Please ask for a Pelvic Health Appointment when booking your appointment

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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 
  • pregnancy
  • problems related to childbirth 
  • post-natal body check
  • 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 is our women’s health physiotherapist at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital?

We have a women's health physiotherapists who have completed additional specialist training to assess and treat women’s health-related problems.

Nicky Townsley
Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist

Sarah Slade
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: £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.

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.

Learn more about our Physiotherapy services at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital

*Prices correct as of Jan 2021

Mummy MOT at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital

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What is Mummy MOT?

The Mummy MOT is a specialised post-natal assessment recommended for all women following delivery – from 6 weeks to many years later. A specialist women’s health physio assesses the strength and function of the tummy and pelvic floor muscles to help prevent long-term childbirth related complaints such as incontinence, low back pain and abdominal separation.

What does Mummy MOT include?

1-hour post-natal assessment with a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist

In-depth check of pelvic floor strength and tummy gap

Assessment of any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth

A bespoke post-natal recovery programme devised especially for you, your lifestyle and fitness goals. This includes specific and safe post-natal exercises to improve stability, posture and core strength

Who needs a Mummy MOT?

After having a baby, half of all women have a weakness in either their tummy or pelvic floor area, while over a third suffer from complex pelvic pain. This can create instability and weak core strength and results in altered transfer load, back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness.

A Mummy MOT helps women avoid these distressing and often embarrassing symptoms. The assessment by a specialist physiotherapist of the tummy gap and pelvic floor enables the creation of a bespoke post-natal recovery plan devised especially for the woman, her lifestyle and fitness goals, including specific and safe post-natal exercises to regain stability and optimum function.

An initial one-hour assessment is £85. Follow up appointments are for 30 minutes at £60.

Mummy MOT assessments and appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

Call to book a Mummy MOT or find out more information today.

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