What is Feldenkrais?
The Feldenkrais Method is a form of somatic education that works with the nervous system to re-awaken patterns of movement that will be useful to us and give us more movement options we forgot we had. Through small movements and slow repetition, the body learns with proprioception and directed attention, better ease in motion. The result is more efficient movement with less effort.
For more on the Feldenkrais Method, visit www.feldenkrais.com
What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
The pelvic floor muscles form a supportive sling in the lower pelvis. They provide support to the pelvic organs and help keep the pelvic bones stable. They are essential in maintaining continence, supporting organs and help with sexual appreciation. Dysfunction can arise when the muscles spasm, are weakened, if there is an imbalance in strength from one side to the other, or nearby nerves or skin are irritated. When dysfunction is present, the muscles don’t work properly (don’t contract or relax effectively) and can either cause pain or an inefficiency or inability to perform their regular function.
What should I expect?
A PT evaluation involves taking a history of the current problem and past medical history, looking at overall posture and general movements of the body and then looking more specifically how everything relates to the “problem area”.
Most evaluations are done with the patient fully clothed (loose fitting, comfortable clothes are preferred.)
For pelvic floor evaluations, if patient is agreeable, an internal pelvic floor muscle evaluation is performed. This can be stopped at any time. Patient comfort is extremely important here. I will be happy to discuss further details in a phone conversation prior to setting up the evaluation.
Most evaluations take 1 hour but can go up to 1 1/2 hours.
Is my insurance accepted?
I do not bill insurance, payment is due at time of service. Cash and checks are preferred but I can also accept credit or debit cards.
I can provide you with a superbill that I email or mail to you after your visit. This can be submitted to a PPO insurance plan for reimbursement at your out-of-network provider rate. It is best to bring a prescription from your doctor for ongoing PT treatment.
Common conditions I treat include:
Pelvic pain or dysfunction
Painful bladder syndrome/ IC
Where traditional PT hasn’t worked
General pain – affecting movement
Pain that’s accumulated over time – is now chronic