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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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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Endometriosis as a Feminist Issue

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT March is endometriosis awareness month. March is also women’s history month. It seemed like the perfect time to discuss how poor detection and treatment of the disease affects the welfare, social, economic health, physical health,  and quality of life of women. Endometriosis is a feminist issue. Here, at this blog, we …

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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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PH101: Something’s Wrong with my What?

On March 16, 2017 at 7pm we will be kicking off our spring semester of pelvic health education class, we call Pelvic Health 101 (PH101). In our first class we will be introducing you to the pelvic floor muscles, where they are, what they do, and how they relate to the health and function of your …

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Pelvic Health 101: Q&A with an Expert Panel

Fiona McMahon, DPT Our expert panel class is a new addition to our PH101 course catalog and we are so excited! Join us October 27th at 7pm for an open question and answer format class with some of the world’s first and foremost medical experts in pelvic health. Our guests will include Doctor of Physical …

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A Pelvic Messenger Double-Header!

In case you missed them this week, we had not one but TWO back to back Pelvic Messenger shows, one on Wednesday, and one today. But don't worry, you can still listen to them online, on our blogtalkradio site! Just see below for links and details. Wednesday's show featured Dr. Philip Weeks, a naturopath who …

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Is It All In My Head?

By Riva Preil Join us tonight at Beyond Basics, 7:00 PM, for the next installment of The School of Pelvic Health.  The next fascinating class is entitled Sexuality and Pain- Is it All in My Head?  Stephanie will discuss how pelvic floor muscle tightness and dysfunction contributes to dyspareunia, pain with vaginal penetration, arousal, and …

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The Hysterectomy and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Often because of the lack of understanding behind chronic pelvic pain, a hysterectomy is performed in hopes of eliminating said pain. The problem is that this can also to rectify the problem. In her latest blog post, "Hysterectomy for chronic pelvic pain? Ask these 7 questions first," Dr. Jen Gunter, board certified in OB/GYN and pain …

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Health Professionals Gather for National Educational Retreat

Check out the press release from Amy's venture, the Alliance for Pelvic Pain's upcoming weekend retreat! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT: Alexandra Milspaw April 22, 2013 instituteforwomeninpain@gmail.com http://www.allianceforpelvicpain.com HEALTH PROFESSIONALS GATHER FOR NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL RETREAT Bethlehem, PA – On April 27-28, 2013 leading health practitioners from New York, NY and Bethlehem, PA will arrive …

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