Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
Call 609-497-2230 for an appointment. Medicare and most insurances accepted.
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Princeton Healthcare Desk Hours
Mon. 10:30 am * Tues. 8:30 am * Wed. 10:30 am
Thurs. 8:30 am * Fri. 8:30 am
Pelvic Floor Disorders:
Gaining Control Over the Urge to Go
Millions of Americans – the majority women – experience some form of urinary incontinence – stress incontinence (leakage caused by coughing, sneezing, running and jumping) or urge incontinence (the pressing need to pass urine), especially as they grow older.
Frequent visits to the bathroom, urinary leakage and other pelvic floor problems can make it difficult to enjoy everyday activities.
“These conditions are more common in women and are often related to the weakening of the muscles, tissues and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor,” says Heather M. van Raalte, M.D., chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC) and Medical Director of the Center for Pelvic Wellness.
The pelvic floor supports and holds the pelvic organs (vagina, uterus, bladder, urethra and rectum) in place. For women, weakening of the pelvic floor is typically caused by pregnancy, childbirth, age and obesity.
Signs of pelvic floor problems may include: frequent urination, urgent urination, leakage when sneezing, coughing or laughing, painful urination, difficulty urinating and recurring bladder infections.
As a result of advanced age, women can also experience pelvic organ prolapse, when the tissues and muscles can no longer support the pelvic organs and they drop down.
The Center for Pelvic Wellness at PMC offers a range of treatments from physical therapy to medication and surgical procedures to help manage and even cure pelvic floor disorders which can help women regain comfort and confidence so that they can live life actively again.
For more information about the Center for Pelvic Wellness or to find a urogynecologist with Penn Medicine Princeton Health, call 888.742.7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.
Register at PHC desk or call (609) 497-2230
Constipation: How Physical Therapy Can Help
Monday, June 4th 12:30pm
Join Becky Keller, PT, MSPT, PRPC, and Katrina Heath, PT, DPT, both physical therapists specializing in pelvic wellness with the Center for Pelvic Wellness at Princeton Medical Center, and learn some simple and practical ways to manage and improve constipation symptoms.
Gynecological Issues: What Could It Be?
Thursday, June 14th 10:30am
Many women suffer in silence from painful periods, fibroids, endometriosis or other pelvic health problems when they don’t have to. Join Shyama S. Mathews, MD, board certified in gynecology and member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health as she discusses these topics and treatments.
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Tuesday, May 15th 10am-noon
Tuesday, June 19th 10am-noon
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Lab Services-Tues & Thurs
Physical Therapy-Mon, Wed, & Fri