Specialist Physiotherapy for pelvic problems
Women’s Health Physiotherapy has been shown to be an extremely successful, clinically proven treatment and is now known to be the “Gold standard” first-line treatment for conditions such as incontinence or prolapse.
The key tools for diagnosis include listening to a patient’s history, observing their posture and movements, examining their muscles and joints and often internal examination.
A bespoke recovery plan will then be formulated and may include manual therapy techniques, acupuncture, specific exercises, Pilates, internal manual therapy techniques, relaxation and breathing techniques, advice on toileting and positional modifications, fluid and dietary advice, rehabilitative pelvic floor exercise and bladder retraining.
What I treat
- Back, pelvis, hip and rib pain
- Pelvic floor weakness
- Separation of the abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis divarication)
- Advice and guidance about exercise during the different stages of pregnancy
- Post-natal assessments to investigate in detail the impact of pregnancy and labour on the pelvic floor, abdominals and pelvic stability muscles
- Pain from your episiotomy or tear
- Optimising recovery following third and fourth degree tear
- Caesarean scar pain
- Rehabilitation to improve posture, core strength and flexibility
- Bladder and bowel incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Sexual dysfunction- such as pain, leakage or reduced awareness during intercourse
- Rehabilitation pre / post gynaecological surgery
Who I treat
I treat patients of all ages from adolescents, to pregnant women, to those going through or post menopause.