Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Women's Health Physiotherapy

Launching Our New Service

We’re delighted to announce our new Women’s Health Physiotherapy service is available for you to book.

To celebrate the launch of our women’s health physiotherapy service, we are offering a 15minute FREE drop-in session throughout April 2022.

 

To book your FREE assessment, click here to book.

 

Helping women to feel their best and optimise their health, fitness and wellbeing is what we’re passionate about.

Following requests from so many of our patients we are excited to now offer this service, knowing the positive impact it will have on women’s lives.

During your 15-minute free physio drop-in session, you will discuss your concerns and any pain points you are experiencing. Together with our specialist women’s health physiotherapist, a  personalised treatment plan will be created with you.

Book an Appointment

Many of our appointments including scans, blood tests, menopause or gynaecological consultations are available to book on-line by following this link. Alternatively, for fertility and all other appointments, please call 01483 454016

Why you might need to see a Women's health physio?

Seeing a specialist women’s health physio is something that can be done at all stages in life.

We are passionate about improving women’s health and wellbeing, and helping to relieve women of any pain they are suffering.

  • Pre & Post Natal
  • Back, Pelvic or Coccyx pain
  • Bladder or Bowel problems
  • Continuous Pain
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation during pregnancy
  • Treatment for Prolapse
  • Leaking unexpectantly
  • Constipation
  • Hip, Groin or Lower Back Pain

What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?

Pelvic health physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor.

This includes the assessment and treatment of conditions such as:

  • Pelvic floor issues
  • Incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Prolapse
  • Pain

Pre & Postnatal Pregnancy Check

During pregnancy, the body undergoes such transformation that it’s no wonder that women suffer from aches and pains. We are here to help treat and relieve pain during pregnancy, to enable you to feel as comfortable and strong as possible.

We also see many patients for postnatal wellbeing checks, to ensure that everything is healing as it should such as abdominal separation.

For new mummies, seeing our specialist women’s health physio for a Mummy Checkup is something we highly recommend.

Some of the reasons you may see our women’s health physio:

  • Pelvic girdle pain – including sacroiliac joint and pubic symphysis pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain – including back pain, neck pain, sciatica, hip pain
  • Abdominal separation (diastasis rectus abdominus)
  • Bladder and bowel issues, including incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • C-section recovery
  • Perineal healing
  • Exercise and fitness guidance

Issues Related to Menopause

Everyone with a womb will go through the menopause at some point in their life. It’s important that we are informed that some conditions we suffer with are not considered ‘normal’ and should not be left untreated.

One of the biggest misconceptions about getting older and or going through the menopause is that we consider leaking to be “just one of those things”.

We’re here to tell you that is not the case, and you should not have to suffer from this.

Our specialist women’s health physiotherapist will work with you and create a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs, to help you get back to feeling like yourself and not have to worry about leaking.

Symptoms and Pain We Treat:

  • Pelvic floor issues
  • Leaking
  • Prolapse
  • Pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain

Pelvic Pain Syndromes

  • Bladder pain syndrome (interstitial cystitis)
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Painful sex

Mummy Checkup

We offer new mums a full check-up postpartum. This is can be anytime from 6 weeks (after your GP appointment), onwards.  Even if you had your babies a year ago, this can still be beneficial.

Your Mummy Checkup Appointment will include:

  • Pelvic floor assessment – checking your healing and contraction strength
  • Abdominal assessment – checking for any separation between your abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
  • Scar tissue assessment (c-section or perineal)
  • Musculoskeletal assessment of any aches and pains (e.g. back pain, neck pain)
  • Posture and breathing assessment

We can also discuss any specific concerns you might be having regarding your bladder and bowel, sex, lifting and carrying your baby or finding comfortable positions for feeding.

What to expect during my first appointment?

All sessions are tailored and personalised to you as an individual. Once your initial assessment has been completed, treatment will be based on your physios findings, discussed with you and put together based on what you’re happy with.

If at any point you want to stop and do something else, you’re the boss!

  • 60-minute Initial Appointment
  • Private room
  • Lots of talking and questions (some might be personal)
  • Examination of movement and posture
  • Pelvic floor examination (possible internal vaginal examination)

Book an Appointment

Many of our appointments including scans, blood tests, menopause or gynaecological consultations are available to book on-line by following this link. Alternatively, for fertility and all other appointments, please call 01483 454016