Women's and Men's health physiotherapy

Women’s health
Antenatal and post-natal pregnancy problems

  • Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) due to pregnancy
  • Lower back pain & thoracic pain
  • Rectus abdominis diastasis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s syndrome (thumb pain)
  • Rib pain
  • Other musculoskeletal problems due to pregnancy

Pelvic floor dysfunction including:

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urge urinary incontinence
  • Incomplete bladder emptying
  • Bladder and bowel urgency
  • Constipation
  • Sexual problems
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain

Men’s Health

  • Urinary problems before and after prostate surgery
  • Constipation
  • Bowel urgency
  • Pelvic pain

At your first assessment we will:

  • Talk to you about your condition
  • Examine you
  • Assess your needs
  • Design a treatment plan for you

If you have a bladder or bowel problem, or another pelvic floor dysfunction, part of your assessment may include a pelvic floor muscles examination. This can involve an internal vaginal or anal examination. We will explain any examination or procedure we carry out to you at your appointment. If you do not want to be assessed you can opt out. This won’t affect your treatment.

If you are experiencing musculoskeletal problems, we may ask you to remove your clothes from the affected area of your body. Wear shorts or a vest top when you come in. You can bring a family member or friend with you if you want or we can provide a staff member to act as your chaperone.

If you are concerned about any part of the assessment, please call us before-hand, or discuss your concerns with your clinician on the day.

Women's classes

Depending on your condition, we may need to see you more than once - between 2-6 weeks. Our treatments include:

  • Individualised exercise programmes
  • Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Condition specific education and advice
  • Antenatal exercise class 
  • Antenatal education class 
  • Core and floor exercise class 
  • EMG biofeedback
  • Neuromuscular electrical muscle stimulation
  • Real time ultrasound
  • Bowel and bladder retraining

What to bring

  • If we’re seeing you for antenatal treatment, please bring your ‘blue book’ with you
  • If you are attending one of our exercise classes, bring comfortable clothes, trainer type shoes and some water

We accept referrals from your:

  • Midwife
  • Uro-gynaecologist
  • Urologist
  • Colorectal consultant
  • Nurse or other health care professionals

You can only self-refer to the antenatal education class. Call us on 0208 510 7835 to book your space. You must be referred by a health care professional for all other appointments or classes.

Groups and classes

Antenatal education class
Antenatal exercise class
Core and floor exercise class
PTNS clinic

Our classes are very popular, so if you cannot come then please call to let us know at least 24 hours ahead or we will discharge you from the group.

Antenatal education class

Description - a one-off education group for women with pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and lower back pain in pregnancy. Topics covered include:

  • anatomy
  • factors contributing to pain
  • posture
  • sleeping
  • exercise in pregnancy
  • giving birth
  • diet

Venue - Homerton University Hospital physiotherapy department
Time and date - every other Thursday 10.00am - 11.30am
Referral - Midwife, GP or self-referral. For self-refer please call: 0208 510 7835 to book your space

Antenatal exercise class

Description - antenatal exercise group for women during pregnancy from 12 weeks for 6 consecutive sessions
Venue - Homerton University Hospital physiotherapy department
Time and date - every Tuesday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Referral - your treating physiotherapist or you can attend an antenatal education class

Core and floor exercise class

Description - an exercise group for 8 sessions of Pilates based exercises
Venue - Homerton University Hospital physiotherapy department
Time and date - every Wednesday 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Referral - your treating physiotherapist

PTNS clinic

Description – a weekly clinic for patients with refractory overactive bladder or faecal incontinence. We use a neuromodulation unit, connected through a needle inserted into the posterior tibial nerve. Attendance frequency will depend on your needs
Venue - Homerton University Hospital physiotherapy department
Time and date - every Wednesday 12.30pm -13.30pm
Referral - your treating physiotherapist or continence nurse