BBPT Health Tip: How Not to Mess Up Your Back this Holiday Season

Fiona McMahon DPT Chances are doing some traveling over the coming months. The holidays are a time when we haul luggage through airports, Christmas trees and boxes of decorations through your house, or load massive turkeys into the oven. With all this lifting on the docket, I have a pretty good hunch you don’t want …

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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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Exercise, The Female Athlete, and the Pelvic Floor

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT In honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day ,September  28, we are exploring the benefits of regular exercise for women as well as addressing some pitfalls (pelvic floor included), that female athletes can fall into too. It is far too often that women find themselves sidelined from their favorite sports …

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Beyond Basics’s Pro-Bono Clinic for PT Day of Service!

Victoria LaManna, DPT October is around the corner! And a busy month for many. Whether you are getting back into the swing of school or work after summer vacation, preparing your Halloween costume or getting ready for all the upcoming holidays right around the corner – there is a lot going on! This time of …

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Happy World Physio Day!

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT September 8th is World Physio Day! Phyisos aka “Physical Therapists” as they are are called in the States, help people in many different ways.  In America, the founding mother of physical therapy was Mary  McMillan. In 1922, she founded the American Physiotherapy Association.  Physical Therapists started their profession in the early …

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Welcome to Beyond Basics Physical Therapy’s monthly “Tip from your Physical Therapist!”

Fiona McMahon, DPT We are rolling out a new tip monthly to help you increase your fitness and general health. Today we will be going over a stretch. Before we get started, let’s go over some basics. The most common question I get asked when I give people a stretch to do is, “ should …

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Worth the Breath: Why You Should Eat Onions for Health

Onions have gotten a bad rap in the food world: sometimes the mere thought of that stinging sensation while you cut them is enough to put you off of them entirely. But did you know that onions actually have an incredible amount of health benefits? Onions are a part of the allium genus--which also includes …

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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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Healthy (?), Wealthy, and Wise

Throughout our lives, we've heard phrases like "Take your vitamins!" and "Stretch before you work out!" But what this article, "26 Healthy Habits That Really Are't So Healthy," shows is that those tried-and-trues may not be so at all! For example, "Granola and granola bars are both calorically dense and often contain a ton of …

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