Posted by vanessa on July 14, 2017
Stephanie Stamas, PT, DPT, ATC graduated from Columbia’s DPT program in 2013 and set off to pursue her interest in pelvic health. After working in an outpatient orthopedic setting, she joined the team at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, an outpatient private practice clinic in Manhattan in New York City that specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
Passionate about education, in 2014 she created a free seminar series called Pelvic Health 101, which educates patients and healthcare providers about pelvic floor muscle function and its relationship to effective and pain-free bowel, bladder and sexual function. Pelvic Health 101 occurs bi-annually and covers topics ranging from sexual health, tips to improve bowel and bladder function, reproductive health (including infertility treatment), nutrition for pelvic conditions and the interconnectedness of the pelvic floor to the rest of the body.
In 2015, she became the CCCE (Center Coordinator of Clinical Education) at Beyond Basics PT and has had the privilege of being a clinical instructor for two CUDPT 2017 graduates, Monica LoConti and Julia Rosenthal. Stephanie is also an active member of the International Pelvic Pain Society and will participate in a round table discussion host for the upcoming 2017 3rd World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in Washington, DC.
Stephanie also hosts a BlogTalkRadio show, The Pelvic Messenger. Live listeners are welcome to call in with questions. She is excited about her recent interview with women’s health expert Diane Lee on July 17th. The show is dedicated to promoting the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain conditions and improving patient and provider education. Diane Lee discussed how to treat pelvic pain more efficiently by looking at the whole body through the integrated systems model. This is an excellent podcast for physical therapists wanting to improve their evaluation and clinical reasoning skills when working with complex pain patients.
You can listen to the podcast at: www.blogtalkradio.com/pelvicmessenger.
Stay tuned for upcoming Pelvic Health 101 classes here: www.pelvichealth101.eventbrite.com
Interested in coming to the International Pelvic Pain Society 2017 Annual conference? Find out more information here: http://pelvicpain.org