Women's Health (Pelvic Floor) Physiotherapy at Guildford Hospital
Women’s health or pelvic health physiotherapy is the treatment of disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor.
Please ask for a Pelvic Health Appointment when booking your appointment
It is a specialist area of physiotherapy, which involves the assessment and treatment of a range of conditions relating to:
- bladder problems
- bowel problems
- pelvic floor dysfunction
- pelvic organ prolapses
- pelvic pain
- problems related to childbirth
- post-natal body check
- aiding recovery following surgery
- sexual dysfunction
It is even suitable if you don’t have any particular problems but would like to check how well your pelvic floor muscles work and fine-tune your technique. Our specialists will assist and advise you on the best course of action for your symptoms following a thorough assessment
Who is our women’s health physiotherapist at Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital?
We have women's health physiotherapists who have completed additional specialist training to assess and treat women’s health-related problems.
Megan Seheult - Physiotherapist
After graduating with an MSc in Physiotherapy in 2010, Megan began her physiotherapy career within the private health sector, working with high-level athletes and sports teams providing pitchside treatment and injury management. Since then she has gained experience working alongside orthopaedic consultants and clinical specialists, treating a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries in the outpatient setting.
In 2017, Megan specialised in Pelvic Health and her caseload now includes both male and female pelvic health patients here at the Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital.
Megan enjoys treating both her musculoskeletal and pelvic health patients. She has a keen interest in fitness, health and wellbeing and strives to keep her patients active throughout their rehabilitation journey.
Megan's Qualifications and Memberships:
- BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, Health and Wellbeing
- MSc Physiotherapy
- HCPC reg
- Clinical Pilates APPI Levels 1-3
- POGP Urinary Dysfunction and Lower Bowel Dysfunction
Lynsey Greenshields - Physiotherapist
Since graduating from St Georges University of London Lynsey has worked for both the NHS and private sector specialising in musculoskeletal injuries and pelvic health dysfunction in the outpatient setting.
Lynsey works alongside the orthopaedic consultants in the inpatient setting and regularly follows patients through their journey from pre-op to post-op care. A fitness enthusiast herself, Lynsey has a keen interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation / return to sport.
Lynsey's Qualifications and Memberships:
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
- CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
- HCPC (HealthCare Professions Council)
- POGP Urinary Dysfunction
- POGP Pelvic Organ Prolapse
What happens during a women’s health physiotherapy appointment?
A detailed history will be taken of the problems you are experiencing. Some of the questions may be of a personal nature to gain a full insight into the nature of your problems. You will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
You may be offered an internal pelvic floor examination. This is not compulsory but forms a valuable part of the assessment and enables your physiotherapist to give you individualised treatment and ensure you can activate your pelvic floor muscles correctly. Your physiotherapist will discuss the examination in detail with you during your appointment.
What does women’s health physiotherapy treatment involve?
Women’s health (pelvic floor) physiotherapy treatments are based on exercise and advice, which is tailored to you following a detailed assessment. To ensure the best outcome, it is important that you take an active part in your rehabilitation and follow the advice of your physiotherapist.
How many appointments do I need?
This varies for each individual but most people need to attend a course of sessions over a period of around four months.
Is there anything I need to bring to my initial women’s health physiotherapy appointment?
An up-to-date list of any medications you take is useful, plus details of any past or ongoing health conditions, investigations or treatments, especially if they are related to your current symptoms.
You may also wish to note down any questions you have about the problem to ask your physiotherapist as well as thinking about the main problems you experience and how much they affect your day-to-day life.
Do I need to do anything at home for my women’s health physiotherapy appointments?
You may be asked to complete a frequency volume chart for your bladder at home prior to attending your initial appointment.
Do you inform my GP about my women’s health physiotherapy?
Your GP is not routinely informed about details of your treatment but is informed if there are any concerns about your condition or if you require further investigations or referral to another health professional.
How much is women’s health physiotherapy?
Initial assessment: £85 non-Nuffield gym member / £68 member (60 minutes)
Follow-up appointment: £60 non-Nuffield gym member / £48 member (30 minutes)
We are also approved by most major private medical insurers.
Megan: Tuesday - Thursday
Lynsey: Tuesday - Thursday
How to book a women’s health physiotherapy appointment:
Don't hesitate to get in touch with our physiotherapy reception on 0345 045 4845 to book a self-pay appointment. Please ask for a 'Pelvic Health appointment' when booking your appointment. Alternatively, please contact your private medical insurance directly.