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Special Programs

Our 12 week Platform of Care combines personal sessions with recorded education &  step-by-step video trainings.  This approach gives more in-depth training, guidance and convenience.

What is different? A message from Pat Salin Huston: 

These aren’t your old Kegel exercises! Most people are surprised to learn pelvic muscle rehab has changed from the time of sitting and counting boring repetitions of frustrating squeezes. Kegels are a vintage approach that was developed in the 1940’s and 1950’s. It can be a short-term answer for some, but it doesn’t teach what to do when you are adding more activities. That is why rehabilitation changed after mid-1900’s. You might notice that starting with strong, isolated contractions isn’t how we exercise anywhere else in the body.  Our muscles give support by working in teams. It also takes time to learn how to influence the pressures above your pelvic basin, so you aren’t only depending on a small group of muscles.

Our program is special, by putting together treatment and training by individual appointments, with supervised use of online content. I have brought together experiences from over 30 yrs working specifically with pelvic health and women’s health problems. This answers the need for those who want more than exercise handouts. The education, & recorded step-by-step trainings can match your timing needs.   I even decided to dive into studying how athletes train with coaches for commitment and accountability. This type of support includes help with thoughts and feeling that can create new habits.

What is special about Passages PT’s 12 week programs?

Here is an example of a framework to provide focus, that can be customized for you!

  • Discover & calm core postural muscles, including pelvic floor, abdominals and spine
  • Learn how to help all of your postural muscles be a team, to improve support
  • Put training into movement for enjoyable home practice sessions

To be eligible for this program, ask yourself some questions:

  1. What is it I want to be able to do, that I’m not able to do now? Is it something I’ve done before, or something new?
  2. What are my feelings, fears and frustrations?
  3. How much do I want this to change?
  4. Will I commit to learn how to manage my time, to make room for my self-care?

To respond to your commitment:

  1. You will have an individual virtual assessment reviewing your history and any symptoms. You will begin your home program.
  2. A follow-up visit is often scheduled at the clinic within 2-3 weeks, depending on your progress with symptoms and video education.
  3. We choose exercises and videos to put into the portal, which allows you to open and read or print. You can choose to track your participation and even record your own sleep, pain and mood.
  4. Your home program is usually examined weekly, whether or not you have a private session scheduled.

Bonuses:

  1. When you have a question, you can have a response within 24 hrs on most business days.
  2. After about 3-4 weeks, you can have access to join our live group webinars, with Q&A within our community. These are for general exercise and breath techniques, not for personal questions about your symptoms. The live webinars are recorded for those who aren’t able to attend and for replay.

Do I need a new referral from my medical provider?

If you are currently living or visiting in Virginia, you may be eligible to begin physical therapy through what is called direct access. For those with Medicare, it is best to start with a referral from your medical provider.

What if I have already had pelvic health physical therapy, or live out of state or in another country? What if I mainly want access to the wellness features, with the education and step-by-step videos and live group sessions? 

We can talk about your option as a wellness client. You may be advised to check in with your local medical provider.

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

These flat-rate programs are not tracked by sessions or assigned treatment codes and are not eligible for insurance payment.

After I sign up, pay and schedule, what happens next?

You will receive an email to notify you about documents in your portal to complete online. You may also receive some requests for additional information through the messaging within our app. The messaging is similar to texting, but it is HIPAA secure.

The link for your virtual intake assessment will be sent at the time your appointment should start.

We hope you enjoy this new experience!