Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only treat individuals who experience cesarean deliveries?

No, I see individuals who are recovering from all birth delivery methods. In addition, I treat persons across the postpartum lifespan, so anyone who is recently postpartum or years into postpartum recovery.

How are occupational therapists different from physical therapists?

Although both professions receive basic foundational education in pelvic health, this area of practice is a post-professional specialty. Therefore, occupational therapists and physical therapists enroll in the same or similar continuing education courses. However, occupational therapists see you through a different professional lens than physical therapists. Everything you do during the day affects your pelvic health and postpartum success, therefore, I analyze all your daily activities to assess functional performance and determine areas for improvement to resolve your issues. For example, do you sit all day at your computer? Do you lift heavy items throughout the day?

What is pelvic floor occupational therapy for postpartum rehabilitation?

An occupational therapist is specifically trained in task analysis to evaluate functional performance in your everyday activities, roles, and routines. Thus, I go beyond only addressing musculoskeletal issues with physical exercise plans. My role is to be a listener, problem-solver, educator, and coach to provide you with an individualized treatment plan that encompasses a variety of physical and cognitive needs for a successful postpartum recovery. I like to think of an occupational therapist as a “jack of all therapy trades”.

Do you accept insurance?

No. Unfortunately, insurance companies place too many constraints on how I offer services, which create barriers to positive client outcomes. I will, however, provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance provider. You may also pay with a HSA/FSA card.

Do I need a referral from my physician?

In Florida, a referral is not required for my pelvic floor occupational therapy services. However, a referral may be required according to your insurance provider if you plan on submitting a superbill for reimbursement.

Is an internal assessment required for in-person pelvic health therapy?

No. I have other methods to obtain the necessary information to perform a detailed assessment without requiring an internal assessment. Plus, I can teach you how to self-assess your pelvic floor, which is incredibly advantageous for you to monitor progress and empower your success.

How many sessions will I need?

This answer depends on your specific needs. Some individuals need more frequent face-to-face guidance while others may benefit from intermittent treatment sessions. During the evaluation, we will discuss your learning style and preferences.

How do I set up an appointment?

What if I have more questions?

Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.