Take Charge of Your Health! How to Advocate for Yourself.

Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS) Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) The new year is in full swing, and many of us have set goals to help start things off with renewed energy. One area in which, many people make goals in is health. While some folks vow to …

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Preparing for the Marathon with Physical Therapy at Beyond Basics!

Fiona McMahon, DPT Hi all! If you have been following our blog, you should be aware that Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and I are teaming up to raise money the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York with Team Tisch MS. I’m hoping to raise $3,000 dollars to support multiple sclerosis research.  We have …

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BBPT Health Tips: Let’s Roll!

Fiona McMahon DPT, Foam rolling. I certainly have a love hate relationship with my foam roller. My IT bands (the tissue on the side of your leg) hate it, but I love how it keeps my knees and joints happy. Foam rolling is a method to release knots in muscle and improve the mobility of …

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BBPT Health Tips: Quadriceps Stretch

Quadriceps Stretch   Hello folks! Beyond Basics Physical Therapy’s latest health tip is the quadriceps stretch! Muscles involved: The quadriceps. The quadriceps are a muscle group that has four separate muscle heads, (quads (four), ceps (heads), get it?). If you walk, you put these guys to work everyday. They work to extend (straighten) the knee …

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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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Happy Marathon Training Season! Preserve your Performance with Beyond Basics Physical Therapy!

Fiona McMahon, DPT Marathon training season is just around the corner! If you are competing in the New York Marathon, it’s about time to lace up those sneakers and set off on your 18 or 20-week training plan. As an experienced marathon runner, I know personally the frustration and anxiety that can accompany being sidelined …

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