Brande Moffatt

BRANDE
MOFFATT, MPT, PRPC

Brande graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science/Physical Education, and in 1999 with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy and quickly discovered her passion was in the area of Women's Health...

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Covid-19 Policy Updates/General Information (May 2020)

  • Healthcare Workers, including Physical Therapy Outpatient Clinics, are considered to be part of our nation’s “critical infrastructure” and therefore we are permitted to be open during the “shelter in place” and “safer at home directives.”

  • Based on this specific directive, and with new policies in place, we plan to re-introduce patients into the clinic, with specific criteria in place to maximize safety to our patients and the employees we share space with.

  • Patient’s at WHPT are already limited to only 6 per day, and are all scheduled for 1-on-1 private interaction, so appointment times will not need to be changed or staggered. We ask that you show-up just a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time to check in, or wait outside until your scheduled appointment time, as you so desire, in order to limit people in our waiting room, as we also share space with a physician, his staff, and his patients.

  • We ask that new patients arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow for a swift check- in process, and we recommend you email your paperwork, or drop off your paperwork in advance, as able to streamline this process. Please allow yourself time to utilize the restroom as needed, before your visit, or use it at home before you arrive.

  • We recommend you call before your appointment to pay for your visit, and then when you arrive, we will have your receipt ready for you. We are trying to limit receiving cash at this time, if at all possible.

  • We have implemented enhanced cleaning policies including: cleaning of door handles and common surface areas, every 30 minutes. As always, the treatment room, exam table, chairs, light switch, counter tops and educational tools will be wiped down with antibacterial wipes, before and after each appointment. Linen will also be changed as normal between each patient. Gloves are already utilized diligently for patient care, and that policy will remain the same as always. Your therapist will keep a mask on at all times, when within 6 feet of the scheduled patient.

  • All staff will be required to wear a mask when patients are present.

  • All WHPT patients will be required to bring their own mask and wear it while in the facility. We strongly encourage that you utilize homemade masks to conserve PPE for medical workers/first line responders.

  • The Physical Therapist will wash her hands for at least 20 seconds, before and after each patient, in addition to the use of gloves during your treatment, consistent with our normal policy.

  • The Physical Therapist will utilize a gown/or towel as a barrier, if any contact for manual therapy is going to be administered.

  • Patient’s will be prescreened over the phone, by the office staff, the day prior to their appointment as a precautionary measure to make sure the patient is not experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever > than or = to 100 degrees, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, new cough (not related to a chronic condition), new nasal congestion or new runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies), muscle aches, new loss of smell.

  • The patient will be asked if they have been in contact with anyone that has a known diagnosis of Covid-19, and if so, they need to postpone their appointment for 14 days.

  • Employees who are experiencing symptoms of a cold and/or flu are mandated to stay at home.

  • If any employee has been in contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19, they are required to report this information to their supervisor and will be asked to stay at home for 14 days.

  • Each patient will have their temperature taken upon entering the building, with a

non-contact forehead thermometer. They will be asked to leave if they demonstrate an elevated temperature (> than or = to 100 degrees).

  • Patients who present to the clinic visibly ill (sneezing,coughing, short of breath, etc) will politely be asked to leave, and their appointment will need to be rescheduled once their symptoms have cleared, per CDC guidelines.

  • Patients will not be charged a no-show/late cancellation fee if cancelling is due to concern over Covid.

  • Only the person receiving treatment is permitted to come into the office/waiting room. Spouses and children/infants will currently not be able to attend your session with you.

  • Telehealth visits are still available and encouraged as an alternative to limit in office visits, when appropriate.

  • Vulnerable populations (> 65 years old, patients with immunocompromise), are still recommended to postpone all non-emergent care, or take advantage of the telehealth options that are available to them.

  • CDC Guide can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Thank you for your patience, consideration and understanding of these specific guidelines during this challenging time. It is our mission to embrace the current situation, and evolve our methods of care, to be able to still provide exceptional, quality care, in a safe environment.

Brande Moffatt, MPT, PRPC

Quality Care for Better Quality of Life

We at WHPT offer an innovative approach in a private, supportive environment.

Millions of women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction which can lead to urinary and/or bowel incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, sexual problems, and elimination disorders.

Pregnancy, childbirth, chronic constipation, chronic coughing, improper lifting, surgery, traumatic falls, cancer, and aging, can all contribute to impairments including pelvic floor muscle tension, connective tissue dysfunction, adhesions, muscle weakness and incoordination.

Pelvic floor therapy by a specially trained physical therapist can help!

