The Hard Truth on Erectile Dysfunction

By Fiona McMahon, DPT   The penis is kind of like a canary in a coal mine for the male body. A penis that isn’t quite working the way it used to is something that should not be ignored.  Erectile dysfunction (ED) can have devastating effects on the psyche of the person experiencing it. ED …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fiona McMahon, DPT Have you noticed an increase in the amount of pink on just about everything the last couple of days? The increase of pink everything is because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast Cancer is an extremely common cancer. According to the Nation Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be …

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Ph101 Why is Pooping so Difficult?

Fiona McMahon, DPT The number of Americans who deal with constipation issues is massive (4 million!)! It seems like every time I mention that I’m a pelvic floor physical therapist, another friend of a friend pulls me aside with bowel movement concerns. Why is it that so many people have issues? And more importantly – …

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Time to PUMP SOME IRON! September is Healthy Aging Month

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT The idea of strength training can conjure up many images, like the funny images of  Saturday Night Live’s Hans and Frans, or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It can also be intimidating. The idea of walking into a crowded weight room full of young and fit people, who seem to all know what they …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Physical Therapy

Fiona McMahon, DPT Hello everyone! April was Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) Awareness Month. Although, we are a bit late, we wanted to take some time to talk about IBS and what can be done to help with its symptoms. IBS can present in different ways. People with IBS may experience diarrhea or constipation, or both. At …

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The use of Breath in the Pilates Method

Denise Small PT, DPT The following series of Pilates blog posts will focus on the principles that define the Pilates method.  Joseph Pilates developed his methodology using eight basic movement principles: whole body movement, breathing, balanced muscle development, concentration, control, centering, precision, and rhythm.  Today’s blog will focus on the principle of Breathing. Breathing is …

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BBPT Health Tip: Seated Hamstring Stretch

Fiona McMahon DPT, PT Seated Hamstrings Stretch Hello folks! Beyond Basics Physical Therapy’s latest health tip is the seated hamstrings stretch! Why seated you ask? In selecting this stretch over other hamstrings stretches, I wanted to pick something that most everyone can be able to do. This stretch is particularly beneficial for those of you …

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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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BBPT Health Tip: Diaphragmatic Breathing

Fiona McMahon DPT, PT WE LOVE DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING! We do, we really do and we hope you will too. What is diaphragmatic breathing you ask? Diaphragmatic breathing is a form of deep breathing where you breath deeply into your stomach. As you breath in, you will actually see your belly extend and get bigger, and …

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Ph101 : Pelvic pain, meditation workshop with Ryanne Glasper, DPT & restorative yoga, calming down your pelvic floor

Fiona McMahon, DPT, Earlier this summer, we discussed the nature of pain. In Putting Pain Into Context, We discussed how pain is comprised of two distinct components: the physical stimulus and how our brain interprets that stimulus. Both meditation and yoga are helpful techniques to help retrain how your brain responds to pain. Join us …

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