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Latest NICE guidelines puts physiotherapy at the forefront of incontinence and prolapse care

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Recent guidance released by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) on 2nd April 2019 details the important role physiotherapy plays for woman suffering from Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse, with treatment being put at the forefront of incontinence and prolapse care.

Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse can be distressing conditions that have an impact on a woman’s quality of life. They are both very common and affect millions of women of all ages.

The Physiotherapy Unit at our leading Hospital provides a pelvic health service with specifically trained pelvic health Physiotherapists who assess your pelvic floor and work with you to improve your symptoms and quality of life.

Rachel Gevell, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist from our leading Physiotherapy Unit said, “This is a great opportunity for women to have a proactive role in their treatment and to feel empowered to improve their symptoms and their self confidence. “

We spoke to Racheal to learn more about the treatment options recommended for Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.

How many sessions are recommended and for which condition?

Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse are recommended to have Pelvic floor training and management for sixteen weeks. Those suffering with stress and mixed urinary incontinence should receive supervised pelvic floor training for three months as an initial treatment.

NICE have published a useful guide to help women make informed decisions about their condition and the treatment options available.

Read NICE guidelines about Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

Learn more about Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and The Physiotherapy Unit.

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