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At Beyond Basics, our physical therapists, Pilates and yoga instructors are leaders in their field. We pride ourselves on our broad experience and the range of advanced certifications we’ve earned.

We also make sure your entire healthcare team is always up to date on your progress by working directly with them when needed. In fact, doctors have said that the physical therapists at Beyond Basics are some of the most dedicated partners they’ve ever worked with. 

Our goal is always to provide you with the most informed, coordinated, and holistic care possible. 

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Premier physical therapist, founder, and pioneer – Amy is at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain, specializing in functional manual therapy for all people, including children.
In addition to being the founder of Beyond Basics, Amy has served as the President – and is currently on the advisory board – of the International Pelvic Pain Society. Amy also lectures internationally, has been featured in documentaries, and interviewed on critically-acclaimed TV shows like Dr. Oz, ABC’s 20/20, and Good Morning La La Land.
As an award-winning author, Amy has written books on pelvic pain (Heal Pelvic Pain) and endometriosis (Beating Endo: How to reclaim your life from Endometriosis) and created a video on pelvic pain (Healing Pelvic Pain and Abdominal Pain). Amy is also a co-editor of Healing in Urology as well as a featured author in many medical textbooks, including Pelvic Pain Management, Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management, Management of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women, and The Overactive Pelvic Floor.
Her award-winning books and videos help people heal from pain, improve function, and take back their lives. She is a tireless educator and advocate, working closely with patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers everywhere to raise access and awareness, so more people get the care they need.
Amy recently founded her own line of healing CBD products, Wellness x Nature, that aims to further assist and inspire those on their mission to good health and healing.

Degrees, Certifications, and Fellowships

Masters in Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern
SEMG Biofeedback-Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction
International Society of the Study of Women’s Health Fellow

Memberships and Affiliations

International Pelvic Pain Society, Past President, Member of the Board and Advisory Board
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA)
The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)
Endometriosis Association
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
APTA Academy of Pelvic Health, Orthopedics, and Private Practice sections

Recent Speaking Engagements

Hela Health: May, 2020
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: April, 2020
Speaker, faculty, and workshop presenter at the Endometriosis Summit: February, 2020; March, 2019
Speaker and faculty for ISSWSH: 2020, 2019, 2016, 2012
Speaker at the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA): October, 2018
Speaker at Society for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons (SLS): August, 2018
Presidential address and moderator at the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS): October, 2017
Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Patient Education Symposium: October, 2017
Speaker at the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA): June, 2017
Learn more about Amy’s Movement.

Premier physical therapist, co-founder, and educator — Corey is a lifelong learner who has trained and been certified in a number of specialized therapeutic areas. See more +
Corey has logged more than 1000 hours of continuing education coursework over her professional career. Corey is one of the five percent of physical therapists nationwide to become a board-certified orthopedic specialist (OCS). She also joined the elite group of Certified Functional Manual Therapists (CFMT), of which there are less than 300 in the world, and received Distinction on the exam with the second highest score in her class. She has recently achieved the title of Women’s Health Clinical Specialist with APTA.
Corey has worked in inpatient rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and outpatient orthopedics in New York City where she served as Clinical Director for Recovery Physical Therapy and Premiere Physical Therapy. Corey has completed the four visceral mobilization core courses with the Barral Institute, as well as Cranial Sacral I training with the Upledger Institute.
Corey is an active participant in mentoring and has assisted in teaching for the Institute of Physical Art (Functional Visceral Mobilization course). She has also had the honor of traveling to Japan to assist her husband in teaching Institute of Physical Art courses to Japanese physical therapists.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Simmons College
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Simmons College
APTA Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
APTA Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS)
Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CMFT), Institute of Physical Art
Pelvic Rehabilitation Certification, Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), Medical Research Committee Co-chair
Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Recent Speaking Engagements

Hela Health: June, 2020
Speaker and workshop presenter at the Endometriosis Summit: February, 2020
Speaker at the Society for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons, Minimally Invasive Surgery Week: September, 2019.
To see Corey's CV, please click here.

