Women’s health Physiotherapy
Empowerment and recovery
All our women’s health Physiotherapists are postgraduate-trained specialists – with strong musculo-skeletal backgrounds and qualified in APPI Pilates. As a result they can put the whole picture together for you. We also have a range women’s health talks on topics – like post-natal pelvic floor and peri-menopausal period. You’re welcome to attend and ask any questions you have.
What we treat
- bladder or bowel issues such as incontinence, urgency, overactive bladder, frequency, nocturia, constipation, pain and dysynergic defecation
- pelvic organ prolapse
- pelvic and sexual pain or dysfunction such as vulvodynia, vaginissmus, interstitial cystitis, pain from endometriosis, dyspareunia, voiding pain, coccydynia, and pudendal nerve injury
- pre- and post-gynaecological surgery care (hysterectomy or prolapse repair)
- pelvic floor check
- perineal massage
- osteoporosis management
Pregnancy and post-natal
- post-natal check (6 weeks onwards)
- pelvic girdle pain (symphysis pubis, osteitis pubis, pelvic instability)
- back, rib and neck pain
- wrist or thumb pain such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
- perineal tears, pain and massage
- caesarean scar pain
- safe return to exercise and full function
- pregnancy massage
- treatment for mastitis
How does it work?
Our specialised team can help – whether you’re pregnant, a new mum, or awaiting or recovering from gynaecological surgery. Or if you simply want to take control of your health and wellbeing. We’ll get to know your concerns and your goals for treatment – then we’ll tailor your assessment to your needs.
Treatments may include
- re-education of correct pelvic floor function
- myofascial techniques
- diagnostic real time ultrasound imaging of the bladder, pelvic floor muscles and tummy muscles
- treatment for mastitis
- trigger point acupuncture
- perineal and C-section scar massage, mobilisation and de-sensitisation
- restoring the appearance and function of the tummy muscles
- clinical rehabilitative Pilates
- chronic pain management
- use of biofeedback, vaginal electrical stimulation, pelvic toner and Elvie
- referral onwards to a specialist as necessary
What to expect
Your Physio will likely assess you for musculo-skeletal issues, posture and breathing technique. They may use real-time ultrasound imaging of your bladder or pelvic floor muscles. There may be an internal vaginal or rectal examination to assess your pelvic floor muscles. We’ll then explain your symptoms, diagnosis and a personalised management plan to suit your needs.
London Women’s Centre
Our consultant partners include Mr Demetri C Panayi, Consultant Gynaecologist and Accredited Subspecialist Urogynaecologist – an expert in childbirth injury, prolapse and urinary issues.