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