PHRC is BUSY this fall!

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A lot is going on this quarter and frankly, every quarter here at PHRC. Here is what you need to know!

New faces!

PHRC welcomes administrative assistant Emily Schwerdtfeger to Westlake Village and pelvic floor physical therapist Karah Charette to Walnut Creek and Berkeley. Jandra Mueller, pelvic floor specialist will also rejoin the team.

New office!

Speaking of Jandra, on December 2, 2019 PHRC opens its doors in Encinitas, CA, with Jandra Mueller spearheading this new location as our Clinic Director. Jandra is a seasoned pelvic floor physical therapist with additional training in nutrition and yoga therapy for pelvic health.

New course!

Stephanie and Liz developed “Advanced Management of Complex Pelvic Pain Syndromes”, a continuing education course for medical professionals. Their course is being hosted by Eureka Seminars and was taught in Bethesda, Maryland, November 9th and 10th. Kim and Shannon of #PHRCLexington are teaching assistants for the course. If you missed this one do not worry, the course will be taught in April 2020 in Los Angeles. Stay tuned to our social media for details!


Kristin Leli, of #PHRCLA, has been promoted to the Regional Director of Administration in Southern California.

Community education, one pelvis at a time…

Melinda Fontaine spoke about Incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction in older adults at the Our Aging Nation conference in Pleasant Hill, CA

Stephanie Prendergast was on the 2nd Thrive in Menopause Panel in Berkeley, CA

Rachel Gelman lectured at the  Women’s Intelligence Trust’s 9th Annual Forum, Om Family Wellness New Mom Series and Samuel Merritt University’s Department of Physical Therapy. 

Kim Buonomo gave two Pelvic Floor 101 talks to physical therapy students at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester and UMass Lowell.

Employee AND Blog of the Quarter for Q3 goes to…..Morgan Conner of PHRC Los Gatos! 

Morgan Conner of #PHRCLosGatos wins Employee AND Blog of the Quarter! If you have not checked out her post about how to find a comfortable bike seat, check it out! Little fun fact: Last quarter Morgan evaluated 37 new patients, treated over 30 people per week, each week , and helped welcome Nina to the PHRC Los Gatos team. We appreciate her hard work, great attitude, and thoughtful comments in our staff meetings. Thank-you Morgan!⁠

Other Notables

Congratulations to Shannon Pacella on her recent wedding!

Happy birthday to Lis, Kristin, Hien, and Nina!

Happy Work Anniversary to Hein!

Upcoming Events

Melinda Fontaine is giving a postpartum talk at Walnut Creek’s Baby Boot Camp Dec 9th!

Viva la Vulva, featuring Rachel Gelman and PHRC at 111 Minna, January 17-19, 2020

Thrive in Menopause Part III: Stephanie Prendergast and Leah Millheiser, MD, Feb 1, 2020

PHRC teaches pelvic floor PT in KENYA February 17 – 28, 2020

PHRC welcomes PT students Nicole Monaco and Emily Schlaefer in January and March, 2020

Advanced Management of Complex Pelvic Pain Syndromes, LA, April 18 – 19, 2020, Bethesda Maryland October 3 – 4 , 2020





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