PHYSIOTHERAPY – WOMEN’S & MEN’S HEALTH.

We have a Physiotherapist at our Chichester clinic trained specifically to deal with both women’s and men’s health. Funmi Odofin is a specialist in this field with over 20 years experience and she is very happy to discuss any concerns that you may have.

Physiotherapy is a manual therapy designed to help people affected by injury, illness, surgery or pain through movement, exercise and education. A Physiotherapist who specialises in women’s and men’s health addresses problems surrounding pelvic health, bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Bladder and bowel issues can often mean involuntary leakage of urine when you cough, run, sneeze or exercise due to weakness in the pelvic floor. This is not uncommon in women (particularly after pelvic surgery or childbirth) and can also develop in men after prostate surgery.

Due to the delicate nature of this subject there is often a lack of information available, leading many to believe that little can be done to help such concerns. This is absolutely not the case. Funmi has many years of experience in this area and between her and yourself, any concerns you may have can be discussed and a treatment plan put in place so that you may work together to improve your symptoms and make positive changes.

After your initial assessment Funmi will discuss your treatment plan and suggest a variety of exercises that you can do at home to strengthen particular areas. Among them may be the use of pelvic floor exercises which help to strengthen the muscles around your bowel and bladder. If you find these difficult Funmi will explain them fully and may offer you equipment to assist.

To speak to us in confidence, or to book an appointment with our Physiotherapist at our Chichester clinic, call one of our friendly receptionists on 01243 696 630 or email reception@theboxgrove.com.

Consultations:

Initial Consultation 60 minutes / £92
Follow-up Consultation 45 minutes / £67
Follow-up Consultation 30 minutes / £52
Pelvic Floor MOT £65

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Physiotherapist who specialises in women’s and men’s health is female, her name is Funmi and she is both experienced and discreet.
No that’s not necessary. Our Physiotherapist is trained to evaluate and treat your concerns. However, if you wish to use private health insurance you should contact your insurer before making an appointment as they may require a referral from your GP.
You may need to take some of your clothes off so that the physical assessment can be done accurately. When you attend your appointment please wear comfortable and loose clothing. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to call us on 01243 696 630 so that we can alleviate any worries that you may have.
Yes, you may need an internal exam depending on your concern. Based on clinical guidelines and recommendations, it’s advisable to examine internally in order to correctly assess the pelvic floor muscles. Funmi treats teenagers but internal assessment is not offered to those under 16 years old.
Funmi will be able to determine approximately how many sessions will be required after the initial consultation.
We allow 1 hour for the initial consultation, follow up sessions are between 30 and 45 minutes.
Directions to The Boxgrove and a map can be found here. Parking is available to all of our patients. We kindly ask all those coming for a scheduled class to park in the Boxgrove Village Hall car park.

Biography

Funmi Odofin
Physiotherapist – Women’s Health, Men’s Health & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Funmi has over 20 years experience in pelvic health physiotherapy. She has a postgraduate certificate in Continence and was one of the first cohort of physiotherapists to become an independent prescriber.

She has a wealth of knowledge in managing: Women and men with bladder and bowel dysfunction; Pelvic floor muscles dysfunction; Pelvic pain; Pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and Postnatal rehabilitation of pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.

When necessary, she uses adjunctive treatments such EMG biofeedback and neuromuscular electrical stimulation to optimize treatment outcomes.

If you have any other questions please email us at reception@theboxgrove.com or call us in confidence on 01243 696 630.