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.
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 Royal 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 Consultant
Bladder and Bowels Service
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse - a guide for women
- Pelvic Girdle Pain and other common conditions in pregnancy
- Exercise and advice after pregnancy
- The Pelvic Floor Muscles - a guide for women
- The Pelvic Floor Muscles - a guide for Women who are having or have had Pelvic Radiotherapy
- Fit for pregnancy - exercises and advice to stay fit and healthy during pregnancy
- Fit following surgery - advice and exercise following gynaecological surgery
- Fit following surgery - advice for trans men, trans masculine and non-binary people following hysterectomy
- Pelvic Floor Muscles and advice for men
- Improving your bowel function
- Pelvic Floor Muscle exercises and advice - a guide for trans men, trans masculine and non-binary people (who were assigned female at birth)
- Pelvic Floor Muscle exercises and advice - a guide for trans women, trans feminine and non-binary people (who were assigned male at birth)
- Management of urinary frequency and urgency - an information guide
- Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominis Muscle (DRAM) - an information guide