How to find us Payment The Women’s and Men’s Health Centre is open to all, not just those with private medical insurance. If you are not insured, please contact our physiotherapy department on 01603 255 587 and we will be happy to advise you of the cost of your treatment in advance. A1 A107 40 06 Catton 7 4 Norwich A124 B1108 Colney B1 172 A1 7 Little Melton A 11 1 7 A4 7 A1 46 2 11 33 B1 B1 3 Arminghall A140 01603 255 587 A4 2 Trowse Newton A140 Spire Norwich Hospital A4 Making an appointment Patients may contact the centre directly or be referred by a consultant or GP. To make an appointment call A1 A47 We can accept payment by debit or credit card, cheque or cash. We work with all major medical insurance providers and those wishing to claim should confirm that their treatment and the number of sessions are covered by their policy. Norwich Airport © Ordnance Survey 2012 For more detailed directions to the hospital, please visit www.spirenorwich.com Spire Norwich Hospital Old Watton Road Colney Norwich NR4 7TD www.spirenorwich.com SPIRE and the SS logo are trade marks of Spire Healthcare (Holdings) Limited NW.WMHC.DL.0312.T Women’s and Men’s Health Centre Our dedicated physiotherapy service for continence, pelvic pain and a range of related conditions At Spire Norwich Hospital we understand that incontinence is embarrassing and the symptoms can affect your personal life, your confidence and the overall quality of your day-to-day living. Our pelvic floor physiotherapy programme offers high standards of individual care delivered by our highly specialist physiotherapists who will assess and treat your specific needs. The centre provides: • private consultation rooms • rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment • no waiting lists • no GP referral required • treatment for all, insured or not Personalised treatment Your first step is to visit our continence service for discreet, professional and understanding care. Your oneto-one consultation aims to ensure you receive tailored advice and treatment to address your specific condition. Our physiotherapists pride themselves on caring for their patients, not just treating symptoms. Spire Norwich Hospital offers up-to-date technology and equipment to aid all phases of recovery and rehabilitation for our patients. This includes: • biofeedback – an assessment of the pelvic floor muscles by palpation (method of feeling with fingers or hands during an external physical examination) or use of vaginal sensors to measure the muscle activity • electrical muscle stimulation – to stimulate the nerve supply in the pelvic floor promoting strength gain when combined with active exercise • therapeutic ultrasound – to treat swelling and aid healing post surgery or after childbirth • functional training – skills and techniques to improve bladder capacity and control • gymnasium – to help develop core stability and teach abdominal exercises correctly for additional support and power • strength training equipment Conditions treated include: • urinary incontinence (stress, urge and mixed) • faecal incontinence • overactive bladder • constipation • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) • prolapse (bladder, rectal, uterine) • cystitis • pre-operative and postoperative gynaecological and urological surgery rehabilitation • post-operative colorectal surgery rehabilitation • post-operative prostate surgery rehabilitation • pelvic pain Assessment and treatment Our aim is to reduce your pain, help you to manage your symptoms, improve bladder/bowel control and restore your confidence to enable you to resume your recreational pursuits. We are committed to explaining medical matters in straightforward, understandable language, without using technical terms or jargon. • At your first appointment a detailed medical history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment of your condition. This enables us to establish your baseline function, from which we can measure your improvement. • You will receive expert advice and treatment with a personal programme tailored to your needs. • With your consent, our physiotherapists can also refer you to a consultant and can arrange access, when necessary, to our diagnostic facilities including X-ray, CT and MRI scanning. •Your physiotherapist can liaise with your GP or consultant and provide them with a detailed discharge summary at the end of your treatment.
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