As women age, they are often led to believe that problems such as urine leakage and the need to wear panty liners or adult diapers are simply the next chapter in life—something they must learn to live with, no matter how uncomfortable or embarrassed they may feel. At The Female Pelvic Medicine Institute, we want women to know life doesn’t have to be that way after all.
Our PFT® program is a unique program offered at The Female Pelvic Medicine Institute, designed to empower women and provide them with the knowledge to take care of themselves and their pelvic health. Our Director of Rehabilitation, MaryAnne Snavely, works with women to develop proper lifestyle factors and decrease the risk of pelvic organs dropping—a common problem that can lead to issues such as urine leakage and incontinence.
As a PFT® Health Coach, MaryAnne helps educate women on proper bathroom behaviors, nutrition habits, and correct posture to change the way their bodies respond to pressure. These lifestyle changes, when paired with one-on-one assessments and specialized care, help to prevent various health concerns and ensure a more comfortable quality of life.
Dr. Guerette is the former Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital and Assistant Professor for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Guerette also served as Associate Program Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Drexel / Hahnemann University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York before completing a dual residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Medicine. Dr. Guerette subsequently continued his training at the Cleveland Clinic, completing a three-year fellowship in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery.