Stuck on Acupuncture (Part 1)

By Riva Preil Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dates back more than 5000 years.  Underlying this practice is a unique view of the world and the human body which is based on the ancient Chinese …

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Pilates: Footwork

This week's blog is taking a cue from Beyond Basics's move into their beautiful new space, and PT Riva Preil's recent blog on squatting. We have all heard the instruction to "lift with your legs and not with your back." However, without proper hip joint mechanics, differentiating your back from your legs may not be …

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Stress Busters!

By Riva Preil Believe it or not, relaxation is within reach. Before spending large sums of money on expensive massages or spa treatments, I encourage you to try the following user-friendly, at home strategies… 1. Designate personal “you” time at least three times per week for half an hour each. Take advantage of this time …

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Squatty Potty

By Riva Preil Ever wonder how to pass bowel movements with greater ease?  Believe it or not, the optimal position for passing a bowel movement is …SQUATTING!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not recommending that we ditch standard toilets for good old fashioned floor holes, however I am suggesting that we become more mindful of …

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Our New Home!

Thank you for entrusting us as your physical therapists. Since the practice was founded in 2003, we have been committed to providing you with the highest quality service and excellence. We are writing with great news that Beyond Basics Physical Therapy is expanding! Because we are growing to fit your needs, beginning Monday, February 18th, …

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Pilates: Saw-sational

By Denise Vidal As promised, I am going to take you through a traditional Pilates exercise called "Saw". Saw is an exercise which combines the moments of spinal rotation and spinal flexion. Chances are you do this movement several times a day without realizing it, every time you bend over to tie your shoes or …

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More than Baby Blues

By Riva Preil The first two weeks post child birth can be like a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Feelings during this time period span the entire spectrum ranging from joy and elation to sadness and feelings of inadequacy regarding caring for the newborn. THIS IS VERY COMMON, and the negative emotions experienced at this time …

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The Birds, the Bees…and the Pain

By Riva Preil Many women who experience vulvar pain are understandably nervous about how this condition will affect their current relationships.  Furthermore, if the individual is not in a relationship at present, they are concerned that it will interfere with their ability to initiate and sustain a happy and healthy relationship.  “But what will happen …

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The Violet Petal Study

By Riva Preil Endometriosis is a painful gynecological disorder whose symptoms include pain with intercourse, severely painful periods, and/or pain with defecation (refer to previous blogs for further details). Current medical treatment includes injections to help decrease estrogen levels in attempt to alleviate the symptoms.  However, the downside of this treatment are the potential disturbing …

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