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. During your appointment, you will be advised of the best course of action for your symptoms following a thorough assessment.
Services available during your appointment
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.
Exercise therapy & Personal Training
Exercise can help improve movement, flexibility and strength to reduce pain in both the short and long term. You may wish to return to high impact exercises but are concerned your body may not be ready. After a thorough assessment, will be advised of the most appropriate and safe exercises for your current ability, with goals to help you return to your normal level of fitness.
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 as an adjunct to your physiotherapy treatment.
Joint mobilisation & soft tissue techniques
Hands-on treatment to joints and the muscles of the pelvic floor, 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 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