Physiotherapy for Women's Health 

Female or Women’s Health Physiotherapists have the skills and knowledge (achieved through post-graduate study) to treat a range of conditions such as pregnancy related pelvic issues, problems with bladder or bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and pelvic floor weakness. They will assist and advise you on the best course of action for your symptoms following a thorough assessment.

 

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (Kegels)

Exercise can help improve pelvic floor function and reduce pain in both the short and long term. We will support you to learn and carry out the most appropriate exercises for your condition, ensuring you get the most from your treatment.

Women's Health MOT 

 

Specialist examination:

  • After the birth of your baby (both vaginal and cesarean) from 6 weeks and beyond

  • If you are planning a pregnancy and want to prepare your body for the next 9 months and beyond
  • If you have a prolapse and want to avoid/prepare for surgery
  • If you have urinary symptoms you'd like to improve

Assessment includes:

  • Full postural Musculoskeletal assessment

  • Bladder/bowel and sexual dysfunction screening

  • Abdominal muscle examination to assess for diastasis recti/strength and condition

  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment 

  • Treatment plan and advice

Clinical Pilates

 

Clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates supported by clinical evidence and research.  It is designed to be accessible for the general public and utilises the original 34 Joseph Pilates exercises.  It has been shown to significantly reduce Urinary Incontinence and improve pelvic floor function. Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates can also help to manage pain and promote strength and flexibility.  Pilates is currently offered on a one to one basis

 

Soft tissue techniques

Hands-on treatment to the pelvic floor muscles, pelvic girdle and lower back can help reduce pain and allow the body to start to move more freely. We may use these techniques alongside other treatment approaches such as exercise therapy to optimise treatment outcomes. 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture refers to the insertion of sterile, single-use needles into specific points of the body to help relieve pain and symptoms. Specialist training in Women's Health acupuncture is required to treat the following conditions: 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Menopause and Peri-menopausal vasomotor symptoms

(Night sweats, hot flashes, and flushes)

Dysmenorrhoea (Period pain)

Pelvic Girdle pain during pregnancy 

(Low Back Pain, Hip Pain, Symphysis Pubis Pain (SPD) Sacroiliac Joint Pain)

Coccyx pain (coccydynia)

Fertility (Before and after embryo transfer)

 

*Acupuncture for Women's health is offered as a course of between 6 and 12 sessions.  This is to allow for maximum results to be achieved

“I started Pilates with Delaunay Therapy 5 months ago. It has been a revelation. My back is better than it's ever been and I know if I have any niggles my weekly session will help me out. Lovely to be running with so much more freedom of movement” 

Sam L - Pilates