Hey Babe Physical Therapy & Wellness
1200 Artesia Blvd., Suite 305,
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Hey Babe Physical Therapy & Wellness is a woman-owned and operated clinic specializing in treating women, men and children for sports and athletic-related injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction and pain. Owner Claire Delcambre earned her undergraduate degree in exercise science and her doctorate in physical therapy from Mercer University in Atlanta. She moved to Los Angeles in 2019 and started Hey Babe in 2021.
What services do you provide?
From pain and injury to injury prevention and wellness visits, we treat individuals for all conditions related to sports and orthopedic physical therapy including athletic injuries like ankle sprains or rotator cuff tears; orthopedic issues like low back pain or knee osteoarthritis; and individuals who are post-op from orthopedic surgeries. We treat a variety of pelvic floor conditions, which can affect all genders (yep, even guys!). These conditions include urinary urgency and frequency, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, constipation and bloating, prostatitis, pregnancy and postpartum, menopause and individuals after gender affirmation surgery.
How do you help your patients realize their best outcomes?
We connect with our patients. Our role is to understand our patients’ stories, the demands of their lives and their goals, and develop care plans with these considerations at the forefront. We empower patients by providing them with the tools and information they need to thrive and improve long term, so they can move forward with confidence and independence in their health. We believe in a comprehensive approach to health and communicate with your other providers to ensure synchronized care.
What were your goals in opening the clinic?
Having worked in extremely busy physical therapy clinics before, we understand how chaotic, noisy and crowded it can feel. Trust us, we don’t like that either. We felt that patients weren’t healing optimally due to time limitations and distractions in the clinic. We provide our patients with higher-quality care by giving them more time and individualized attention in their private treatment rooms so they can feel safe to share pertinent information about their health without concern of being overheard by others.
How do you encourage honest, open dialogue with patients?
TMI? Never heard of her! We are here to help our patients deal with all the “private” and “taboo” topics. We are a source of knowledge, empathy and comfort with any and all uncomfortable details. Our approach to physical therapy is to first listen to our patient’s concerns and symptoms. We will always follow up with related and pertinent questions to guide our assessments.
We will examine your movement, mobility and strength, asking open-ended questions to discover what is important to you. Next, we educate you on why you may be experiencing pain and what may exacerbate the symptoms, and we provide treatment to strengthen muscles and improve dysfunction. This method provides an opportunity for the therapist to dive into concerns and truly listen to the patient to understand the demands in their lives and limitations caused by their pain.
What are a few key things women should know about their health?
Being a woman is not a life sentence to pain or discomfort! Women deserve a space where they can find answers to their very valid questions and where their concerns will be heard and addressed—in a fun healing environment.
Common symptoms we treat women for include painful periods, peeing a little when you laugh/sneeze/jump, pain during or after sex, chronic UTIs without positive lab cultures, increased frequency to pee when you are less than 36 weeks pregnant, and any pain related to pregnancy. All these symptoms are completely treatable, no matter how old you are or how long you have been living with these issues. Being a woman is hard enough; you deserve to have these issues managed so you can focus on the other things in your life that matter to you.
What are the symptoms that let me know I need physical therapy?
The first indicator is pain or injury anywhere. We treat every joint and body region and are experts in pain and healing the body. However, pain is not the only indicator. Generally, those who experience pain or discomfort with sex, significantly increased urinary frequency (once an hour or more), constipation, or urinary or fecal incontinence should seek a pelvic floor physical therapist.
Furthermore, if you are pregnant, we work to optimize your birth outcome and postpartum healing times, reduce your risk of tearing and improve your body’s adjustment throughout the pregnancy. We recommend seeking our help either when you start to experience pain or symptoms or between weeks 32 and 34 to begin birth prep! If you are postpartum, you can see us between four to six weeks after birth or later. We highly recommend seeing a physical therapist prior to returning to exercise to make sure your body is ready for activities like running, strengthening, intervals or whatever else you would like to get back to.
If you are perimenopausal or postmenopausal, we can help address and prevent a lot of the common issues that arise due to hormonal changes by working with you and your doctor to create an effective treatment plan.
Do you treat men too?
Absolutely! We treat all genders and believe that all people are deserving of specialized, individualized care tailored to their needs. We’re here for you!