The Pelvic Wizard Meets Oz

By Riva Preil Mark your calendars and your Tivo, because Beyond Basics' very own Amy Stein will be featured the Dr. Oz Show this coming Tuesday (4:00 PM, on Fox 5)!  After the eye opening article in Prevention last month, pelvic floor dysfunction has been on more people’s minds…including the researchers at the Dr. Oz Show. The …

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Dr. Robert Echenberg Discusses PGAD on The Pelvic Messenger!

Interested in learning more about PGAD (Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder)? Although PGAD in women is uncommon, Dr. Robert Echenberg will discuss on The Pelvic Messenger (April 24th, 3pm PST, 6pm EST) why PGAD is a sub-set of a much larger and quite prevalent group of disorders that together are called “chronic pelvic pain” (CPP) or “Complex Abdominal Pelvic Pain …

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A New Vagina?

By Riva Preil On rare occasion, I have heard patients comment (half-jokingly yet half seriously), “I wish I could just trade on my painful vagina for a new one.” Generally speaking, I do NOT promote that concept; instead, I promote pelvic floor physical therapy as a means to treat musculoskeletal related vaginal and vulvar pain. …

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What Version is Your Urine?

By Riva Preil There are many wonderful aspects to being a pelvic floor physical therapist.  One of the many enjoyable parts of my job is that it affords me the opportunity to converse about matters that others would not routinely discuss.  For example, it is completely normal, expected, and professionally appropriate for me to discuss …

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Alcohol Awareness in April

By Riva Preil Did you know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month?  The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages Americans to spend time this month reviewing the potentially adverse effects of excessive alcohol consumption. According to the NIAAA, approximately 18 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder. In 2006, alcohol related problems …

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Getting to Know You, Part II

By Riva Preil Their beautiful faces greet you in the office and their lovely voices answer your questions on the phone. And NOW, you will have the opportunity to be introduced in more detail to our amazing administrative staff! Please enjoy the following series of interviews with the wonderful women who help Beyond Basics Physical …

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Amy is in Prevention Magazine this month!

We're excited to share that Amy and her pelvic health expertise are featured in none other than Prevention Magazine this month! The article, written by Sari Harrar, is titled " The Pain Down There" and appears beginning on page 104 of Prevention's April issue. It features insightful advice and information for those suffering from pelvic …

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