Pelvic floor physical therapy is a relatively new specialty. That means that if you ask a doctor for a referral, one of the following just might happen:
They may not even know that pelvic physical therapy exists!
They might say that you don’t need it or that it doesn’t work…because they don’t know anything about it.
They might just tell you to do kegels. Yikes.
Maybe you’ve found a diamond in the rough and they give you a name or two to check out, but they end up being terrible.
So what do you do if you need to find a pelvic PT? Never fear! As always, I’m here to help you do it yourself.
1: Search a Directory
Use one or all of the directories below to find a PT near you. Not every pelvic floor PT has a listing with each directory because they each have different requirements to get listed, so it’s worth trying more than one.
Try searching for “pelvic floor physical therapy” and your location on Google or Yelp. Many pelvic floor PT’s run small businesses that may not show up on the larger search directories, but you might still find them on Google!
Remember when I said that pelvic PT was a relatively new profession? Not too long ago there were very few pelvic PT’s, but now that people are beginning to understand its importance, the specialty is now growing at a rapid rate–almost too rapid. New pelvic physical therapists are not receiving extensive mentorship and training before beginning to see highly complex patients. You may end up seeing a newer or untrained physical therapist who may not be equipped to treat you properly.
If you end up seeing someone who is not a good fit for you, don’t give up on pelvic PT! Find another, more qualified PT. If you can’t find anyone, you can always try booking a virtual consultation with me to help your therapist learn how to treat you better.