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Women's and Men's Health Centre

For continence, pelvic pain and a range of related conditions

Why you might need it

At Spire Norwich 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

Spire Norwich Hospital offers up-to-date technology and equipment to aid all phases of recovery and rehabilitation for our patients. This includes; Biofeedback - an assessment of the pelvic floor muscles by palpation (method of feeling with fingers or hands during an external physical examination) or use of vaginal sensors to measure the muscle activity; Electrical muscle stimulation - to stimulate the nerve supply in the pelvic floor promoting strength gain when combined with active exercise; Therapeutic ultrasound - to treat swelling and aid healing post surgery or after childbirth; Functional training - skills and techniques to improve bladder capacity and control; Gymnasium - to help develop core stability and teach abdominal exercises correctly for additional support and power; Strength training equipment.


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. At your first appointment a detailed medical history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment of your condition. This enables us to establish your baseline function, from which we can measure your improvement. You will receive expert advice and treatment with a personal programme tailored to your needs. With your consent, our physiotherapists can also refer to you to a consultant and can arrange access, when necessary, to our diagnostic facilities including X-ray, CT and MRI scanning. Your physiotherapist can liaise with your GP or consultant and provide them with a detailed discharge summary at the end of your treatment.


What 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.


Why choose Spire?

We have a leading reputation for the high quality clinical care, a network of 38 immaculate, modern hospitals and world-class specialists who all want the same thing – to help you live your life to the fullest.


How much does it cost?

A price for this treatment is available on enquiry. You can trust Spire Norwich Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price* so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner you can even be considered for interest free finance. We’re here to help you with making these important choices, so you’re then free to concentrate on your treatment and on getting back to being you. Important: Please read Spire’s terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself. * Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY.


Making an appointment

For further information on the Women's and Men's Health Centre at Spire Norwich Hospital, or to make an appointment, please call 01603 255 587 or complete the enquiry form at the top of this page.