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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a niche field of Physiotherapy. All our physiotherapists have completed their undergraduate training as general physiotherapists and have gone on to undertake extensive training in pelvic health. We are here to provide care for everybody throughout all ages and stages of life.

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Bladders

Urinary incontinence Bladder urgency Difficulty passing urine Waking at night Pain  Recurrent bladder infections Leakage with sex Going to the toilet too often

Bowels

Constipation Obstructed defecation  Faecal incontinence Difficulty controlling wind Faecal urgency Pain Haemorrhoids and fissures

Pain

Endometriosis Dyspareunia Vaginismus Vulvodynia Vestibulodynia Painful bladder syndrome/Interstitial cystitis Coccyx pain Proctalgia fugax Abdominal pain Pelvic girdle pain

Pregnancy & Postnatal

Pregnancy pelvic floor check Labour education & birth choices Pelvic girdle pain Postnatal WOF Return to running assessments Abdominal seperation Varicose veins

Prolapse

Bladder prolapse (Cystocele) Uterine prolapse  Vaginal vault prolapse (after Hysterectomy) Bowel prolapse (Rectocele) Urethral prolapse (Urethrocele) Rectal prolapse (Intussusception) Pessary fitting Referral for surgery (if required)

Sex

Dyspareunia (pain with penetration) Vaginismus (involuntary muscle contractions with penetration) Vaginal dryness  Scar tissue following birth or surgery Pelvic floor muscle overactivity Loss of sensation & orgasm

Surgery

Pre- and post - op support and rehabilitation for  Hysterectomy Prolapse repair Continence surgery (Slings) Bowel surgery Surgery related to cancer treatment

We can help with

Assessment

Assessment with a pelvic floor physiotherapy involves assessing the pelvic floor muscles. In order to do this accurately we often undertake vaginal and/or rectal examinations. You do not have to have one of these examinations if you do not want one.

If you are pregnant or possibly pregnant it is important to tell your therapist before any internal examinations are completed. We do not routinely do vaginal examinations during the first trimester of pregnancy or the first 6 weeks following birth for safety reasons. 

We can also assess the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles using realtime ultrasound, if you do not wish to have an internal examination.

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Treatment with a pelvic floor physio centres around pelvic floor muscle retraining but there is a lot more to it than that. Some of the treatment options we may use to help you regain your confidence are...

  • Pelvic floor muscle strengthening

  • Pelvic floor relaxation exercises

  • Postural and strength training

  • Electrical stimulation

  • Manual muscle and scar release work

  • Compression therapy

  • Biofeedback

  • Breathing retraining

  • Relaxation and mindfulness work

  • Lifestyle management

  • Bladder retraining

  • Vaginal Pessaries 

  • Defecation retraining

  • Acupuncture and dry needling

  • And more...

We have excellent working relationships with local GPs & local and national specialists so we can liaise with your medical team and refer onwards for further investigations and surgery if required.

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Treatment Options

Book in to see Anna for all your pelvic floor needs including

Bladder issues

Bowel issues

Prolapse including pessary fitting

Sexual dysfunction

Pelvic pain issues

Pregnancy and postpartum assessments

Pre- & post- surgical assessments

Men's Health

Paediatric bladder and bowel symptoms

LGBTQI+ community

Sensitive claims

Complex cases

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Book in to see Zoe for your pelvic floor needs including

Bladder issues

Faecal Incontinence

Prolapse assessment and conservative management

Pelvic pain issues

Pregnancy and postpartum assessments

Return to exercise assessments

Which physio to see

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All our physiotherapist's are highly trained and skilled pelvic floor physiotherapists. However training to be a pelvic health physiotherapist takes many years and some of our staff have been doing it longer than others. To ensure you get the help you need see who meets your needs best

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