You may have a referral from your doctor, a consultant or other medical professional. However, you can attend for women’s health services at Lorraine’s clinic without a referral. To ensure the best quality of treatment is provided, Lorraine may communicate with your healthcare team and work in conjunction with your obstetrician, gynaecologist, consultant, general practitioner or other relevant medical healthcare provider throughout the course of your treatment.
If you have private health insurance, your appointments may be covered by your plan.
The appointment itself
You can expect a thorough and complete pelvic assessment, diagnosis, and explanation of your pelvic health issues, and a management and treatment plan that you can be actively involved in to improve your pelvic health concerns.
Lorraine will identify your risks and habits which may not be helping, involving an in depth discussion of your medical history (covering obstetrics, gynaecology and urology) and your bladder and bowel habits.
Then an assessment of your pelvic floor muscles may need to be done, involving a visual or internal examination, subject to your consent.
Lorraine will tailor an individual exercise programme to help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and reduce your risk of problems in the future or to manage your existing problems.
The aim is that by the end of your appointment, you will leave armed with new information on how to manage your problem, including an individualised exercise plan or information on bladder and bowel or general lifestyle factors that may be damaging your pelvic floor muscles. Clients are often surprised to learn that women’s health physiotherapy involves a broad range of treatment and advice e.g. bladder/bowel habits, diet, fluid intake, exercise and lifestyle.
Location and access
There is free car parking to the rear of the building, disabled parking at the front door and a lift/stairs to level 2 where the clinic is based.