Women’s Health Physiotherapy
What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?
Women’s Health Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of issues relating to the pelvic floor and pelvis. This can range from urinary incontinence to pelvic organ prolapse. This would include pelvic pain, prolapse to pregancy-related back and pelvic pain. It can also include any post natal issues such as loss of body confidence and the “tummy gap”.
There are many causes for issues to women’s health. These can include:
- Having babies
- Going through the menopause
- Being super sporty
- Being desk bound
All these things can negatively impact your pelvic floor. If your pelvic floor is weak, you may have issues with the sudden and uncontrollable leaking of urine. It can also cause back pain, pelvic pain, pain during sex or a combination of the above.
It’s our job to make sure you know how important the amazing pelvic floor is and what it’s designed to do in your body on a day to day basis. Be brave and book an appointment – it might be the best thing you’ve ever done.
As such a major life event, care before and after giving birth is vitally important to the health of both mother and child. There are two distinct types of physiotherapy available
What can I expect from a Women’s Health Appointment?
Initially you will have an in depth discussion with Sarah Fellows. You will discuss the history of your current problem and your medical history.
The assessment will start with Sarah having a look at your posture, checking your back, pelvis and tummy. If you have symptoms relating to pelvic floor dysfunction you may decide to have an assessment of your pelvic floor. This involves feeling the pelvic floor from inside of the vagina to assess its strength and whether it’s working as it should. It isn’t painful and it doesn’t take very long. Women’s Health Physiotherapists are specially trained to make sure you’re put at your ease. You will be reassured throughout the process so try not to worry about this.
What should I wear?
There’s nothing special you need to wear. When it is time for the assessment, Sarah will advise you on which items of clothing to remove and when. She’ll step out of the room to give you time to get changed, lie on the assessment couch and cover up with a towel if you’re having an internal assessment .
Who will be in the treatment room?
It will just be yourself and Sarah unless you have requested a chaperone who can be present.
Initial Assessment – 1 hr – £60.00
Follow up – 45 mins – £40.00