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Beyond Basics Physical Therapy


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amy steinAmy Stein is the founder and a practitioner of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC, specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, women’s health, and manual therapy for men, women, and children while taking a holistic approach to each patient’s entire well-being. She is the author of Heal Pelvic Pain, an easy-read, self-help book. Amy is also a contributor to the medical textbook, Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management, and serves on the board of the International Pelvic Pain Society, since 2007. She is a well recognized expert in her field, lectures nationwide, and has been interviewed in media outlets ranging from the medical segments of popular TV news shows, like ABC’s 20/20 to such newspapers as the New York Daily News to internet sites like http://www.ourgyn.com. She is also an editor of painchannel.com and a member of the NVA, ICA, as well as many other organizations. Amy received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and is currently working towards her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, located conveniently in Midtown Manhattan on 46th street between 6th and 7th Avenue, has been committed to providing integrated and individualized rehabilitation since 2003. Our highly specialized staff provides comprehensive care to patients with a variety of pelvic pain and orthopedic conditions.

All treatment sessions are conducted in private treatment rooms with targeted hands-on therapy which includes connective tissue manipulation, myofascial and trigger point release, lymphatic drainage, visceral manipulation, range of motion/stretching, core stabilization training. Our staff evaluates and treats the underlying causes of pelvic pain and encourages active participation from our patients during the healing process. We specialize in rehabilitation programs for treatment of pelvic floor pain and dysfunction, incontinence, post-prostatectomy care, pre-natal/post partum conditions, pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema , orthopedic injuries, and pilates rehab.

Our facility features a newly renovated gym area with cardio equipment as well a Pilates tower and reformer. Beyond Basics also offers private pilates sessions with a licensed physical therapist to ensure the safe return to exercise following rehabilitation.

We also encourage multidisciplinary consultations with for yogaPilates, and acupuncture and can help find resources for stress management, support groups, psychological services.

Alliance For Pelvic Pain – Interview on blogtalkradio

Amy Stein will be interviewed LIVE on The Pelvic Messenger with Robert Echenberg, MD, and Lisa Petti, an attendee from last year’s Alliance for Pelvic Pain Retreat.  The interview will be to discuss the success of last year’s retreat as well as the upcoming retreat (March 8-9 in New York City).  The interview will take place next Thursday, January 30th, at 6:00 PM EST. Please feel free to call in and ask questions! To access the live interview next Thursday, please click this link.

Heal Pelvic Pain

A natural, nonsurgical plan for relieving your pelvic pain

Heal Pelvic Pain bookHeal Pelvic Pain, by physical therapist Amy Stein, offers a program of stretching, toning, and relaxation exercises, plus healing massages and a specialized nutrition plan for men, women and children of all ages. Used by patients in her New York practice, Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, the program helps relieve pain, incontinence, improve bladder and bowel function, cure IBS, reduce sexual discomfort, and improve the quality of your life.


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Definitions of pain

What is Pudendal Neuralgia (PN)?
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