Pelvic Health Physical TherapyMidtown Atlanta's Pelvic Health Experts
Frustrated by previous health experiences on your pelvic health journey? We hear it all the time, and as your pelvic health physical therapists, we take that personally and are changing the narrative. We offer a variety of virtual and in-person services for frustrated folx with pelvic floor dysfunction.
Flex PT’s 3-Step Process
Relieve your pain
Identify and address the root cause of your problem
Build resiliency and learn to fully manage your body long term to feel your best
Virtual Pelvic Health Consultations
Have a few questions about your pelvic floor symptoms? Need help navigating the healthcare system to get answers? Let me help you!
These virtual consultations with Dr. Frank are for people who have been suffering in silence with their pelvic health concerns. Or for those people who have seen multiple healthcare providers for their pelvic floor symptoms only to be told “everything came back negative”. The biggest thing I’ve learned since being active on social media is that a lot of people don’t know where to start. This is for those people.
30 minutes via zoom
No insurance accepted
Virtual Pelvic Health Coaching
Know you have pelvic floor dysfunction, but don’t have a physical therapist locally to help you? Or do you have a therapist locally working with you, but you’re not making progress? Or do you just want another opinion from another set of eyes? Schedule a coaching session!
Coaching sessions are one-on-one with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy for a full hour. These coaching sessions include a full subjective intake assessment as well as a visual movement assessment and a guided orthopedic and pelvic floor examination to examine your deficits from afar. During these virtual coaching sessions, your therapist will utilize your hands to guide you through different assessments to better understand your symptoms. They will then help to explain your symptoms and provide education, tools and resources tailored to you and your pelvic health goals.
One hour via Flex PT ATL patient portal, Jane App
*Coaching packages are available to purchase in various quantities and varying rates, and each package offers a discounted rate from the single session rate. Upon completion of the initial evaluation, your therapist will discuss with you the most appropriate option for continuing care based on your symptoms and prognosis.
No insurance accepted
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
At Flex PT ATL, you can expect a full hour with one on one attention from your physical therapist. Each visit is tailored based on your symptoms, your specific needs, and your goals.
At the initial evaluation, your therapist will take a thorough subjective assessment to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Then your therapist will examine and assess your body movement and pelvic mechanics to identify any faulty movement patterns and tailor your treatment to your specific impairments. There is often a pelvic exam during this process that may or may not include an internal pelvic exam, via the vagina or rectum, depending on your symptoms.
This allows your therapist to fully examine your pelvic floor and provide an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms. Your Doctor of Physical Therapy will be a part of your personal treatment team throughout your plan of care and will help you achieve your pelvic health goals. Follow up treatments will usually include different manual therapy techniques including soft tissue mobilization, trigger point dry needling, shockwave therapy, cupping, and connective tissue manipulation; neuromuscular re-education/coordination exercises; therapeutic exercise; neural downregulation and relaxation techniques like breathing and meditation; self-care tactics for symptom reduction, and education regarding anatomy, physiology, and etiology of symptoms.
90 Minutes at Flex PT ATL, in Atlanta, GA
Only available to Georgia residents or out-of-town coaching patients traveling to Atlanta
*Treatment packages are available to purchase in various quantities and varying rates, and each package offers a discounted rate from the single session rate. Upon completion of the initial evaluation, your therapist will discuss with you the most appropriate option for continuing care based on your symptoms and prognosis.
No insurance accepted
This is not an exhaustive list of diagnoses we treat at Flex PT ATL.
However, it is a list of common diagnoses we see and frequently treat.
If you do not see your diagnosis on this list, please contact us to discuss your diagnosis and available treatment options.
