Healthcare Related Questions, Answered for You
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR NEW PATIENT PROCEDURE?
You will need to fill out the intake form from the "Patient" drop down menu and get it with you on your first visit. You will also responsible for contacting your insurance and knowing out of network benefits. New Jersey allows you to see a Physical Therapist without a prescription. However, if we feel that your case needs MD's attention, you will be asked to see your doctor and get a prescription. We believe in comprehensive care and so if you have a MD that you want to include in your care we would send them your clinical notes via fax.Your first visit will be an evaluation visit for 60 minutes which will include a thorough evaluation and crafting an individual treatment plan that suits your needs. You will also be given a home program so that you can start the care from first visit itself. Please read our policy and procedure for further information.
DO YOU OFFER FREE HEALTH CONSULTATIONS?
We understand that you may have questions about your conditions and about treatment. We also believe in patient education so that you can make an informed decision about your care and so we offer 10 min free phone consultation & free 20 min discovery visit before your first appointment if you are unsure about your treatment plan or how we can help.
CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME DURING THE TREATMENT? CAN I BRING MY BABY WITH ME?
We allow chaperon during the treatment so that you feel more comfortable during the whole process.
You can also bring your baby with you during your treatment sessions. But please be advised that Warren PT & Wellness will NOT be responsible to take care of your baby and if you need time during the session to take care of the baby, it will be a part of your session time. We will try to accommodate your needs as much as possible, we want you to feel comfortable and stress free during the treatment.
WHAT IF I CANNOT MAKE IT FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
You will have to let us know by phone or email 24 hours in advance if you cannot make it for your appointment. Because we have kept a 60-75 minute slot exclusively for you, we have a strict No Show or Cancellation policy of $75 charge if it is done less than 24 hours before your appointment time. We understand that life happens and we are accomodating in cases of emergency.
Pelvic floor dysfunction can involve the muscles becoming weak or too tight leading to poor musculature function. When they are weak, they are unable to support your organs, or they are unable to prevent urinary or stool leakage (incontinence). When they are too tight, pain may be a result preventing people from walking, sitting or having comfortable sexual relations.
CAN MEN HAVE PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION?
Yes, we treat men and women of all ages, including children. We have a vast diversity of patients at Warren Physical Therapy & Wellness that all benefit from our services. A few examples of commonly seen cases among men include prostatitis, testicular/penile pain, nerve dysfunction, sciatica, abdominal pain, post surgical, and various bladder dysfunctions. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call our office at (908)509-1771.
IS IT NORMAL TO HAVE PAIN WITH SEX?
It is not normal to have pain with sexual intercourse. When muscles in the pelvic floor are too tight and have tender areas, sex may be painful or impossible to engage in. At times these muscles may also become too frail and very dry, which also contributes to pain. At Warren Physical Therapy & Wellness, we will assess your pelvic floor muscles and tissue and address any impairments that can be eliciting your pain.
IS IT NORMAL TO LEAK PEE WITH COUGHING OR SNEEZING OR JUMPING?
The answer is no. There is likely a reason that you are experiencing leakage throughout the day that we can address at Warren Physical Therapy & Wellness. Your pelvic floor muscles are responsible for multiple functions, including bowel and bladder control. We will perform a thorough examination and create an individualized plan of care for your symptoms.
WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
A pelvic floor physical therapist is a state licensed physical therapist that has a doctorate in physical therapy, but also has specialized training specific to working with the pelvic floor muscles. These therapists are able to examine the pelvic floor externally and internally as well as the abdominal region. Their skills enable them to work with clients with pelvic pain, bladder and bowel issues as well as sexual dysfunction.