Frequently Asked Questions

What conditions can Balanced Pelvic Health help me with?

Pelvic floor therapy is beneficial for the following common conditions:

Wellness services are more appropriate for:

Are you unsure what kind of services are right for you? Contact us and find out!

What is pelvic health, and what is pelvic floor therapy?

Pelvic health is a broad term that refers to the state of well-being and optimal functioning of the structures and systems within the pelvis, including the bladder, reproductive organs, and rectum. Pelvic health involves the proper functioning and coordination of these organs, as well as the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues.

Maintaining good pelvic health is crucial for a range of bodily functions, such as urinary and bowel control, sexual function, and support for the core and lower body. Pelvic health can influence, and be influenced by various factors, including pregnancy and childbirth, aging, trauma, hormonal changes, and certain medical conditions.

Pelvic floor therapy, also known as pelvic floor rehabilitation, more specifically refers to a specialized form of therapy conducted by occupational and physical therapists that focus on assessing and treating dysfunctions in the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles located at the bottom of the pelvis, supporting the bladder, rectum, and reproductive organs. 

While the terms are often used interchangeably, we tend to refer to "pelvic health" to indicate a more all-encompassing approach in treating dysfunctions related to the bladder, bowels, and pain. Balanced Pelvic Health takes a whole-body, whole-person approach to healing and wellness.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a healthcare profession that helps individuals of all ages enhance their ability to engage in meaningful activities (or occupations) that are important to them. Occupational therapists work with people who have physical, cognitive, developmental, or emotional challenges that impact their everyday functioning. Through a client-centered and holistic approach, occupational therapists assess individuals' abilities, develop personalized intervention plans, and provide therapeutic techniques and strategies. This treatment approach promotes independence, improves physical and mental well-being, and facilitates participation in activities at home, school, work, and the community. The goal of occupational therapy is to enable individuals to lead fulfilling lives and achieve their maximum potential.

At Balanced Pelvic Health, we offer a comprehensive, collaborative, holistic, and integrative approach to your pelvic health and overall well-being. This may include education, mind-body techniques, exercise, manual therapies, and coaching on changing habits and routines to accomplish your goals. The journey is yours, we simply act as your guide.

Fun facts about occupational therapy: 

What are Perinatal Wellness Services?

All services start with a thorough, individualized occupational therapy evaluation. This is essential to determining your needs, and creating a program that will work best for you.

During the evaluation, if you are found not to have any risk for urinary or bowel dysfunction, no pain or other significant pelvic health related symptoms, but are simply seeking to have a great birth or postpartum experience, Balanced Pelvic Health offer Perinatal Wellness services

These packages are designed to empower, educate, and minimize the risks of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. These services differ from pelvic floor therapy as they involve general exercise and/or activity guidelines, holistic hands-on healing sessions, and education. They do not include internal vaginal or internal rectal evaluation and treatment. These services are not typically reimbursable by insurance, but sometimes can be paid with FSA and HSA (check your program's guidelines to determine what expenses are elidible).

If, at the evaluation, it's determined that these services are best for you, here's what we offer...

What is the cost of services?

All services are offered via telehealth statewide throughout Virginia and West Virginia, or within the comfort of your home in Western Virginia and the  West Virginia Panhandle.

The cost for services provided by Balanced Pelvic Health LLC are as follows:

Individual Pelvic Health Occupational Therapy Services

Directly address problems with urinary, bowel, or sexual functions, and/or pain (may be eligible for out of network insurance reimbursement): 

Wellness/Consultation Services 

Once an evaluation has been completed, if it's found that you have an uncomplicated pregnancy/postpartum recovery, and no specific problems with urinary, bowel, or sexual dysfunction, and do not have pain, one of the following packages may be great for you:

Balanced Pelvic Health LLC accepts cash, check, major credit cards, FSA and HSA.

Does Balanced Pelvic Health accept insurance?

Balanced Pelvic Health LLC is an out of network provider with all insurances at this time. Please check with your insurance provider to determine your out of network benefits for pelvic floor therapy, and the process of submitting a claim.

Wellness services are not eligible for insurance reimbursement.

Payment is due at the time of service. We are happy to provide you with a receipt, itemized super bill, and supportive documentation to submit to your insurance for reimbursement based on your out of network benefits. 

We accept cash, check, major credit cards, FSA, and HSA as forms of payment.

Do I need an order from my physician?

At Balanced Pelvic Health, we take a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to your health and well-being. While an order from a physician is not required for pelvic health occupational therapy services, it is highly advisable that you obtain one prior to an evaluation for the following reasons:

We are happy to help facilitate getting an order from your doctor. Contact us today to find out more!

A referral is not required for wellness services.

What locations does Balanced Pelvic Health serve?

Balanced Pelvic Health provides telehealth (virtual) pelvic floor occupational therapy services to anyone within the states of Virginia and West Virginia.

In-person mobile pelvic floor occupational therapy and wellness/consultation services within the comfort of your own home are offered primarily in Virginia in the City of Winchester, Frederick County, Clarke County, Loudoun County/Leesburg, and Fairfax Counties; and in West Virginia in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties.

If you are outside of this service area, contact us! Decisions to serve populations outside of these counties are made on a case-by-case basis. Even if we cannot serve you, we have a great network of local pelvic health professionals who may be able to help!

How can I make an appointment?

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How can I find out more?

Click here to contact Balanced Pelvic Health, and schedule a free 15 minute consultation and determine if pelvic health occupational therapy or any of our wellness packages are right for you!