About Flex PT ATL
Flex PT ATL was built out of a need for both increased masculine visibility within the pelvic health community, as well as increased queer representation in the medical community at large, both for patients and for providers.
As an openly gay male pelvic health clinician, Dr. Lance Frank’s mission when starting Flex PT was to be the go-to clinic and clinician for men, as well as, queer folx with pelvic floor dysfunction in the Atlanta metro area.
As a person with a penis, it can feel very vulnerable and isolating having issues with your equipment. Not only is it worrisome when things go wrong (think: pain with ejaculation, pain with erections, or erectile dysfunction), but it’s also even more stressful having to reveal such information to providers you may not exactly relate to because of their gender.
It’s also even more stressful and frustrating when you do finally open up about your symptoms, and there aren’t any providers in your area that specialize in what you need with the same parts.
Similarly, being outwardly and openly gay, Dr. Frank also understands the all-too-common misconceptions and assumptions that are made about queer folks. Dr. Frank hears all the time from his queer patients the type of heteronormative language the’ve heard in their medical appointments. Misjudgment happens all. the. time. Everything from who patients have sex with, how or what patients are being penetrated with, or flat-out discrimination or refusal of care because of sexuality or gender identities.
Being a member of a group that already experiences significant barriers to healthcare, the therapists at Flex PT ATL strive to make it the ‘go-to’ place for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Atlanta area who require assistance with pelvic health or orthopedic issues.