Women’s and Men’s Physiotherapy

Our specialist Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapy Team provides individualised care for a variety of gender-specific conditions. These include continence issues, gynaecological conditions and recovery after surgery.

Women’s and men’s physiotherapy services

The women’s and men’s health physiotherapists treat both outpatients and inpatients. We work within a variety of disciplines and departments, including:


  • Antenatal/postnatal back and pelvic girdle pain
  • Antenatal carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diastasis (separation) of rectus abdominis muscle
  • Antenatal/postnatal incontinence
  • Antenatal classes

We also see postnatal patients on Pannal Ward after caesareans and forceps delivery with significant pelvic floor tears, pelvic pain and/or bladder and bowel problems.


  • Bladder/bowel incontinence
  • Vaginal and rectal prolapse

We see inpatients on Nidderdale Ward after hysterectomies, pelvic floor repair and incontinence surgery

Oncology / breast surgery

  • Breast care weekly exercise group

We see pre- and post-operative patients, both on Nidderdale Ward and as outpatients

Our team

We work closely with other healthcare professionals and try to combine and integrate our care where appropriate. We often work with:

  • Urodynamics technicians
  • Gynaecology and urology consultants
  • Midwives
  • Breast care specialist nurses
  • Colorectal specialist nurses

Opening times

Physiotherapy Department, Harrogate District Hospital:
Monday-Friday, 7.30am-4.30pm.

Physiotherapy Department, Ripon Community Hospital:
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. On some evenings we open until 6pm. Please call the Department for more information.

We work on various wards between 8.30am-5pm. Patients can be seen at any time of the day, including during visiting hours.


Therapy Services Department, main wing, ground floor
Harrogate District Hospital
Lancaster Park Road

Martindale Wing, to the right of the main hospital building
Ripon Community Hospital
Firby Lane

Key staff

Advanced Physiotherapist: Jo Prosper

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