1. What is a pelvic floor physical therapist?
A pelvic floor physical therapist is a physical therapist who has taken extra courses and training in order to treat pelvic floor dysfunctions. An easy way to remember this is to think of a pelvic floor physical therapist as someone who treats problems with pooping, peeing, and sex. Things that pelvic floor physical therapists treat are:
Incontinence (urinary or fecal)
Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
Pain with Sex
2. What should I expect on my first visit?
For your first visit, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothing. Something that is easy to move around in and something that is easy to remove if necessary. During your first visit, you can expect an hour and a half for the entire evaluation to be completed. This will include strength testing, range of motion, testing muscles throughout the body, mobility of the spine, hips, sacrum, and tailbone, and tenderness to palpate different areas and muscles. If necessary, you may have an internal examination performed which will require you to remove your pants and underwear in order for the doctor to access the area of treatment. Your physical therapist will walk you through the entire process to make sure you are comfortable. There is only use of the fingers, no tools are utilized during initial evaluation process. Please bring up any concerns before your internal examination!
3. How do I access my paperwork or complete any required papers before my first visit?
Following scheduling your first visit, your intake paperwork can be found under “General Forms” unless Dr. Kaylee has emailed them to you separately.
4. Will I be sore after my first visit?
It is very possible you may be sore after the first visit. You should notice improvement or less soreness after 1-2 days, if not please contact Dr. Kaylee.
5. How do I decide if I want the mobile visit or to meet Dr. Kaylee?
This decision is totally up to you. Choosing mobile gives you the freedom of having your treatments inside your own home without having to leave the house to make it happen. If you prefer to meet Dr. Kaylee at the Birth Center, that is an option as well.
6. What makes FEMMEmpowerment and Advocacy unique?
FEMMEmpowerment and Advocacy was formed to empower and advocate for you and the care you deserve. You get full one on one treatments and the time and ability to get any questions answered. You have access to Dr. Kaylee via email, text, or phone with any questions or problems. Your home exercises are included with your treatments and you get follow up emails following each visit to remind you of the main points. You have the option of being seen in your home or at the Birth Center of St. Pete. It is like choosing first class over coach!!
7. Do I have to get a prescription from my physician first?
Florida law allows you to be seen by a physical therapist without a prescription from your doctor. If your plan of care lasts longer than 30 days, we will request a prescription from your doctor. Dr. Kaylee will help you do this.
8. Do you accept my insurance?
Please call 931-704-4540 to discuss this in detail.
FEMMEmpowerment and Advocacy is a concierge model. This means we work for you, not for your insurance company. We are out of network, meaning we do not accept insurance. We do accept HSA accounts and would be happy to complete a superbill if you would like to try and get reimbursement for your out of network contributions!