We were so excited to share more about Ivy Rehab for Kids and now we’re sharing more about Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health. From stress to overactive bladder to fecal incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain syndromes, Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health is here to help with your specific issues. Read on to learn more about them and how to book an appointment today.
Get to Know More About Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health
Northern Westchester Moms: Tell us more about Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health.
Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health: The Women’s Health Program is for women of all ages and seasons across the lifespan. Whether you’re pregnant and dealing with the physical changes that come with carrying a baby, newly postpartum, 20 years postpartum, or you never had a baby, Women’s Health PT is for you. The Women’s Health Program includes typical external exams, along with internal pelvic floor assessments as indicated, and dietary and behavior habits, allowing us to focus on every aspect of recovery.
Northern Westchester Moms: What can someone expect on an initial consultation?
Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health: During the initial exam we spend as much time as needed to gather the history, and begin the physical exams. There is typically an internal pelvic floor exam, and also an external lumbopelvic exam. And we begin treatment interventions day 1! I also instruct patients on performing a bladder and food diary when needed to asses bowel and bladder habits and dietary habits, which may be affecting the patient.
Northern Westchester Moms: What ailments do you treat?
Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health: I treat stress, urge, and mixed incontinence, overactive bladder, fecal incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain syndromes (levator spasms, pudendal neuralgia, dyspareunia, vaginismus, vestibulodynia), interstitial cystitis, pregnancy related conditions such as sciatica, round ligament pain, SI joint dysfunction, symphysis pubis dysfunction, post partum care including general progressive strengthening, diastasis recti, perineal trauma, c-section recovery, mother’s wrist, and clogged milk ducts for all female adults.
Northern Westchester Moms: How do you work with children and young adults?
Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health: I work with adolescents for various pelvic floor and abdominal conditions, including, but not limited to, endometriosis, post op abdominal surgery, incontinence, and vaginismus. I do not currently work with a younger pediatric population, but check back in the next year as I hope to expand my knowledge, skill set, and certification for a younger pediatric population.
Northern Westchester Moms: What is the process like to find the right treatment option?
Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health: Findings the right treatment options relies on open communication between the patient and myself. I want to hear what your goals are so we can have an open discussion about the best treatment options and what you feel comfortable with. We make our treatment plan together so that you feel 100% comfortable and confident in the treatment plan. We may need to make adjustments along the way, but by having open communication and the patient informing me of what is working and not working for them, we can seamlessly make needed tweaks for optimal outcomes.
Northern Westchester Moms: How are your treatments, physical therapy different for kids?
Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health: For patients under the age of 18 I generally will not perform an internal exam, and instead focus on an external approach. We spend a lot of time going over anatomy with instruction and visual representation using models and posters so that the patient has a strong understanding of what is occurring physically and treatment wise. Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to attend our PT sessions. No treatment would be performed without 100% verbal consent (for pediatrics and adults).
Northern Westchester Moms: How is your facility and team different from other options?
Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health: Our facility is conveniently located in Putnam Valley. We have a large office with private treatment rooms and a large open gym space. I spend 40 minutes 1:1 with Women’s Health/pelvic floor patients. We accept most insurance plans.
Northern Westchester Moms: How can people find you?
Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health: You can call our office at (845) 528 – 3133, check us out at ivyrehab.com, Northern Westchester Moms page: Doctors / Specialists – Northern Westchester Moms, or search for a pelvic floor PT at Find a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Near You.
Northern Westchester Moms: Anything else to add?
Ivy Rehab for Women’s Health: If you are unsure if our pelvic floor rehab program is for you, give us a call and I’d love to chat about what I can do for you and if we are a good fit. Don’t keep putting it off, it’s time to focus on your recovery and quality of life.