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Telehealth Pelvic Physical Therapy: How & Why

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How Can Pelvic Physical Therapy Be Performed Via Telehealth?

Pelvic physical therapy can be performed in person or via telehealth. Sutton Health Advocacy provides pelvic physical therapy via telehealth.

Dr. Stacy obtains the majority of information about her patient’s condition through taking a thorough history. She believes that a thorough history can tell you just as much, if not more, information as a physical exam, with a few exceptions.

During your first visit, Dr. Stacy will take a thorough history. Depending on the nature of your condition, it is possible the entire first session could just be her asking you questions. The information obtained during this session will help to guide your unique treatment plan.

Your Unique Treatment Plan

Each patient is different with regards to the type of treatment that will help. For instance, some patients need a guided exercise program to increase their strength. Other patients may need more lifestyle guidance, with trial and error solutions that progress weekly.

Benefits of Telehealth Pelvic Physical Therapy

Telehealth pelvic physical therapy is great because you don’t even have to leave your house. This is especially helpful if you are a busy mom. Getting out of the house can be difficult with a new baby or children at home. In person visits can be difficult to coordinate. You may have to take your child with you to the appointment or find a babysitter.

In person visits my be impossible in your area. If you live in a rural area, your town or city may not have a pelvic health physical therapist. You may end up seeing a physical therapist who has limited knowledge of pelvic floor disorders, not getting any physical therapy, or having to travel a long distance to obtain services.

Telehealth is also a great option for those who are busy. With a telehealth visit, you do not have to worry about making it across town before or after work. You can perform the visit from your office over your lunch break, or in your home before or after work.

Last, and perhaps the most compelling reason why a televisit is a great option, is that there is no risk of getting COVID.

What if I Need In Person Physical Therapy?

During your initial visit, if Dr. Stacy believes a physical exam is necessary she will tell you and direct you to a local pelvic health physical therapist. Additionally, if Dr. Stacy believes at any time that you would benefit from hands on treatment, she will refer you to a local pelvic physical therapist.

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