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  • How do I get started as a new patient with Inspire?
    Yay! We are so excited to begin working with you. Please contact us to get started by doing one of the following: Call our office at 502-939-8564 Book a complimentary consultation to discuss what you're looking for help with here Fill out our request more information form here
  • What is your typical process for working with a new patient?
    Typically start with an in-depth subjective interview, followed by a thorough full-body assessment. Empowering patient to take responsibility for their health depends on a focused, biopsychosocial assessment. Once an individualized plan of care is developed, treatment always include various aspects of stress and pain management, spiritual health, nutrition, mindful movement, health promotion/lifestyle coaching, and self-care. I find that with the population of clients I work with most often, early treatment is has a bias toward manual therapy interventions to facilitate better mobility and pain management, along with approach neuromuscular re-education strategies to get the right muscles on board. Then, as we progress toward our therapy goals, the scales shift a bit resulting in less hands-on manual interventions, allowing for greater focus on strengthening and movement progressions.
  • Can you tell me more about people you've helped in the past?
    Sure! Ashley is a mom of 5, of which the last 2 were twin girls. She delivered all of her babies at home with assistance from a doula and a midwife—she is a rock star in my opinion! Fast forward, the twins have turned 4 and mom started working out in a CrossFit gym with a mom group that she attends church with. Ashley loves CrossFit—it is her favorite stress reliever—but after a few months in, she started leaking during her workouts. As is true with all pelvic PT clients, Ashley’s case was much more complicated than simply “pelvic floor weakness”. Following the biopsychosocial medical model, we’ve addressed everything from diet/water intake, stress management, spiritual/mental wellness to postural training and diaphragmatic breathing, while also provided clinically appropriate manual interventions and skilled movement strategies. As is typical, we made a lot of progress initially, stalled a bit in the middle, and kept right on pushing through until 3 months later, Ashley is finally meeting those higher level PT goals. She sent me a text last week that read: “Hi Dr. Kim! Just wanted you to know that I played around with the double under today and successfully did them without leaking! I got 10 in a row with nothing. Before, I’d leak if I got more than 4 in a row.”
  • How often do you work with patients and for how long?
    Typically I will work with my clients 1-2x/week for 8-12 weeks.
  • What advice would you give a patient looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
    Look for a provider who will listen to your story. Every client is unique, and while there may be some similarities across diagnoses, no one should fall into a cookie cutter treatment plan. As a patient, I also think it is important to understand your learning style in order to choose the best rehab environment to work in. Clients come to me after spending up to 12 weeks at the traditional pelvic clinic without reaching their goals. If you know that you prefer a quiet setting that allows for one-on-one PT sessions, you should seek that out. Don't be afraid to ask for what you need!
  • What questions should patients think through before talking to a provider like yourself?
    Am I ready to commit to a rehab program, potential lifestyle modifications, and consistently show-up for myself? Do I respond better in a gym setting where there are multiple client-therapist teams training together or would I be able to focus better in a setting without distractions?
  • Do you offer online appointments?
    Yes! Online appointments can be a great fit: For moms who are stuck at home (whether because of the Coronavirus or for other reasons…it doesn’t matter!) For those who don’t have an easy way to get to the clinic. For the moms of Louisville and surrounding cities who feel like it’s just too far to drive. For the moms who know Louisville traffic can be a beast and hate getting stuck in that traffic trying to get across town. For anyone who is just more comfortable having their health taken care of in the comfort of their home!
  • Do you work with men as well or only women?
    Yes, Inspire PT works with both men and women. We have a team of professional physical therapists who specialize in helping people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds achieve their physical therapy and rehabilitation goals.
  • Do you accept my insurance?
    We accept Medicare, UHC, Anthem, Aetna, and Humana for qualifying pelvic health physical therapy services. Mercier Therapy & period repair services are cash only. Please contact us to discuss rates.
  • Do you offer private pay/cash rate options for services?
    Yes, we do. Our current rates are available here. Please contact us for questions on rates as they can vary depending on what our clients need. Mercier Therapy & period repair services are cash only.
  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
    Pelvic Health Doctor of Physical Therapy CAPP PF Certified Interstitial Cystitis: Holistic Evaluation and Treatment Mercier Therapy Professional / Fertility Certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Integrative Lifestyle Medication Certified Dry Needling Certified
  • How did you get started doing this type of work?
    I was fortunate enough that my last clinical rotation in PT school was completed at an exclusive pelvic health PT clinic. During that 16 wk rotation, I realized that I was born to work with this population. I started my post graduate work in a traditional otho-pelvic clinic, where therapists were seeing anywhere from 16-30 clients per day. Needless to say, I got burned out quickly, but it taught me what kind of therapist I did NOT want to be. It took some time, but I eventually started my own practice, providing concierge PT services as a side hustle. Then as business began to pick up, I rented a small space and set up shop! I know there are lots of women, and men, who do really well at the traditional pelvic clinics, but there are some clients who will never be able to reach their goals in the busier clinics where there are too many distractions and not enough one-on-one time with a licensed therapist. My practice offers an alternative treatment environment: a safe place that is quiet and without distractions, where client can receive individualized care for the whole treatment session.
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