It depends. At Jae Physical Therapy, we believe in one-on-one care where you will develop trust and comfort in your provider. You will spend about one hour once a week with your therapist whose focus will be on your needs. The visit and your plan of care will be tailored to your needs with input from your therapist and yourself. It will not be dictated by an outside entity. Jae Physical Therapy is an out-of-network provider so that your priorities become our priorities. This way, your treatment time will be focused and you will likely reach your goals in less time and visits, which means a more quick return to your normal schedule and improved quality of life. We have never had anyone regret an investment for their health and well-being.
As providers, we take pride in our accessibility; clients will be able to reach their therapist in multiple ways which includes email, text, and the chat feature in the medical records software.
No. There is open-access in the state of Florida, which means you do not need a prescription to see a physical therapist. Consider whether or not your out-of-network benefits will require one and it's always a good idea to have one just in case your care takes greater than 30 days to address.
The longer you wait for treatment, the longer your recovery will be. Just the same, the sooner you are evaluated, the sooner you will get on the road to recovery. There are many ways to examine someone in a way to encourage feeling comfortable and open to addressing symptoms/impairments.
A pelvic floor visit is appropriate prior to the 6 week postpartum physician visit, as an internal examination is not the only way to assess or treat pelvic floor symptoms/dysfunction or other issues stemming from pregnancy/labor/delivery.
An in-home visit or virtual visit can provide feedback on how you're moving in your environment and how to address these before they get out of hand.
A pelvic floor physical therapy examination really examines the entire body. Looking at how you move in general, joint motion, balance, if there are any deficits in strength or ability to stabilize your body, breathing mechanics, coordination of the pelvic floor for personal hygiene, and how your soft tissue moves, paying close attention to scar tissue.
The internal portion of the exam is not absolutely necessary but it can give more information about pelvic floor strength, endurance, and ability to lengthen, what areas are reproducing your symptoms, areas of pain, and areas of increased muscle tone. This is a very vulnerable examination and we want you to build trust and to feel comfortable throughout your care at Jae Physical Therapy. This is always only performed after verbal and written consent is obtained, and is not absolutely required on the first visit or any visit.
If having an in-person session scares or causes anxiety, please consider a virtual visit to help make you feel more comfortable.
The office is located conveniently in Davie, FL off of the I-75 and Griffin Rd.