Common questions!

Still a little confused about what Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy has to do with pregnancy and postpartum recovery?  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at the bottom of the page if your question isn’t answered below!

What should I expect my In-Person appointments to be Like?

Our first session together will be an initial exam where we talk about your therapy goals and pertinent information in your medical history, assess your ability to do functional tasks included in your day to day routine, and initiate practices that we can work on during and between sessions to enhance your physical therapy experience. Often an internal examination of your pelvic floor is included in the initial examination. Although this is not required, it is highly recommended as it will allow me to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of your pelvic floor, which is the foundation for all functional activities. All visits following the initial examination will include some or all of the following depending on your specific goals: breathing exercises, manual therapy, exercise progressions, and education.

How long will my In-Person Physical Therapy appointment last?

You should plan on 75 minutes for your initial evaluation and 60 minutes for subsequent visits. 

Do I need a referral from my doctor to  set-up a Physical Therapy appointment? 

Michigan is a direct access state; therefore, you do NOT need a referral from your doctor to be evaluated by a Physical Therapist.

How do I pay for my Physical Therapy appointment?

Mamas and Misses provides a cash-based service and does not accept payment from insurance companies at this time. The benefit for my clients is that the services provided can be solely based on your individual needs rather than the expectations and demands of the insurance companies.  Offering a cash-based service means that you know the cost of my services upfront and there will be no hidden fees or unexpected deductibles.

Payment can be done via Credit or Debit card including HSA Debit cards. If you desire to personally seek reimbursement from your insurance provider please inquire about required documentation and I will be happy to provide that resource to you following our session. 

What should I wear for my Physical Therapy appointment?

Wear something that makes you feel comfortable that you can easily move around in. Your exam will include movements that are part of your daily routine including lifting, squating, and walking. Likely a portion of the exam will include undressing from the waist down for assessment of your pelvic floor muscles.

Is Dr. Nicole Bringer, DPT qualified to do Internal Pelvic Floor Exams?

In addition to being a licensed physical therapist, Dr. Nicole received training from the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy and is qualified to perform internal pelvic floor examination and treatment. If you do not wish to have an internal pelvic floor exam during your evaluation, no problem! This portion of the evaluation is ALWAYS optional and ONLY recommended if the information gathered could improve your physical therapy experience.

How do I get started?

Click on the "Book" button below to find a day and time that works for us to start working together. After scheduling your physical therapy evaluation, keep an eye on your inbox for a confirmation email with additional details about your upcoming appointment.

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