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Pelvic health physiotherapy

Our Pelvic Health and Women’s Health services are provided by our specialist physiotherapists, dedicated to helping patients manage a range of conditions including bladder and bowel weakness, prolapse, pelvic floor overactivity, and pelvic pain.

Urinary incontinence affects 1 in 3 women during their lifetime, and approximately 20% of women aged 18 to 50 complain of chronic pelvic pain. Many individuals struggle with pelvic problems for years, assuming they are normal or expected, often due to childbirth and menopause. Embarrassment can also be a barrier to seeking help.

Our experienced team can effectively treat various conditions, such as bladder problems (urgency and leaking), bowel problems (urgency, accidents, and constipation), pelvic floor weakness (including leaking with coughing, sneezing, and/or running), pelvic organ prolapse, and more. We also specialise in addressing pregnancy and post-natal issues, including pelvic floor problems, pain, and diastasis recti (tummy muscle separation). Our expertise extends to managing pelvic pain, vaginal pain, and rehabilitation following surgery.

We offer individualised treatments, including specific pelvic floor exercises, manual therapy, lifestyle advice, and discussions regarding devices and support wear. Our physiotherapists are passionate about helping patients regain control and improve their quality of life. We have extensive experience and offer quality, compassionate care in a safe and supportive hospital environment.

We collaborate closely with our Consultant Gynaecologists and Consultant Urologists at Sulis Hospital, staying up to date with the latest research and guidelines, and following a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that aligns with NICE guidelines and delivers measurable improvements to our patients.

If you've ever experienced leaking when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jump, or run, or if you've had to wear pads to avoid embarrassing situations when you're out and about, we can help.

Our dedicated team is passionate about helping women regain control and improve their overall well-being. Don't hesitate to book an appointment with our specialist women’s health physiotherapist to take the first step towards a better quality of life.

We'll start by getting to know you and understanding your symptoms. Our aim is to understand the impact of perimenopausal symptoms on your daily life, understand the strategies you've explored, and identify your objectives. We'll talk about your pelvic health and also consider your overall health.

Peri-menopause and post-menopause physiotherapy addresses such issues as:

  • Leaking
  • Prolapse

We can discuss and treat:

• Bladder problems – urgency and leaking.

• Bowel problems – urgency, accidents and constipation.

• Pelvic floor weakness – including leaking and/or heaviness with coughing, sneezing and running.

• Pelvic organ prolapse.

• Optimising exercise.

• Genito-urinary symptoms of menopause.

• Vaginal Pain – vaginismus, vulvodynia, pain with intercourse.

Are you pregnant? Have you just had a baby?

Pregnancy and early motherhood, whether it is the first or fifth time, is a special time of great change. The body adapts to growing and birthing new life over such a short space of time, and everyone’s journey is unique. There is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming and quite often contradictory.

You may have a specific worry or problem, such as bladder leakage or pelvic pain, or you may want to optimise your pelvic floor for pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. You may want to talk about exercise and your activity levels during pregnancy and getting back to exercise postnatally.

You may want some reassurance.

We can discuss and treat:

• Pregnancy-related pelvic pain (including Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) and back and hip pain
• Post-natal pelvic pain
• Pelvic floor problems - bladder urgency and leaking
• Prolapse – during or post-pregnancy
• Perineal massage
• Birth choices discussion
• Post-natal check-up (recommended for all new mums at 6-8 weeks post-birth)
• Perineal trauma – birth related (2nd, 3rd and 4th degree Tears and Episiotomy)
• Post-natal diastasis recti (tummy muscle separation)
• Return to running/exercise post-natal checkup

You can pay privately for your physiotherapy treatment if you do not have private medical insurance. Please contact us for prices or further information.

We work with all major medical insurance providers. You will need to check your medical cover with your insurance company, however, most schemes now include physiotherapy as part of their outpatient allowance.

Treatment Overview

Combining a calming hospital environment with outstanding patient care so you can recover as quickly as possible.

  • Covered by health insurance? Yes

  • Can I pay privately? Yes

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