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Embracing the Choice: 5 Perks of Seeing an Out-of-Network Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

What does it mean if your physical therapist is outside the realm of insurance and what are the advantages? While it may seem like an unconventional route, there are some fantastic benefits to consider:



1. Individualized Attention

One of the standout benefits of working with a cash-based pelvic floor physical therapist is the undivided attention you'll receive. Without the constraints of insurance limitations, your therapist can dedicate ample time to understanding your unique needs and crafting a customized treatment plan just for you. Some insurance plans may impose restrictions on the length or number of therapy sessions covered, which can potentially impact the time available for individualized attention. You'll have their full focus throughout your sessions, allowing for a more tailored and effective healing experience.


2. Comprehensive Assessments

Out-of-network pelvic floor physical therapists often have the freedom to conduct thorough assessments, leaving no stone unturned. Some physical therapists under insurance are gently nudged to conduct assessments within the framework of their specific insurance policies and guidelines.


Out-of-network physical therapists can delve deeper into your medical history, lifestyle factors, and any underlying concerns that might contribute to your pelvic floor issues. This holistic approach enables them to provide a more comprehensive diagnosis and develop a targeted treatment strategy to address the root causes of your symptoms.


3. Flexibility and Extended Sessions

Say goodbye to rushed appointments! Cash-based therapists typically have more flexibility with scheduling, meaning you won't be limited to strict time slots. This allows for unhurried sessions where you can fully discuss your progress, ask questions, and receive hands-on treatments without feeling rushed. Plus, extended sessions mean more time for targeted exercises, manual therapy, and education to optimize your healing journey.


4. Access to Cutting-Edge Techniques

Without insurance restrictions, out-of-network pelvic floor physical therapists often have the freedom to explore and utilize innovative techniques and modalities. They stay updated with the latest research and advancements in their field, incorporating evidence-based practices that may not be covered or readily available within insurance-based models. This access to cutting-edge techniques can greatly enhance your healing progress and outcomes.


5. Ongoing Support and Education

Building a strong patient-therapist relationship is key to your success, and cash-based therapists understand this. They prioritize ongoing support and education, empowering you with the knowledge and tools necessary for long-term pelvic floor health. From lifestyle modifications and self-care practices to at-home exercises, they'll guide you every step of the way, ensuring you feel confident and empowered to take control of your well-being.



Exploring the realm of out-of-network pelvic floor physical therapy may not be the traditional route but it could be the ideal path for your unique journey towards pelvic health and wellness. Embrace the choice, and discover a world of personalized care and transformative healing experiences with an out-of-network pelvic floor physical therapist. Your well-being deserves it!


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About Michelle

Michelle is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Webb Physical Therapy, located in Lawrence, Kansas.  She's worked in PT for close to 10 years, and believes each patient should be treated with a holistic, whole person approach to healing.

She is devoted to helping her patients develop individualized treatment plans to help them achieve their specific goals.

Call (785) 813-1338 for a free 15 minute phone consultation, or email WebbPelvicHealth@gmail.com

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