Yeast the Inflammation Beast

  Fiona McMahon DPT, PT You are what you eat. Trash in equals trash out. You can’t exercise yourself away from an unhealthy diet. These adages are often on my mind as I make my food choices because of the myriad health professionals who have taken time to come to our practice to tell us …

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Pelvic Health 101 is back and with BRAND NEW COURSES

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Our Pelvic Health 101 courses are back! For those of you not in the know about our courses, they are informational sessions provided by top experts in the field of pelvic pain and pelvic function. These courses allow you to dive more deeply into topics such as bowel, bladder and sexual …

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New Year’s Resolutions: Weight Loss

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT It’s that time of year again. We are all nobly setting out on our self improvement journeys. Resolutions are often deeply personal goals we set for ourselves and can involve spiritual, physical, and emotional aspects. Overwhelmingly, one of the most common goals people have is weight loss. The desire to lose …

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BBPT Health Tip: Eat your Fiber

Fiona McMahon, DPT, PT What is fiber? Fiber, it’s the hot ticket. It is being marketed to us like crazy. But why is fiber is so important? What fiber is best? Should you get more fiber with supplements? Let’s take a closer look into the benefits of fiber in this edition of BBPT’s Health tips. …

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Pelvic Health 101: Does my diet really matter?

By Fiona McMahon, DPT Calories in should equal calories out, right? It turns out there’s a little more to health than that. Learn more about how diet can affect your pelvic floor. Get practical tips for integrating diet into the management of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as constipation, interstitial cystitis ( painful bladder syndrome), and …

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Lymphedema and Diet

By Roseanne C. Schoen, PT, DPT, LLCC There is no specific lymphedema diet, but there are some general guidelines to follow: -Limit salt intake- try to avoid processed foods or foods with high sodium content which can cause fluid retention and increased swelling -Adequate water intake- proper hydration is essential, especially following lymphedema treatment sessions, to …

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Easy as Pumpkin Pie

Now that you and your fellow bloggers have heightened levels of fiber consciousness, you will be happy to know that one of this season’s favorite vegetables, the pumpkin, is a healthy-eater's new best friend. Not only are pumpkins chock full of fiber (3.5 grams per half cup of canned pumpkin, 1.5 grams per quarter cup …

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An Ounce of Prevention

Join us at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in celebrating this September, “Fruit and Veggies- More Matters Month” with the Produce for Better Health Foundation. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of maintaining pelvic floor health by providing fiber, a crucial bulking agent that contributes to normal stool consistency. In addition, adequate fiber intake promotes …

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