What Physical Therapy
Can Do For You
Physical therapists evaluate the pelvic floor muscles and develop an individual program that may include: External/internal pelvic floor massage, relaxation training, biofeedback, strengthening, electrical stimulation, bladder retraining, postural retraining and home exercises.
- Teach strategies to manage flare-ups and provide tools to create a healing environment for your body.
- With your input, help determine the best method to facilitate your recovery.
- Encourage and aid you in maximizing effort and energy for your guided home program.
The physical therapy evaluation includes:
- Complete postural assessment
- Spinal screening
- Testing the pelvic floor for strength, coordination, tension, and tenderness
I may use both biofeedback and palpating (feeling) the muscles of the pelvic floor as part of the evaluation. Based on the findings, we develop a treatment plan to help restore your pelvic floor/region health. Be assured the treatment plan always takes your personal goals into account. The frequency and duration of physical therapy varies per individual and is estimated on completion of the evaluation. Most patients require 6 to 12 visits. Treatment will continue only if we see measurable progress with regards to improved quality of life and function.
If you would like to discuss your symptoms and find out if therapy may help, please contact Denise Alberto via phone at (408) 307-0901.
Telehealth Wellness Visits
I am available for physical therapy appointments via Telehealth at this time. This is a non-insurance program, so you may not submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, however, this is a good way to stay on top of issues, get questions answered, review home exercise programs, etc. Please contact me for additional information about this treatment option.
Please note: I recommend you let your primary care know you are seeking PT and get a referral, even though California is now a direct access state for PT. The physical therapist shall not continue treating the patient beyond 45 calendar days or 12 visits, whichever occurs first, without receiving, a dated signature on the physical therapist’s plan of care from the patient’s physician, surgeon, or podiatrist indicating approval of the physical therapist’s plan of care. Approval of the physical therapist’s plan of care shall include an
in-person patient examination and evaluation of the patient’s condition and, if indicated, testing by the physician, surgeon, or podiatrist.