Pelvic health (incontinence)

Supervised pelvic floor muscle training is recommended by NICE as the first line of treatment for urinary incontinence and prolapse in women.

It is effective in reducing urinary incontinence in men who have had treatment for prostate cancer or BPH (non-cancer enlarged prostate) and some bowel problems can be helped by pelvic health physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy treatment is available for people with sexual problems of a physical nature.

We have a dedicated physiotherapy pelvic health service at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals.

Our staff are highly trained and have received national recognition for the level of knowledge and care provided at the Trust. Consultations are undertaken within a private room and all information is treated with the utmost of confidence.  Treatment programmes are agreed on following an extensive assessment process.

We offer pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation programmes including biofeedback monitoring, bladder training, neuromuscular stimulation, and adjunctive treatments where indicated.

Referrals

The clinics run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday all day at Southport hospital and Tuesdays and Thursdays in the mornings at Ormskirk hospital.

Some medical conditions will need to be seen at the site of the most appropriate clinician and this may not be your closest hospital

Referrals are received from hospital consultants, or from family doctors via the e-referral process.

Useful websites

Service Leads

Katie Mann Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Contacts

k.mann@nhs.net

01704 704962

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