Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Stacey Hendricks | PT, DPT, WCS

Women’s Clinical Specialist in Pregnancy, Postpartum and Female Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Dr. Hendricks is the only Women’s Clinical Specialist within 90 miles of Greater Cincinnati. She has more than 8 years of experience in evaluating and treating women’s and pelvic health conditions and specialization in treating all forms of pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunctions that have not responded to other forms of treatment, such as medication, surgery, or physical therapy elsewhere.

Dr. Hendricks treats a variety of pelvic health disorders and conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain related to scar tissue from C-section or abdominal surgery
  • Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation or bulge in midline of abdomen)
  • Urinary leakage, urgency, frequency or difficulty voiding
  • Fecal or gas leakage, bowel urgency, chronic constipation
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: cystocele/ dropped bladder, uterine prolapse, rectocele, rectal prolapse
  • Pelvic pain: Includes pain with intercourse or using a tampon, vaginismus,vulvodynia/vestibulodynia, painful bladder or urethra, endometriosis pain affecting daily life, pudendal neuralgia or other nerve injuries, pelvic floor muscle spasms, rectal pain/proctalgia fugax, chronic hip/groin pain, scar tissue tightness or pain after gynecological or colorectal surgery or cancer,
  • Pregnancy or postpartum back pain, SI joint pain, symphysis pubis (pubic bone pain), coccydynia/ tailbone pain, or sciatica
  • Sexual dysfunction: Pain with arousal, sexual touch, vaginal insertion or orgasm, inability to achieve orgasm, decreased sensation with intercourse, fear of or actual urine or bowel leakage with sexual activity
  • Specialized orthopedic issues: chronic hip or back pain that has not responded to general PT, saddle pain or numbness with bicycling, high hamstring or groin strain, abdominal muscle strain

Services

Office Visits

  • Initial Evaluation: 60 min of thorough history taking and extensive physical examination with holistic approach of performing full body orthopedic assessment for strength, flexibility, and postural and body mechanics.
  • Full follow up treatment session: up to 60 min
  • Shortened follow up treatment session: up to 30 min
  • All office visits are one to one in a private room with a doctor of physical therapy specializing in women’s and pelvic health. Patients see the same physical therapist every visit.
  • Individualized treatment plans are based on current scientific research and focus on achieving YOUR goals and empowering you to independently manage your health.
  • Treatments may include hands-on manual therapies such as trigger point dry needling, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, and joint mobilization,  neuromuscular re-education, pilates-based core muscle stabilization training, EMG biofeedback, relaxation training, electrical stimulation, patient education to improve posture, body mechanics, and bowel and bladder hygiene behavior.
  • Physicians referrals are accepted but are not required for physical therapy.
  • Cancellation/No-show fee: There will be a fee applied if a visit is canceled with less than 24 hours’ notice or if a client fails to attend a scheduled visit.

Remote Therapy

Out of town intensive pelvic health program: individually customized program consisting of Initial Evaluation and multiple follow-up sessions performed on consecutive days. This program is ideal for individuals with complex cases, those who have not responded well to previous pelvic health PT, or those who do not have access to pelvic health services within their own geographical region. Telehealth follow-up visits (via phone call or video chat) are available for these individuals. Please call for more information.

Insurance

As an Out-of-Network Provider, full payment is taken at the time of service rather than billing your insurance. Our practice model eliminates the obstacle of third-party payers (i.e., health insurance, Medicare*, etc.) to be able to provide more personalized attention, more time with patients and more affordable care. By creating a direct financial relationship with our patients, we are able to provide evidence-based services at reasonable rates, typically far below what traditional insurance providers charge. This format allows you and your physical therapist to determine the best course and duration of treatment rather than being dictated by your insurance company. One-to-one therapy allows for better

HSA or FSA accounts may be used as a form of payment (as permitted by your plan). Many patients have success with full or partial reimbursement of their costs through submission of physical therapy receipts to their insurance provider. We are happy to provide detailed paperwork and receipts.

*Due to federal regulations, out-of-network physical therapists are not permitted to provide care to Medicare recipients.

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