Physiotherapy (Women's Health)

  • Therapy and support to women experiencing bladder, bowel and pelvic floor problems. Also for pregnancy related back or pelvic pain.

  • Address: City of Coventry Health Centre, CV1 4FS

About this Service

Telephone number: 024 7696 1311
Referral Criteria:  Registered with Coventry GP; health professional, via Central Booking Service
 

Anyone can experience problems relating to continence and sexual function, at any stage of life, and they are certainly more common than you think.

Seeking advice and treatment can be quite embarrassing, but the most important thing to remember is that everyone can be helped to manage, or even cured of, a condition with discretion and in complete confidence.

There are many reasons why a bladder or bowel may leak or be hard to control. These include: problems with pelvic floor, overactivity of the bladder and/or bowel itself, diet and lifestyle choices, trauma etc.

Treatment of your symptoms will depend on the type of problem you have and the findings from your individual assessment. Treatments may include advice on diet, fluid intake, bladder retraining and exercise programmes as well as other medical treatment and specialist equipment.

The main thing to remember is that bladder and bowel problems can be managed or cured. Problems should not be put down to age, such as getting older, or circumstance, such as giving birth, and there is no need for you to suffer in silence.

At the City of Coventry Health Centre, our Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapists are here to help with problems such as stress incontinence, urinary urgency, urinary frequency, bowel issues, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, female sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy related pain

We are a team of specialised physiotherapists with extensive experience and post graduate training in women's health and pelvic health disorders.

 
How can we help

At least one in three women will experience urinary incontinence during their lives. Bowel disorders, pelvic organ prolapses, and pelvic pain or painful intercourse are also very common. 
Continence problems may be caused by pregnancy and childbirth, or may become a problem after the menopause due to hormonal changes.  Some women develop bladder, bowel, or other pelvic problems as a result of other health conditions.

We can help you improve your symptoms by guiding you with training for the bladder and bowel, and with pelvic floor muscle exercises.
Pregnancy related pain, either in the back or the pelvic girdle, also responds very well to physiotherapy, and we offer 2 pregnancy clinics a week so you can be seen quickly by one of our team.
 

How to see us

Speak to your GP, Nurse, Consultant, Physiotherapist, Midwife or Health Visitor, who will be able to make a referral to our clinic.

 
Where are we

Our clinic is situated within the Physiotherapy Department on the 2nd floor of The City of Coventry Health Centre, where we have modern, well equipped clinic rooms.

 

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Useful websites

Bladder and Bowel Foundation

NHS Choices

Cystitis and Overactive Bladder Foundation