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Women's Health

For Men & Women

Pelvic health physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of all conditions affecting the pelvis, the pelvic floor and the core. From incontinence to prolapse, pelvic pain to post natal review, constipation or Gynaecological pre/rehab, there is a growing body of evidence that pelvic health physiotherapy can alleviate, restore and strengthen these systems and re establish function and improve quality of life.

WHAT CAN WE HELP WITH?

Pregnancy
  • Advice and treatment for any pain during pregnancy. This commonly includes pelvic girdle pain, rib pain, back pain and sciatica.
  • Pelvic floor exercises to help prevent and treat incontinence
  • Breathing techniques
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Physio led pilates
  • Advice for safe exercise during pregnancy
Physiotherapy for women going through the menopause
  • Advice and treatment for all aches and pains associated with the menopause
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Exercise during the menopause
  • General well-being
Post-natal Physiotherapy
  • Diastasis recti/tummy gap rehabilitation
  • Looking after your body after a traumatic delivery (forceps/ventouse/episiotomy/tears)
  • Looking after your body after a C-section
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation- incontinence/pain/heaviness/pelvic organ
    prolapse
  • Aches and pains- commonly in the shoulders, back or pelvis
  • Practical advice relating to breastfeeding, lifting and carrying your baby
  • Wanting to return to exercise after giving birth
  • Wanting to strengthen your core
  • Post-natal Pilates
Physiotherapy for all women
  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Leaking- when standing up after going to the toilet, during exercise, when
    coughing,sneezing or laughing, during intercourse
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Heaviness/dragging sensation in your vagina Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Bladder training/overactive bladder- frequent urination, having to get up
    in the night, needing to go urgently
  • Wanting to improve core strength

What Does Women’s Healthy Physiotherapy Involve?

We have lots on offer at Cuffley clinic to help with your problem and help relieve your symptoms. Women’s health problems are complex and often involve more than one part of the body, so it is important that we do at horough assessment. We will begin with a detailed discussion to find out what you’re struggling with. This will include lots of questions about your symptoms, gynaecological history, toileting habits, sexual concerns and current routine.

You will also need a thorough physical assessment of your muscles and joints so that we can see how things are working. Depending on what your problem is, an internal examination of your vagina might be useful so that we can be really specific with your diagnosis. However, this is not always necessary.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Treatment

Following your assessment, we will know what your problem is and you will be given a step-by-step treatment plan. Treatment plans commonly include a combination of hands-on physiotherapy techniques and a tailored exercise programme. Hands-on techniques may include techniques such as soft tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisation, acupuncture, stretches, Shockwave, taping etc.

There are also some internal vaginal manual therapy techniques which can be used for the pelvic floor. Your exercise programme may involve exercises for areas such as the pelvic floor, back, hips, pelvis and lower limbs. We frequently use bladder diaries and mobile apps as part of our treatment. Women’s health physiotherapy is very structured and goal-orientated.

Pregnancy and childbirth is a joyous occasion with the birth of a cherished one but the process of carrying and birthing a baby can leave some women with pelvic floor and abdominal weakness. Many new mothers report urinary leakage, vaginal discomfort, sexual dysfunction or scar discomfort with many unsure who to turn to for help.We will carry out a detailed assessment of posture, breathing technique, scar review and abdominal and pelvic floor tone and strength to provide a individualised rehabilitation plan of exercises and lifestyle advice to enable you to restore strength and function.

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Testimonials

  • Excellent professional service! Helen really helped me with my injury. I would use her services again and recommend to family and friends!

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  • Helen is a great physiotherapist! She thorough, extremely knowledgeable and very kind. Despite being busy, I never felt rushed. If the need arises I will definitely go to her again.

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  • Helen is a great physio with fantastic technical knowledge. She’s also a lovely person which makes sessions really enjoyable. Thanks for the help Helen! 🙂

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  • An inner ear problem last July that developed into vestibular neuritis led to problems with the muscles, nerves and joints in my neck which caused nausea, dizziness, vision problems as well as the usual aches and pain. In February I came to the Physio4 You team in despair. Rachel did a thorough vestibular assessment and was able to reassure me that the vestibular problem was resolved. I was then given Helen’s details for the neck issues. She has been a real Godsend. She is calm, friendly, reassuring and professional. After a thorough exam in which she listened carefully to my history of symptoms, she took time to explain what the problem was and a plan for treatment going forward. This problem has caused me real anxiety at times. She set my mind at rest that I will get better. I am still undergoing treatment but there has been a vast improvement. She takes time to answer all my questions and I always leave feeling so positive. I would thoroughly recommend their services

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  • Helen worked with my 88 year old Mum following her knee replacement. I was very very impressed. Personable, knowledgeable, supportive, she got my Mum full mobilised and back playing bowls. She had her operation in November 2018 and was she was back playing bowls in January 2019. My Mum has now had a refurbishment of her replacement hip and I have no hesitation in going back to her and recommending her to others.

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