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Upstate Women's Health is hosting Just for Women: Take control of your Pelvic Health on March 24

Upstate Women's Health is hosting Just for Women: Take control of your Pelvic Health on March 24

Upstate Women’s Health, formerly Upstate Women’s Health Network, is hosting an event dedicated to pelvic health on March 24 called “Just for Women: Take control of your pelvic health.”

The two-hour event, which begins at 6 p.m., will be hosted at the Community Campus and will feature sessions dedicated to urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic core strengthening, sexual health and pelvic organ prolapse. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

“The team of experts at Upstate offers women pelvic health services and treatments for a variety of conditions,” said Upstate Women’s Health Coordinator Cathy Patrick, RN. “The event will be a night out for women where they can ask questions and get important information.”

Pelvic health encompasses sexual health, bladder health and bowel health. Symptoms of pelvic health conditions can include urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse.

With experts specializing in Physical Therapy, midwifery, OB/GYN, urology, urogynecology and colorectal services, the full range of pelvic health issues and conditions can be cared for and treated at Upstate for women of all ages, Patrick said.

Speaking at the event will be Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD; Margaret Plocek, MD; Heather Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPH; James Alexander, MD; Tania Gardner, PT, DPT, LMT; and Janice Lazarski, PT, DPT. Also attending the event to answer guest questions will be experts from Upstate’s Rehabilitative Therapy programs, Upstate OB/GYN, Midwifery & Gynecology, Upstate Urology, Colon Rectal Associates of CNY, Contemporary OB/GYN, OASIS, patient education services and Upstate Women’s Health.

Session highlights offered at the event include:

- Pelvic Health 101 & Pelvic Jeopardy

- Incontinence Panel:

-Do you leak when you laugh?

-Bowel Incontinence: What can I Do?

-Learn practical steps to improve urinary and bowel incontinence and how to identify when to follow up with your doctor.

- Inside Out: Pelvic Organ Prolapse

-When the pelvic floor weakens, organs can drop. Learn how to keep the inside...in.

- Ladies Confidential: Sexual health at every stage
Explore the myths and facts about women’s sexuality and how to identify and improve common concerns.

- Techniques to strengthen and tone your pelvic core
Life events (including childbirth and middle age) can change pelvic tone. Under guidance by our experts, learn how to improve tone and prevent decline.

- Visit with the experts
Experts will provide the latest news on what encompasses pelvic health: bladder health, sexual health and bowel health

To register for this free event, visit upstate.edu/women or call (315) 464-2756. Refreshments will be served and free parking is available in outdoor lots.

Caption: Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD, and Upstate Women’s Health Coordinator Cathy Patrick, RN, plan the March 24 Pelvic Health event, which will be hosted at Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus. The event will focus on pelvic health, urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual health and pelvic core strengthening