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FAQs

FAQs
Answering your questions

Common questions

Below you will find the most common questions that people ask. If you have a query that is not answered here please contact us.

  • Initial consultation (60 mins) £80

  • Initial male consultation for pelvic pain issues (90 mins) £108

  • Antenatal MOT & Mummy MOT combined price (2x 60 mins) £140

  • Antenatal MOT (60 mins) £80

  • Mummy MOT (60 mins) £80

  • Follow up (30 mins) – £52

  • Follow up (45 mins) – £64

For more information about what these appointments involve click on ‘more info’ on the booking page here.

The conditions we treat most often treat are:

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Lower bowel dysfunction

  • Chronic constipation

  • Endometriosis

  • Overactive bladder/urgency

  • Vaginal prolapse

  • Interstitial cystitis (known as Bladder Pain Syndrome)

  • Pudendal neuralgia

  • Hard Flaccid Syndrome

  • Post-prostatectomy rehabilitation

  • Birth trauma 

  • Chronic prostatitis and male pelvic pain conditions

  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PRPGP)

  • Diastasis of abdominal muscles

  • Vulvodynia/vestibulodynia

  • Dyspareunia

  • Pelvic pain

  • Pelvic cancer rehabilitation

  • Dyssynergic defecation/anismus

  • Gynae surgery rehabiliation ​

This list is not exhaustive! Please contact us if you would like to discuss your suitability for physiotherapy.​

Do you want to be able to pick up your baby or toddler without pain or leaking? Would you like to get back to exercise without worrying about prolapse? Did you have a tricky delivery that has left you worried about your pelvic floor?

A Mummy MOT is a comprehensive postnatal check that is carried out from 6 weeks after childbirth. However, it doesn’t matter if you have given birth a long time ago because anyone who has had a baby can benefit from a Mummy MOT. 

The appointment includes assessment of posture and tummy gap as well as a pelvic floor check (if wished) and assessment of any concerns such as incontinence or prolapse. You will then be given feedback about the assessment findings as well as an exercise programme and advice tailored to your needs.

An Antenatal MOT is suitable for women from 12 weeks of pregnancy. The appointment is tailored to your needs but can include pelvic floor assessment, assessment and treatment of pelvic girdle pain, birth planning to reduce perineal trauma and individualised exercises. You will also receive advice on early postnatal rehab to optimise your recovery.

Yes! Babies are most welcome.

Discussion forms the most important part of your first appointment. This is so I can gain an understanding of the issues you are experiencing and together we can set some goals. We will need to discuss your past medical history including any surgery you have had, or any medication you take.

If you have pain in your pelvic joints, I would undertake a physical assessment including assessing mobility in your hips, sacroiliac joints and lower back. This may also involve testing the nerves and muscles.

If indicated, I usually conduct a vaginal and/or rectal examination but please know that this is not mandatory and your full consent will be gained beforehand. I am looking and feeling for signs of prolapse, muscle tightness or weakness and areas which are tender or uncomfortable. Examination, while not compulsory, forms a helpful part of the assessment so that I can ensure we formulate an appropriate treatment plan for you.

We will end the session with a discussion of my assessment findings and I will explain all the treatment options open to you. From this we can formulate a treatment plan which will help to guide future treatment.

Physiotherapists are essentially problem solvers. After identifying where your issues lie, treatment can include myofascial/muscle release, guided strengthening, internal and external manual therapy, exercises, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, acupuncture and manual therapy. The aim is to optimise how your body feels and moves.

Please contact us if you have more questions.

No you do not need a referral from your doctor. If you are using medical insurance, you will need to seek authorisation from your provider before booking.

This really depends. Some people only require one or two sessions whilst others, with more complex or long-term issues may need more.

You can book online here or if you have any questions about your suitability for treatment, please get in touch here.

You are most welcome to bring a friend or family member with you.

We accept most major insurance companies, please contact us to discuss your insurance arrangements.

Pelvix has two clinics:

Pelvix @ Redfern Osteopaths in located at 26 Bath Road, Keynsham BS31 1SN

Pelvix @ Calmer Rooms is located at 1 Combe Road, Combe Down Bath BA2 5HX

There is dedicated car parking at both clinics. 

 

Appointments are currently being offered in Keynsham on Mondays and Fridays and in Bath on Wednesdays. Early and late appointments are available. You can find availability within our online booking system here.

Payment is due at the end of each session and can be made by card, cash or via your insurance provider (this would need to be pre agreed).

Every month Megan hosts a free online session “prepare your pelvic floor for pregnancy, birth and beyond” Sign up online under ‘group sessions’ here.