PH101: Ladies Session

By: Fiona McMahon, DPT Hey Ladies!!! In the next installment of our Pelvic Health 101 course, we are hosting a ladies' session to allow for a safe and non-threatening place to discuss many issues that can affect the health of your pelvic floor. This class one of Stephanie Stamas’s (the founder of PH101’s ) favorites …

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May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month: #PelvicPainAware. This is a big deal to us at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, where we see it as our mission to spread awareness of pelvic pain and dysfunction to clinicians and patients alike. This month is spearheaded by the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), of …

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PH101: Pain and Sexuality: Is it all in my head?

By Fiona McMahon, DPT Sex should feel good… really, really good. But when it doesn’t, you may start to wonder, what’s wrong with me? Am I broken? Am I a prude? Am I frigid? Painful sex isn’t something we talk about. No one would look at you twice if you walked into work complaining of …

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PH101: Something’s Wrong with my What?

On March 16, 2017 at 7pm we will be kicking off our spring semester of pelvic health education class, we call Pelvic Health 101 (PH101). In our first class we will be introducing you to the pelvic floor muscles, where they are, what they do, and how they relate to the health and function of your …

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Spring Pelvic Health 101 is Coming

Fiona McMahon, DPT, PT Pelvic Health 101 is back with some old favorites like, “Something’s wrong with my what?” and “Why is pooping so difficult?” We have also added a new course on pediatric pelvic floor issues. If you have questions, we have answers. Join us for lectures and question and answer opportunities with expert …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month

By Riva Preil June marks Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month.  Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a descent of the uterus, bladder, and/or rectum.  It is often associated with stress urinary incontinence or bowel dysfunction.  Patients often report a feeling of fullness in the vagina or the feeling of a tampon falling out. Multiple factors affect …

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The da Vinci Mode

By Riva Preil Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), organ descent of the bladder, uterus, or rectum, is an all too common problem which affects many adult women.  There are several treatment approaches proposed by medical care providers, including physical therapy to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that rest beneath and support the organs.  Should physical therapy …

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Prolapse Particulars, Part II

By Riva Preil Mild prolapse may be asymptomatic, and POP may only first become noticeable at later stages of the dysfunction.  The signs and symptoms of bladder or urethral prolapse include urinary incontinence, urgency (sudden strong urge to urinate), urinary frequency (voiding more frequently than normal, generally assumed to be more than 8x/day).  It may …

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Prolapse Particulars, Part I

A few more words about Pelvic Organ Prolapse, from Riva Preil. June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP), descent of any of the pelvic floor organs, is one of the most common indications for gynecological surgery.  Usually, the organs in the pelvic floor (bladder, uterus, and rectum) are held in their …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month

Pelvic organ prolapse in women is when a pelvic organ drops from its regular placement in the body and pushes against the walls of the vagina. This is not uncommon in women nor is it necessarily untreatable or progressive. The most common type of pelvic organ prolapse occurs with the bladder, though it can also …

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