Pelvic Floor & Incontinence Program

The Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick provides a multidisciplinary approach to restoring function in both men and women.

Our Team Approach

Often, conditions associated with the pelvic floor require patients to seek treatment from several doctors across multiple medical specialties. The Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Program is unique because it combines the expertise and medical services of:

  • Urogynecologists
  • Colorectal surgeons
  • Urologists
  • Physical therapists

Convenient Diagnosis & Treatment for Complex Cases

The program also offers patients the opportunity to receive a comprehensive diagnosis and thorough consultation in one location and one visit. Our physicians are available on Monday mornings to review complex cases and determine the best treatment plan for patients.

Pelvic Floor Conditions Treated

The Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Program specializes in the treatment of the following conditions:

Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor & Incontinence Conditions

Physical therapy is an integral part of managing patients with pelvic floor problems. Treatment is provided by licensed physical therapists who have specialized training and are certified by the American Physical Therapy Association. Treatments are based on the most recent research and evidence. The plan of care is developed in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, and may include the following:

  • Biofeedback to assess the strength of the pelvic floor muscles and train them
  • Electrical stimulation to strengthen very weak muscles
  • Bladder schedule and retraining
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise, including vaginal weights
  • Relaxation