What is a pelvic floor physical therapist?
A pelvic floor physical therapist is a physical therapist who takes extra training and education to work with pelvic floor dysfunction. A pelvic floor PT is one who treats dysfunctions based on problems with pooping, peeing, or sex.
2. What should I expect for my first visit?
For your first visit, expect an hour and a half for the entire evaluation to be completed. Wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in, you will most likely be asked to perform tasks such as squatting. If it determined necessary, you may have an internal pelvic floor examination performed which involves only the therapist’s fingers and lubrication. The musculature throughout the pelvic floor (whether via vaginally or rectally) will be assessed. This can possibly contribute to some soreness. If you have questions or concerns about your first visit or the internal examination please speak with Dr. Kaylee prior to the appointment.
3. Do you take my insurance?
FEMMEmpowerment and Advocacy is a “fee for service” provider, meaning we do not go through insurance companies. This allows us to offer you the most value for your treatments. There is a possibility you could potentially be reimbursed for your out of network contributions and if you wish to try, request superbills be sent to you following your visit so you can submit to your insurance company. Dr. Kaylee will help you with this.
4. Do I need a prescription from my physician to see you?
In the state of Florida, you can see a physical therapist without a physician prescription for 30 days. If your plan of care continues after 30 days, a referral will be necessary. Dr. Kaylee will help you with this.
5. What conditions does FEMMEmpowerment and Advocacy treat?
Urinary Incontinence (leakage of urine)
Pain with Sex
Pain during Pregnancy
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Low Back Pain
Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction
Symptoms Related to Endometriosis
6. What makes FEMMEmpowerment and Advocacy unique?
You get one on one care with the clinician. You are never interrupted by another patient. You have an option to have a mobile treatment or meet Dr. Kaylee at her office. You get treated like royalty. You get access to your home exercise programs. You become friends with your doctor!