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
- Peyronie’s disease
- Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)
- Pre- or post prostatectomy surgery
- Pain during or after ejaculation
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Urge urinary incontinence
- Urinary Urgency
- Urinary frequency / “Overactive Bladder”
- Urinary hesitancy
- Urinary retention
- Post void dribbling
- Voiding dysfunction
- Interstitial cystitis
- Post-prostatectomy incontinence
- Painful urination
- IBS (Constipation, diarrhea, mixed)
- Rectal prolapse
- Dyssynergic defecation
- Anal fissures
- Pain with bowel movements
- Pain with vaginal penetration (dyspareunia)
- Pain with anal penetration (anodyspareunia)
- Pain with orgasm
- Pain with or after ejaculation
- Pain with erections
- Pain with urination/bowel movements
- Penile pain
- Anorectal pain (proctalgia fugax)
- Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Sacroiliac dysfunction
- Testicular pain
- Pain with sitting
- Abdominal pain
- Groin pain
- Tailbone pain
- Hip or lower back pain
- Gender affirmation surgery rehabilitation
Treatment Sessions Might Include:
Low intensity shockwave therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses gentle pulses of energy to help improve blood flow and promote tissue healing. It’s often used to treat conditions like erectile dysfunction or certain types of musculoskeletal pain. The therapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms, which can lead to better circulation and tissue repair. It’s like a gentle “wake-up call” for your body to help it heal and function better.
Trigger point dry needling is a therapeutic technique used by trained healthcare professionals, often physical therapists, to alleviate muscle pain and tension. It involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your muscles, known as trigger points, which are knots or tight spots. This process can help release muscle knots, improve blood flow, and reduce pain.
Cupping is a traditional therapy where special cups are placed on your skin to create suction. This suction gently pulls your skin and underlying tissues upward. It’s like a reverse massage – instead of pushing down, the cups lift your skin. People use cupping to help with pain, inflammation, and relaxation. It might leave circular marks on your skin temporarily, but these usually go away after a few days. Think of it as a unique way to give your body a little boost and relief.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a physical therapy technique where specially designed tools are used to gently massage and treat muscle and soft tissue issues. It’s like a skilled therapist using specialized tools to smooth out knots and tension in your muscles. This can help reduce pain, improve flexibility, and enhance blood circulation. Think of it as a targeted and precise way to give your muscles a therapeutic “massage” for better comfort and movement.
Myofascial release techniques are a type of therapy that focuses on relaxing and stretching the thin layer of tissue (fascia) that covers your muscles. It’s like gently stretching and unwinding a tight elastic wrap around your muscles. This helps to release tension, reduce pain, and improve your flexibility and movement. Think of it as giving your muscles a soothing stretch to help them feel more comfortable and relaxed.
Connective Tissue Manipulation
Connective tissue manipulation is a hands-on therapy that focuses on the tissues that support and connect your muscles, bones, and organs. Imagine gently stretching and manipulating the “net” that holds your body together. This technique aims to improve your body’s alignment, reduce pain, and enhance your overall movement. It’s like giving your body’s internal scaffolding a careful and soothing adjustment to help you feel more balanced and comfortable.
Therapeutic exercise involves doing specific physical activities or movements prescribed by a healthcare professional to improve your overall health or recover from an injury. It’s like a personalized workout plan designed to help your body get stronger, more flexible, and function better. These exercises are chosen to target your specific needs, whether it’s recovering from an injury, managing a medical condition, or simply enhancing your well-being. Just like how regular exercise keeps your body fit, therapeutic exercises are tailored to help you feel better and improve your quality of life.
Behavioral and lifestyle education in pelvic health physical therapy involves learning how your everyday habits and actions can affect your pelvic health and the dysfunctional symptoms you’re experiencing. It’s like getting guidance on how to make positive changes in how you move, eat, and take care of yourself to assist in your healing journey. Your physical therapist will help you understand how your behaviors and choices can impact your recovery from injuries or pelvic floor conditions. They will provide advice on exercises, posture, diet, and other lifestyle factors to promote healing and prevent future problems. Think of it as getting practical tips to improve how you live and move, so you can enjoy a healthier and more active life.
Lance was knowledgeable, compassionate and detailed. He is a fantastic clinician and extremely professional for something that could be anything but comfortable. As a physician, I was quite impressed with his skill and the time he took to explain complex issues. After months of imaging studies and second opinions, he was able to diagnose and treat my problem very quickly. While I understand this is not the case for every situation – Lance is at the top of the list when I need to refer patients from my own practice. Look no further.
Lance is awesome, I would HIGHLY recommend him. I figured out what was going on with me and my pelvic health, and start treating me immediately. I have only had two visits to date and I can already see a difference. I have spend many years, and lots of money, trying to figure out what was going on with me and my body. I have never heard about this type of treatment. Lance was recommended to me because he has helped other people like myself, and because I do not like taking medication.