Homerton University Hospital. How to find us. Useful contacts London Borough of Hackney Hackney Community Services at Homerton: 020 8510 7622 Hackney Community Services at Hackney Council: 020 8356 5000 www.hackney.gov.uk Patient Advice and Liaison Team (PALS) PALS provide information and support to patients and carers and will listen to your concerns, suggestions or queries. The service is available between 9am and 5pm. Telephone 0208 510 7315 or email: [email protected] For information on the references used to produce this leaflet, please ring 020 8510 5302/5144 or email [email protected] Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy Service Information Booklet Information for Men If you require this information in other languages, large print, audio or Braille please telephone the Patient Information Team on 0208 510 5302/5144 or email: [email protected] Produced by: Women’s & Men’s’ Health Physiotherapy Team Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Homerton Row, London E9 6SR T: 020 8510 5555 W: www.homerton.nhs.uk E: [email protected] Date produced: May 2014 Review date: May 2016 Physiotherapy Department IMRS Division Incorporating hospital and community health services, teaching and research This leaflet provides information about the Women and Men’s Health specialist physiotherapy team. Who We Are: We are a team of specialist physiotherapists who specialise in the management of men and women who are experiencing problems with pelvic floor dysfunction. What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD)? Your pelvic floor is a complex set of muscles that support the organs in your pelvis and lower back, help you maintain continence and contribute to sexual function. PFD is the term given to conditions affecting one of the three systems in the pelvis bladder (Women & Men) bowel (Women & Men) vagina (Women) What to expect You will be assessed by a specialist female physiotherapist. Part of the assessment may include an assessment of your pelvic floor muscles which involves an ano-rectal examination. Any procedure carried out will be explained in full to you at the appointment and if you do not want to be assessed you can opt out at any point without your treatment being affected. Everyone is entitled to a chaperone of the same gender during your examination this will be discussed with you at your initial appointment. You are welcome to bring someone with you if you wish however they will not be classed as a chaperone. If you are concerned about any aspect of the assessment please give us a ring before-hand, or discuss with your clinician on the day. What do we treat? Bladder and bowel problems including: stress urinary Incontinence urge urinary Incontinence incomplete bladder emptying bladder and bowel urgency constipation sexual problems pelvic pain problems related to prostate e.g. after surgery Services we offer for men: one to one Physiotherapy You may need to be seen on more than one occasion and follow up appointments may vary between 2 and 6 weeks apart. What to bring There is nothing specific that you need to bring with you. How to get referred If you are experiencing any of the problems listed, you can speak to your GP, urologist, colorectal Consultant or specialist nurse or other health care professional, who can then refer you to the women’s & men’s health physiotherapy team. Additional Information: We work very closely with the Adult Integrated Continence Service, colorectal services and urology services. PTNS Clinic (Posterior tibial nerve stimulation) Info: Weekly Clinic for patients with on-going bladder problems or faecal incontinence using a neuromodulation unit connected via a needle inserted into the posterior tibial nerve Venue: Physiotherapy Department Time & Date: 12 weekly session, Thursday 3:304:30pm Referral: Consultant, GP, Women’s & Men’s health specialist physiotherapist, Nurse Specialist. Contact Information: For any further information or if you cannot attend your appointment please contact: Melissa Millman (Women’s Health Specialist/Team Lead physiotherapist) 0208 510 7257 Sarah Titman (Women’s Health Specialist Physiotherapist) 0208 510 7835/7871 Advocates in a variety of languages are available if we are informed prior to your appointment.