Here's Exactly What to Expect During Your First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Visit


Come to your first pelvic floor physical therapy appointment prepared, confident and ready to start your healing journey.

We understand the discomfort of the unknown. As you consider taking steps toward beginning your pelvic healing journey, you might start to ask yourself, “Wait…how does this actually work?” Many times, we get questions like:

  • “What do I wear?”

  • “What does a pelvic floor physical therapy appointment look like?”

  • “Do I have to do an internal exam?”

  • “How is pelvic floor therapy different from a typical visit to a doctor or orthopedic physical therapist?”

In efforts to answer these questions to the highest degree of convenience for our patients’ experiences, Dr. Julie Sarton, PT, DPT, WCS (Owner and Founder of Sarton Physical Therapy) sat down to answer those questions. We want you to walk through our doors with confidence that you are in the right place, taking the right steps toward a life not constrained by pelvic floor dysfunction. This video resource walks you through:

Step 1: Paperwork

Step 2: Pre-treatment Chat

Step 3: Pelvic Anatomy Education "Crash Course"

Step 4: Objective Exam

Step 5: Posture Assessment

Step 6: Fascial & Muscular Layers Assessments

Step 7: Internal Exam

Step 8: Change Clothes

Step 9: Plan of Action

Step 10: Begin Your Healing Journey/Next Steps

More information is available at If you still have questions, please contact us.

We want to encourage you to get evaluated by one of our outstanding physical therapists, and regain control of your life. Pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, back pain, tailbone pain—you name it—these conditions do not have to control your life. There is hope. Call us today to book an appointment for 1 of our 3 Southern California locations, or inquire about a virtual, online treatment session.

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Sarton Physical Therapy and its affiliates recommend that you contact your physician before participating in any physical therapy, exercise or fitness related programs. Learn More.