Frequently Asked Questions

about pelvic floor physical therapy

Don't see your question here? Just email us at empowerherppt@gmail.com. 
We will get back to you ASAP!

What exactly is pelvic physical therapy?

Pelvic physical therapy specializes in treating various pelvic conditions, including urinary and bowel issues, abdominal and lower back pain, sexual dysfunction, and post-surgery care. Therapists focus on the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems, assessing pelvic floor function through both external and internal techniques. While internal assessment is considered the "gold standard," it's optional, and patients can choose not to undergo it initially.

I am already doing Kegels and they're not helping. Why would pelvic PT help?

Pelvic physical therapy extends far beyond Kegel exercises, involving comprehensive rehabilitation to restore function through improved muscular support, neuromuscular control, behavioral habits, and re-training body movements. Thorough assessment guides a tailored plan with your therapist to achieve specific goals.

I've been told by Doctors my pain with intercourse is all in my head or I "just need to relax". How would Pelvic PT help with that?

Unfortunately, we have heard this from clients over and over again. Often times stress and anxiety can contribute to pain, particularly with intimacy; however, a pelvic floor muscle assessment will likely demonstrate a musculoskeletal cause for your pain.

I'm having/had a C-section, why would my pelvic floor need therapy?

The abdominal muscles act as an accessory to your pelvic floor, often mirroring each other's functional ability. Consequently, after significant abdominal surgery or incision, pelvic instability may arise due to decreased muscular support from both the abdominals and pelvic floor. We believe it is wise to prioritize safety and well-being after any birthing method and receive a thorough pelvic evaluation.

Do you take insurance?

We do not take insurance at this point. However, a few advantages of private, cash-based practices include flexible schedules, longer one-on-one treatment times, and being with the same therapist throughout your plan of care.

Can I talk to a therapist before I book to make sure Pelvic PT is right for me?

Absolutely! Just give us a call at (816)-341-2008 or email empowerherppt@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. We will get back to you ASAP!

Group Copy 3 svg

FIND US

  • ​​Home Holistic: 7927 Floyd St. Overland Park KS, 66204
  • ​​816.341.2008
  • ​​empowerherppt@gmail.com