Women's and Men's Health

Our physiotherapy service for continence, pelvic pain and related conditions

Why you might need it

At Spire Harpenden Hospital we understand that incontinence is embarrassing and the symptoms can affect your personal life, your confidence and the overall quality of your day-to-day living.

Our pelvic floor physiotherapy programme offers high standards of individual care delivered by our highly specialist physiotherapists who will assess and treat your specific needs.

 Personalised treatment

Your first step is to visit our continence service for discreet, professional and understanding care. Your one-to-one consultation aims to ensure you receive tailored advice and treatment to address your specific condition. Our physiotherapists pride themselves on caring for their patients, not just treating symptoms.

 Assessment and treatment

The specialist continence physiotherapists at Spire Harpenden Hospital work with both men and women, using the Neurotrac ETS EMG Biofeedback system. This system allows treatment of both urinary and faecal incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction using visual and audio biofeedback. Our physiotherapists also have specialist training in the field of pelvic/vulval pain and pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain.

 Preparing for treatment

Our aim is to reduce your pain, help to manage your symptoms, improve bladder/bowel control and restore your confidence to enable you to resume your recreational pursuits. We are committed to explaining medical matters in straightforward, understandable language, without using technical terms or jargon.

 Which conditions are treated?

Urinary incontinence (Stress, urge and mixed), faecal incontinence, over active bladder, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), prolapse (bladder, rectal, uterine), cystitis, pre-operative and post-operative gynaecological and urological surgery rehabilitation, post-operative colorectal surgery rehabilitation, post-operative prostate surgery rehabilitation, pelvic pain, vulvodynia.

 Making an appointment

For further information on the Women's and Men's health physiotherapy at Spire Harpenden Hospital please call us on 01582 714 447.