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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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 were complaining of pain in …

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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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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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Pain & Sexuality – Is it all in my head?

By Stephanie Stamas No, it is not! As pelvic floor physical therapists, a common cry among our patients is how sick they are of hearing that their pain is just in their head. Some patients go from doctor to doctor until they find a practitioner who will truly listen to their complaints. When diagnostic tests …

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For Professionals: Understanding Sexual Pain and Anxiety

Check below for a press release from our friends Talli Y. Rosenbaum, M.Sc., PT, IF and Tammy Nelson, PhD, LPC who are offering a virtual seminar on Understanding Sexual Pain and Anxiety for those in health professions! Just Relax! Understanding Sexual Pain & Anxiety A two-hour teleseminar by Talli Rosenbaum & Dr. Tammy Nelson Available June 11, …

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