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Established in 2003 by Amy Stein PT, DPT, Beyond Basics Physical Therapy is a premier clinic providing comprehensive and individualized care to patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports-related conditions, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pelvic pain. In each of our three locations in New York C...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Corey Hazama

PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, PRPC

imgCorey Hazama

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Corey graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in 2004 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with distinction in 2006 from Simmons College in Boston. Corey is one of the five percent of physical therapists nationwide to become a board certified orthopedic specialist (OCS) in 2010 with the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2013, she joined the elite group of Certified Functional Manual Therapists (CFMT), of which there are less than 300 in the world, through the Institute of Physical Art. The certification consists of a demanding seven exams, both practical and written, to demonstrate proficiency and effectiveness with evaluation and treatment utilizing the techniques taught by the Institute of Physical Art. She received Distinction on the exam, with the second highest score in her class. She is currently pursuing her certification in Pelvic Rehabilitation (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Institute and hopes to complete the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist certification through the APTA as well. Prior to joining Beyond Basics, Corey worked in inpatient rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and then transitioned into outpatient orthopedics in New York City where she served as Clinical Director for Recovery Physical Therapy and Premiere Physical Therapy. A lifelong learner, Corey began training in visceral mobilization with the Barral Institute in 2013 and made the transition to pelvic health in 2015. Corey has completed the four visceral mobilization core courses with the Barral Institute, as well as Cranial Sacral I training with the Upledger Institute. She has also completed and is certified in the Schroth Method through the Barcelona Institute for treating adolescents and non-complex adults with scoliosis. Corey believes strongly in ongoing learning and has logged more than a 1000 hours of continuing education coursework over her professional career. Corey began training in visceral and neural mobilization with the Barral Institute in 2013, and made the transition to pelvic health in 2015, primarily studying through the Herman and Wallace Institute. She completed the first of two certifications for 3-D treatment of scoliosis through the Schroth Barcelona Institute in November 2016, and has also started the training process in cranial sacral therapy through the Upledger Institute in 2017. She is an active participant in mentoring and teaching in the clinic and has assisted in teaching for the Institute of Physical Art in the Functional Visceral Mobilization course. She had the honor of having the opportunity to travel to Japan on two occasions to assist her husband in teaching a total of three Institute of Physical Art courses to Japanese physical therapists. Corey is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Women’s Health Section, Interstitial Cystitis Association, and International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), serving as co-chair for the medical research committee. In her spare time, of which there is not a lot, she enjoys exploring Brooklyn, cooking, eating what she cooks, trying new restaurants when she isn’t cooking, knitting, and a new found love for Pilates.

Joanna Lee Hess

PT, DPT, PRC, WCS

imgJoanna Lee Hess

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Joanna received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her doctoral capstone in the relationship of abdominal adhesions in pelvic pain. In 2012, Joanna earned her Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) after submitting case reviews and undergoing a multi-day examination process demonstrating expertise in recognizing and treating asymmetries and adaptations of the kinetic chain patterns. She is one of less than 200 physical therapists to achieve this recognition from the Postural Restoration Institute. In 2015, the American Physical Therapy Association recognized her as a Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) after completing more than 2000 clinical hours specifically in women’s health, presentation of case series, and passing a rigorous exam. During her initial years of clinical practice in orthopedics, Joanna began her coursework with the Herman and Wallace Institute learning more about pelvic floor dysfunction and its relationship with the body. She started the Women’s Health program at her clinic in the Washington DC area. Her training and practice in complex orthopedic and pelvic floor dysfunction continued to grow at Restore Motion, based in metro DC area, with a focus on osteopathic principles from Michigan State University, 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 contributed to scholarly articles describing the distinctives of the women's health in sports performance and prolapse. Joanna’s entry in pelvic rehab came from an interest in biomechanical interdependence, multisystem relationships, and societal influences. While asking and listening for better answers, Joanna wants to synthesize the lessons learned across disciplines to provide a healthy environment for the resilient body. At Beyond Basics, Joanna contributes to the blog with a goal of spreading good information about regularly avoided subjects. Joanna is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health, and International Pelvic Pain Society. 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.

Kendall Lynch

PT, DPT, OCS, PMA-CPT

imgKendall Lynch

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Kendall received her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Biology from Duquesne University and continued with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Duquesne. After graduation from physical therapy school, she moved to Tampa, Florida and became a clinical faculty member at the University of South Florida. While a faculty member at USF she presented at national conferences, educated future physical therapists, and contributed to scholarly articles. While at USF, Kendall earned her Orthopedics Certified Specialty (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities. While in Tampa, she further pursued a certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates International based in Miami. This certification enhanced her knowledge of core synergy and breathing mechanisms, and their effect on every part of the body. During this time, she became increasingly interested in pelvic floor rehabilitation and how integral the pelvis is to overall function and pain. To further her knowledge and training in pelvic health she completed numerous courses with The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She also has completed continuing education in manual trigger point release, pain science, Active Release Technique, and Functional Movement Assessment. Kendall was first drawn to the field when she experienced an injury at the age of 16 while doing track and field. Her positive experience in physical therapy sealed her decision to become a physical therapist. As her career and knowledge has grown, she has gained a better understanding of the strong connection between emotional, mental, and physical health and it’s symptom presentation. She has seen how powerful physical therapy can be for her clients and their identity, and is excited to bring that to Beyond Basics Physical Therapy. Kendall was born and raised outside of Chicago (but turned a Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan in college). She can be found running, spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter, and traveling. She loves to explore new areas and find small bakeries and coffee shops. Kendall also offers physical therapy with Pilates at our downtown location. Ask our downtown admin about how to schedule a Pilates session.

Rachel Clausen

PT, DPT

imgRachel Clausen

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Rachel received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Washington and her Doctor of Physical Therapy with honors from Columbia University. During both educational experiences she 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. During her time at Columbia University Rachel received specialty training in neurorehabilitation through their advanced track program. She has also received advanced pelvic floor training from the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Health Rehabilitation Institute. Her 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. 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. Rachel is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). Outside of the clinic, Rachel can be found exploring the city, trying 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 home-town of Seattle.

Stephanie Stamas

PT, DPT, ATC, CCCE, PRPC

imgStephanie Stamas

PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her clinical studies included advanced training in orthopedics, women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapy. Prior to graduating from Columbia University, Stephanie attended her first pelvic floor continuing education course and quickly found pelvic health to be her passion. She started her career as an orthopedic therapist at Premier Physical Therapy where she initiated the clinic’s pelvic floor rehabilitation program. Stephanie continues to expand her pelvic health knowledge and expertise through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and Barral Institute with over three hundred hours of continuing education in pelvic floor and visceral manual therapy. She stays sharp in her orthopedic skills logging over two hundred hours of continuing education through the Institute of Physical Arts and the daily integration into successful treatment for her patients. Stephanie is a contributing radio show host of The Pelvic Messenger, an online talk-radio show dedicated to providing quality information on the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain conditions to both healthcare providers and patients. She is also the creator and lead educator of the Beyond Basics Pelvic Health 101 seminar series. The PH101 series occurs biannually and is a great tool for patients and practitioners to learn about the relationship between the pelvic floor muscles and pain-free bowel, bladder and sexual function. She is also the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education at Beyond Basics PT and has been a guest lecturer at New York University’s Medical School, SUNY Downstate Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and is a speaker at the 2018 National Athletic Training Association Annual Symposium. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Pelvic Pain Society, National Vulvodynia Association, International Society for the Study of Women’s Health, National Athletic Trainers Association, and the Interstitial Cystitis Association.

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