies. This transfers into faster recoveries and fewer visits.
We can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance provider for out of network benefits.
What forms of payment do you take?
To pay from home, credit cards and HSA/FSA cards can be submitted through our secure patient portal.