Premier physical therapist, founder, and pioneer – Amy is at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain, specializing in functional manual therapy for all people, including children.
In addition to being the founder of Beyond Basics, Amy has served as the President – and is currently on the advisory board – of the International Pelvic Pain Society. Amy also lectures internationally, has been featured in documentaries, and interviewed on critically-acclaimed TV shows like Dr. Oz, ABC’s 20/20, and Good Morning La La Land.
As an award-winning author, Amy has written books on pelvic pain (Heal Pelvic Pain) and endometriosis (Beating Endo: How to reclaim your life from Endometriosis) and created a video on pelvic pain (Healing Pelvic Pain and Abdominal Pain). Amy is also a co-editor of Healing in Urology as well as a featured author in many medical textbooks, including Pelvic Pain Management, Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management, Management of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women, and The Overactive Pelvic Floor.
Her award-winning books and videos help people heal from pain, improve function, and take back their lives. She is a tireless educator and advocate, working closely with patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers everywhere to raise access and awareness, so more people get the care they need.
Amy recently founded her own line of healing CBD products, Wellness x Nature, that aims to further assist and inspire those on their mission to good health and healing.

Degrees, Certifications, and Fellowships

Masters in Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern
SEMG Biofeedback-Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction
International Society of the Study of Women’s Health Fellow

Memberships and Affiliations

International Pelvic Pain Society, Past President, Member of the Board and Advisory Board
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA)
The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)
Endometriosis Association
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
APTA Academy of Pelvic Health, Orthopedics, and Private Practice sections

Recent Speaking Engagements

Hela Health: May, 2020
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: April, 2020
Speaker, faculty, and workshop presenter at the Endometriosis Summit: February, 2020; March, 2019
Speaker and faculty for ISSWSH: 2020, 2019, 2016, 2012
Speaker at the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA): October, 2018
Speaker at Society for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons (SLS): August, 2018
Presidential address and moderator at the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS): October, 2017
Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Patient Education Symposium: October, 2017
Speaker at the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA): June, 2017
Learn more about Amy’s Movement.

Premier physical therapist, co-founder, and educator — Corey is a lifelong learner who has trained and been certified in a number of specialized therapeutic areas. See more +
Corey has logged more than 1000 hours of continuing education coursework over her professional career. Corey is one of the five percent of physical therapists nationwide to become a board-certified orthopedic specialist (OCS). She also joined the elite group of Certified Functional Manual Therapists (CFMT), of which there are less than 300 in the world, and received Distinction on the exam with the second highest score in her class. She has recently achieved the title of Women’s Health Clinical Specialist with APTA.
Corey has worked in inpatient rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and outpatient orthopedics in New York City where she served as Clinical Director for Recovery Physical Therapy and Premiere Physical Therapy. Corey has completed the four visceral mobilization core courses with the Barral Institute, as well as Cranial Sacral I training with the Upledger Institute.
Corey is an active participant in mentoring and has assisted in teaching for the Institute of Physical Art (Functional Visceral Mobilization course). She has also had the honor of traveling to Japan to assist her husband in teaching Institute of Physical Art courses to Japanese physical therapists.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Simmons College
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Simmons College
APTA Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
APTA Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS)
Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CMFT), Institute of Physical Art
Pelvic Rehabilitation Certification, Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), Medical Research Committee Co-chair
Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Recent Speaking Engagements

Hela Health: June, 2020
Speaker and workshop presenter at the Endometriosis Summit: February, 2020
Speaker at the Society for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons, Minimally Invasive Surgery Week: September, 2019.
To see Corey's CV, please click here.

Alexandra's experience as a United States Air Force veteran gave her a strong desire to advocate for women veterans, and led to her interest in pelvic floor and women's health. She believes a holistic approach is important to restoring pelvic health and incorporates the principles of strength and conditioning, along with manual therapy, to enhance health and movement for all of her patients.
During her Doctoral studies at Hunter College, Alexandra received training in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Therapy through the American Academy of Physical Therapy. She was also selected to intern at Beyond Basics during her final year of graduate school, and returned to continue her training post-graduation.
Alexandra remains involved with veteran mentorship programs here in New York City and hopes to help increase awareness of pelvic health for veterans. In her free time, she enjoys training with Pilates, yoga, kettlebell and weightlifting. She can be found exploring the city with her partner and their two dogs.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Hunter College

Continued Study

APTA Women’s Health Section
Manual Therapy, Institute of Physical Art

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, hiking, kettlebells, and restaurant discovery

Carson draws on her background as a yoga and meditation teacher, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor, as well as her training in Pilates and background working in multidisciplinary healthcare teams to provide comprehensive, individualized, holistic treatment of the whole self. She loves to integrate principles of postural alignment, breathwork, and mindful movement gleaned from her yoga practice and training into her practice as a physical therapist to help patients foster deeper connection and balance to the entire body, as well as the mind and spirit. Carson’s mission is to provide a safe, open space to guide her patients to a greater understanding and awareness of their bodies and movement patterns, and to empower them with the tools they need to live a continually healthier and happier life and feel at home in their bodies. She is passionate about educating and advocating for conscious pelvic care and normalizing the discussion of pelvic function, chronic pain, and the mind-body connection.
Carson is originally from Syracuse, NY and is now a proud Brooklynite. Outside of work, she can be found biking and running around the city, swimming in the ocean, skiing in the mountains, and dancing along to live music.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science, Clinical Health Studies, Ithaca College
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College
Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Soma Yoga Institute
Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine

Continued Study

BASI Pilates Mat and Apparatus Foundations
APTA Academy of Pelvic Health
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter

Hobbies and Interests

Yoga & meditation, biking, running, swimming, hiking, skiing, travel, reading & writing.

