What Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Treat? Interview with Corey Hazama

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This is an interview between Georgie Kovacs, founder and CEO of Fempower Health (Formerly Fertility4Me) and Corey Hazama, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, PRPC, WCS from Beyond Basics. Corey is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Women’s Health Section, Interstitial Cystitis Association, and International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), serving as co-chair for the medical research committee. Corey is a pelvic floor therapist and founder of Beyond Basics, which is a physical therapy practice in New York City.


Georgie: tell us about yourself and why you started Beyond Basics.


Corey: I went to college in Boston. When I first was trying to figure out what career I wanted to go into, someone mentioned physical therapy. I had no idea what it was but knew I didn’t want to sit in an office. I discovered a love for the field. I graduated from college in Boston and moved to New York, where I started doing sports and orthopedic physical therapy. That addresses things like back and neck pain and post-surgical rehab. I was introduced to the Institute of Physical Art, which is a continuing education program with classes that teach hands-on and manual skills.


Manual physical therapy uses hands to mobilize joints, retrain body movements and facilitate muscles to work correctly. I started working with more complex injuries and chroni