Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral for physical therapy in Illinois, which is great because there is no reason to wait. This means that you alone decide whether you want to seek care and when. It also means that you save time and money by not needing to see a physician first. Dr. Kate Uttech will refer you to a physician or other care provider if necessary.
When should I start physical therapy?
Now! If you just had a baby, then you can start physical therapy as soon as you feel up to it, or as soon as you decide you need it. Visceral mobilization and internal pelvic floor physical therapy will not be performed until you are six weeks postpartum. If you are pregnant or are more than six weeks postpartum then now is the perfect time to start.
What if I have never had children?
No problem! The conditions that Dr. Kate Uttech specializes in treating are associated with pregnancy and delivery, but they can occur without a history of pregnancy and birth. If you have pelvic pain, low back pain, incontinence, abdominal pain, pain with intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, or any combination, then Dr. Kate Uttech can help.
Is it too late for me?
It is never too late! You are postpartum for the rest of your life after pregnancy, but that does not mean that you should have pain or leak urine. I have successfully helped women 40+ years after their last child was born.
How many visits will I need?
I cannot answer this until I meet you and evaluate you. It will depend on what problems you want to address, your goals are and how consistent you are at home. Most of the time my patients reach their goals start seeing progress after the evaluation and have met their goals by 4-8 visits
Why should I choose Dr. Kate?
Work with me because I will be committed to helping you meet your goals. The comfort and convenience of at home visits, personalized care, and ease of scheduling are some of the reasons to choose to work with me.