Amy Stein
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Amy Stein

CONTACT INFORMATION: Amy Stein, DPT, BCB-PMD, IF; phone #212-354-2622 Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, LLC; 110 East 42nd ST, Suite #1504 NY, NY 10017 www.beyondbasicsphysicaltherapy.com www.facebook.com/beyondbasicspt www.healingpelvicandabdominalpain.com (NEW VIDEO) AUTHOR of HEAL PELVIC PAIN (www.healpelvicpain.com) Executive Board Member, International Pelvic Pain Society; For over 20 years, Amy Stein, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD has been at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, women’s health, and providing functional manual therapy for men, women, and children. She is the founder of and premier practitioner at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, with three locations in New York City and a growing community of 13 expert physical therapists. She is the author of Heal Pelvic Pain, an easy-to-read self-help book, as well as the creator of Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain: The ultimate home program for patients and a guide for practitioners. Her most recent publications can be found in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Female Sexual Pain Disorders, and Beating Endo: How to Reclaim Your Life from Endometriosis. Amy was one of the founders of the Alliance for Pelvic Pain, a patient-oriented educational retreat, which is held once a year. In 2017, She served as president of the International Pelvic Pain Society, which meets annually and brings together some of the most brilliant minds working in the field of pelvic health. She lectures internationally and is featured in the documentary film ‘Endo What?’, Amy has been interviewed by media outlets ranging from the medical segments of popular TV shows, such as Dr. Oz, ABC’s 20/20, as well as in Elle, Prevention, and Women's Health magazines and New York Daily News newspaper. She is a member of ISSWSH, the NVA, ISSVD, ICA, and the APTA Women’s Health section. Amy received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 1999, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. HEAL PELVIC PAIN offers readers relief and recovery for this illness through a program of strengthening, stretching and relaxation exercises, massage techniques, nutritional basics and self-care therapies. The book addresses the various pelvic floor disorders, including pain, interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, incontinence, non-bacterial prostatitis, or discomfort during or after sexual activity--without drugs or surgery. The book also provides valuable information that addresses: * The pelvic floor and its importance in urinary, bowel and sexual function * How pelvic floor dysfunction can be mistaken for many other things * A program that can ease pain, bladder, bowel and/or sexual dysfunction without surgery * How to relieve pain in an intimate area * Enhancing ones sex life well into the elderly years * The effect this malady has on men, women and children and during and after pregnancy * A muscle-strengthening regimen that boosts sexual pleasure, eliminates incontinence, increases the bodies' core strength and pelvic stability. * Guidelines on foods and beverages that ease your discomfort, and assist in bladder and bowel disorders * Suggestions for stress- and pain-reducing home spa treatments * Patient testimonials * Resource guide The reader will participate in a "symptoms monitor" to track his or her symptoms and how it affects their daily life. As the reader goes through the exercise and treatment recommendations, he or she can track their improvement and progress according to their symptoms monitor. The book provides 2 different programs consisting of various exercises. Chapter 3 focuses on all the various pain syndromes related to urinary, bowel or sexual dysfunction, including IC, IBS, urinary and/or bowel frequency, urgency or retention, pudendal neuralgia, prostatitis, endometriosis, PID and more. Chapter 4 addresses pelvic floor muscle weakness and incoordination resulting in incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and/or decreased sexual response. The book is comprehensive but easy to read. It is a great resource for healthcare providers and for those that suffer.
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