Information for Patients

Welcome to the Pelvic Obstetric Gynaecological Physiotherapy Patient Information Section!

About Us

POGP are physiotherapists who have a special interest in women and men’s health. Many have gone on to specialise in this area of physiotherapy. Areas of specialty may include:

  • The physiotherapeutic care of women in relation to childbirth, both antenatally and postnatally, including the delivery of antenatal classes for the woman and her partner.
  • Specialise in the conservative treatment of bladder and bowel incontinence for men and women and in some cases children.
  • May be involved in the care of women undergoing gynaecological and breast surgery.
  • Specialise in the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions both during pregnancy, and immediately postnatally.
  • May also be specialists in the treatment of sexual dysfunction in relation to pelvic floor muscle problems for men and women.

Patient Booklets

The POGP has produced a wide variety of information booklets on a range of conditions and topics in women and men’s health. The booklets have been written by qualified women and men’s health physiotherapists with reference to evidence and research where available and are UPDATED regularly.

Some of our most popular booklets for patients include:

1.Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain for Mother-to-be and new mothers

2. Pelvic Floor Exercises for Women

3. Pelvic Floor Exercises for Men

4. Fit Following Surgery

 View the full list of our POGP booklets here

Our booklets are mainly read only and not printable, but you can order booklets here.

Choosing a women or men's health physiotherapist 

Physiotherapists whoWORK with pregnancy, postnatal, pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction are specialist practitioners who have the right skills, specific knowledge and training to assess and treat a range of conditions in the most appropriate way.

Many women and men’s health physiotherapists WORK in the NHS. Your GP will be able to advise you where your local specialist works and complete an NHS referral. 

If you would like suggestions on where to find your local NHS or private women and men's health physiotherapist you can contact us via our 'Contact Us' section of the website with brief details on your condition and postcode 

POGP in the Media

We frequently have interviews and article in the national media that may be of interest to you regarding pelvic floor problems.

Our public relations officer has given an interview to Jane Garvey on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, has helped with articles for the Daily Mail and The Guardian newspapers and featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Here is a link to a video on the CSP site talking about how pelvic floor exercises can help after childbirth.

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More Information and Social Media 

If you have a question that has not been answered here, you can ask our patient liaison officer Rebecca Bennett via our Contact Us section of our website. 
 
Rebecca Bennett - POGP Patient Liaison Officer
 
Rebecca will not be able to answer specific health questions and you should not provide personal information but she will be able to signpost you in the right direction and answer general information questions.
 
The POGP are on Twitter and provide regular updates on news for our physiotherapy members and interesting articles and information for patients.
 
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