Regarding Amy Stein’s recent presentation at Beth Israel Medical Center to a team of urologists:

From a Physical Therapy student's point of view, this presentation was eye-opening.  Not so much because of the subject matter that was presented, but rather because of the questions asked by these physicians.  One assumed that the psoas muscle was out of reach and could not be palpated as a part of physical therapy treatment. …

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Amy Stein featured in panel discussion about painful sex

Amy Stein, MPT, was featured in the January 2012 issue of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Update entitled “Dyspareunia: Diagnosis and Treatment”.  This discussion was moderated by Dr. John F. Steege, Director of the Division of Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Providing a psychological …

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Painful periods

Painful periods. It may not be just cramps. Endometriosis is a disease that affects over five million women and adolescent girls in the United States.  It occurs when endometrial tissue, normally contained within the uterus, grows elsewhere in the body.  This tissue may migrate outside of the uterus and into the ovaries, vagina, bowel, bladder, …

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THE GIFT OF YOGA by Dustienne Miller, MSPT, CYT Our breath brings us into this world. We sigh with relief, laugh, and shout for joy. We hold our breath and hold our pain.  Maintaining freedom of breath can inspire equanimity and decrease pain.  A regular yoga practice is a mirror we can use to see …

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Painful sex? Try Botox injections

Painful sex? Try Botox injections

Dr. Deborah Coady states:

“The muscles that are newly released, lengthened and relaxed are surrounded by connective tissue, which may still be shortened and inelastic,” Coady said. “Physical therapy is necessary to normalize the connective tissue to accomplish long-term balance and strength.”

Botox is just one of many ways to treat sexual pain, but in order to treat the problem, women have to talk to a doctor – the right doctor – about it.

Coady said many women feel too uncomfortable discussing the topic with their doctors, and all too often, doctors can be just as uncomfortable or uninformed. This should not stop you from getting the care you need.

The Pelvic Messenger

                  The Pelvic Messenger Elisabeth Oas and NFP “Freedoms Children” are partnered to produce a series of educational documentaries about Chronic Pelvic Pain, for PBS. “THE FACE OF CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN”: focus on Interstitial Cystitis Is currently looking for patient stories Patients must be willing to be …

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Whoopi Goldberg. Kris Jenner. You?

What do Whoopi, Kris Jenner, and 33% of women have in common? A love for Sister Act? A penchant for Jimmy Choo? Fearlessness in the face of controversy? No! Urinary incontinence. Well...maybe the shoe bit too. Over 20 million men and women in North America suffer from incontinence. Most people are too embarrassed to talk …

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Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, located conveniently in Midtown Manhattan on 46th street between 6th and 7th Avenue, has been committed to providing integrated and individualized rehabilitation since 2003. All Beyond Basics physical therapists are licensed in the State of New York and hold a master's degree in physical therapy with specialized training in pelvic floor …

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