May Is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month!

 Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT While there are many causes to be aware of and advocate for, one close to our hearts at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy is pelvic and abdominal pain, and we are excited to report that May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month! This designation for May was created by the International …

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Navigating Life with Chronic Pain: Part II

Fiona McMahon, PT, DPT Welcome back to our discussion on chronic pain. In our last blog we discussed why one might experience chronic pain and some common missteps and pitfalls that have occurred in our understanding of chronic pain. If you haven’t yet read part one of this blog, I highly recommend checking it out …

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“Vulvo-what-ia?”

By Riva Preil Before vulvodynia was referred to by the title of this blog in an episode of Sex in the City, vulvodynia, a vulvar condition associated with chronic stinging, burning, irritation, and diffuse pain, received its name from doctors in 1983.  Many believe that the pain and symptoms are due to irritation or injury …

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