Physiotherapy – Women’s Health

Women’s health physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy, in which practitioners have specific knowledge and training in relation to the pelvic floor and the pelvis, this includes Obstetric (pregnancy) and Gynaecological problems.

As many as 1 in 3 women will experience a women’s health problem within their lifetime. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends physiotherapy as conservative management for at least 3 months before other interventions should be considered.

Common gynaecological complaints include stress incontinence, urge incontinence, over active bladder syndrome, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain. These complaints are often due to a problem with the pelvic floor muscles –they can be weak or tight! The complaint may be present before child birth, after child birth or occur later life. The key point is its treatable with a course of Physiotherapy and it’s never to late!

Your assessment will start with a thorough history being taken. You will then have your posture, breathing and pelvic floor muscle assessed. Your pelvic floor assessment can be complete either through an external or internal examination.If you would like a chaperone present please advise us before your appointment