Lace up or Feet up? Running During Pregnancy

Joanna Hess PT, DPT, PRC, WCS Exercise in ever tightening spandex while making frequent public toilet stops, or binge on Netflix and cronuts? Pregnancy is a great equalizer. Not even Kate Middleton can escape the hormones that can cause pregnant women to suffer from mood swings, fatigue, nausea, and achiness. Those symptoms—and modern culture—frequently encourage …

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Why seek out a physical therapist with advanced orthopedic training? The case for CFMT and OCS

By: Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT If you have perused our website, you might have noticed that here at Beyond Basics, we have many physical therapists who have a CFMT certification, or are in the process of completing one. Now the question lies, what is a CFMT? How is this approach unique? How can …

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Marathon Update: Sickness When to Run and When to Take a Break

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Hi everyone I am writing you from week 22 of training for the NYC marathon. This year I am running the marathon, sponsored by Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, in order to support New York’s Team Tisch in raising money for multiple sclerosis research. Currently, we are only about 1000$ from our …

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Marathon Prep with Beyond Basics: Weeks 1-3

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT and Jessica Babich PT. DPT Fiona: Hi everyone! It’s been a few weeks since our last update. I am currently halfway to our $3,000 fundraising goal for the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York. Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and I are raising money by running the New York City …

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Beyond Basics’ Marathon Prep Program: The Evaluation

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT & Jessica Babich PT, DPT Fiona: Hello everyone, for those of you who didn’t get a chance to catch my blog a few weeks back, Beyond Basics Physical Therapy is joining forces with the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York to raise money to support multiple sclerosis research, through …

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Preparing for the Marathon with Physical Therapy at Beyond Basics!

Fiona McMahon, DPT Hi all! If you have been following our blog, you should be aware that Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and I are teaming up to raise money the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York with Team Tisch MS. I’m hoping to raise $3,000 dollars to support multiple sclerosis research.  We have …

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Pilates Blog- Rhythm- Coordination of Breath and Movement

Denise Small, PT, DPT Today’s Pilates blog will focus on another basic movement principle of the Pilates method, Whole Body Movement. In the last blog, I wrote about the importance of breathing three dimensionally, both expanding and contracting your abdomen and ribcage when breathing. Joseph Pilates wanted to help exaggerate these physiologic functions with movement, …

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Myself, Beyond Basics Physical Therapy join Team Tisch MS for the New York City Marathon

Hello guys! What’s happening? I just signed up for my 5th marathon, and second New York City Marathon, but this year it’s a little different. This year I am running on behalf of Beyond Basics Physical therapy to raise money for Team Tisch MS. Team Tisch MS is a charity team dedicated to raising money …

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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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Without Happy Ankles and Feet, We Don’t Have a Leg to Stand On!

By, Amy Stein, DPT and Fiona McMahon, DPT Our ankles function to help us do simple tasks from walking down the hall, climbing stairs to advanced tasks like cutting during a high level soccer game. Ankles need two things to do their job well. They need stability to allow us to transfer our weight onto …

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