In-home physical therapy to help you return to your best.
Welcome!
The Fit Pelvis, LLC is the vision of Katy Girlinghouse. After spending several years working as a physical therapist in hospitals, homes, and clinics, Katy was eager to venture out on her own to better help the communities of McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Prosper, Princeton, Melissa, Wylie, and surrounding areas. We believe in providing excellent, holistic care in partnership with you in order to put the power back in your hands!
What Is Pelvic Floor / Pelvic Health Physical Therapy?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support our bladder, bowel, intestines, and reproductive organs, and allow us to perform related functions. A pelvic health physical therapist identifies and treats muscular, joint, and nerve dysfunction throughout the body. The pelvic floor, though not often discussed, is a vital part of our bodies and should not be ignored especially in conditions such as pelvic pain, pregnancy, prolapse, sexual dysfunction, constipation, urinary dysfunction, and fecal or urinary incontinence. Pelvic health physical therapy is provided by a physical therapist with additional training in the function of organs and their relationship to the musculoskeletal system as well as internal and external pelvic floor assessment and treatment. In order to treat the pelvic floor, you must know how to evaluate the muscles and associated structures. This is the specialized skill set Katy will bring to you.
In-Home Physical Therapy
The Fit Pelvis differentiates itself by providing physical therapy services in the comfort of your home. Home visits allow you to be in a comfortable environment without the hassle of having to pack up the kids or squeeze in therapy sessions between work meetings. We believe that this allows you to be more successful with physical therapy and achieve your goals more quickly and soundly. Katy will bring a treatment table and all necessary equipment to your home and set up in a convenient location. At the end of the session, Katy will clean up and leave your home in the wonderful state in which she arrived. We currently serve McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Wylie, Melissa, Prosper and surrounding areas.
Why Choose The Fit Pelvis?
We strive to provide excellent individualized physical therapy services, in your home, on your schedule. Each session is unique and personalized to you in order to get you feeling your best quickly. Katy has a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy allowing her to differentially diagnose your symptoms and develop an individualized treatment plan just for you. Katy’s treatments include manual therapy, myofascial mobilization, neuromuscular reeducation, sensory retraining, chronic pain education and management, dry needling, biofeedback, visceral mobilization, internal pelvic floor assessment, and more.
Our Services
Urinary Symptoms

 

  • Leaking with cough, sneeze, laugh

  • Urge incontinence

  • Urgency

  • Difficulty voiding/retention

  • Pain with urination

  • Pre/post- prostatectomy

Bowel Symptoms

 

  • Incontinence/Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Bloating, abdominal distention

  • Pain with bowel movements

  • Straining for bowel movements

  • Prolapse

Pelvic Pain

 

  • Pelvic/abdominal pain

  • Hip/buttock or thigh pain

  • Coccyx or tailbone pain

  • Groin pain

  • Low back pain

  • Chronic Prostatitis

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

Pregnancy/Postpartum

 

  • Back pain

  • Sciatica

  • DRA/Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

  • Pubic Symphysis Separation

  • Labor prep

  • C-section recovery

  • Postpartum fitness and return to sport

Sexual Difficulties
  • Pain with sex or arousal.

  • Inability to orgasm

  • Pain/inability to use a tampon.

  • Pain with speculum/gyn exam.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

 

  • Neck and jaw pain

  • Headaches

  • Back pain

  • BPPV/Vertigo

  • Prehab/Post-surgical recovery

  • Pain in arms/legs

  • Osteoporosis

Physical Therapy First
Texas allows you to seek physical therapy treatment without a physician referral. This is a great move in the right direction, allowing you to get treatment quickly and feel better within the same week! Our therapist is trained in differential diagnosis enabling her to determine whether your symptoms are caused by muscular, nervous system, or other internal dysfunction without the use of expensive, time-consuming,and misleading X-rays or MRIs (W. Brinjikji et al., 2015). Physical therapy has been shown to be more effective than surgery for most degenerative spine disorders and as effective as surgery for knee meniscus tears (Katz et al., 2013). Often patients with pelvic pain or pelvic symptoms are either provided medication or told they need surgery. Both of these options can be avoided! Physical therapy done right addresses your root issue and resolves your concerns rather than just covering up the symptoms.  We work closely with other providers including OB/GYNs, Midwives, Colorectal surgeons, Gastroenterologists, Functional Medicine Providers, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians, Psychologists, Urologists, and Urogynecologists to provide a holistic approach to your care.
What Is Concierge Physical Therapy?
Have you ever been told your insurance won’t cover a treatment? It stinks and it always happens when you’ve found the treatment that’s finally going to help. We believe that your treatment should be determined by research and by the shared decision of you and your healthcare provider, not by insurance. In order to do that we are out of network for all insurance providers, but we do provide you with a receipt which you may submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. This allows us to develop a physical therapy treatment plan designed solely to help you, with the flexibility to schedule visits for the amount of time that is appropriate for you, the number of visits you need, and as frequently or infrequently as you need. Charging a flat rate per each visit allows your physical therapist to ethically and effectively provide the treatment techniques that will get you back on your feet the fastest. We have set our visit rates at very competitive prices to ensure that pelvic floor physical therapy is affordable for everyone who needs it.
COVID-19 Policy
In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we will wear a mask throughout all treatments. You will be required to wear a mask during treatments. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you to keep. If wearing a mask is medically contraindicated during a portion of the treatment, you will be able to remove the mask. All equipment will be extensively cleaned and all laundry washed with approved detergent. Screening for symptoms and exposure to active cases will occur on an ongoing basis.
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Katy Girlinghouse PT, DPT is a physical therapist who specializes in treatment of abdominopelvic dysfunction and pain. Katy completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Texas Woman’s University in Dallas. Following completion of her degree she traveled around the country providing physical therapy services in a variety and settings before returning home to Texas. 

 

Katy enjoys providing one-on-one patient care and individualizes her interventions to each patient. She uses a variety of evidence-based techniques including manual therapy, functional dry needling, biofeedback, and therapeutic exercise. Katy believes in empowering her patients to understand their bodies and meet their goals.

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Call/Text: 214-600-8168
Fax: 469-215-2597
Email: katy@thefitpelvis.com
Serving McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Wylie, Princeton, Prosper and surrounding areas.