COVID-19 Update

Due to the effects of Covid-19, we are not currently seeing any patients face to face. If you feel that you need a physiotherapy appointment, please speak with your  

  • Midwife 

  • Uro-gynaecologist 

  • Urologist 

  • Colorectal consultant 

  • Nurse or other health care professionals 

After receiving the referral we will call you by telephone or video. Please note that this is subject to change in the coming months.  

Women’s and Men's Health physiotherapy service

Conditions we treat

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

What to expect at your first appointment

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.

Physiotherapy Management

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

 

Ante Natal Education Class

Antenatal Education Class

Created by the Womens Health Physiotherapy Team

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Total results: 6
Title Status Format Description Size Download
Exercise and Advice after pregnancy Current pdf Exercises and advice following your delivery 1MB Download
Fit for Birth - Exercises and Advice Current pdf Exercises and advice to help you prepare for birth 624KB Download
Fit for Pregnancy Current pdf Exercises and advice to stay fit and healthy during pregnancy 593KB Download
Pelvic Floor Muscles - a guide for women Current pdf A pelvic floor muscle guide for women 1MB Download
Pelvic Girdle Pain and other common conditions in pregnancy Current pdf Exercises and advice for managing pelvic girdle pain 2MB Download
Pelvic Organ Prolapse: a guide for women Current pdf Exercises and advice for managing pelvic organ prolapse 1MB Download
Total results: 6

Contact Details

Email: huh-tr.pelvichealthphysiohuh@nhs.net  

Telephone: 0208 510 7835