Pelvic Health Physiotherapy provides a specialist assessment of bladder or bowel problems, or pelvic pain for women, men, transgender individuals, non-binary individuals or patients of any other identification.
This will involve a discussion about your pelvic health problems.
National guidance recommends education on how to look after your pelvic floor muscles including when and how to seek help. Seeing a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist can help you understand this better. Activities such as Yoga or Pilates may also be recommended as part of your treatment plan.
The service is located at the following Powys Teaching Health Board sites in Powys:
The service is led by the Professional Head of Physiotherapy.
There are two Pelvic Health Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists in Powys.
The service is supported by local administrative staff.
Your initial Pelvic Health Physiotherapy appointment will involve a discussion about your pelvic health concerns. You will be offered the option of having a vaginal / ano-rectal examination to check how your pelvic floor muscles are working.
Please wear comfortable clothes to be able to undress / dress easily, if required.
Following an assessment, your treatment options will be discussed and shared goals will be agreed as part of your Physiotherapy treatment plan.
You have the right to ask for a chaperone, or your healthcare provider may request for a formal chaperone during the procedure. A family member / relative is welcome to act as an informal chaperone, but it may also be necessary to have a formal chaperone too, as this will be someone trained in the area. In cases where a chaperone has been requested but is not available, we may need to re-organise your examination to a date when a chaperone is available.
Please notify us at the earliest opportunity if you require a chaperone for any intimate examinations.
Anyone aged 16 or over can self-refer themselves to the service, using the digital form at the following link:
If you have any of the following symptoms, please contact your GP (General Practitioner) for further advice:
If you have any of the following symptoms alongside back pain, please attend Accident and Emergency (A&E) immediately:
Please expand the following 'Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) - warning signs' section, for further guidance on when to seek immediate help:
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If you have been newly referred to the service, or have newly self-referred you can contact the Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) Therapies Hub at:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: 0845 840 1234 or 01686 613 200
Montgomeryshire County Infirmary (Newtown Hospital)
Existing patients of the PTHB Pelvic Health service can contact their local / existing Pelvic Health Physiotherapy service, regarding follow-up appointments and communications, using the following phone numbers:
We welcome your feedback at any time regarding your experience as a patient of the Pelvic Health service. Please feel free to send any feedback to the following email address: