Pilates and the Pelvic Floor

  Kierstin Elliott, Pilates Instructor at BBPT Breath. Breath is the common denominator for understanding how pilates can enhance the pelvic floor’s function. Reciprocally, using your pelvic floor correctly can deepen your connection to your pilates practice. Let’s take a look at how to optimize your breath in the first place. A deep, three dimensional …

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Beyond Basics is Visting Brooklyn!!!!

  Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Have you got pelvic floor questions? Have you desperately wanted to go to one of our PH101 classes, but can’t swing 7pm in midtown in the middle of the week? Well, I have great news and GREATER news. I know, right... how much great news can you handle? The first …

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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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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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Mythbusting at Your Core

Did you know that... The core is not only made of abdominal muscles? You don't have to activate your core? A straight spine is not a good spinal posture? In his recent "17 Core Stability and Posture Myths That Annoy Me Greatly" post on his blog The Physio Detective, Australian physical therapist Anthony Lo debunks …

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Posture Protection

By Riva Preil The holiday seasons are wonderful times spent with family, friends, and prayers. It also provides physical therapists a perfect opportunity to review some basic postural advice in order to prevent back pain during the prolonged hours of sitting and standing in the same position. While sitting, avoid slouching or slumped positions as …

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Building a Good Posture with Pilates Based Protocols: Exercise #2, The Calves by Denise Small

This post is a continuation of my last blog. Each post I'll be adding an exercise, inspired by the Pilates technique, for you to try at home. Our goal is to create a series of movements that will build a strong, stable posture from the ground up. This week we are going to concentrate on the calves. …

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