Chrysetta has been working in the fitness industry in New York City since 2011. She was certified at the Kane School of Core Integration and loves their functional, modern approach to Pilates. Chrysetta has completed extensive specialized education to further enhance her experience and abilities because she believes movement is key to healing, and she loves helping clients find freedom in movement.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in Dance, University of Minnesota
Pilates Certification, Kane School of Core Integration

Continued Study

Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injury (FAMI)Workshops – Pilates through Pregnancy, Pelvic Pain and Pelvic FloorDysfunction, The Shoulder, Functional Movement
FAMI Workshop – The Shoulder
Pregnancy and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification

When Devon learned about the intricacies and foundational necessity of the pelvic floor, she was captivated. During her clinical rotation in a pelvic health clinic, Devon’s passion for treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction grew stronger, especially as it was clear this is an underserved and underrepresented population. Topics of pelvic floor dysfunction are often intimate and even taboo in our society. Devon recognizes this and is able to provide a safe, comfortable space in which open communication and active listening flourishes. This allows for patients to share their story and together, come up with an optimal and effective plan of care to accomplish each patient’s goals. 
Devon strives to teach all of her patients the tools they need to independently manage their symptoms, maintain their fitness, and prevent future injuries. She believes this can be accomplished through effective education, communication, and a personalized approach to each patient’s needs and goals. Devon trusts that each patient’s success is a result of hard work from both the patient and the therapist– in and outside of the clinic. 
Devon is dedicated to continuing her education by staying up to date on the research and attending new and innovative courses to effectively and maximally treat her patients. 
In her free time, Devon enjoys exploring new restaurants with friends, listening to true crime podcasts, reading, and traveling. 

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Manhattan College
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Stony Brook University 

Continued Study

APTA Women’s Health Section
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter and Women’s Health Section
Pelvic Guru

Alexandra's experience as a United States Air Force veteran gave her a strong desire to advocate for women veterans, and led to her interest in pelvic floor and women's health. She believes a holistic approach is important to restoring pelvic health and incorporates the principles of strength and conditioning, along with manual therapy, to enhance health and movement for all of her patients.
During her Doctoral studies at Hunter College, Alexandra received training in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Therapy through the American Academy of Physical Therapy. She was also selected to intern at Beyond Basics during her final year of graduate school, and returned to continue her training post-graduation.
Alexandra remains involved with veteran mentorship programs here in New York City and hopes to help increase awareness of pelvic health for veterans. In her free time, she enjoys training with Pilates, yoga, kettlebell and weightlifting. She can be found exploring the city with her partner and their two dogs.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Hunter College

Continued Study

APTA Women’s Health Section
Manual Therapy, Institute of Physical Art

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, hiking, kettlebells, and restaurant discovery

Carson draws on her background as a yoga and meditation teacher, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor, as well as her training in Pilates and background working in multidisciplinary healthcare teams to provide comprehensive, individualized, holistic treatment of the whole self. She loves to integrate principles of postural alignment, breathwork, and mindful movement gleaned from her yoga practice and training into her practice as a physical therapist to help patients foster deeper connection and balance to the entire body, as well as the mind and spirit. Carson’s mission is to provide a safe, open space to guide her patients to a greater understanding and awareness of their bodies and movement patterns, and to empower them with the tools they need to live a continually healthier and happier life and feel at home in their bodies. She is passionate about educating and advocating for conscious pelvic care and normalizing the discussion of pelvic function, chronic pain, and the mind-body connection.
Carson is originally from Syracuse, NY and is now a proud Brooklynite. Outside of work, she can be found biking and running around the city, swimming in the ocean, skiing in the mountains, and dancing along to live music.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science, Clinical Health Studies, Ithaca College
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College
Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Soma Yoga Institute
Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine

Continued Study

BASI Pilates Mat and Apparatus Foundations
APTA Academy of Pelvic Health
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter

Hobbies and Interests

Yoga & meditation, biking, running, swimming, hiking, skiing, travel, reading & writing.

