WHY PELVIC HEALTH?
Pelvic health is often overlooked and therefore discredited. At their best, your pelvis and pelvic floor are among your greatest sources of strength and mobility; at there worst, they're likely the primary source of your discomfort and dysfunction. And the reality is: all humans of all ages perform better with a functional and effective pelvic floor.
At Restore, pelvic health is the focus. All physical therapists can address musculoskeletal issues, but not all physical therapists are trained to assess and treat the
pelvic floor internally when necessary nor do all physical therapists have specialized knowledge in pelvic floor
dysfunction and repair.
It’s important to relieve symptoms and improve functionality as
quickly as possible, but lasting relief comes from understanding the underlying cause of the
problem. Remember: Youth does not have a monopoly on wellness - the time to feel better is now.
THE RESTORE APPROACH
Urinary incontinence, urgency, frequency, or hesitancy
Constipation, difficulty with bowel movements, fecal incontinence
Painful sex and diminished orgasm
Pelvic organ prolapse
Restoration of core strength and posture
Diastasis rectus abdominus
Pelvic, low back, sciatic, and SI joint pain
C-section and episiotomy scar tissue
Pre- and post-partum
Pre- and post-prostatectomy
* This list is in no way exhaustive. And it's important to remember: just because these things are common, does not mean they’re normal or should be ignored.
One-on-One Appointments – Each appointment is spent with a specialized Doctor of Physical Therapy. No techs or aides. Just personalized, expert, one-on-one care.
Specialization - If you believe you are experiencing some type of pelvic floor dysfunction, it’s important to be evaluated by someone trained specifically in this area. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, Dr. Munk can assess – both externally and internally – the quality and tone of your pelvic floor muscles (whether they are over- or under-active) and your ability to manage and coordinate pressure.
Whole-Person Methodology - Because so many things can play a role in pelvic floor dysfunction, it’s important to treat the whole person. Dr. Munk's background is in manual therapy techniques, which means she takes a true hands-on approach. She's trained in joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue manipulation, and myofascial release. Dr. Munk assess your musculoskeletal and nervous systems, how you breathe, and any external factors that could influence your comfort and wellness.
ABOUT DR. MUNK
Hello and welcome! Thank you for considering Restore Pelvic Health Physical Therapy! I think it’s important for you to know a little about me to help you decide whether I’m the right fit for you and your needs.
I started treating pelvic floor dysfunction unexpectedly, but after beginning pelvic health training and treating my first pelvic floor patient, I quickly developed a true passion for it. This population has been underserved for too long, and there’s still too much of a gap in understanding about how physical therapists can treat pelvic floor dysfunction. The results of pelvic floor therapy can truly be life changing.
INSURANCE & PAYMENT
"We believe your care should be based on your needs & not dictated by your insurance company."
Restore offers out-of-network physical therapy services. This means you pay for services up front, and we'll provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company following treatment. As long as you have met your deductible, the majority of insurances will reimburse 50-80% of the cost.
Also, if you have an HSA or FSA, you can use those funds.