Worth It PT

Transgender Health

Physical Therapy Services for Transgender Patients
 

All humans have pelvic floors. However, not all humans know how to keep their pelvic floors healthy and safe. Being transgender makes needing to know about your physical health and pelvic floor all the more important.

 

Being transgender comes with unique practices, whether it's binding, tucking, or gender affirming surgeries. All of these practices have health considerations, and having a supportive provider that listens and is inclusive is a necessity.  

Here at Worth It PT, we will use your correct pronouns and preferred name. We will help create a treatment plan with you to reach your physical health goals so you can live your best life with your affirmed identity. We believe in providing a healing environment that is worth your time and investment.

 

Learn more about transgender practices and the pelvic floor in our blog.

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What does Transgender PT treat? 

  • Binding / Tucking
    • Any pain & discomfort, breathing difficulties (specific to binding), or pelvic floor symptoms that may arise with these practices
       

  • Pre-operative and post gender affirming surgeries
    • Assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions prior to surgery to help improve outcomes afterwards

    • Education on your anatomy

    • Treatment after surgery to help with maintaining a healthy, pain-free pelvic floor

    • Read more about PT for Vaginoplasty Surgery
       

  • All other pelvic floor complaints
    • Just because you are transgender doesn't mean you don't experience the same complaints cisgender or nonbinary individuals do. These can include (but are not limited to): 

      • Incontinence / leaking urine, stool, or gas​

      • Pain in the back, pelvis, or with penetration 

      • Constipation or abdominal discomfort 

      • Other pelvic floor conditions


What does our first appointment look like?

The first appointment to pelvic floor physical therapy can be nerve-wracking, especially if you don’t know what to expect! In our first appointment:
 

  • We sit down and focus on your goals and the history of the issue you’re seeking to resolve. 

  • There is a physical assessment where we look at your whole person and help identify areas that might be contributing to your symptoms. 

  • We develop the plan of care with you, guided by our suggestions, so you can decide how to best reach your goals. 

  • In some cases, the first appointment may or may not include a pelvic floor muscle examination where we visualize the pelvic floor to help make and guide a treatment plan. This will always be discussed first, and completely under your control and decision-making.