Chrysetta has been working in the fitness industry in New York City since 2011. She was certified at the Kane School of Core Integration and loves their functional, modern approach to Pilates. Chrysetta has completed extensive specialized education to further enhance her experience and abilities because she believes movement is key to healing, and she loves helping clients find freedom in movement.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in Dance, University of Minnesota
Pilates Certification, Kane School of Core Integration

Continued Study

Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injury (FAMI)Workshops – Pilates through Pregnancy, Pelvic Pain and Pelvic FloorDysfunction, The Shoulder, Functional Movement
FAMI Workshop – The Shoulder
Pregnancy and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification

When Devon learned about the intricacies and foundational necessity of the pelvic floor, she was captivated. During her clinical rotation in a pelvic health clinic, Devon’s passion for treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction grew stronger, especially as it was clear this is an underserved and underrepresented population. Topics of pelvic floor dysfunction are often intimate and even taboo in our society. Devon recognizes this and is able to provide a safe, comfortable space in which open communication and active listening flourishes. This allows for patients to share their story and together, come up with an optimal and effective plan of care to accomplish each patient’s goals. 
Devon strives to teach all of her patients the tools they need to independently manage their symptoms, maintain their fitness, and prevent future injuries. She believes this can be accomplished through effective education, communication, and a personalized approach to each patient’s needs and goals. Devon trusts that each patient’s success is a result of hard work from both the patient and the therapist– in and outside of the clinic. 
Devon is dedicated to continuing her education by staying up to date on the research and attending new and innovative courses to effectively and maximally treat her patients. 
In her free time, Devon enjoys exploring new restaurants with friends, listening to true crime podcasts, reading, and traveling. 

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Manhattan College
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Stony Brook University 

Continued Study

APTA Women’s Health Section
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter and Women’s Health Section
Pelvic Guru

A firm believer in holistic approach, Ekta comes from a strong orthopaedic manual therapy background with clinical experience in outpatient settings working with clients of all age groups from paediatrics, to adults and geriatrics!
After graduating from University of Pittsburgh's (Yes, she loves the Steelers!) elite physical therapy program, Ekta got interested in the IPA (Institute of Physical Arts) model and became a certified manual therapist (CFMT). She is one of few certified IPA therapists and regularly utilizes this treatment approach in all aspects of her care.
Ekta gained interest in pelvic floor physical therapy through her experiences with patients; and saw the link between pelvic health and musculoskeletal diagnoses. She utilizes this approach to broaden her treatments to aid a wide variety of patients.
Ekta continues to explore manual therapy through visceral mobilization techniques and uses yogic breathing sciences to help patients.
Ekta loves cooking , hiking and is an avid runner. She has also participated in a few half marathons and her last hike was a fourteener at Mt Elbert in Colorado.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor in Physical therapy , Maharashtra university of health sciences ,Mumbai , India
Masters in Physical Therapy, university of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Institute of Physical Art (IPA)
Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner.

Continued Study

Postural Restoration Institute
Barral Institute (Visceral and Neural Mobilization)
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Eliza’s goal is to provide the best individualized treatment for each patient to improve their quality of life. She strives to create a welcoming and safe environment to help patients feel comfortable sharing information and to maximize treatment effectiveness.
Eliza developed her passion for treating pelvic health dysfunction during her clinical rotations—with patient populations ranging from infants to geriatrics—when it became clear there is a great need for treatment and education about pelvic health conditions that can significantly impact one’s quality of life.
Eliza loves sharing her knowledge with medical colleagues and the community to help educate them about pelvic health conditions and to normalize many of these infrequently discussed topics. Eliza is passionate about treating her patients and providing them with the information and the tools they need to reduce reoccurring issues and avoid future impairments.
In her free time, Eliza enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as being outdoors. She also loves to travel and explore new places.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, University of Virginia
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Washington University St. Louis
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Continued Study

APTA Women’s Health Section
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter and Women’s Health Section

Hobbies and Interests

Swimming, water skiing, paddle boarding, traveling

Fiona is the head of Beyond Basics’ pediatric group but her passion for pelvic floor treatment applies to people of all ages. She has worked to improve awareness of the benefit of pelvic floor physical therapy for children with bowel, bladder, and pain issues.
Fiona’s training in pelvic health began during her doctoral studies at Columbia. While in grad school, also completed the pediatric specialty track. Eventually, she came to realize her true passion was to enable individuals regardless of their age, diagnosis, or prognosis to live the most full and healthy lives possible in whatever time frame they have. Pelvic health rehab was a natural extension of that desire.
Fiona’s philosophy is that functions such as continence, toileting, sexual function, amongst other everyday tasks, are instrumental to leading a full and contented life. Fiona expands on her passion for pelvic floor health by promoting awareness of various pelvic floor and health topics as the head of the blog here at Beyond Basics. Her writing has also been featured in the journal Sexology International. She has worked to improve pelvic floor awareness among medical providers, by co-authoring a chapter in the Textbook of Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Fiona was raised in Maine, so you might not be surprised that when she is not at work she usually can be found outdoors. When the weather is less forgiving, she may also be found outside but with a coat.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Neuroscience, University of Maine
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Continued Study

