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At Beyond Basics, our physical therapists, Pilates and yoga instructors, and acupuncturists 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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Amy Stein (She/Her)

DPT, BCB-PMD, IF

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.

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.

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Corey Hazama (She/Her)

PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, PRPC, WCS

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.

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.

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Tina Cardenia (She/Her)

PT, DPT, CFMT

Tina’s strong manual therapy and orthopedic background allows her to understand how interrelated the pelvic floor is with the rest of the body. Tina has a background in dance and gymnastics and especially likes working with this type of population.  

Tina’s interest in pelvic health was sparked by inspirational mentors that highlighted the interconnectedness of the body. She also has an interest in dance medicine and has been providing backstage Broadway physical therapy for elite performers since 2013. 

Tina is passionate about education for the community and physical therapists. Tina helped create and participates in postural screenings at Beyond Basics that are open to the public. Tina also contributes to the Beyond Basics Twitter page highlighting recent and relevant research and trends in the physical therapy and medical community. In the clinic, Tina trains and mentors physical therapy students and colleagues.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science, Queens College

Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Long Island University Brooklyn

Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Institute of Physical Art (IPA)

Continued Study

Barral Institute (Visceral and Neural Mobilization)

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute 

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)

Hobbies and Interests

Yoga, Pilates, traveling, and the outdoors 

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Rachel Clausen (She/Her)

PT, DPT

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 

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Mary Bogle (She/Her)

PT, DPT

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 

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Joanna Hess (She/Her)

PT, DPT, PRC, WCS

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 

Tina’s strong manual therapy and orthopedic background allows her to understand how interrelated the pelvic floor is with the rest of the body. Tina has a background in dance and gymnastics and especially likes working with this type of population.  

Tina’s interest in pelvic health was sparked by inspirational mentors that highlighted the interconnectedness of the body. She also has an interest in dance medicine and has been providing backstage Broadway physical therapy for elite performers since 2013. 

Tina is passionate about education for the community and physical therapists. Tina helped create and participates in postural screenings at Beyond Basics that are open to the public. Tina also contributes to the Beyond Basics Twitter page highlighting recent and relevant research and trends in the physical therapy and medical community. In the clinic, Tina trains and mentors physical therapy students and colleagues.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science, Queens College

Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Long Island University Brooklyn

Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Institute of Physical Art (IPA)

Continued Study

Barral Institute (Visceral and Neural Mobilization)

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute 

Memberships and Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)

Hobbies and Interests

Yoga, Pilates, traveling, and the outdoors 

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 

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 

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Eliza Etter (She/Her)

PT, DPT, CLT

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  

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Kathryn Ahuja (She/Her)

PT, DPT, PRPC

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 sportsa

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Fiona McMahon (She/Her)

PT, DPT

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 that 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

Degrees and Certifications

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 

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Kierstin Elliot (She/Her)

Certified Pilates Instructor (Midtown)

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 

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  

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 sportsa

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 that 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 

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 

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Chrysetta Stevens (She/Her)

Certified Pilates Instructor (Downtown)

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

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in Dance, University of Minnesota

PilatesCertification, 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 SpecialistCertification

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Alexandra Siegrist (She/Her)

PT, DPT

Alexandra's experience as a United States Air Forceveteran gave her a strong desire to advocate for women veterans and led toher interest in pelvic floor and women's health. She believes that a holistic approachis important to restoring pelvic health and incorporates the principles ofstrength and conditioning along with manual therapy to enhance health andmovement for all her patients.

During her Doctoral studies at Hunter College,Alexandra received training in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Therapy throughthe American Academy of Physical Therapy.  She was also selected to internat Beyond Basics during her final year of graduate school and returned tocontinue her training post-graduation.

Alexandra remains involved with veteran mentorshipprograms here in New York City and hopes to help increase awareness of pelvichealth for veterans. In her free time, she enjoys training with Pilates,yoga, kettlebell, and weightlifting. And can be found exploring the city withher partner and their two dogs.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelorof Arts in Chinese, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Doctorof Physical Therapy, Hunter College

Continued Study

APTAWomen’s Health Section

ManualTherapy, Institute of Physical Art

Memberships and Affiliations

AmericanPhysical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter 

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, hiking, kettlebells, and restaurant discovery

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

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in Dance, University of Minnesota

PilatesCertification, 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 SpecialistCertification

Alexandra's experience as a United States Air Forceveteran gave her a strong desire to advocate for women veterans and led toher interest in pelvic floor and women's health. She believes that a holistic approachis important to restoring pelvic health and incorporates the principles ofstrength and conditioning along with manual therapy to enhance health andmovement for all her patients.

During her Doctoral studies at Hunter College,Alexandra received training in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Therapy throughthe American Academy of Physical Therapy.  She was also selected to internat Beyond Basics during her final year of graduate school and returned tocontinue her training post-graduation.

Alexandra remains involved with veteran mentorshipprograms here in New York City and hopes to help increase awareness of pelvichealth for veterans. In her free time, she enjoys training with Pilates,yoga, kettlebell, and weightlifting. And can be found exploring the city withher partner and their two dogs.

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelorof Arts in Chinese, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Doctorof Physical Therapy, Hunter College

Continued Study

APTAWomen’s Health Section

ManualTherapy, Institute of Physical Art

Memberships and Affiliations

AmericanPhysical Therapy Association (APTA), New York Chapter 

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, hiking, kettlebells, and restaurant discovery