The Pelvic Health Physiotherapy service works across both the Salford Royal hospital site and Walkden Gateway.
Our Physiotherapists will ensure that you receive the most up-to-date and effective evidence based management plan for your problem. Physiotherapists carry out an assessment and examination of your problem, and they will then discuss and agree a treatment / management plan with you. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care. This might include:
Information, advice and education
A rehabilitation and/or self-care programme agreed with you, that you are responsible for. This may include wider health and lifestyle aspects such as smoking, alcohol intake and general levels of physical activity.
Condition specific exercises
Pain management advice
Manual therapy techniques, in line with best current evidence and NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommendations.
Referral onto other specialist services
Pelvic Health problems are often best managed by a Specialist Physiotherapists and we provide treatment and management for both men and women for the following conditions:
Chronic Pelvic Pain (including Prostatitis, Coccyx Pain and vaginal Pain)
Bladder Problems (Frequency, Urgency and Incontinence)
Bowel Problems (Urgency, Incontinence and constipation)
Weak pelvic Floor Muscles (erectile dysfunction, altered vaginal sensation)
Back & Pelvic Pain during or after pregnancy
Separation of the abdominal muscles (DRAM)
We provide telephone, video and face-to-face consultations. Appointments are available Monday to Friday and usually between 8am and 5:30pm. We try to ensure that you will be seen by the same therapist at each appointment, and your consultation with last between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Please ensure you have a list of your current medications available to provide for the Physiotherapist.
Please ensure you are available at the allocated appointment time and in an environment where you are comfortable to discuss your condition with a Physiotherapist. The caller ID may appear as either 0161 780 7373 or withheld number on your telephone. Please ensure you are able to move around as the Physiotherapist may ask you complete a movement/activity/exercise.
We are now able to provide video consultations for patients. Please ensure you are available at the allocated appointment time and in an environment where you are comfortable to discuss your condition with a Physiotherapist. In order to undergo a video consultation, you will need the following:
a private and well-lit area where you won’t be disturbed during the consultation
a good connection to the internet / WIFI signal
an android or iOS device
either somewhere to balance your device or somebody to hold it for you to help with visual assessment
Your assessment will take place in a private room. We may need to assess your back, stomach muscles and/or pelvis, so please wear suitable clothing e.g. shorts, leggings or appropriate underwear.
If you have been referred with chronic pelvic pain, bladder & bowel problems or vaginal prolapse, we are likely to suggest a vaginal or rectal examination. This will be fully explained to you prior to any examination, and you are able to decline. Please talk to your therapist if you have any worries or concerns about this.
Salford Royal, Irvine Building
To be referred into our service:
You must be 16yrs and over
You must be a Salford resident or registered with a Salford GP or a Salford Consultant
You can be referred into our service via:
go2physio (self-referral online form) – www.srft.nhs.uk/go2physio
your local GP
your Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Consultant
Bladder and Bowels Service
Pelvic Organ Prolapse - https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-Prolapse_2.pdf
Pelvic Girdle Pain https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-PGP(Pat)(UL).pdf
EXERCISE and ADVICE after pregnancy - https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-EAA5-UL.pdf
Promoting Continence with Physiotherapy https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-Continence_0.pdf
Fit following Surgery - https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-FFSurgery%20(1).pdf
Fit for the Future - essential advice and exercises following childbirth https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-FFFuture%20(1).pdf
Fit for Birth - essential exercises and helpful advice https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-FFBirth%20(1).pdf
Fit for Pregnancy https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-FFPregnancy%20(1).pdf
Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises and Advice for Men https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-PelvicFloorMen(UL).pdf
Improving Your Bowel Function https://thepogp.co.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/POGP-BowelFunction_0.pdf