Contraction Connections

By Riva Preil Surprise: you are more connected to yourself than realized!  A study was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience (October 8) which reveals pelvic floor muscle contractions are strongly connected with the activation of other muscles, particularly the gluteal muscles.  Jason Kutch, corresponding author of the study and assistant professor in the …

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Stool Science

By Riva Preil You loved her talk about anatomy two weeks ago and you couldn’t get enough about bladder chatter last Tuesday.  Well, guess what… Stephanie Stamas is back for more! On Tuesday, October 28th, at 7 PM, Stephanie will teach the next class in the series of The School of Pelvic Health entitled Why …

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Bladder Chatter

By Riva Preil The School of Pelvic Health returns tonight, Tuesday October 21, 2014 (7:00 PM) with a fascinating class entitled Running to the Bathroom, Again!  Stephanie Stamas, physical therapist at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, will discuss the urinary system’s anatomy and physiology. She will then explain what happens when this system is not functioning …

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Uppity Science Chick

By Riva Preil Dear readers, I have found SUCH an incredible and informative website that I simply MUST share it with you.  Not only because the quote on the homepage is fantastic, (“Well behaved women rarely make history,” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich), but because the evidence-based material on the website is amazing. Kudos to Dr. Kathleen …

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Be Cool, Stay in School

By Riva Preil Get excited for the incredible new FREE seminar series at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, The School of Pelvic Health!  This educational series, taught by our very own STEPHANIE STAMAS, is designed to inform individuals on pelvic floor muscle function, the connection between the pelvic floor and pain free movement, and to provide …

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Next on The Pelvic Messenger: Dr. Khalid Khan

By Riva Preil Get excited for International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) Conference in Chicago, October 23-26, 2014!  Some of the interesting topics at this year’s conference include updates on chronic pelvic pain, yoga for pelvic pain, and a fascinating Post-Conference Course, New Perspectives from The Integrated Systems Model for Women’s Health, from our blog talk radio …

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