Services

Obstetrics (Pregnancy Care)

Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life and your body will undergo a huge amount of change. This change can create pregnancy related aches and pains as well as bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction.  I want to make this special time in your life as easy and pain free as possible. I am particularly passionate about postnatal recovery which is essential for any woman regardless of what type of delivery you have had.

Conditions I treat:

  • Low and mid back pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Rib pain
  • Postural education
  • Caesarean scar discomfort/pain
  • Separation of the abdominal muscles (rectus diastisis)
  • Bladder and bowel incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Discomfort/pain from your episiotomy or tear
  • Optimising recovery following third and fourth degree tears

Gynaecology

Research has shown that 3.5 million women in the UK suffer from pelvic floor problems in their lifetime and a study of 1,900 women by Netmums, shows that a third of these woman developed urinary incontinence whilst pregnant with three quarters too embarrassed to seek help.

This embarrassment can lead to women making do, by avoiding activities such as exercise. This does not need to be the case. Pelvic health physiotherapy has been shown to be an extremely successful, clinically proven, way to treat these problems.

Conditions I treat:

  • Stress incontinence (leaking urine when you cough, sneeze or jump)
  • Urinary urge incontinence (desperate urge to suddenly pass urine and not always making it to the bathroom)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopausal symotoms
  • Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Rehabilitation pre / post gynaecological surgery

What you may expect from Your Physiotherapy consultation

  • Detailed history taking
  • Explanation regarding assessment procedure
  • Postural and movement assessment
  • Pelvic exam (external and possibly internal)

Follow-up consultations can vary between 1-2 times per week or 1-2 times per month, depending on the circumstances. This will be discussed with you on your first visit and may be adjusted in subsequent visits.


Possible treatment options:

  • Internal and external manual therapy techniques
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Advice on toileting and positional modifications
  • Rehabilitative pelvic floor exercises
  • EMG Biofeedback
  • Bladder retraining
  • Safe rehabilitation following gynaecological surgery such as hysterectomy or prolapse repair
  • Joint and spinal mobilizations
  • Visceral mobilsations
  • Education
  • Mummy MOT
  • Support in returning to running/exercise post-natally
  • Running MOT

Prices

Women’s Health Initial Consultation (Up to 60 mins) : £75 Follow up appointments (30 mins): £50 Follow up appointments (45mins): £65 Mummy MOT: £75 Running MOT £65 Please cancel your appointment within clinic hours and if cancelling an appointment scheduled for a Monday, please give 48 hours notice as we are closed on Sundays.

THE MUMMY MOT

Most women, after having had a baby may experience a weakness in either the tummy or pelvic floor area which creates instability and poor core strength. The result will be altered transfer load, back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness.

Workshops

Information on future workshops will be available here.

Running MOT

Are you passionate about running? Some of us run for the love of running and the challenges it brings, others because they are time poor and it is the most effective exercise that they can cram into their busy lives. Some run because of the amazing effect it can have on mental and physical health. … Continue reading Running MOT