What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

By Amy Stein, DPT and Fiona McMahon, DPT As physical therapists who specialize in abdomino-pelvic pain disorders, one of the toughest parts of the job is meeting men and women who have suffered with pelvic pain for years, only to be told by their doctors/healthcare providers that there is no help for them. It is …

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When it Feels Impossible to Have Sex

Fiona McMahon, PT, DPT “Vaginismus”, it sounds like a dirty word if you have never heard it before, but for the many, many women who experience this painful and frustrating disorder, it is an important diagnosis to understand, recognize and treat in order to improve quality of life. Definition Vagnismus occurs when the muscles of …

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PH 101 Something’s Wrong with my What?

  You've waited and waited, now finally Pelvic Health 101 is BACK! On March 19, 2019 at 7pm we will be kicking off our fall semester of pelvic health education classes. We have a lot planned this year, so get pumped. In our first class, we will be introducing you to the pelvic floor muscles, …

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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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Building a strong foundation – Treating the pelvic floor in individuals with multiple sclerosis

By: Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an “immune-mediated” disease, in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system (1).  The cause is unknown. MS is characterized by injuries (plaques) of the myelin, which is a fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers; …

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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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Tune in! Blog Talk Radio: Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

Stephanie Stamas, DPT We have exciting news! Our very own physical therapist, Dr. Stephanie Stamas, will have the honor of interviewing Dr. Irwin Goldstein on the talk radio show, The Pelvic Messenger. Dr. Goldstein is an expert in sexual medicine and world-renown physician specializing in the treatment of sexual dysfunction and pain. He is currently …

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Never Too Soon

By Riva Preil Unfortunately, male sexual dysfunction is extremely common after radical prostatectomy (RP).  Some of the manifestations of sexual dysfunction include erectile dysfunction, anejaculation (inability to ejaculate), climacturia (orgasm-associated incontinence), and changes in penis length.  Pelvic floor physical therapy has been recommended to help decrease these symptoms…but when should the exercises be initiated?  Is …

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