What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

By Amy Stein, DPT and Fiona McMahon, DPT As physical therapists who specialize in abdomino-pelvic pain disorders, one of the toughest parts of the job is meeting men and women who have suffered with pelvic pain for years, only to be told by their doctors/healthcare providers that there is no help for them. It is …

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May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month: #PelvicPainAware. This is a big deal to us at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, where we see it as our mission to spread awareness of pelvic pain and dysfunction to clinicians and patients alike. This month is spearheaded by the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), of …

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Amy is Live with Integrated Pelvic Health!

Fiona McMahon DPT What would you ask a pelvic floor physical therapy expert about exercise, or about the pelvic health as an athlete, if you had the chance? Don’t miss Amy Stein, founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and author of Heal Pelvic Pain answer some commonly asked questions in a webinar hosted by well-renowned …

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Postcard From: Expert Panel

Compiled By Fiona McMahon DPT Beyond Basics Physical Therapy recently held its first ever Expert Panel and it was a massive success. We invited some of the City’s/Country’s/ World’s leading clinicians in pelvic health/pain and opened the floor up to our guests to ask questions regarding pelvic pain and its treatment. Let us first introduce …

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Celebrate Good Times

By Riva Preil Wednesday night, the Beyond Basics team celebrated a monumental occasion- the release of Amy Stein’s new patient self-care  DVD entitled Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain!  In this new 2 hour home program for patients and guide for practitioners, Amy provides an explanation of pelvic and abdominal pain as well as self-care strategies (including …

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The Pelvic Wizard Meets Oz

By Riva Preil Mark your calendars and your Tivo, because Beyond Basics' very own Amy Stein will be featured the Dr. Oz Show this coming Tuesday (4:00 PM, on Fox 5)!  After the eye opening article in Prevention last month, pelvic floor dysfunction has been on more people’s minds…including the researchers at the Dr. Oz Show. The …

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Amy is in Prevention Magazine this month!

We're excited to share that Amy and her pelvic health expertise are featured in none other than Prevention Magazine this month! The article, written by Sari Harrar, is titled " The Pain Down There" and appears beginning on page 104 of Prevention's April issue. It features insightful advice and information for those suffering from pelvic …

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Amy Attacks Nerve Pain!

By Riva Preil Pudendal neuralgia is a pain disorder associated with compression or entrapment of the pudendal nerve, an important and sensitive structure in the pelvic floor.  Oftentimes, proper diagnosis of this condition is delayed because symptoms mimic other various pelvic floor musculoskeletal dysfunctions.  Patients often complain of burning or itching pain, especially with prolonged …

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Amy LIVE on the Air: January 30!

By Riva Preil To whet your appetite…enjoy the pre-game show!  Amy Stein will be interviewed LIVE on The Pelvic Messenger with Robert Echenberg, MD, and Lisa Petti, an attendee from last year’s Alliance for Pelvic Pain Retreat.  The interview will be to discuss the success of last year’s retreat as well as the upcoming retreat …

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Amy Talks at Mount Sinai, Part 2

Interview with Amy Stein by Riva Preil A continuation of our last post, in which Amy discusses her recent talk about pelvic pain and health at Mount Sinai. Here is a sampling of some questions practitioners asked. There's helpful information here for practitioners and sufferers alike. Can Kegel exercises help treat incontinence as well as …

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