We are honored to have you as a patient! We want to make your healing and recovery as positive and beneficial as possible. Research shows that PT helps restore movement, relieve pain, strengthen muscles, improve function and prevent further injury. To receive the full benefit of PT you must be actively involved in your care. We are ONE TEAM with our patients and staff, committed to delivering QUALITY CARE in a QUALITY CARING manner!
To safely and efficiently provide excellent Physical Therapy healthcare to as many beneficiaries as possible.
To be the supreme Physical Therapy Service in the Military Healthcare System.
We will be One Team where patients, therapists and staff have unity of effort to maximize patient health and function, staff morale and efficient and effective organizational processes.
We will deliver Quality Care through maximally competent, maximally effective and maximally safe Physical Therapy care by highly trained medical professionals using evidence based best practices and state of the art rehabilitation in order to optimize the patient experience.
We will provide Quality Caring to deliver superior internal and external customer service, treat customers the way we would want to be treated and always take the opportunity to make things better.
Please read the information below that is important to your time with us.
Important Patient Information: Preparing for Your Appointment
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PFPT can address a variety of conditions and dysfunctions such as:
· Urinary incontinence
· Overactive bladder
· Urinary frequency (day/night)
· Pelvic organ prolapse
· Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
· Painful intercourse/dyspareunia
· Pelvic pain
· Pudendal neuralgia
· Vulvar vestibulitis
· Fecal incontinence
· Coccyx pain
· Osteitis pubis and high groin strains
· Prenatal/postpartum conditions:
pain, sacroiliac joint and pubic symphysis dysfunction, diastasis recti,
scar management following episitomy/perineal tearing/cesarean
· Post prostatectomy incontinence and/or overactive bladder
· Musculoskeletal pain associated with endometriosis
What to expect at your evaluation:
You will be meeting one on one with a female pelvic therapist and all treatment rooms are private. A chaperone is available to you to be present for the evaluation as well as any future treatments at your request. Your therapist will spend time obtaining an extensive history to learn about your condition and symptoms. She will perform a musculoskeletal examination which may consist of assessing your movement, alignment, strength, flexibility, range of motion, tenderness, and soft tissue quality. Your therapist will also likely perform an external and internal examination of your pelvic floor, either vaginally or rectally. The therapist will take time to discuss the evaluation process with you to allow you to ask any questions prior to participating. Your first session will take about 45 minutes.
What to expect for treatment sessions:
It can be difficult to predict or generalize how long a patient will need therapy prior to a thorough evaluation. Your therapist will determine a personalized treatment plan based on the evaluation findings in addition to discussing anticipated length of treatment. Follow up treatment sessions are typically 30-45 minutes in addition to a home program the therapist will prescribe.
Treatments and modalities utilized may include:
· Strengthening and flexibility exercises
· Downtraining/muscle relaxation
· Use of biofeedback (external/internal) to assess and retrain pelvic floor muscles
· Electrical stimulation to strengthen very weak muscles or relax overactive/tense muscles
· Manual therapy and myofascial release to address restrictions in muscle and scar
· Trigger point dry needling
· Dilator program
· Support/brace ordering
· Patient education