You’ve finally found hope that your uncomfortable and even embarrassing pelvic floor symptoms can be solved. You have a better understanding of the “how, when, and why” of the initial visit. Now, let’s get into the treatment process and what happens when you’ve completed your healing journey.
In this article, we’ll explain our hybrid approach, frequency and different types of visits, and why each is important to your journey of living a symptom and worry-free life.
What’s a Hybrid Approach?
With Baton Rouge traffic, childcare challenges, and lack of vacation time at work, most of our patients are looking for creative ways to get the care they deserve without putting their life on hold. We strive to respect your schedule and accommodate your lifestyle. Based on patient feedback, we have created a hybrid model of care that incorporates in-person AND telehealth appointments, so you don’t have to come to our office EACH you need to benefit from therapy. You can get better from the comfort of your home!
You Mentioned Telehealth. What Does That Look Like?
Every time we need to do “hands-on” treatment or use equipment, you will need to be physically present in the office. However, if there is an exercise, stretch, or lifestyle modification we can teach you virtually, we make it a point to do so. Make sure you have a working computer or phone, reliable internet connection, and some space on your floor to demonstrate all the things we will teach you!
How Often Do I Need to Come?
We will be able to recommend a frequency once you come in for a full examination. Everyone’s symptoms, health level, and goals are different. Generally, we start slow so you can absorb all the new things you’re learning. Once you’ve started making some progress and you’re seeing results, we will ramp up the appointment frequency to really optimize your success. Once you’re symptom-free, the fun doesn’t stop! We will decrease visits so you can start living life again, but still have us as a “lifeline” as you add more challenges back into your daily rhythm. All of our recommendations will be personalized to accommodate your specific schedule, lifestyle, and needs.
How Much Work Do I Have to Do at Home?
When it comes to your care, you can be as proactive or passive as you want. Some people only have the mental energy to stumble in here and receive treatment, and that’s ok. Ultimately, we want to teach you how to treat yourself when future challenges arise. When therapy is working optimally, we will perform a technique and then immediately teach you how to do that same technique at home. After your appointment, we will send you a video recap of everything you learned and a weekly checklist of things you can do to augment your care and take back control.
Do I Stay With the Same Therapist the Entire Time?
All of our therapists have areas of specialty where our skills shine! During the phone consultation, we will do our best to pair you with the therapist that fits your needs and personality. During your care, you will see at least one other therapist to fix your movement patterns with corrective exercises. By therapist recommendation or patient request, we can also have another staff therapist provide a consultation and/or treatment. We want the right therapist to provide the right treatment at the right time. Teamwork makes the dream work!
What’s Corrective Exercise?
You will frequently hear us say the phrase, “You are more than your floor.” Even though we will start your treatment at the level of the pelvic floor, we don’t stay there. Your body is connected and if we fail to look at your whole body, your symptoms won’t stay gone. We use personalized, corrective-style exercises and drills to diagnose and treat movement patterns that cause many of your problems. Let’s move our bodies smart, not hard.
I’m at the end of my healing journey and my life has completely changed! What now?
What Happens After I Graduate From Therapy?
After you finish your plan of care, we want you to feel empowered to tackle anything that life throws your way. Now that you're not dealing with a sickness or problem, we can work on being well, healthy, and ultimately fit. On your patient journey, we will have identified some fitness goals, movement strengths, and optimal plan to keep you active and strong for the rest of your life.
What Happens if My Symptoms Flare Up?
We love to tell people that even though you have graduated, that doesn’t mean we have to “break up.” All of your video-based learning and handouts will be yours to keep and reference forever. If you have tried to fix the problem and need more support, call our office first and we’ll see if we can help over the phone. If more treatment is needed, you can always come back!
What Else Can You Help Me With?
Our wellness programs are always expanding. Many of our patients come back for check-ins, tune-ups, fitness training, and/or coaching on a weekly basis. We want to help you exceed your goals!
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