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 you may have. Examples of conditions and treatment offered include:

• Bladder & bowel incontinence
• Bladder & bowel problems in children
• Biofeedback for constipation and difficulty emptying the bowels
• Pelvic organ prolapse
• Chronic pelvic pain
• Pelvic floor rehabilitation before & after gynaecological surgery
• Pelvic floor rehabilitation following prostate surgery
• Postnatal abdominal & pelvic floor rehabilitation
• Comprehensive postnatal check-up

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.

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 / £70
Follow-up Consultation 30 minutes / £52
Comprehensive postnatal check-up 60 minutes / £92

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.
The comprehensive postnatal check-up is designed for women who have given birth, irrespective of the mode of delivery, whether a vaginal or caesarean birth from 6 weeks onwards. This is an hour long session which includes:

  • Detailed history taking, screening for any bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction
  • Postural and abdominal muscle assessment
  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment
  • Scar tissue assessment
  • Personalised pelvic floor muscle training
  • Advice on exercises

This session is also suitable for postnatal mums who do not have any bladder, bowel, sexual or pelvic floor problems but would like a comprehensive check-up following delivery. As the saying goes – ‘Prevention is better than cure’. This session is also valuable in order to prevent future problems during child bearing years and with increasing age.

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.

Funmi Odofin, MSc, PG Cert, BSc (Hons), MCSP 
Physiotherapist – Women’s health, Men’s health, pelvic floor rehabilitation, paediatric/adolescent bladder & bowel problems

Funmi is a member of the Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) and has over 20 years experience in pelvic health physiotherapy. She has post graduate certificate in continence rehabilitation (University of Bradford) and was one of the first cohort of physiotherapists to become an independent prescriber (University of Southampton). She is a member of Education Subcommittee of POGP.

She works within the NHS as clinical lead specialist and has a wealth of knowledge in managing women and men with bladder and bowel problems, pelvic floor muscles dysfunction, pelvic pain, pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and postnatal rehabilitation of pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. In addition, she is qualified to treat children and adolescents with bladder and bowel problems.

Funmi has extensive knowledge in using adjunctive therapies such EMG biofeedback and neuromuscular electrical stimulation in optimizing treatment outcomes for pelvic floor rehabilitation.

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