The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Inpatient and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, NYU Hospital
Advanced Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Training, Institute of Physical Art

Memberships and Affiliations

International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)

Hobbies and Interests

Running, hiking, skiing, and camping 

Iris believes in clinical practice grounded in interdisciplinary, individualized, and evidence-informed care that places patient safety and comfort first. Prior to acquiring her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, she earned her Masters, where she investigated the neuroscience of movement in cognitive disorders and the role of emotion in motor learning.
Her clinical practice is informed by her professional experience as a dancer, personal trainer, and yoga instructor, as well as her personal practices in martial arts (karate, boxing, and BJJ) and strength training. Iris is also a research advisor and collaborator with Partnering Lab, that investigates ethics of human interaction through movement and dance.
This research directly influences how she relates to her patients by placing emphasis on the development of trust and effective communication in order to build meaningful connections and promote healing.

A firm believer in holistic approach, Ekta comes from a strong orthopaedic manual therapy background with clinical experience in outpatient settings working with clients of all age groups from paediatrics, to adults and geriatrics!
After graduating from University of Pittsburgh's (Yes, she loves the Steelers!) elite physical therapy program, Ekta got interested in the IPA (Institute of Physical Arts) model and became a certified manual therapist (CFMT). She is one of few certified IPA therapists and regularly utilizes this treatment approach in all aspects of her care.
Ekta gained interest in pelvic floor physical therapy through her experiences with patients; and saw the link between pelvic health and musculoskeletal diagnoses. She utilizes this approach to broaden her treatments to aid a wide variety of patients.
Ekta continues to explore manual therapy through visceral mobilization techniques and uses yogic breathing sciences to help patients.
Ekta loves cooking , hiking and is an avid runner. She has also participated in a few half marathons and her last hike was a fourteener at Mt Elbert in Colorado.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor in Physical therapy , Maharashtra university of health sciences ,Mumbai , India
Masters in Physical Therapy, university of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Institute of Physical Art (IPA)
Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner.

Continued Study

Postural Restoration Institute
Barral Institute (Visceral and Neural Mobilization)
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Eliza’s goal is to provide the best individualized treatment for each patient to improve their quality of life. She strives to create a welcoming and safe environment to help patients feel comfortable sharing information and to maximize treatment effectiveness.
Eliza developed her passion for treating pelvic health dysfunction during her clinical rotations—with patient populations ranging from infants to geriatrics—when it became clear there is a great need for treatment and education about pelvic health conditions that can significantly impact one’s quality of life.
Eliza loves sharing her knowledge with medical colleagues and the community to help educate them about pelvic health conditions and to normalize many of these infrequently discussed topics. Eliza is passionate about treating her patients and providing them with the information and the tools they need to reduce reoccurring issues and avoid future impairments.
In her free time, Eliza enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as being outdoors. She also loves to travel and explore new places.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, University of Virginia
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Washington University St. Louis
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Continued Study

APTA Women’s Health Section
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter and Women’s Health Section

Hobbies and Interests

Swimming, water skiing, paddle boarding, traveling

Fiona is the head of Beyond Basics’ pediatric group but her passion for pelvic floor treatment applies to people of all ages. She has worked to improve awareness of the benefit of pelvic floor physical therapy for children with bowel, bladder, and pain issues.
Fiona’s training in pelvic health began during her doctoral studies at Columbia. While in grad school, also completed the pediatric specialty track. Eventually, she came to realize her true passion was to enable individuals regardless of their age, diagnosis, or prognosis to live the most full and healthy lives possible in whatever time frame they have. Pelvic health rehab was a natural extension of that desire.
Fiona’s philosophy is that functions such as continence, toileting, sexual function, amongst other everyday tasks, are instrumental to leading a full and contented life. Fiona expands on her passion for pelvic floor health by promoting awareness of various pelvic floor and health topics as the head of the blog here at Beyond Basics. Her writing has also been featured in the journal Sexology International. She has worked to improve pelvic floor awareness among medical providers, by co-authoring a chapter in the Textbook of Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Fiona was raised in Maine, so you might not be surprised that when she is not at work she usually can be found outdoors. When the weather is less forgiving, she may also be found outside but with a coat.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Neuroscience, University of Maine
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Continued Study

