Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
The Pelvic Health Physiotherapy team consists of a Band 8a and Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (formerly known as Women’s Health Physiotherapy), and a Therapy Assistant.
They provide services across inpatients and outpatients, including one to one care and both antenatal and condition specific classes. They work with the Maternity, Women’s Health, Urology and Colorectal medical, nursing and midwifery staff to deliver clinical pathways and training to ensure optimum standards of care.
The Pelvic Health team provides specialist assessment and treatment of women and men for a wide range of pelvic health conditions including urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, difficulty emptying bowels, vaginal prolapse, painful intercourse, painful perineal and caesarean scars, vulvodynia, pelvic pain, antenatal pelvic girdle pain and lumbar pain, coccydynia and diastasis of rectus abdominus muscle.
They work closely with the Midwives to identify and provide specialist care for women experiencing or at risk of obstetric related conditions in pregnancy and up to the first 6 weeks postnatal. They also work with the Women’s Health team within the Postpartum Pelvic Floor Clinic to support women with postnatal urogynaecology conditions and birth injuries.
The Pelvic Health Physiotherapy service is currently following government and Trust guidelines to minimise the risk to staff and patients. All outpatient assessment and class appointments are currently virtual (telephone or video). Face to face appointments will be offered on a limited basis following a risk assessment.
For leaflets on Urogynaecology conditions and treatments: