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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Beyond Basics’s Pro-Bono Clinic for PT Day of Service!

Victoria LaManna, DPT October is around the corner! And a busy month for many. Whether you are getting back into the swing of school or work after summer vacation, preparing your Halloween costume or getting ready for all the upcoming holidays right around the corner – there is a lot going on! This time of …

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Amy is Live with Integrated Pelvic Health!

Fiona McMahon DPT What would you ask a pelvic floor physical therapy expert about exercise, or about the pelvic health as an athlete, if you had the chance? Don’t miss Amy Stein, founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and author of Heal Pelvic Pain answer some commonly asked questions in a webinar hosted by well-renowned …

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Spring Pelvic Health 101 Classes are About to Start!

Come Learn With Us! Free Pelvic Health 101 Classes at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy! By Fiona McMahon, DPT It’s that time of year again, temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer, and we at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy are gearing up and getting ready to start up our hugely successful Pelvic Health 101(PH101) classes …

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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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Postcard From: Herman and Wallace, A Course in Pediatric Pelvic Floor, Boston

By Fiona McMahon, PT  DPT This past Friday, I hopped on a double decker bus and made my way up to Boston (Norwood) for a continuing education in pediatric pelvic floor disorders. Physical therapists are required to accumulate a certain amount of course hours a year to maintain their license to practice, but more importantly …

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Running to the bathroom, AGAIN!

By Stephanie Stamas The Pelvic Health 101 series is back again! At our next class, on Tuesday, March 24, we are discussing urinary dysfunction. Urinary dysfunction is NOT something only post-partum women experience. If you are someone who swears you have a small bladder, leak a little when you sneeze, cough or laugh, get up …

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Why Wait?

By Riva Preil As all new mothers can attest, the pelvic floor muscles experience the stretch of a lifetime during labor and delivery.  Many women experience stress (SUI) or mixed urinary incontinence (MUI), involuntary loss of urine, following the birthing experience. A recent Danish study (International Urogynecology Journal, January 2014) outlines several risk factors that …

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Bladder Chatter

By Riva Preil The School of Pelvic Health returns tonight, Tuesday October 21, 2014 (7:00 PM) with a fascinating class entitled Running to the Bathroom, Again!  Stephanie Stamas, physical therapist at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, will discuss the urinary system’s anatomy and physiology. She will then explain what happens when this system is not functioning …

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Physical Therapy: a Primary Intervention for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence

By Amy Stein and Mary Hughes Physical therapy is almost always the first line of defense with any orthopedic injury, in order to prevent possible invasive surgical procedures.  The pelvic floor musculature maybe the most overlooked group of muscles in the body.   The American Physical Therapy Association stated proper preventative measures by a physical therapist …

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