We are proud of the work we do with patients with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and have redesigned our website to make it easier for patients and providers to navigate the site and the concept of treatment. We also wanted healthcare providers to understand more fully the treatment strategies we use and the success we have with individual treatments.
Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can be a difficult problem to diagnose and there are numerous “terms” that are used medically to describe this condition, including (but not limited to): urinary and fecal incontinence, dyspareunia, vaginissmus, vulvodynia, urinary retention, constipation, encopresis, levator ani syndrome, and coccydynia. If you don’t find your “diagnosis” on this site but feel treatment would be of benefit, contact us to discuss further or schedule an appointment for an evaluation.
Looking at our practice as a group of individual providers is helpful to potential patients. Who are we? How did we get involved in treating pelvic floor problems? Nancy Suarez, Brooke Love and I (Jane Kaufman) want you to see who we are and get an idea of what we are like. This concept helps with patient comfort long before the actual treatment is initiated.
Where do we work? By looking at the website you can clearly see we are not your typical “physical therapy practice”. We offer more patient treatment comforts and make a point of working one on one with each individual who is here for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. We are more like a “spa” than an actual clinic.
Contact us with simple questions, we want to help you! Incontinence, urinary retention, constipation, encopresis, dyspareunia (and more) all affect every aspect of a patient’s life and can interfere with overall quality of life issues. We realize this is a private and potentially embarrassing problem that makes treatment for some hard to pursue. We aim to make you comfortable, give you empowerment to overcome these problems and educate you on the possible and potential outcomes of your individual treatment plan. Our ultimate goal is to help you to the extent we can.
Call us or email us if you haven’t found the information you are looking for or have other questions not answered on this site. We will talk to you in person and make every attempt to answer your questions.
Jane Kaufman, PT, M. Ed., BCB-PMD
President, Phoenix Physical Therapy
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