What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Physical therapists are doctorate-level experts in treating neuromuscular pain, weakness, and conditions in the body. Pelvic health physical therapists have advanced training to address bladder, bowel, and sexual health concerns and conditions. We are trained to assess your whole body, including internal and external pelvic floor muscle exams to determine the best program and techniques for you to reach your goals.

Do you accept insurance?

We do not contract with any insurance and are considered an out-of-network provider. Fees are due at the time of service. We chose out-of-network in order to allow us to spend more one-on-one time in our sessions and remain client focused. You may be able to file this with your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement after treatment. This is solely the responsibility of the patient. We will be happy to provide you with a detailed invoice for you to submit to your insurance upon request. Any wellness service will not be considered physical therapy according to your insurance.

Do I need a referral or a prescription?

In the state of Louisiana, a referral from a physician is not required to attend physical therapy. However, if your physical therapist feels additional medical examination or treatment may be best for you, we may recommend you see a physician.

Do you have a cancellation or no show policy?

Yes, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged if less than 48 hours in advance. If you are sick or have symptoms of COVID, we ask that you do not attend therapy, and you will not be charged.

What should I expect at my first session?

During your initial evaluation, we'll spend 20-30+ minutes chatting and get to know each other. It's so important for me to learn more about what your goals and concerns are for your therapy. While we're chatting, I'll start to formulate a hypothesis for diagnosis that will later be used in the examination portion to confirm. After that, I will explain what examination I need to perform based on what we've discussed. This could be a lumbar spine exam, hip exam, muscle testing, postural analysis, external pelvic floor assessment, sacroiliac exam, diastasis recti assessment, deep core assessment. The entire session should last about 75 minutes.

Where will my visits be located?

In clinic sessions are located at 605 Barrow Street, Houma, LA 70360. 

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