Yoga for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Kathryn Ahuja PT, DPT RYT200 Patients with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) often ask, “Is there anything else I can do?” They have often been living with pain for a long time and are eager to feel better as quickly as possible. The truth is that there is no fast lane to healing CPP. Healing should …

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Pelvic Floor Mythbusters: Is kegeling the one true way to a healthy pelvic floor?

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT. Is kegeling the one true way to a healthy pelvic floor? Not always. We can end the blog here. Just kidding, of course there is nuance to be considered here. But as pelvic floor physical therapists, nothing is more cringe inducing than hearing the phrase “just do your kegels” thrown around …

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How to Travel with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT (She, her, hers) It’s that magical time of year in New York City, that I call “Goldie Locks Time”. It is that brief stretch of one to two weeks right after the cold of winter has left us and right before the sweltering hot gritty city summer descends upon us. It …

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A Holiday Gift for You! BBPT is Offering Free Consults for People Living in the Greater NYC Area!

Any persistent pain or chronic back or pelvic pain can be tough. It is tough to have and often times it can be extremely isolating. Many of our patients have to go through a number of clinicians before they even get a diagnosis of pelvic floor dysfunction. If you are reading this blog, you probably …

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How a Birth Doula Can Help Make Labor a More Intimate Experience

Chantal Traub, CD, CCCE, LCCE, Pregnant mothers may be unsure if they want to work with a doula because they would like their labor and birth to be an intimate experience between them and their partners and wonder whether having a doula would encroach on their intimacy. The role of the doula is to help …

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Ph101 Why is Pooping so Difficult?

Fiona McMahon, DPT The number of Americans who deal with constipation issues is massive (4 million!)! It seems like every time I mention that I’m a pelvic floor physical therapist, another friend of a friend pulls me aside with bowel movement concerns. Why is it that so many people have issues? And more importantly – …

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Pilates Blog – Concentration

Denise Small, DPT Every Wednesday the PTs at Beyond Basics are fortunate enough to listen to lectures from medical professionals who specialize in pelvic pain.  One of my favorite lectures was given by Melissa Farmer, PhD,  a clinical psychologist who specializes in how the brain changes overtime in response to chronic pain.  Melissa spoke about …

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Yoga with Anne Taylor on July 20th

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Join us on Thursday, July 20th at 7pm for a really special treat: Yoga with Anne Taylor. Anne Taylor’s approach to yoga, which integrates movement, breath awareness, opening, and grounding to recalibrate the neuromuscular system, to help decrease pain and increase function has been a mainstay of Beyond Basics’ multi-disciplinary approach …

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Pilates Blog- Rhythm- Coordination of Breath and Movement

Denise Small, PT, DPT Today’s Pilates blog will focus on another basic movement principle of the Pilates method, Whole Body Movement. In the last blog, I wrote about the importance of breathing three dimensionally, both expanding and contracting your abdomen and ribcage when breathing. Joseph Pilates wanted to help exaggerate these physiologic functions with movement, …

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BBPT Health Tip: Happy Baby Yoga Pose

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Guys! This is one of my favorite stretches ever. Both for myself personally and also for my patients. It’s called the happy baby pose, which comes from yoga. I mean, how cute is that. If you’ve ever seen a baby try and stick his feet in his mouth you know where …

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