The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Inpatient and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, NYU Hospital
Advanced Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Training, Institute of Physical Art

Memberships and Affiliations

International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)

Hobbies and Interests

Running, hiking, skiing, and camping 

Iris believes in clinical practice grounded in interdisciplinary, individualized, and evidence-informed care that places patient safety and comfort first. Prior to acquiring her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, she earned her Masters, where she investigated the neuroscience of movement in cognitive disorders and the role of emotion in motor learning.
Her clinical practice is informed by her professional experience as a dancer, personal trainer, and yoga instructor, as well as her personal practices in martial arts (karate, boxing, and BJJ) and strength training. Iris is also a research advisor and collaborator with Partnering Lab, that investigates ethics of human interaction through movement and dance.
This research directly influences how she relates to her patients by placing emphasis on the development of trust and effective communication in order to build meaningful connections and promote healing.

Joanna’s entry into pelvic PT came from an interest in biomechanical interdependence, multisystem relationships, and societal influences. She looks to synthesize the lessons learned across disciplines to provide a healthy environment for the resilient body.
Joanna completed her doctoral capstone in the relationship of abdominal adhesions in pelvic pain. She is also one of fewer than 200 physical therapists to receive certification from the Postural Restoration Institute. During her initial years of clinical practice in orthopedics, Joanna began her coursework to learn more about pelvic floor dysfunction and its relationship with the body.
Throughout her career she has acquired training and practice in osteopathic principles, trigger point dry needling, and modern pain science. While at Aspetar Sports and Orthopedic Hospital in Qatar, she helped to return athletes to competition and healthy lifestyles. Joanna has also contributed to scholarly articles describing the distinctives of the women's health in sports performance and prolapse.
In her free time, Joanna enjoys reading about topics appropriate for long dinners, exploring the neighborhood and world with her family, and jogging while self-correcting her movement patterns.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Washington University St. Louis
Postural Restoration Certification (PRC)
APTA Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS)

Continued Study

Restore Motion (Complex orthopedic and pelvic floor dysfunction)
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter
APTA Women’s Health Section

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, hosting dinners, jogging

Kathryn was inspired to study pelvic health because of the clear mind-body connection of so many pelvic floor disorders. She is trained in post-natal fitness and has a special interest in dancers, singers, and other performing artists.
Even though both Kathryn’s mother and father have worked in the physical therapy for over 30 years, she came to physical therapy as a second career. After receiving her BFA in Theatre from NYU, Kathryn worked as a dancer and actress in New York and Las Vegas. In that time, she became a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher which sparked her interest in how movement and breath can help the body to heal. She continued her education in pelvic rehabilitation, studying treatment for both women and men, manual therapy, and visceral mobilization. She also received training in post-natal fitness techniques with Jessie Mundell.
Outside of the clinic, Kathryn has taught vinyasa and hot hatha yoga in New York and Las Vegas. She now serves as a senior teacher and guest lecturer in anatomy and adjustments for yoga teacher training programs across the country. Additionally, she has given guest lectures on yoga for physical therapists at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.
Kathryn lives with her husband in Manhattan where they enjoy taking advantage of the arts, culture, and food of the city. She continues to love to be active but can also be found curled up with a book and some good coffee.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor in Fine Arts in Theatre, NYU
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, New York Medical College
Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance

Continued Study

The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Post-natal Fitness

Memberships and Affiliations

Seton Hall University

Hobbies and Interests

Yoga, dancing, hiking, water sports

Kierstin combines a passion for movement, kinesiology, and better body function with specialized training in Pilates for pelvic floor therapy, prenatal and postpartum, and sports injury rehabilitation.
Kierstin holds a BS in Dance from Wayne State University, where she also received her Stott Pilates certification. Kierstin is thrilled to be teaching at Beyond Basics, and is dedicated to working closely with our physical therapists to help her students thrive.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science, Wayne State University
Stott Pilates Certification

