Pelvic Health Issues

We offer assessment and treatment for a range of pelvic health issues and concerns affecting women including:

  • Incontinence (leaking when you cough,sneeze, laugh, jump, or because you don’t make it to the toilet in time)
  • Urgency (sometimes results in doing ‘the doorstep dance’)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (a bulge or ‘a feeling like something is coming down’)
  • How to be active in pregnancy
  • Aches and pains during and after pregnancy
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (separation of the central abdominal muscles with pregnancy) and regaining a functional abdominal wall
  • Restoring the body and regaining fitness postnatally to help with return to sport and recreational activities
  • Menopausal symptoms and symptom prevention (we can check your pelvic floor is responsive and you are training them correctly, as well as breathing and moving efficiently to maintain or even improve your pelvic health going forward)

A pelvic health physiotherapy appointment typically consists of listening to your concerns, taking a thorough history and ascertaining your goals, followed by a head-to-toe assessment. An internal vaginal examination may be recommended, however it is never essential and can be conducted at a later date.

If you have pelvic floor dysfunction, for example related to having children, this should not be accepted as “normal”. Pelvic health physiotherapy has been shown to be a successful, clinically proven way to address this at any time of life. Nobody should have to feel embarrassed or suffer in silence and there is much to be gained in seeking help. We are approachable, friendly and
professional.

We will offer you a tailored treatment programme to help you to heal, release tension and strengthen; to tune into your body and feel empowered to look after your pelvic health; and ultimately achieve your goals and live your life to
the full.

Possible treatment options include;

  • Pelvic floor muscle training
  • Graded exercise therapy
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Bladder retraining
  • Breathwork
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Visceral mobilisations
  • Acupuncture
  • Guidance and support to remain active or return to being active
  • Education and advice