Women's Health (Pelvic Floor) Physiotherapy
Women’s health or pelvic health physiotherapy is the treatment of disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor.
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
- aiding recovery following surgery
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 are the women’s health physiotherapists a Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital?
We have women's health physiotherapists who have completed additional specialist training to assess and treat women’s health-related problems.
Emma Bakes, Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Sarah Allott, Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Why choose Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital for your Women’s health (pelvic floor) physiotherapy?
Conveniently located in the heart of Leeds city centre, the Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital can provide rapid access to physiotherapy treatment for a wide range of conditions. Within our large department and fully equipped rehabilitation gym and private consultation rooms, our team of highly qualified physiotherapists come from a variety of backgrounds, enabling us to treat issues ranging from routine problems to those that require specialist knowledge.
What happens during a women’s health physiotherapy appointment?
A detailed history will be taken about 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 around 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: £65 non-Nuffield gym member / £52 member (45 minutes)*
Follow up appointment: £40 non-Nuffield gym member / £32 member (30 minutes)*
We are also approved by most major private medical insurers.
How to book a women’s health physiotherapy appointment:
Please contact our physiotherapy reception on 0113 388 2064 to book a self-pay appointment. Alternatively, please contact your private medical insurance directly.