Continued Study

Injury Rehabilitation
Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Mary is passionate about promoting efficient movement, good health and robust exercise across every age level. She is also very passionate about working with children who have coordination and movement issues.
After a career in theater, dance, and childhood education, Mary went back to school to study physical therapy. Now, Mary has extensive training and experience with athletes and children, and in pelvic floor health. She became interested in pelvic floor health after realizing that it was needed as an integral component of treating the entire body. Currently she also works with children as a physical therapist for the Department of Education.
Mary is a lifelong runner and has participated in countless races, including several triathlons and the NYC and Boston marathons. She continues to run and swim and believes in living and performing to the fullest. During her downtime, her guilty pleasure is watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, New York City or anywhere else.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts, Marymount Manhattan College
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Hunter College
New York State Assembly Citation for Outstanding Service in the Field of Education
APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

Continued Study

Barral Institute
Institute of Physical Arts
North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

Our World Neighborhood Charter School (Founder)
NY Department of Education
Integrated Physical Therapy Movement Program (IPTM)

Hobbies and Interests

Running, swimming, performing, helping teachers and children 

Joanna’s entry into pelvic PT came from an interest in biomechanical interdependence, multisystem relationships, and societal influences. She looks to synthesize the lessons learned across disciplines to provide a healthy environment for the resilient body.
Joanna completed her doctoral capstone in the relationship of abdominal adhesions in pelvic pain. She is also one of fewer than 200 physical therapists to receive certification from the Postural Restoration Institute. During her initial years of clinical practice in orthopedics, Joanna began her coursework to learn more about pelvic floor dysfunction and its relationship with the body.
Throughout her career she has acquired training and practice in osteopathic principles, trigger point dry needling, and modern pain science. While at Aspetar Sports and Orthopedic Hospital in Qatar, she helped to return athletes to competition and healthy lifestyles. Joanna has also contributed to scholarly articles describing the distinctives of the women's health in sports performance and prolapse.
In her free time, Joanna enjoys reading about topics appropriate for long dinners, exploring the neighborhood and world with her family, and jogging while self-correcting her movement patterns.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Washington University St. Louis
Postural Restoration Certification (PRC)
APTA Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS)

Continued Study

Restore Motion (Complex orthopedic and pelvic floor dysfunction)
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter
APTA Women’s Health Section

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, hosting dinners, jogging

Kathryn was inspired to study pelvic health because of the clear mind-body connection of so many pelvic floor disorders. She is trained in post-natal fitness and has a special interest in dancers, singers, and other performing artists.
Even though both Kathryn’s mother and father have worked in the physical therapy for over 30 years, she came to physical therapy as a second career. After receiving her BFA in Theatre from NYU, Kathryn worked as a dancer and actress in New York and Las Vegas. In that time, she became a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher which sparked her interest in how movement and breath can help the body to heal. She continued her education in pelvic rehabilitation, studying treatment for both women and men, manual therapy, and visceral mobilization. She also received training in post-natal fitness techniques with Jessie Mundell.
Outside of the clinic, Kathryn has taught vinyasa and hot hatha yoga in New York and Las Vegas. She now serves as a senior teacher and guest lecturer in anatomy and adjustments for yoga teacher training programs across the country. Additionally, she has given guest lectures on yoga for physical therapists at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.
Kathryn lives with her husband in Manhattan where they enjoy taking advantage of the arts, culture, and food of the city. She continues to love to be active but can also be found curled up with a book and some good coffee.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor in Fine Arts in Theatre, NYU
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, New York Medical College
Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance

Continued Study

The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Post-natal Fitness

Memberships and Affiliations

Seton Hall University

Hobbies and Interests

Yoga, dancing, hiking, water sports

Kierstin combines a passion for movement, kinesiology, and better body function with specialized training in Pilates for pelvic floor therapy, prenatal and postpartum, and sports injury rehabilitation.
Kierstin holds a BS in Dance from Wayne State University, where she also received her Stott Pilates certification. Kierstin is thrilled to be teaching at Beyond Basics, and is dedicated to working closely with our physical therapists to help her students thrive.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science, Wayne State University
Stott Pilates Certification

Continued Study

Injury Rehabilitation
Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Mary is passionate about promoting efficient movement, good health and robust exercise across every age level. She is also very passionate about working with children who have coordination and movement issues.
After a career in theater, dance, and childhood education, Mary went back to school to study physical therapy. Now, Mary has extensive training and experience with athletes and children, and in pelvic floor health. She became interested in pelvic floor health after realizing that it was needed as an integral component of treating the entire body. Currently she also works with children as a physical therapist for the Department of Education.
Mary is a lifelong runner and has participated in countless races, including several triathlons and the NYC and Boston marathons. She continues to run and swim and believes in living and performing to the fullest. During her downtime, her guilty pleasure is watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, New York City or anywhere else.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts, Marymount Manhattan College
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Hunter College
New York State Assembly Citation for Outstanding Service in the Field of Education
APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

