Hello. My name is Emma Brockwell and I am a Women’s Health Physiotherapist! I am passionate about Women’s Health.
Women’s health issues are likely to affect every woman at some stage of their lives. 80% of women in the U.K. will have a baby and every woman in the world will go through the menopause. Two massive, life changing events that affect a woman’s body immeasurably. Both can cause a woman issues (although these issues can occur at any age) like incontinence of urine, pelvic organ prolapse, pain during intercourse (to name a few). These issues are common but not normal and the vast majority of these gynaecological and obstetric issues be treated effectively with physiotherapy.
I graduated from St. George’s Medical School in 2005 with a degree in physiotherapy and in the same year began my career at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge, gaining a broad range of experience within musculoskeletal, neurology and orthopaedic physiotherapy to name a few.
In 2007 I moved back to London and continued to work for the NHS refining my interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
In 2010 I started working as a musuloskeletal physiotherapist at London Bridge Hospital.
After various issues during and after my first pregnancy I developed a career changing interest in the field of Women’s Health physiotherapy. Over the years I have gone on to specialise in this area and over a 4 year period established and developed a very successful Women’s health clinic at London Bridge Hospital,. I now work independently at the Halos Clinic in Oxted, an amazing holistic therapy centre that has its finger on the pulse regarding women’s health.
I enjoy treating urogynaecological conditions such as prolapse, urinary urgency, incontinence and pelvic floor problems including vulval pain and sexual discomfort. I also treat women suffering with endometrosis or with symptoms related to the menopause. I treat women suffering with back, pelvic and coccyx pain during pregnancy.
My particular passion is postpartum (post baby) recovery. I believe that all women should be seen by a women’s health physiotherapist postpartum to optimise rehabilitation and obtain a safe effective return to exercise. Through personal experience I found recovery difficult and information/ advice inconsistent and this need not be the case.
I have completed many post graduate Pelvic Obstetric Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) women’s health courses, Maeve Whelan’s manual therapy for the pelvic floor course, Ramona Hortons visceral mobilsation, Holly Hermans advanced pelvic floor course and I am a recognised Mummy Mot practitioner.
I am a member of the professional network Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) as well as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
In my free time I love spending time with my amazing 3 children and husband. I love to run and as a family we are very active. I set up and lead Oxted Ladies Run Club, specifically designed for women and lead courses aimed at getting women back to (or starting ) running safely and successfully.
Please come and see me at The Halos Clinic, Oxted (see contact for more details of hours and location of Halos Clinic).