As a conservative estimate there are around 14 million people in the UK today with some form of bladder problem. Shockingly 1 in 3 women experience Women’s Health problems during their lifetime. However many tolerate these problems, often for years, either too embarrassed to seek help or unaware that there are treatments available. Children can suffer with bladder and bowel related problems too.
We can help you. It often just takes some specialist treatment and training to cure the problem, and that is what we can offer with years of experience and specialist training. Women's Health Physiotherapy provides confidential assessments and Specialist Treatment modalities.
Who do we treat?
Women and Children
What do we treat?
Frequency passing urine – going to the toilet to pass urine more than 6-8 times a day
Urgency, urge incontinence/overactive bladder – a sudden compelling urge to pass urine, and maybe leaking on the way to the toilet
Stress urinary incontinence - e.g. coughing, sneezing, shouting, laughing, lifting, bending
Nocturia – getting up in the night
Nocturnal enuresis – bed wetting
Faecal urgency and/or incontinence – a sudden strong urge to open your bowels, and/or not making it to the toilet and losing stool
Difficulty controlling wind
Constipation – an enormous problem that many people suffer with for years - you can be helped
Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, bowel or uterus)
Rehabilitation after gynaecological surgery, including hysterectomy
Vaginismus and vulval pain
Pelvic pain is often associated with overactive pelvic floor muscles. When the muscles are tight there are often active trigger points. The pain can be widespread throughout the pelvis or localized to one spot.
Pelvic pain can be due to:
Trauma to the pelvic floor during childbirth or other pelvic surgery
Adhesions following surgery
Overactive the pelvic floor muscles
Direct trauma to the pelvic floor
Injury to the bony pelvis
Following infection, ie bladder infection
No known cause
Pelvic floor / perineal pain
Urethral / vaginal / rectal pain
Lower abdominal pain
Connective tissue Pain
Coccydynia / pelvic dysfunction
Treatment includes assessment of the pelvis, the perineum, the pelvic floor, the abdomen
Trigger point release
Connective tissue release
Manual therapy of the pelvis
Pelvic Floor Muscle re-education
Realtime Ultrasound to assess the pelvic floor muscles and for Biofeedback
Post op breast surgery following breast cancer
Shoulder mobility exercises, myofascial release and trigger point release
Scar massage and myofascial release
Release of cording – axillary web syndrome.
Please don't suffer in silence
Real-time ultrasound scanning for pelvic floor muscle assessment and biofeedback
Directed pelvic floor muscle retraining
Fluid / diet advice for bladder and bowel issues
Electrical Stimulation for the pelvic floor muscles
Connective tissue treatments
Pelvic floor muscle and perineal trigger point release
Post-natal six week MOT. Have you ever considered how well your pelvic floor muscles are REALLY working? Come and have an assessment with the Realtime Ultrasound to check your pelvic floor and see that you are actually doing your exercise correctly.
Confidential individual treatment programmes
Pilates classes and one to one