Marathon Training: Why I Chose Jess

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Beyond Basics Physical Therapy has some exciting news. We are running the New York City Marathon for the third year in a row with Team Tisch MS. What makes it doubly exciting is that for the first time ever not one but two physical therapists will be running! Both Molly Caughlan …

Continue reading Marathon Training: Why I Chose Jess

Pilates Move of The Month with Kierstin! Lat Pull and Triceps

Kierstin Elliot Goal: To IMPROVE Posture! Exercise: Lat Pulls and Triceps Set up: Lie facedown on the box with naval pulled up towards the spine, chin tucked in with neck lengthened (as if you are holding a tangerine under your chin), glutes engaged, and legs extended. Pull yourself to back bars of the reformer and …

Continue reading Pilates Move of The Month with Kierstin! Lat Pull and Triceps

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 …

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

Marathon Training: Two Perspectives

As we creep closer and closer towards marathon weekend, our very own Tina Cardenia PT, DPT, CFMT and Victoria LaManna (Vicky) PT, DPT, CLT, PRPC were kind enough to share their stories about preparing for the 2018 New York City Marathon. Vicky will be running her first marathon on November 4th, 2018 in order to …

Continue reading Marathon Training: Two Perspectives

Life After Giving Birth: Trying to Get Back to Competing After Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

Note from Fiona McMahon PT, DPT In this blog, our guest writer is talking about pelvic girdle pain (PGP), which can often get confused with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), although they are related, they are different conditions. For pelvic floor dysfunction, we often caution against just strengthening the pelvic floor. Often times the pelvic floor …

Continue reading Life After Giving Birth: Trying to Get Back to Competing After Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

Pilates and the Pelvic Floor

  Kierstin Elliott, Pilates Instructor at BBPT Breath. Breath is the common denominator for understanding how pilates can enhance the pelvic floor’s function. Reciprocally, using your pelvic floor correctly can deepen your connection to your pilates practice. Let’s take a look at how to optimize your breath in the first place. A deep, three dimensional …

Continue reading Pilates and the Pelvic Floor

Lace up or Feet up? Running During Pregnancy

Joanna Hess PT, DPT, PRC, WCS Exercise in ever tightening spandex while making frequent public toilet stops, or binge on Netflix and cronuts? Pregnancy is a great equalizer. Not even Kate Middleton can escape the hormones that can cause pregnant women to suffer from mood swings, fatigue, nausea, and achiness. Those symptoms—and modern culture—frequently encourage …

Continue reading Lace up or Feet up? Running During Pregnancy

Joint Changes in Arthritis are Permanent, but Pain Does Not Have to Be

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT May is arthritis awareness month. Arthritis can come in many different forms. It can be a result of wear and tear or it can be a response to an autoimmune condition. There are many different types of arthritis, but the fact remains that in all of these different types of arthritis, …

Continue reading Joint Changes in Arthritis are Permanent, but Pain Does Not Have to Be

Pilates Versus Yoga

Pilates vs. Yoga Kierstin Elliott, Certified in Stott Pilates As a pilates instructor, I am often asked the question, “How is pilates different from yoga?” Although there are many similarities between the two practices, such as developing strength and flexibility, the differences are quite substantial. Yoga is an ancient practice that has long been established …

Continue reading Pilates Versus Yoga

Why seek out a physical therapist with advanced orthopedic training? The case for CFMT and OCS

By: Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT If you have perused our website, you might have noticed that here at Beyond Basics, we have many physical therapists who have a CFMT certification, or are in the process of completing one. Now the question lies, what is a CFMT? How is this approach unique? How can …

Continue reading Why seek out a physical therapist with advanced orthopedic training? The case for CFMT and OCS