PH101: Optimize your Reproductive Health

Fiona McMahon, DPT Being able to get pregnant is sometimes a little harder than society will have us believe. The female reproductive system is a complex and intricate part of our bodies and there are many factors that go into fertility. If having children is a goal of yours, do not miss our free reproductive …

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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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Ooo La La, La! Rééducation Périnéale: Pelvic Floor En France

Fiona McMahon, DPT Bonjour les femmes et les hommes! Did you know that in France, after you have a baby, you get government sponsored pelvic floor physical therapy? That’s right, the French send their new mothers to pelvic floor reeducation, La Rééducation Périnéale. It is free of charge and this type of physical therapy has …

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Sex After Pregnancy

By Fiona McMahon, DPT Edited by Amy Stein, DPT It’s cliché to say the arrival of a new child is one of life’s most joyful events. It certainly can be. It can also be one of life’s most stressful events. According to the Homes and Rahe Stress Scale, pregnancy is one of life’s most stressful …

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The Postnatal Pelvis

By Riva Preil Young mothers face a myriad of new challenges they did not encounter prior to mother-hood.  They often experience hormone related changes, sleep deprivation, and possible nursing complications, should they decide to breast feed.  This is all on top of trying to lose the baby weight and return to their pre-pregnancy size.  In …

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What to Expect AFTER You’re Expecting

The body goes through an enormous amount of changes during pregnancy, but sometimes we forget that post-baby the body is still, shall we say, figuring itself out. Take a look at this article from Yahoo! Shine, on The 5 Most Surprising Things That Happen After You Give Birth. In other words, don't get behind the …

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