Frequently Asked Questions
Before, during and after pregnancy many changes happen to a woman's body and it can be difficult to try to make sense of what is going on and how you can take a proactive approach to your health. Expect Results Wellness for Women can help you through these different phases of your life and here are just a few FAQ to help you get started.
What can I expect from Expect Results Wellness for Women?
Our therapists have a thorough understanding of the physical and hormonal changes that happen during pregnancy and how they can effect you. We use this knowledge to create exercise programs, address injuries or pain, and prepare you for your labor & delivery so you can have the safest childbirth with the best outcomes. After delivery, she addresses everything from returning to exercise & daily activities, breastfeeding positions & treatment of blocked milk ducts, recovery from c-section or vaginal delivery, and much more!
What if my kids are older?
Our providers also have specialized training to help women down the road who have injuries or conditions related to past pregnancies and childbirth. Whether you leak pee when you run, jump, laugh or sneeze, your back continues to hurt ever since you had children, or maybe you still have your mummy tummy, Expect Results Wellness for Women can help you address these issues and concerns through exercise, manual techniques, posture and movement correction, and more!
What should I consider hiring someone to support me in the delivery room?
A therapist who is a trained in labor & delivery support provides continuous emotional, physical and educational support to a mother and partner before, during and/or after labor & delivery. A labor & delivery support professional aides in advocacy by educating her clients in their options and empowering moms to self-advocate during the labor and delivery process. Research shows that women who have a trained labor support professional have shorter labor, decreased need for medication and surgical interventions, and fewer complications during labor, delivery and postpartum.
What can physical therapy do for me?
Physical therapy allows you to take control of your health through exercises, manual therapy and education as you face major life events, surgeries, injuries or disease. It can also be beneficial if you want to improve your overall fitness but it can also help you recover faster after an illness, injury or surgery; maintain and improve your health during and after pregnancy; and manage the effects of a long-term disease.
Do I need a referral from my doctor for physical therapy?
Due to direct access laws for physical therapy you do not need a referral to initiate your treatment. However, professionally we like to form relationships with your care providers in order to optimize your treatment. In this case, a referral is welcomed. Additionally, many insurance companies require a physician referral in order to cover the cost of treatment.
Do you take insurance?
At Expect Results Wellness for Women we believe quality patient care is paramount and we want to provide you with the highest possible level of care that is most convenient for you, especially in the transitional period of motherhood.
To achieve this we offer concierge, in-home, 60 minutes treatment sessions with a highly skilled provider who can give you the personalized, one-on-one attention and treatment you deserve. In our quest to provide this level of care we are not in network with any insurance plans.
I leak a little pee when I cough and exercise, is there anything I can do to fix it?
Yes. Pregnancy and delivery can stress your pelvic floor muscles, so it is not uncommon for women to have trouble with leaking after delivery. Sometimes this can resolve on its own, but it can also persist for years if not addressed. The good news is that pelvic floor muscles like any other muscles can be made stronger. Dr. Hnath has specialized training in this area, and can help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles so you can return to your running, lifting and other activities worry free.
I have been having pain with intercourse and my gynecologist recommended physical therapy. How will it help me?
At Expect Results Wellness for Women we have specialized training in the area of women's health and are trained to assess the musculoskeletal issues that may be contributing to your pelvic pain. Postural and skeletal assessment, movement analysis, and examination of all of the muscles involved with the pelvis will be assessed by a variety of treatment modalities that may include manual therapy, functional dry needling, biofeedback, and exercise.
I had my first child 6 months ago and I can't seem to get rid of my mommy tummy, is there anything I can do to get rid of it?
Yes. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are stretched and may even split down the middle. This is called diastasis rectus abdomonis. There are specific abdominal exercises to help you heal and strengthen properly and there are also certain exercises and movements you should avoid. Dr. Hnath's specialized training enables her to know how to guide you through the dos and don'ts of getting your core back into tip top shape.
How is Expect Results Wellness different from other physical therapy practices and fitness centers?
Expect Results Wellness for Women is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women with services provided by women. We offer private, individualized one-on-one appointments with a licensed physical therapist who has expertise and compassion. Our specialists hold the highest level of training with a doctoral degree, years in the fitness and physical therapy industries as well as additional specialized training in health issues specific to women. Using this level of expertise and training our approach to physical therapy, personal training and other health services for women are unparalleled.