Women’s Health Physiotherapy: Why We’re Launching Our New Service

15th March 2022

The team at The Surrey Park Clinic are really excited to announce that we will be launching a brand new service from March 31st 2022. Following a host of feedback from patients, we are going to be offering Women’s Health Physiotherapy

To celebrate, we are also offering a FREE 15-minute drop-in session for you to experience our treatments and discuss your own concerns. These drop-ins will take place exclusively on March 31st, so book now to avoid disappointment! You can book a session via our website and we look forward to seeing you!

Why Might You Need A Physiotherapist?

Historically, women’s health physiotherapy focused primarily on obstetrics. This meant treating women for back pain and pelvic pain during pregnancy. However, it has continued to develop and grow as a speciality, now encompassing a range of conditions relating to the pelvic floor that affect the bladder, vagina and bowel. 

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

While pregnancy and postnatal issues are still a focus, our clinicians have been able to branch out into other areas of pain management. You may find you need treatment for: 

  • Pre and postnatal
  • Back, pelvic or coccyx pain
  • Bladder or bowel issues 
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Prolapse treatment 
  • Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Hip, groin or lower back pain

Did you know that in women who have not had children, around 60% will experience some significant bladder, bowel or pain symptoms? As well as this, it is thought that 20% of 18-50 year old women will complain of chronic pelvic pain.

These statistics and the fact that all women will go through menopause at some point in later life displays the real need for the recent development of the women’s health physiotherapy sector. 

Our experienced physiotherapist Annabel Cussen specialises in helping women overcome a variety of pain and symptoms. You can come and see us about any concerns you may have and our team will be happy to devise a personalised plan that is tailored to your needs. 

Book your free taster session today to begin the journey. 

What Can I Expect From Women’s Health Physiotherapy?

Our personable clinical professionals are highly regarded experts in their fields. We are proud to be able to offer an efficient and extensive service with appointments available 6 days a week. 

We completely understand that you may be nervous about attending the clinic or worried about examinations that may be required. However, our consultant-led care ensures you will always see the same person at each appointment. We hope that this will help you to feel more comfortable and build a rapport with your consultant. 

Furthermore, our team all agree that consciously taking the time to fully understand your needs is one of the most important factors when attending any health clinic. That’s why we offer a range of appointments and times to suit busy lives and other commitments. 

We will listen to your concerns and try to get to the bottom of your worries. Our specialists will ask tailored questions to formulate a bespoke plan that provides you with the best care possible. 

After this, we will inform you of any further tests, examinations or treatments we think may benefit you. We will always keep you in the loop and any steps we take will be entirely in your hands. If you have any concerns or questions, we can address them in each appointment. Or, you can contact us and ring our reception who may be able to help you outside of your appointment times. 

Top Tips For Attending A Women’s Health Physiotherapy Appointment 

Our priority is making you as comfortable as possible and targeting your needs at every consultation. While our team has always been commended for their customer service, there are a few things you can do to relieve the worries and make yourself as comfortable as possible. 

Wear Loose Fitting Clothes

During a women’s health physiotherapy appointment, it is best to wear comfy, loose clothing that allows you to move freely and not become restricted during the appointment. Not only will this help you to feel more comfortable in yourself and during the appointment – but it will also help our physiotherapists to examine you properly and carry out any movement exercises that may need to be performed.

Talk To Someone

If you are particularly nervous about your appointment, it can be beneficial to speak to a friend or family member who may have gone through the process before. Alternatively, one of our team will always be happy to answer any questions you may have and we can walk you through each and every step before it happens. 

Talking through it can help put your mind at ease and eliminate any surprises along the way. We are always completely transparent with our methods and information, so there is no need to worry about attending or booking an appointment at The Surrey Park Clinic. 

As well as this, it is so important to talk about the symptoms that are troubling you too. We can often push them to the back of our mind in favour of other people or things we deem ‘more important’. Speaking out about your concerns could address something that needs to be treated or open an avenue that can benefit your body in the long run. 

Bring A Chaperone

Some people may feel more comfortable with someone they know in the room during an appointment. If you would like a friend or family member to be present during the physiotherapy session, our team will be happy to arrange something to suit you. 

This can help calm your nerves and also provide a second pair of ears for any information you may receive on the day. People are often worried about remembering everything – so having someone else there to pick up on bits you may miss can help provide some clarity within your treatment. 

Allow Enough Time Before & After The Appointment

Many say that the beauty of attending The Surrey Park Clinic for any of our services is the flexibility. Our consultant-led team has plenty of availability from morning to evening, 6 days a week. 

Take advantage of this and try to book a slot that gives you plenty of time to prepare beforehand and relax afterwards. If you have to rush around to be on time or are worried about returning to work after the appointment, you may not make the most of the treatment. 

Leaving plenty of time will ensure you are calm and relaxed on entry and can fully engage with our specialists as they help you to address concerns and work towards the outcome you’ve discussed.

The Surrey Park Clinic 

We are really proud to be able to offer this new service and hope that our specialist can assist many more women in their health journeys. 

Whether you’re looking for pelvic floor rehabilitation, support with incontinence or postnatal treatment – the team at The Surrey Park Clinic can work to provide you with a personalised plan. 

Simply get in touch today to find out more or book your free 15-minute drop-in consultation today!