Continuing the Continence Conversation

By Riva Preil In honor of National Continence Week, I want to share a fantastic resource with you. Dustienne Miller, former Beyond Basics therapist and current owner and founder of Flourish Physical Therapy (Boston, Massachusetts) has created a yoga DVD to treat incontinence. Dustienne has extensive experience both in pelvic floor physical therapy as well …

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Committed to Continence

By Riva Preil Join us at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in celebrating the International Continence Society (ICS) World Continence Week (June 23-29)!  According to their mission statement, “The International Continence Society is a registered charity with a global health focus which strives to improve the quality of life for people affected by urinary, bowel and …

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Celebrate Good Times

By Riva Preil Wednesday night, the Beyond Basics team celebrated a monumental occasion- the release of Amy Stein’s new patient self-care  DVD entitled Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain!  In this new 2 hour home program for patients and guide for practitioners, Amy provides an explanation of pelvic and abdominal pain as well as self-care strategies (including …

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Irritant Information

By Riva Preil On June 9, we posted a fantastic YouTube video on our website entitled “Detox the Box”, a parody on a popular Justin Timberlake song from Saturday Night Live.  This entertaining and informative video encourages viewers to request that Tampax, Always, and Procter and Gamble remove irritants from their feminine hygiene products by …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month

By Riva Preil June marks Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month.  Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a descent of the uterus, bladder, and/or rectum.  It is often associated with stress urinary incontinence or bowel dysfunction.  Patients often report a feeling of fullness in the vagina or the feeling of a tampon falling out. Multiple factors affect …

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Heavy Weight Cancer Research

By Riva Preil Obesity has been associated with various health risks, including cardiovascular disease.  Furthermore, recent research has linked obesity with increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. A study which appeared online in the journal Cell Metabolism (April 1) performed by Dr. Paul Wade and Dr. Thomas Eling at the National Institute of Environmental Health …

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Detox the Box!

Women's Voices for the Earth is an organization seeking to eliminate toxic chemicals from female health products. They recently released "Detox the Box," a hilarious yet  informative video parody of SNL's "D*ck in a Box", asking women to reach out to companies like Procter & Gamble in hopes of eliminating toxic chemicals in feminine hygiene products. …

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Aspirin Advantages

By Riva Preil It is estimated that approximately 20,000 women will develop ovarian cancer in 2014. The prognosis for approximately 75% of those women is very poor because the disease is often only first detected during its late stages. The reason for this is that during the initial stages, ovarian cancer mimics gastrointestinal upset and …

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