Many women experience bladder problems and other symptoms of pelvic floor weakness related to urological or gynaecological conditions or operations.
© Sherborne Gibbs Ltd 2013. First published in Primary Care Women's Health Journal. For more information visit www.womenshealthj.com.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy has been shown to be beneficial for a range of conditions such as:
- stress or urgency urinary incontinence (urine loss)
- pelvic organ prolapse (a feeling of heaviness, pressure or bulging in the vagina)
- anal incontinence (loss of stool or wind)
- symptoms of lax pelvic floor muscles (e.g. sexual dysfunction)
- vulvodynia (sensation of vulval burning and soreness, in the absence of any obvious skin condition or infection)
Women can be particularly vulnerable to urinary incontinence and other symptoms related to their pelvic floor muscles at different times in their life e.g.:
- older age
Physiofit physiotherapists Caroline Bilmen and Jacqui Millington specialise in the treatment of pelvic floor problems. Assessment involves questions about medical history, background to the problem, current symptoms, and normally a physical examination (with your consent). Goals and appropriate treatment would be discussed and agreed, and might include specific and holistic advice, appropriate exercise, and additional therapies such as biofeedback and nerve stimulation.
Initial remote appointment
(45-60 min) £48.00
Follow up remote appointment
(up to 30 min) £35.00
Initial face to face appointment
(45-60 min) £52.00
Follow up face to face appointment
(up to 30 min) £38.00
(45-60 min) £60.00
Follow up appointment
(up to 30 min) £44.00
Initial appointment - (45min)
Includes assessment & 25-30min massage
Follow up appointment - (30min)
Includes 25min massage
80 - 90 minutes - £120.00
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice may be charged.
Physiofit Chartered Physiotherapists offer professional assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of a range of injuries and conditions. We have links with local GP surgeries and liaise with other consultants and specialists to provide the best pathway of care for each individual.