Continued Study

Barral Institute
Institute of Physical Arts
North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

Our World Neighborhood Charter School (Founder)
NY Department of Education
Integrated Physical Therapy Movement Program (IPTM)

Hobbies and Interests

Running, swimming, performing, helping teachers and children 

Rachel’s clinical experience includes in-patient acute care, outpatient orthopedics, in-patient rehab, and pelvic floor rehab. She has experience treating a wide range of patients from young adolescents to geriatrics.
While pursuing her degrees, Rachel was drawn to pelvic floor rehab, specifically its relationship to pregnancy. She completed her undergraduate thesis on post-partum incontinence, comparing the experiences of women in Kenya and the United States. At Columbia University she helped conduct research investigating treatment methods for pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain.
Today, Rachel values the development of a working relationship with her patients. She is passionate about educating her patients and fellow healthcare providers about pelvic floor rehab and the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. She works to empower her patients to achieve their goals.
Outside of the clinic, Rachel likes to explore new restaurants and trying to recreate her favorite dishes at home. She can also be found swimming laps at her local pool while dreaming of open-water swimming in her hometown of Seattle.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Public Health, University of Washington
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Columbia University

Continued Study

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute 

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)

Hobbies and Interests

Swimming, cooking, exploring the city

Sonali aims to provide individualized, evidence-based care to help people comfortably navigate through their lives. She enjoys working with people of all ages to help them achieve their personal goals.
She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University, where she completed her advanced track in orthopedics. During her time at Columbia, Sonali began her continued education in pelvic health through the Herman and Wallace Institute. Since then, she has completed advanced courses in manual therapy & pelvic health. She has also received her mat-based pilates teaching certification to better instruct patients through pilates-based physical therapy interventions when indicated. 
Sonali developed a special appreciation for treating patients with pelvic health dysfunction as these conditions oftentime disrupt the normalcy of their everyday functioning. She finds it extremely rewarding to be able to help people regain control over vital functions of life. 
Outside of the clinic you may find Sonali exploring the outdoors. You may find her biking along the pier or jogging in the New York City parks. She is a true adventurer as she has explored the city via helicopter and jet ski. As much as she enjoys New York, Sonali also loves to travel to try new cuisines, explore new cities, and take on even more adventures. 

Degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Rutgers University
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Continued Study:

The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Advanced Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Training, Institute of Physical Art

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Hobbies and Interests

Hiking, biking, skiing, and cooking

Rachel’s clinical experience includes in-patient acute care, outpatient orthopedics, in-patient rehab, and pelvic floor rehab. She has experience treating a wide range of patients from young adolescents to geriatrics.
While pursuing her degrees, Rachel was drawn to pelvic floor rehab, specifically its relationship to pregnancy. She completed her undergraduate thesis on post-partum incontinence, comparing the experiences of women in Kenya and the United States. At Columbia University she helped conduct research investigating treatment methods for pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain.
Today, Rachel values the development of a working relationship with her patients. She is passionate about educating her patients and fellow healthcare providers about pelvic floor rehab and the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. She works to empower her patients to achieve their goals.
Outside of the clinic, Rachel likes to explore new restaurants and trying to recreate her favorite dishes at home. She can also be found swimming laps at her local pool while dreaming of open-water swimming in her hometown of Seattle.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Public Health, University of Washington
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Columbia University

Continued Study

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute 

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)

Hobbies and Interests

Swimming, cooking, exploring the city

Sonali aims to provide individualized, evidence-based care to help people comfortably navigate through their lives. She enjoys working with people of all ages to help them achieve their personal goals.
She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University, where she completed her advanced track in orthopedics. During her time at Columbia, Sonali began her continued education in pelvic health through the Herman and Wallace Institute. Since then, she has completed advanced courses in manual therapy & pelvic health. She has also received her mat-based pilates teaching certification to better instruct patients through pilates-based physical therapy interventions when indicated. 
Sonali developed a special appreciation for treating patients with pelvic health dysfunction as these conditions oftentime disrupt the normalcy of their everyday functioning. She finds it extremely rewarding to be able to help people regain control over vital functions of life. 
Outside of the clinic you may find Sonali exploring the outdoors. You may find her biking along the pier or jogging in the New York City parks. She is a true adventurer as she has explored the city via helicopter and jet ski. As much as she enjoys New York, Sonali also loves to travel to try new cuisines, explore new cities, and take on even more adventures. 

Degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Rutgers University
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Continued Study:

The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Advanced Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Training, Institute of Physical Art

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Hobbies and Interests

Hiking, biking, skiing, and cooking