SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT
Please complete the form below if you'd like to schedule an appointment for a consultation or treatment. Please let us know the preferred days and preferred times and we'll do our best to accommodate your schedule. Also, please provide a brief description of your condition. Someone will contact you to follow-up and verify your appointment shortly after we receive your form.
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Visit our 2 Convenient Locations:
75 Plandome Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
New York, NY 10012
PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT
Your First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Appointment:
You've made your first appointment for pelvic floor physical therapy and no doubt have questions about what will take place. Our physical therapists are specially trained and have extensive experience treating pelvic floor dysfunction. Here's what you can expect during your first visit to our office.
As part of your initial appointment, the physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, beginning with a complete medical history. You will be asked about:
the state of your health in general;
the medications you are currently taking;
the nature of your problem and how it has an impact on your life;
the treatments you have tried to date;
the surgeries or procedures you have undergone;
issues specifically related to your problem such as the intensity of your pain;
what makes your pain worse;
how many times you use the toilet each day; and
whether it is painful to urinate, have a bowel movement or have sexual relations.
We understand that some of these topics may seem very personal and difficult for you to discuss. However, this information is very important as it will enable your physical therapist to thoroughly understand your problem, provide an accurate diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment program.
Next, the physical therapist will evaluate your posture and conduct a musculoskeletal assessment to see how well your muscles and joints move. In addition, an internal examination will be performed to check your pelvic floor muscles to identify factors which may contribute to or result from your condition. If at any point you feel uncomfortable or in pain, let your physical therapist know immediately.
Based on the information you share and the findings of the evaluation, a plan of care will be created for you. This treatment plan, which will likely consist of various components depending upon your condition, will be carried out during your following physical therapy sessions.
We encourage you to ask questions or voice any concerns throughout your treatment. Pelvic floor physical therapy is a relationship between partners. Working together, you and the physical therapist can help you meet your recovery goals.
YOUR PERSONALIZED TREATMENT PLAN
Pelvic floor physical therapists are specially trained to treat pelvic health issues using non-surgical methods. Your physical therapist will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to help you meet your therapy goals. You will be treated in one-on-one sessions in a private treatment room. Your treatment plan will include a combination of techniques that may include the following:
Your physical therapist may use hands-on treatment such as:
Myofascial/trigger point release
Soft tissue techniques
Massage (internal and/or external)
Application of medical devices
State-of-the-art medical devices may be used for muscle re-education and pain management including:
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Ultrasound (high frequency sound waves)
To complement your treatment sessions in our office, you may be given one or more of the following to help you manage your symptoms:
Exercises for you to do at home (muscle strengthening and relaxation, stretching and release techniques, etc.)
Behavior modification techniques
Suggestions on making adjustments to your diet
Throughout the course of your treatment, your physical therapist will assess and monitor your progress. Be sure to tell her if you are experiencing pain, have new symptoms, or have difficulty performing any at-home exercises. By keeping track of how you are doing, your physical therapist will be able to note areas that need continued attention as well as new symptoms that should be addressed. Treatment techniques will be modified or changed, as necessary.
Also, please express any concerns or questions you may have about your treatment plan. The greater your understanding about your condition and care plan, the more you are empowered to comply with treatment and be a true partner in your own healing.
PAYMENT + BILLING
We are dedicated to the care of each patient that requires our dedication and time. Since most of our treatments are longer than other physical therapy offices, and we only treat one patient per hour, patients having private insurance must submit payment at the time of service. We will assist you in submitting your claim for reimbursement from your insurance carrier. You are urged to call our office so that we can determine your physical therapy deductibles and benefit and possibly apply for an out-of-network insurance exception.
New Dimensions Physical Therapy is a Medicare provider. Medicare patients are not required to submit payment. We will file your Medicare claim for payment.