Pilates with Kierstin! Kneeling Side Leg Series with Stability Ball

Kierstin Elliott, Pilates Rehab Specialist Exercise: Kneeling Side Leg Series with Stability Ball Set Up: Kneeling on mat, place right forearm on stability ball and extend left leg out parallel creating a long diagonal line from the head to your left foot. Extend left arm overhead, knit ribs together and engage glutes. Execution: Inhale to …

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Lymph Drainage Therapy for Breast Health at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy

Victoria LaManna, PT, DPT, CLT October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We at Beyond Basics are working hard to help spread the word on the importance of regular self-examination and early detection. For further review, please see our blog post from earlier this month. In addition to regular self-examination, regular breast massage is shown to …

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Bringing Things into Balance: The Relationship Between Low Back Pain and the Pelvic Floor

By: Katie Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT Adapted by Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Low back pain is common. Almost a quarter of the population in a one month period will experience low back pain and 11.9% of people will experience low back pain on any given day. Back pain can be so frustrating both to …

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LGBTQ+ Topics: Special Considerations for People with Prostate Cancer in the LGBTQ+ Community

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on Pexels.com[/caption] Fiona McMahon PT, DPT (pronouns: She, Her, Hers)-practices in our midtown office We have talked about prostate cancer many times on this blog. It is an exceedingly common condition and represents 26% of new cancer cases in cis-men, second only to skin cancer, and 14% of cis-men will experience …

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Pelvic Anatomy and Physiology – A Starting Point for Children

Eliza Etter PT, DPT, CLT Sometimes, we all have a little bit of trouble talking about what is going on “down there”. But it is paramount that even from a young age, we learn the proper words for our parts in order to make them more familiar and less embarrassing to talk about. Even though …

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Yoga for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Kathryn Ahuja PT, DPT RYT200 Patients with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) often ask, “Is there anything else I can do?” They have often been living with pain for a long time and are eager to feel better as quickly as possible. The truth is that there is no fast lane to healing CPP. Healing should …

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for the Transgender and Gender Diverse Population

Photo by Steve Johnson on Pexels.com By Molly Caughlan, PT, DPT (pronouns: she/her/hers) Healthcare equality for the LGBTQ+ community is one area we as a society are significantly behind on and continues to require research, education, and training. For many, access to compassionate healthcare can be challenging, especially to those within the transgender/gender diverse population. …

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Telehealth: Physical Therapy from Home

Rachel Clausen PT, DPT Pelvic pain doesn’t stop because of a pandemic. Beyond Basics Physical Therapy wants to make sure you have access to the care you need to stay healthy and feeling good in your body. If you are unable to leave your home because of coronavirus, we want you to know we are …

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Pelvic Pain Awareness Month: Part 2: Hope for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Welcome back! In part 1 of this blog we discussed how pelvic pain can affect anyone, regardless of their age or gender. We also discussed that pelvic pain can feel many different ways and may occur in different body locations and be triggered by different activities. Now that we have the basics under our belt, …

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