Women's Health Physical Therapy, of Redding, California, was founded in an effort to address these very intimate issues in a discreet, educational and supportive environment, with a mission of providing the utmost in quality, evidenced-based, one-on-one care.

At Women's Health Physical Therapy, we understand the sensitive nature of these topics. We strive to offer expert care in a comfortable environment, with an emphasis on early patient education, to ease your fears and to maximize patient/therapist communication.

Not only will patients undergoing pelvic floor therapy receive individualized care, but they will also receive the latest research and treatment methods for the most advanced plan of care.

Whether it is for prevention or restoration services, WHPT is quality that women can trust.

Each patient receives a comprehensive evaluation, which may include postural analysis, observation and palpation of involved musculoskeletal structures, range of motion, tone and strength testing, and sensory and reflex testing. Evaluation procedures may also include vaginal dilator assessment, and/or intra-vaginal, intra-rectal, or peri-rectal sEMG biofeedback assessment. Once evaluation procedures are completed, an individualized plan of care and treatment goals are established. A detailed summary of your evaluation findings is provided to your referring provider, and routine progress reports are also completed.

Functional outcome questionnaires are routinely completed to establish starting baseline, to monitor progress, and to indicate readiness to transition to a safe home exercise program. It is our goal at WHPT to be respectful of your time, to communicate closely with other members of your healthcare team, and to assist you in early transition to an independent home exercise program with self-management strategies in place.

Physical Therapy is not something "done to you", but rather, "something we do together." A strong emphasis is placed upon empowering our patients by providing them with the knowledge and skills to understand and manage their condition long-term.

COVID-19, Telehealth and WHPT

If you would still like to connect with a specialized pelvic physical therapist, we have an awesome opportunity for you to do that virtually! Right from your home. We offer full support via telehealth that's HIPAA compliant and with secure video or audio options!

Telehealth is a perfect solution for new or returning patients if you:

  • Have questions about exercises or stretches to make sure you are doing them correctly or want to advance your program.
  • You are at a sticking point on your own and feel it would be helpful to ask questions.
  • You are concerned about what you can do at home to manage your pelvic pain symptoms and are looking for solid advice and a plan.
  • Want to connect about finding resources or how to best coordinate care with other healthcare providers in the near future.
  • Feel that you have increased leaking or prolapse symptoms and want guidance on how to improve this. There are so many strategies to implement at home.

We can help with all of this and much more, virtually. We have options for you if you are in the state of California.

Frequently asked questions:

How long are the virtual sessions? Up to 55 minutes each session.

What is the cost? The cost is the same as an in-clinic visit, $165 for initial evaluation for up to 55 minute session, and $140 for each follow up visit, for up to 55 minute session, payable at the time of service. If deemed appropriate, we will temporarily offer an abbreviated session for $70 for up to 25 minutes. We still offer courtesy billing to your insurance company; however, individual insurance companies may have different reimbursment rules re: telehealth. We highly encourage you to inquire with your insurance re: any specific limitations you may have with your individual plan re: telehealth for physical therapy, required referral, and/or specific codes or limitations that may apply to you. We also offer private pay option, as well as wellness visits.

What telehealth equipment do I need? A smart phone or computer with Wi-Fi access with video and audio.

How do I set up a telehealth appointment? Call WHPT at 530-242-1728 and speak with Lisa, our Office Manager, to schedule. You may also contact us at whptreddingca@gmail.com. If you are a current or returning patient - you likely only need to complete a telehealth consent form. If you are a new patient - we will have you fill out a consent form and new patient intake forms which can be found under the forms link.

Thanks for your patience and understanding during this time. We are doing our best to continue to deliver the best care possible during this state of change. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

P.S. For many of you, this telehealth option may be an even better fit, so we plan to offer it indefinitely to those who may benefit from it. Feel free to reach out to us to ask if this would be appropriate for you.

We look forward to connecting with you virtually.

Warm regards,
Brande Moffatt, PT, MPT, PRPC, and Lisa Duncan/Office Manger

Specializing In:

  • Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum Conditions
  • Pediatric Pelvic Floor Conditions
  • Scar and Post-Surgical Conditions
  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction
  • Chronic Pelvic/Abdominal/Lumbar Pain
  • Colorectal, Constipation and Coccyx Conditions
  • Treatment for Post-Oncology Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Visceral Mobilization to Address Fascial Restrictions, Endometriosis and Reproductive Disorders
  • Bowel Dysfunction and Dysfunctional Defecation Disorders
  • Hypertonus Syndromes including:
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Vulvodynia
    • Vulvar Vestibulitis
    • Dyspareunia
    • Vaginismus
    • Levator Ani Syndrome
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Pudendal Neuralgia
    • Sexual Pain Disorders