How do I start pelvic physical therapy?
Just call or email for an appointment! Elizabeth sees patients from all over the southeast. She is located in the Druid HIlls / Emory area of Atlanta, GA. We will help you schedule an appointment and discuss any questions you may have regarding our location and your visit.
What should I expect on the first visit?
- Your first visit lasts 1 1/2 hours. We will begin by spending time discussing your medical history and any other relevant background information for the condition.
- Your physical examination will include a thorough orthopedic physical therapy screening combined with a pelvic-specific examination, possibly including internal assessment (vaginal and/or rectal as appropriate to diagnosis).
- We will discuss your findings and develop a realistic plan of care based on your physical presentation, goals, schedule and needs. Treatment will be completed during this evaluation session and you can expect to be sent home with homework and/or resources to review.
- Follow-up visits will be planned at that the first visit. These are 55 minutes in length – the frequency of visits depends on your particular condition and acuity of the symptoms.
Please note the following:
- Full direct access to physical therapy services in Georgia, without requiring a physician referral, went into effect in July, 2015. However, many insurance companies still require referral by a medical physician, so please bring it with you to your appointment if you have it.
- We are considered an out-of-network provider for insurance companies and the amount you may be reimbursed depends on your individual plan. We take care of everything from verifying your benefits to filing the claim and following with appeals (if needed). What this means – you will pay us at the time of service. Then we will submit a claim to your insurance company and you will be directly reimbursed (amount dependent on your particular benefits). You may also use your HSA or FSA funds. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office for clarification!
What if I live far away? How do I find other pelvic therapists?
- Your local physician (urologist, gynecologist, urogynecologist, etc) may have a good recommendation.
- Local mom’s groups are also amazing resources.
- There are great search engines available to help! Here are a few: