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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BBPT Health Tip: Adding Pelvic Floor Relaxation to Deep Breathing

Amy Stein DPT, PT and Fiona McMahon DPT, PT   This blog contains information adapted from Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein. If you are interested in learning more about pelvic floor exercises you can do on your own, please visit http://www.healpelvicpain.com/ , http://amzn.to/2ioSz2J, or visit us at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in New York …

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An Unnecessary Hysterectomy

According to an article in The Huffington Post, a new study performed by the University of Michigan and Wayne State University suggests one in five women undergoing hysterectomy surgery never needed the procedure. In fact, the article states, hysterectomy "is the second most common surgery performed on reproductive-age women in the United States, after the …

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Kegels for Men?!

While Kegel exercises have typically been prescribed for women's health, men richly benefit from them as well. Just as with women, the muscles in a man's pelvic floor are the foundations of urinary and sexual health. As author Roni Carin Rabin writes in an article in this week's New York Times, "Like all muscles, these …

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In Case You Missed Them: Great Health Resources!

In case you missed them, here are a few great resources and insights about pelvic health from the last few weeks. Sex Therapist Talli Rosenbaum on The Pelvic Messenger, Interviewed by Alexandra Milspaw, PhD, LPC On The Pelvic Messenger radio show, internationally renowned sex therapist Talli Rosenbaum spoke with healthcare educator Alexandra Milspaw about using …

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Love Your Colon: Part II

by Riva Preil I know you have been waiting patiently for more details about the I Love You massage.  Well, today is your lucky day, because you are about to discover a wonderful way relax your core and help promote colonic motility. Here’s how to do it: Lie on your back- preferably on your bed, …

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Update: Beyond Basics Presents at NY Cornell!

Yesterday morning, Dania and Amy made grand rounds at Cornell with the pediatric GI department. It went very well, and was well received. There were about 15 people there: physicians, nurse practitioners, fellows and attendees. They liked the non-invasive approach that Dania and Amy have and that they try to make the treatment educational and …

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