How to Make PT Work for You!

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT (Pronouns: she, her, hers) Okay, you’ve got the referral in your hand. You have found the clinic that seems perfect for you. You are ready to improve your health and go to physical therapy (GO YOU!). But what if it doesn’t work? Your Aunt Gladys did great after her treatment and …

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Shoulder Pain – What Can Be Done?

Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT edited by Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Shoulder pain is a fairly common issue amongst adults, with up to 70% of us experiencing it in our lifetime and estimates of cost burden up to $7 billion a year for treatments of shoulder pain. Subacromial shoulder pain is what we call …

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Pelvic Floor MythBusters! Don’t eat lemon to avoid bladder pain, true or false?

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Hey guys!  If you have bladder pain, you probably have done some reading about bladder irritants. Lemon, dairy, spicy foods have all been rumored to spike bladder pain. But is this really the case? With everyone? Before you put down your lemon water, let's dissect the truths, and kinda truths about …

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Fight or Flight? Rest and Digest? Optimizing your Life with the Power of your Autonomic Nervous System

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT, She, her, hers You aren’t a zebra getting chased down by a lion on the Serengeti. You know that. But your body might not. Our modern day stress usually doesn’t involve us having to defend ourselves against wild animals. It often involves chronic seemingly unrelenting stress of work, relationships, and life. …

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Pilates with Kierstin! Kneeling Side Leg Series with Stability Ball

Kierstin Elliott, Pilates Rehab Specialist Exercise: Kneeling Side Leg Series with Stability Ball Set Up: Kneeling on mat, place right forearm on stability ball and extend left leg out parallel creating a long diagonal line from the head to your left foot. Extend left arm overhead, knit ribs together and engage glutes. Execution: Inhale to …

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Lymph Drainage Therapy for Breast Health at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy

Victoria LaManna, PT, DPT, CLT October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We at Beyond Basics are working hard to help spread the word on the importance of regular self-examination and early detection. For further review, please see our blog post from earlier this month. In addition to regular self-examination, regular breast massage is shown to …

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Bringing Things into Balance: The Relationship Between Low Back Pain and the Pelvic Floor

By: Katie Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT Adapted by Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Low back pain is common. Almost a quarter of the population in a one month period will experience low back pain and 11.9% of people will experience low back pain on any given day. Back pain can be so frustrating both to …

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LGBTQ+ Topics: Special Considerations for People with Prostate Cancer in the LGBTQ+ Community

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on Pexels.com[/caption] Fiona McMahon PT, DPT (pronouns: She, Her, Hers)-practices in our midtown office We have talked about prostate cancer many times on this blog. It is an exceedingly common condition and represents 26% of new cancer cases in cis-men, second only to skin cancer, and 14% of cis-men will experience …

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Pelvic Anatomy and Physiology – A Starting Point for Children

Eliza Etter PT, DPT, CLT Sometimes, we all have a little bit of trouble talking about what is going on “down there”. But it is paramount that even from a young age, we learn the proper words for our parts in order to make them more familiar and less embarrassing to talk about. Even though …

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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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