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Women's Health

Women's Health Physiotherapy

1 in 3 women experience urinary incontinence during their lifetime
1 in 3 women experience low back and/or pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy
Up to 1 in 2 women who have had children will experience pelvic organ prolapse with symptoms of bladder and bowel dysfunction

Many women tolerate these problems for years thinking they are a normal part of being a woman. Embarrassment often prevents women seeking help and many women are unaware that there are effective treatments available.

Conditions we can treat

Treatments we can offer

Gynaecology physiotherapy:

This is the treatment of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain.

Treatments include:

Pregnancy physiotherapy:

Pain during pregnancy is often a result of the hormones Relaxin and Oestrogen relaxing the ligaments which support your pelvis. You can see a Women's Health Physiotherapist at any point once you become pregnant and it is particularly beneficial if you start to feel any pain or discomfort in your pelvic girdle, lower back, ribs or hips during your pregnancy.

Treatments include:

Pregnancy physiotherapy

New mums checkup:

We offer new mums a full check-up postpartum. This is can be carried out anytime from 6 weeks (after your GP appointment), onwards. Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and continues to change post-natally. It is important to address any issues that occur at this time so as to prevent problems later in life.

Assessment includes:

Treatments include:

New mum

What can I expect at my first Women's Health Physiotherapy appointment?

Your initial appointment will be carried out by a specialist Women's Heath Physiotherapist. She will start with taking a confidential and detailed history and discuss some of the answers you will have filled in on-line. Whilst these sensitive issues are often difficult to discuss, understanding the onset of your symptoms and how your daily life is affected is vital in directing your treatment.

Your physical assessment will most likely begin with examination of your abdominal muscles, pelvis, lumbar spine, posture and muscle and joint strength and stability, to give us insight into the underlying cause. Following this assessment, if it is warranted and you consent to it, you may be offered an internal examination. Your physiotherapist will discuss the examination in detail with you during your appointment. This is an important part of your examination and necessary in identifying the tone, strength, injury or scarring, signs of pelvic organ prolapse and control of your pelvic floor muscles.

Your Physiotherapist will then explain the diagnosis and develop a specific and individualised exercise programme and help you understand what to expect as your programme progresses.

Please note that we will not be able to perform an internal assessment if you are menstruating, so please reschedule your appointment if required. Please inform the receptionist if you are booking a women's health assessment so we can make sure you are booked in with the correct physiotherapist.

jHours of business

Virginia Water
Monday to Friday 7.30am – 8pm
Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday emergencies – please call 01344 845801

Monday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm

Englefield Green
Thursday 9am - 4pm

Bank Holidays
Emergencies can usually be seen at Virginia Water. Please call 01344 845801

How much will it cost?

Each session is charged at £60.00, whether it is the initial assessment / treatment session or a follow-up treatment, with shockwave, pilates and men's health packages by arrangement. Find out more about private medical insurance cover...

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