Our mission is to offer a unique multidisciplinary approach to postpartum pelvic floor care and rehabilitation. We are committed to helping you optimize your pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy and birth.
We are a multidisciplinary team of urogynecologists, pelvic floor physical therapists, and pelvic floor radiologists working together to provide individualized care of women after delivery. This includes not only the short-term effects of pregnancy, labor, and birth on the pelvic floor, but we can also help evaluate and manage any potential long-lasting effects from childbirth
Our team aims to:
We are here to help women who experience problems after childbirth including:
We also aim to optimize pelvic floor health after delivery by providing:
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Specialists - Gynecology
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Specialists - Urology
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists
Pelvic Floor Imaging Specialists
Clinical trial open for enrollment:
Levator Ani Role in Response to Physical Therapy for Stress Incontinence: This study evaluates the pelvic floor muscles by ultrasound in women with stress incontinence.
For more information, email LevatorAniStudy@mednet.ucla.edu or call 310-825-5255.
What Factors Impact Initiation and Completion of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy? Evaluation of Pelvic floor PT Referrals from an Academic Medical Center (Authors: Mwesigwa JP, Fullerton ME, Grisales T, Tarnay CM)
Does the Origin of Referral to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Matter? Retrospective Cohort Examining Referral Patterns and Patient Compliance Rates Across FPMRS, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, and Primary Care from an Academic Medical Center (Authors: Fullerton ME, Mwesigwa JP, Grisales T, Tarnay CM)
These two studies reviewed 497 referrals to pelvic floor physical therapy from within the UCLA system and assessed factors impacting initiation and compliance to pelvic floor physical therapy. FPMRS-Gynecologists referred the highest number of women to physical therapy. However, percentage of women completing therapy was similar regardless of specialty placing the initial referral. Age, number of pregnancy, and reason for referral did not make a difference. Both studies were presented at the American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Nashville TN, 2020.
"UCLA Postpartum Pelvic Floor Health Program leads way in injury treatment and research" on the UCLA Health Connect Blog >