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October 9, 2012 | 6-7PM

Rideout Conference Center
989 Plumas Street, Yuba City

RSVP: 751-4245

Physical Therapy Treatment for Urinary Incontinence,
Fecal Incontinence and Pelvic Pain

Course Description:

Do you or someone you know suffer from embarrassing leakage, pain with intercourse, pubic or tailbone pain? Find out how physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction can be a helpful option for you.

Do you cross your legs every time you sneeze for fear of "leaking"? Does pain or discomfort limit the enjoyment you can take from intimacy? These are common issues for women that they either think are part of being a woman simply because they are so common or that they do not discuss at all. What few know is that these problems are treatable and can be addressed through pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Speaker: Ashley Christensen, DPT, attended Sacramento State University and Loma Linda University completing her Bachelors degree in Health Science. Ashley is a 2009 Loma Linda University suma cum laude graduate with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. As a clinician, she still values education and has finished a year long manual therapy program in orthopedics. Currently Ashley is specializing in Women's Health Physical Therapy, working towards obtaining her certified women's health specialist title (WCS). Ashley conducted research which was published in The Journal of Applied Research in 2008, regarding chronic low back pain and the incorporation of a small stability ball added to a patient's home program.

October 11, 2012 | 6-7PM

Rideout Conference Center
989 Plumas Street, Yuba City

RSVP: 751-4245

Treatment Options for Early Stage Lung Cancer

Treatment for lung cancer can involve surgical removal of the cancer, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, as well as combinations of these treatments. The decision about which treatments will be appropriate for a given individual must take into account the location and extent of the tumor as well as the overall health status of the patient.

Speaker: Cardiothoracic surgeon Royce F. Calhoun II, M.D. has joined Rideout Health, bringing to Rideout Memorial Hospital and the Rideout Cancer Center his extensive expertise and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of lung cancer and thoracic aortic disease. Dr. Calhoun has spent the last eight years at the University of California, Davis, where he was as an Associate Professor of Surgery and Surgical Director of the UCD Medical Center's Thoracic Oncology Program. The Rideout Cancer Center is a member of the University of California Davis' Cancer Care Network. Dr. Calhoun will continue his many clinical trials and lung cancer research at Rideout. Certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Calhoun performed the first minimally invasive lobectomy for lung cancer in Northern California in 2006 and is the most experienced thoracic surgeon in this technique in Northern California, having performed more than 300 of these cutting edge procedures. These minimally invasive procedures, known as Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), enables a surgeon to access the chest cavity via several small incisions without spreading or cutting ribs and with minimal cutting of muscle. Many different operations of the chest can be done this way, including the removal of lung cancer, the proven method of cure.