If you're a female experiencing problems with your pelvic health, urinary or bowel function, your doctor may refer you to a physiotherapist specialising in female pelvic health issues. These physiotherapists are medical professionals who specialise in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the pelvic region, urinary and bowel systems.
Common reasons for referral to a physiotherapist specialising in female pelvic health issues include urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain, and postpartum rehabilitation. They can also provide preventive care, such as pelvic floor muscle training.
During your appointment with a physiotherapist specialising in female pelvic health issues, they will conduct a thorough examination of your pelvic region, urinary and bowel systems, and develop a personalised treatment plan. Treatment may involve pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, or manual therapy.
At Blackrock Health, we know that urinary or reproductive health issues can be very challenging - both emotionally and physically. Our team of specialists – including gynaecologists and urologists is dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive care to the patients that we treat. We provide access to cutting-edge diagnostic and medical technology. This includes minimally invasive surgical solutions where required and when possible. Our team will ensure that you receive the best possible care and treatment plan, tailored to your own needs. With decades of experience and expertise, we are committed to helping you. We want you to achieve the most optimal outcome possible for your urinary and reproductive health. Whether you need routine care or more specialised treatment, we are here to support you every step of the way.
There are many gynaecological, pelvic floor, bladder, bowel, abdominal, pregnancy, postnatal and musculoskeletal conditions that benefit from pelvic health physiotherapy and our women’s pelvic health team are here to help you. We appreciate that it can sometimes be hard or feel embarrassing to ask for help in these areas of our body. Our consultations will always take place in a separate closed room and we will always do our utmost to make you feel at ease.
Our pelvic health team works closely alongside consultants and can provide onward referral if necessary.
Not every procedure is available in all our hospitals. Please check with your preferred location to confirm that the treatment you seek is carried out there.
Female pelvic health conditions that can be treated include:
- pre/post any gynaecological or abdominal surgery
- persistent genital arousal syndrome
- pain with attempted or completed penetration
- diminished or difficulty with orgasm
- prolapse (bladder, uterine or bowel)
- painful bladder syndrome
- bladder & bowel incontinence (leaking)
- bladder frequency and urgency (day or night time)
- joint problems (hip, thoracic, lumbar, pubic, sacro-iliac, coccyx, abdominal)
- chronic pelvic pain
- pudendal nerve problems
- adhesions and scars
- post natal checks and problems (rectus abdominis diastasis, pelvic floor, tears, scars, birth injuries, return to exercise, prolapse, incontinence etc.), pregnancy related problems (pelvic girdle pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction, aches & pains, pelvic floor, exercising safely)
- menopause related changes
Our team also offers pelvic floor and core checks to all women who do not have any symptoms or complaints (and want to keep it that way!) – these are often booked in around certain times of our life span e.g. pregnancy, postnatal (anytime from 8 weeks), menopause but can be booked in at any point.
How do I get this?
You will need a referral letter from your GP or consultant before you make an appointment. Please see our Request Appointment Form here.
Is this insured?
Not all services are covered by health insurance. To find out if you're covered, please check your health insurance before your visit. You can do this on our health insurance Cover Check page here, or by contacting your health insurer.
How do I pay?
If you do not have health insurance or your health plan does not cover the full cost, you will need to pay the balance due before your treatment or procedure. You may be able to claim back some fees on your insurance. To pay an excess not covered by your insurance or any other inpatient fees, please visit our payment page here. If you have any queries about paying for your care, please contact the finance team in your hospital.