Pelvic floor dysfunction affects 1-in-4 women, and at least 1-in-7 women between the ages of 18-50 suffer from pelvic pain. Unfortunately, only 49% of women receive a formal diagnosis, and most are never treated appropriately.
At One Accord Physical Therapy our resident expert, Dr. Britnie Hornsby, couples our unique, cutting edge approach to patient care with the most advanced women’s health treatment strategies that have been shown to be effective in treating pelvic dysfunction and pain. Her unique training and advanced skill-set in differential diagnosis and treatment place her far above an average women’s health therapist.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a phone consultation or a discovery session with Dr. Hornsby in our Phoenix, AZ location, please call our office today.
Woman’s Health Physical Therapists are musculoskeletal experts that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the pelvic region including the pelvis, sacrum, sacroiliac joints, coccyx, as well as, the vulva, vagina and colorectal regions. At One Accord Physical Therapy, our resident expert is also a highly sought out spine expert, and with a high percentage of pelvic floor pain and dysfunction linked to the spine, this means you will receive the most comprehensive approach to care available in Arizona.
A Woman’s Health Physical Therapist has advanced post-graduate training in the management of a wide array of pelvic floor dysfunctions and pelvic pain conditions as they pertain to females.
The following conditions can be successfully managed by our One Accord Woman’s Health Specialist:
These are a few examples of the specialized interventions that may be part of your comprehensive treatment plan:
Your first visit with our pelvic floor specialist begins with a thorough initial examination designed to uncover the specific causes of your symptoms. During your initial evaluation, your therapist will answer all of your questions, as well as, ask you questions regarding your symptoms and how they have affected your quality of life. Your expert will utilize special tests to assess the mobility, strength, and control of your low back, hips, pelvis and pelvic floor to uncover exactly what is wrong, and what will help your recovery. After your evaluation, together you and your therapist will come up with a plan of care that will meet your needs and put you on the road to recovery.
We get it, the thought of having a stranger performing an internal pelvic floor exam can be a little worrisome and uncomfortable. We guarantee that your therapist will professionally educate you thoroughly and help you answer all your questions so that you feel comfortable pursuing the best care possible. Internal pelvic floor examinations give your therapist the specific information needed so your treatment and prescribed exercises are specific to your unique needs and situation. We will always honor your personal level of comfort and you may decline or defer any therapeutic or evaluative interventions at any time.
It depends, this muscle check might cause a little discomfort (both mentally AND physically), but we can assure you, our examination is MUCH more gentle than your annual OB-GYN visit. The exam will be performed in a comfortable quiet room and doesn’t require the use of instruments or stirrups. You will be fully educated on the purpose and procedures of the exam, and all of your questions will be answered. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please share them with your physical therapist.
Our goal is to get you out of pain, to get you active and to keep you active and back to enjoying your life WITHOUT drugs or surgery.
Our resident expert Dr. Britnie Horsnby’s post-graduate education and training in advanced spine care and women’s health makes for one of the most comprehensive care approaches available in Arizona. Furthermore, because consistency is key you will see her, one-on-one, for all of your women’s health visits. Dr. Hornsby will partner with you in the recovery process, so you'll always have a plan, you always have answers, and you won’t get lost in the medical system.
Dr. Hornsby is a mom herself and can identify with the limitations and frustrations that come with pelvic floor dysfunction and pain, and with a history of being a collegiate athlete, she also understands the desire to be a physically active mom and wife. Dr. Hornsby uses her past experiences, expertise, and passion to help women become active and stay active without fear of being limited by women's health issues.
Pelvic floor dysfunctions, although often not talked about, are very common and are very treatable. You are not alone, and we would be honored to be a part of your story and recovery.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Britnie Hornsby, call One Accord Physical Therapy now at 855-331-7522.