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Special Programs

Special Programs 

Do you struggle with ongoing tension or feelings of pressure?

Are you frustrated with tension that affects the pelvis? Do you have pain or difficulty releasing your muscles for emptying your bladder or bowel, or for being sexual with your partner? Do you need to avoid straining due to loss of support, such as prolapse?  Are frequent toilet trips disturbing your activities or sleep patterns? Do you ever experience tension at other areas, such as at the jaw, shoulders or spine?

These special programs go beyond managing symptoms. We help you reach your goals by including how to reduce tensions that may trigger your symptoms.

Physical Therapy & Pelvic Health Platform of Care: 90 Days to jump-start your goals!

May include 1-3 months of physical therapy, which can be a mixture of clinic and virtual sessions. Some clients keep PT visits virtual to be guided for self-help at home. Others prefer a wellness option to have pelvic health education and exercises.

  • We communicate through special private messaging between sessions. Your questions don’t need to wait a week or 2 for your next visit, so you don’t get stuck and can progress faster. Usual response time for questions is within 24 hrs on business days.
  • You can train through movement for enjoyable, modified “yoga flows” that can be on a mat, in a chair, ona  yoga ball, or in standing. Short practice videos are assigned and paced for you. No need to be bombarded with a library of videos to do on you own.
  • We also dive into noticing your triggers for tension and ways to prevent the spiral of muscle reactions. Muscle calming is a technique that interrupts muscle clenching- very different from stretching or pressing on muscles.

Platform of Care FAQs

Who provides the services in these programs?

Most of the program training, videos and coaching is with Pat, though there may be some options for sessions with Laura.

Do I need a new referral from my medical provider?

Our fax for referrals is 434 979-0747

If you are currently living or visiting in Virginia, you may be eligible to begin physical therapy through what is called direct access. If you are needing therapy beyond 60 days, you will need a prescription for PT from a medical provider.

Our wellness programs do not require a referral from a medical provider.

Will I be able to send in receipts to go toward an insurance deductible?

These flat-rate programs overlap treatment and wellness sessions, plus messaging and phone conversations with the therapist.  These services are not separated by treatment codes and are not eligible for insurance reimbursement.

Program Testimonials:

“Pat truly cares about her patients and has learned a variety of techniques to help reduce pain and strengthen muscles. I have learned about how the pelvic floor muscles work, how to complete a variety of exercises, gained an understanding of the science of pain, yoga, relaxation techniques, and biofeedback. She has given me soo many strategies to help me strengthen my muscles and relieve pain. I will keep note of everything I have learned and continue to use it for the rest of my life. The online videos, live classes, and visual notes for exercises have been extremely helpful to me and I am thankful that I decided to do the three month online/in person program with Passages Physical Therapy.” -JM

“I highly recommend Passages PT for anyone looking to improve their pelvic floor wellness! After having my baby, I struggled with pelvic floor pain and pressure, and worried that I wouldn’t be able to get back to my usual activities. The physical therapist working with me provided incredible expertise on the science of pain and how our pelvic floor works and heals as well as encouragement and practical individualized exercises as we worked towards restoring my pelvic floor! I saw nearly immediate improvement with her help as well as growth and improvement over the course of months. Thanks Passages PT for your help!” – DH

“Pat is so knowledgeable! Every woman needs to know about the importance of pelvic floor and postural muscles- its not always about making them stronger but using them the right way! I was so discouraged- so many doctors and specialists could not help me target my hip/back/shoulder pain. If you struggle with unexplained hip/back/pelvic pain — please check out what Pat and Passages has to offer!!!!!” -ML

“When I came to Pat, I had just gotten over my first major bout of pelvic area pain (tension, stress, and clenching related). I was beginning to heal, but didn’t have the tools to help me do so properly. Working with Pat, I’ve been able to find the right exercises and stretches to get things working together again. After working with her for a few months, I’m pain-free the vast majority of days (and when I do have pain, it’s almost always related to a specific trigger, and the tools Pat taught me help me get back to my new normal more quickly). I highly recommend men with pelvic pain working with Pat.” -RC