Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
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Welcome to the Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Team’s webpage. The Pelvic Health Physiotherapy team provide specialist physiotherapy treatment for women and men with bladder and bowel issues, pregnancy-related pain and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. We are a passionate and caring team and take a holistic approach to patient care. Our aim is to treat each patient as an individual and to work on patient-centred goals to improve quality of life.
What conditions do we treat?
The conditions we treat include:
- Faecal and urinary continence problems
- Birth-related pelvic floor dysfunction
- Sexual dysfunction
- Post-operative care
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Musculoskeletal problems associated with pregnancy
- Persistent pelvic pain
- Pregnancy and postnatal musculoskeletal related conditions
What treatments do we offer?
The treatments we offer include:
- Pelvic floor muscle training
- Education and advice
- Manual therapy
- Bladder training
- Exercise rehabilitation
- Post-operative management
- Continence advice and management
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation and biofeedback
What classes do we offer?
- Antenatal physiotherapy advice class
- Antenatal pregnancy exercise class
- Postnatal exercise class
- Hydrotherapy pregnancy class
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
St James’ Wing
St George’s Hospital
Who can refer?
We receive referrals from GPs, midwives and consultants. We do not accept self-referrals.
If you are a patient who would like to be referred into our service please speak to the health professional responsible for your care.
If you are a GP or health professional and would like to refer a patient into our service please use this referral form.
What to expect from your appointment with us
- Your physiotherapist will ask you questions relating to your symptoms so they can accurately diagnose the problem and develop a tailored treatment plan that suits your individual needs.
- After the assessment the goals of treatment will be discussed together and agreed between you and your physiotherapist
- Initial appointments last up to one hour.
- Follow-up appointments last up to 30 minutes.
- You may be asked to remove clothing during the assessment in order for the physiotherapist to assess and diagnose the issue.
- You may be asked if you would like an internal examination.
During the Covid-19 outbreak your initial assessment will be consulted over the telephone.
We offer telephone and video follow-up appointments using Attend Anywhere. Your physiotherapist will arrange this with you and send you a link to the website. You need a smartphone, tablet or PC to access this service.
Meet the team
Selina Overy – Principal Physiotherapist
Selina has worked in the physiotherapy department here at St George’s since she qualified in 2002, and has specialised in Pelvic Health since 2005, seeing individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction. She is a passionate advocate for all things pelvic health and as the team lead is keen to continue expanding the service.
Andrianna Hadjimichael – Highly Specialised Physiotherapist
Isabelle Carllisle – Highly Specialised Physiotherapist
Jillian Kee – Specialised Physiotherapist
Tell us what you think
We would love to hear your feedback on our service and website. You can use the form below to provide us with feedback. You can also contact us by email, telephone or letter (see contact details section).