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The women and men’s health physiotherapy team are specialised in treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. The team treats a wide variety of patients including those with:

  • Urinary incontinence- stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Obstructed defaecation
  • Pain with intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Third and fourth degree tears
  • Acute post natal perineal/pelvic floor problems
  • Ante natal and postnatal musculoskeletal dysfunction.

The team work collaboratively within a wider pelvic floor multi-disciplinery team which includes the radiology, medical physics, colorectal, uro-gynaecology departments and continence/bowel nurse specialists.

Treatment is always tailored to the patient and is in accordance with current guidelines from NICE, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

We provide an informative self-help information session as part of the antenatal back care service which outlines how to adjust advantageously to the changes of pregnancy. This group typically precedes individual assessment and treatment and is effective care for 7/10 of women.


Similarly, we also run a women’s health group which advises on pelvic floor issues such as bladder/bowel symptoms and pelvic organ prolapse, as well as a pre-operative group during which we discuss pre and post-surgical advice in collaboration with the ward and menopause specialist nurse.

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Phone graphicTherapy outpatients reception: 01202 442121

Opening times: Monday - Friday 8.10am-4.30pm

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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