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

Contact Details

Email: huh-tr.pelvichealthphysiohuh@nhs.net  

Telephone: 0208 510 7835