This differs from our Immersion Treatment format, in the following ways:
Prior to your visit, we can also recommend local physicians or therapists that are familiar with pelvic pain and dysfunction including urologists, gynecologists, uro-gynecologists, colo-rectal specialists, physiatrists, yoga or movement therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, sex therapists, and massage therapists. We will do our best to accommodate clients, in terms of scheduling and collaborating with other local providers, while they are staying locally for treatment. We continue to collaborate with your treating providers upon your return home.
Our office will also be happy to assist you with information regarding travel and accommodation. There are discounts available at local hotels convenient to the office. When making your reservation, let them know you are our patient and ask for patient discounted rate.
Our pelvic wellness immersions are designed to offer an integrated approach to pelvic health and wellness. Through the immersion format, we offer not only hands-on, one-on-one physical therapy, but also relaxation training, stress reduction, stretching, exercise, breathing, cognitive-behavioral intervention, physiological quieting techniques, postural and healthy-lifestyle workshops. Highly trained wellness specialists lead group and individual therapy sessions providing clinic participants with valuable training, information and resources. This approach assists clients in achieving the confidence necessary to gain control over their condition. Distance follow-up on return home is available via telephone, email or web-based teleconference. All interventions and classes included in the immersion schedule are included in the package.
To prepare for your online consultation download skype, connect your webcam and microphone to your computer, and add us (pelvicology) as a skype contact so that we can add you as a contact prior to your scheduled consultation.
In the case of a client who has not seen us in person, it involves problem-solving based on your individual history, as well as guidance in implementing a home program based on the best assessment we can complete without a direct physical examination. It also works well to instruct a significant other or health care provider in appropriate performance of a home treatment program. We welcome you to invite your treating physical therapist to participate in these sessions, so that we may problem-solve together, and so that we may help them to best implement our treatment recommendations.
For clients who have already been to our local office for treatment, this option serves to clarify confusion, advance your home program, or provide support in implementing your home program. It may also serve to limit your amount of travel to see us in person, for example by alternating in-person and distance-consultation sessions.