What is pelvic floor physical therapy?
Physical therapists are doctorate-level experts in treating neuromuscular pain, weakness, and conditions in the body. Pelvic health physical therapists have advanced training to address bladder, bowel, and sexual health concerns and conditions, in addition to orthopedic conditions (like low back pain for example). We are trained to assess your whole body, including internal and external pelvic floor muscle exams to determine the best program and techniques for you to reach your goals.
Do you accept insurance?
Flow Physical Therapy and Wellness PLLC is an Out-of-Network (OON) Provider for all insurance. Payment is due at the time of service by check, cash, credit card, or HSA/FSA cards. Insurance companies often reimburse for OON physical therapy treatments. We will provide documentation for you to submit to your insurance directly. Physical Therapy services qualify for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexibile Spending Accounts (FSA). Please contact your insurance to inquire about OON benefits.
We chose out-of-network provider structure because it allows us to spend more one-on-one time in our sessions and remain client focused with our hands on focus and head to toe assessments. This means you will have your therapist's undivided attention for minimum 60 minutes, will never work with aides/assistants, and will never have any surprise bills for your visits.
Your therapist will also be accessible to you in between sessions for communication and will provide you with education and resources to help you manage your condition in between your visits with confident understanding.
As a result, this model ultimately results in fewer visits, faster outcomes, and decreased overall cost of co-pays and unnecessary visits.
Do I need a referral or a prescription?
In the state of Texas, a referral from a physician is not required to attend physical therapy. However, if your physical therapist feels additional medical examination or treatment may be best for you, we may recommend you see a physician.
Do you have a cancellation or no show policy?
Yes, a cancellation fee will be charged if less than 48 hours in advance to keep the most available schedule for those waiting for an appointment. Exceptions will made for emergencies.
What should I expect at my first session?
During your initial evaluation, we'll spend 20-30+ minutes chatting and get to know each other. It's so important for us to learn more about what your goals and concerns are for your therapy. While we're chatting, we'll start to formulate a hypothesis for diagnosis that will later be used in the examination portion to confirm. After that, we will explain what examination we need to perform based on what we've discussed. This could be, but not limited to, a lumbar spine exam, hip exam, muscle testing, postural/gait analysis, external pelvic floor assessment (with Dr. Melissa), sacroiliac exam, diastasis recti assessment, deep core assessment. The entire session should last about 75 minutes.
Where will my visits be located?
In clinic sessions are located at 4200 Research Forest Drive Ste 150, The Woodlands, TX 77382.
Virtual programs are performed via our medical telehealth platform.
Can I attend therapy on my period?
Yes! If you are comfortable and not experiencing significant period pain, you can receive internal treatment on your period. The pelvic floor strength and flexibility is influenced by your hormones, so it can be beneficial for your therapist to see how it changes throughout your cycle. If you are uncomfortable, your therapist can focus your session on your external part of your treatment plan.
Do I have to have pelvic health concerns to receive orthopedic physical therapy treatment?
No, you do NOT have to have pelvic pain or women's health concerns for orthopedic physical therapy. Dr. Patrick is our board certified orthopedic clinical specialist who specializes in injury rehab. He is here to address all of your concerns regarding sprains, strains, low back pain, and all injuries in between.
Do I get access to both Dr. Patrick and Dr. Melissa for my sessions?