Patient Information and Downloads

We treat Women and Men for:                                                                 

  • Stress Incontinence 
  • Urgency / Frequency 
  • Urge Incontinence                                                                                             
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Dyspareunia 
  • Constipation
  • IC                                                                                                             
Fluid Intake Tips
The Health Value of Water.docx
Microsoft Word document [23.6 KB]
Bladder Education
Bladder Education Training.docx
Microsoft Word document [40.8 KB]
Bladder Diary and Instructions
UPT Bladder Diary Instructions.docx
Microsoft Word document [26.4 KB]
Exercise Chart & Instructions
UPT Excercise Chart Instructions.docx
Microsoft Word document [25.7 KB]

Frequently Asked Questions About Pelvic Floor Therapy

1. Who is Pelvic Floor Therapy for? 

Patients with Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Prolapse, Pain w/ Intercourse, Pelvic Pain, and Constipation.

 

2. I Don't Understand How Pelvic Floor Therapy Can Help?

      Pelvic Floor Therapy (PFT), sometimes called Pelvic Muscle Rehab , has been around for

        many years. People  often  attempt to exercise the pelvic floor by performing "Kegel

        Exercises", but  are performing them improperly or most often not following the right

        exercise prescription and therefore not making progress. It's no different than going to a gym

        to strengthen other muscles of your  body but you have no idea how much to lift or how

        often. With the guidance of a PFD  Specialist (think of them as a personal trainer for the 

        pelvic floor) and Hi-Tech equipment PFT offers a clear, visual reinforcement of accuracy and

       effectiveness of the muscle exercise  to obtain optimal results. It is recently becoming a more

       widely accepted treatment in the US as the AUA (American Urologic Association) now

       recommends PFT as the first step in  treatment for  Pelvic Floor Disorder (PFD). 

 

3. What Will Happen at PFT?

       At each appointment, evaluation sensors are placed in the vagina (rectum for men) and our

       sophisticated instrumentation  measures the force of pelvic muscle contractions to confirm the

       correct muscle is being  contracted and determines the exact muscle fatigue point. The

       information allows the PFD Specialist to create an exercise regimen with specific muscle

       strengthening instruction that requires approximately five minutes per day to execute and does

       not require a device to be used to complete the exercise's at home.  A mild stimulus is also

       used to guide you in identifying the correct muscle, stimulate contractions of pelvic muscle

       tissue and electro stimulation of the pelvic floor nerve . PFT is NOT painful and is always

       adjusted to your specific comfort.

 

4. What Should I Expect?

       At each appointment the PFD Specialist will remeasure the force of your contractions and use

       electrical stimulation to exercise the muscle. The average patient only needs 5 to 6 visits; each

       one only lasting about 40 minutes. Based on the information obtained during the initial

       evaluation a comprehensive Plan Of Care  is developed specifically for you which may

       include Bladder Retraining & Dietary Modifications. Patients should notice positive changes

       in symptoms in 3 to 4 weeks and significant changes in 3 to 6 months. 

 

5. How Did You Come Up With the Amount I Need to Pay? 

     The amount you pay isn't determined by us or your providers office, but by

     the insurance company and the plan you selected.

 

6.  How Do I Schedule PFT?

     While at the doctor's  office you might complete a 'Benefits Request' Form confirming you want your

       benefits checked. Once you tell your doctor  you want your benefits checked they will fax the referral

       to our Scheduling Team. Our team will have your benefits checked within 48 hours of receiving the

       referral. Our Patient Coordinator will then be notified to contact you and let you know any out-of-

       pocket you owe, answer your questions and schedule your appointment if you are ready to get started.

       WATCH FOR CALLS AND TEXT FROM THE SCHEDULING TEAM. 

 

7.  Where Will I Have the PFT?

       At the doctor's office who provided this brochure, which means you don't have to search for a new

       location for your appointment or get to know  all new people. Your physician remains the driver of

       your care. That's another reason our patients LOVE our In-Office PFT program.  

 

8.  What is the Training for PFD Specialist?

       Our PFD Specialist go through an intense 'Internal Certification' program of approximately 500 hours

       SPECIFICALLY on Pelvic Floor Disorders. It was created in conjunction with two nurse

       practitioners who are pioneers in PFT for over 20 years and train nationally & our clinical advisor

       who is a PA-C,MA,RN and Rehab Specialist for over 10 years. She designed, implemented and

       served as program director for a urinary and fecal incontinence program for an Internal Medicine &

       Urology practice. She has also appeared on radio talk shows and served on advisory boards for PFT.

       Our PFD Specialist are known for their compassion and vast knowledge in what they do. 

 

 

 

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