The Hard Truth on Erectile Dysfunction

By Fiona McMahon, DPT   The penis is kind of like a canary in a coal mine for the male body. A penis that isn’t quite working the way it used to is something that should not be ignored.  Erectile dysfunction (ED) can have devastating effects on the psyche of the person experiencing it. ED …

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September is Sexual Health Awareness Month!

Fiona McMahon DPT, PT September is here and we at Beyond Basics are taking some time to observe sexual health awareness month. We take pride in our role of providing our patients with treatments to make sex comfortable and pleasurable as well as in our role as sexual health educators. Sexual health is comprised of …

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Exercise, The Female Athlete, and the Pelvic Floor

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT In honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day ,September  28, we are exploring the benefits of regular exercise for women as well as addressing some pitfalls (pelvic floor included), that female athletes can fall into too. It is far too often that women find themselves sidelined from their favorite sports …

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Pelvic Health 101: Pain & 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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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

By Fiona McMahon, DPT The week of March 7 through March 13 is recognized as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week. In an effort to help raise awareness for this condition we wanted to dedicate one of our blog posts to the subject of MS, how it affects people with the disease and how we at …

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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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Love in Health

By Riva Preil April marks Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Month. STI, a broader term for what has previously been referred to as sexually transmitted disease (STD) or venereal disease (VD), refers to a class of infections that can be spread from one individual to another via vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex.  In …

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The Birds, the Bees…and the Pain

By Riva Preil Many women who experience vulvar pain are understandably nervous about how this condition will affect their current relationships.  Furthermore, if the individual is not in a relationship at present, they are concerned that it will interfere with their ability to initiate and sustain a happy and healthy relationship.  “But what will happen …

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