Bringing Things into Balance: The Relationship Between Low Back Pain and the Pelvic Floor

By: Katie Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT The Occurrence of Low Back Pain Low back pain is the most common cause of disability and lost work time among working-age adults in industrialized countries (1). In fact, the worldwide prevalence of chronic low back pain has been estimated to be 11.9% of the population on a …

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

By: Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT What is the sacroiliac joint? You’ve probably heard of SI pain, but what is the SIJ and what can we do if something goes wrong? The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) connects the sacrum, the wedge-shaped bone at the bottom of the spine, to the ilium, which is one of …

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Joint Changes in Arthritis are Permanent, but Pain Does Not Have to Be

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT May is arthritis awareness month. Arthritis can come in many different forms. It can be a result of wear and tear or it can be a response to an autoimmune condition. There are many different types of arthritis, but the fact remains that in all of these different types of arthritis, …

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Why seek out a physical therapist with advanced orthopedic training? The case for CFMT and OCS

By: Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT If you have perused our website, you might have noticed that here at Beyond Basics, we have many physical therapists who have a CFMT certification, or are in the process of completing one. Now the question lies, what is a CFMT? How is this approach unique? How can …

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Shoulder Pain – What Can Be Done?

Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT Shoulder pain is a fairly common issue amongst adults, with a reported lifetime incidence of up to 70% in various countries and estimates of cost burden up to $7 billion a year for treatments of it. Subacromial shoulder pain is defined as pain that originates from the subacromial space, …

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Marathon Prep with Beyond Basics: Weeks 1-3

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT and Jessica Babich PT. DPT Fiona: Hi everyone! It’s been a few weeks since our last update. I am currently halfway to our $3,000 fundraising goal for the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York. Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and I are raising money by running the New York City …

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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 Tip: How to Adjust your Posture to Avoid Shoulder and Neck Pain

Tina Cardenia PT, DPT In today’s society, most of us spend time in front of the computer or other electronics for work, school, or pleasure, which contributes to poor postural habits including rounded shoulders and forward head postures. Being in these positions will cause your muscles around your shoulder and neck to accommodate into that …

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Without Happy Ankles and Feet, We Don’t Have a Leg to Stand On!

By, Amy Stein, DPT and Fiona McMahon, DPT Our ankles function to help us do simple tasks from walking down the hall, climbing stairs to advanced tasks like cutting during a high level soccer game. Ankles need two things to do their job well. They need stability to allow us to transfer our weight onto …

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Interview with Ryanne Glasper, Physical Therapist at Beyond Basics PT

Fiona McMahon, DPT At Beyond Basics, we are lucky to have a great crew of Physical Therapists, who come from diverse training backgrounds and experiences. It is some of these different experiences that betters our practice and allows us to grow as clinicians. We took some time out from our wonderful patients, to sit down …

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