Because they work! Many pelvic health PTs have started to utilize virtual appointments for physical therapy, coaching, and consultation visits over the past several years. Incorporating hybrid virtual work into Womb Matters’ practice model has been a part of the long-term strategy from the beginning. I know that nothing will replace the assessment and treatment offered by the therapeutic and skilled touch of manual therapies, however I have also observed that doing this in the larger context of coaching, nervous system regulation strategies, nutritional coaching, and energy medicine strategies is so much more effective.
*I will be clear with you when it is important to do in-person manual work. Not everything can be done in the absence of hands-on manual therapy, and except for the current COVID-19 issue, this would not generally be a problem to access and incorporate. That being said, I have so many other options to help you support yourself right now with your pelvic health issue. Thing about it: YOUR hands can help your healing with support and instruction in self-manual therapy, in addition to movement, coaching, and additional supportive options!
If you have worked with me already, you know there are so many things we can focus on in a session, usually an integrated approach using several of these, based on your interest:
As a licensed physical therapist in Colorado, Beth Anne is authorized to provide virtual physical therapy sessions to individuals in this state, per our state practice act. She will provide you with an additional consent form to sign for physical therapy telehealth. She can also provide holistic health coaching and consultation sessions outside of Colorado, but not individualized PT sessions. Beth Anne uses a private HIPPA compliant video platform for her sessions, or you are welcome to do a phone session (unless movement demonstration is needed in your particular case). The choice is up to you.
What pelvic & abdominal challenges can be addressed virtually?
You know that my personal preference is ultimately to make sure you receive live, in-person, therapeutic touch-oriented bodywork. That's why I do what I do! And...that's not happening right now. However, to some extent (obviously not maya abdominal therapy or visceral/ organ osteopathic work...maybe - working on some self-manual therapy options here...stay tuned!), pretty much anything else can be addressed and set you or keep you on your healing path: