Why do I need a physician’s referral/prescription?

Oklahoma law requires us to have a physician referral in order for us to perform treatment. 

Will my insurance cover physical therapy?

Always check with you insurance company before scheduling an appointment to see if your insurance plan covers physical therapy.  We have a list of contracted insurance companies on our (Patient Info page) to verify whether we accept your insurance. 

What is the difference between a copay and coinsurance?

A copay is a set amount of money you agreed to pay with the insurance plan you have chosen and is due at each visit.  A coinsurance payment is a percentage of covered services due at each visit and generally follows the deductable that you have chosen with your insurance company.  

What should I wear for my physical therapy appointment?

We recommend clothing that allows you to comfortably exercise in our gym. 

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a disorder in the muscles and/or nerves of the pelvic floor, or in the surrounding skeletal structure.  It is extremely common to have a dysfunction in the pelvic floor:  The pelvic floor muscles surround the urethra, rectum, vagina and prostate; therefore, if there is a dysfunction in these muscles it can result in urinary, bowel or sexual dysfunction in men, women and children. 

How do you get pelvic floor dysfunction?

The occurrence of pelvic floor dysfunction is typically multi-factorial and difficult to identify.  It can be the result of a traumatic fall or childbirth or from abdominal or pelvic surgery.  It can occur due to poor posture, muscle incoordination, disuse atrophy, a chronic holding pattern in the pelvic floor, from a urinary tract or yeast infection or from a skeletal alignment dysfunction. 

Why do you think healthcare providers have difficulty diagnosing pelvic floor dysfunction?

Part of this is due to the fact that there has been little research on the subject.  Although in the past 10 years an abundant amount of research has been published and now a lot more schools are starting to teach the medical students and healthcare students what pelvic floor dysfunction is and how to diagnose it. 

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