Women's Health - Obs & Gynae
Our private Women’s Health Service offers treatment and advice to women with gynaecological and/ or obstetric problems.
Did you know that?
- 1 in 3 women aged 35-55 have urinary incontinence, and about 50% of women over 55.
- 70-80% of incontinence can be cured with pelvic floor exercises within four months.
- It is common to suffer from painful sex post-natally, which can be treated effectively with physiotherapy
- Pelvic organ prolapse is a very common problem which can happen for a number of reasons and responds well to treatment
The most common cause of incontinence is weak pelvic floor muscles. A strong pelvic floor is not only important for continence but also for pelvic and core stability and for good sexual health.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps to teach you how to contract these muscles; you will receive an individualised home exercise programme. These exercises will then be monitored and progressed appropriately.
Obstetrics - Pregnancy & New Mums
When you are pregnant, your body goes through some major physical and hormonal changes. These can cause musculoskeletal problems such as pelvic girdle pain, low back pain and pubic pain to name a few. There is help out there! Physiotherapy can assist with these problems to restore normal movement, reduce your pain and allow you to remain active during your pregnancy.
- 1 in 5 women suffer from pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain
- Physiotherapy and Pilates exercises to teach you to strengthen your back, hips, stomach and pelvic floor muscles can help reduce your pain, prepare you for labour and for looking after your baby.
- It is important to remain as active as possible during pregnancy and our specialist physiotherapists can guide you in the best way to do this
For further information on commonly treated conditions, visit Women's Health.
Sarah is an experienced physiotherapist with a special interest and additional study undertaken in Women’s Health problems. She is compelled to help raise awareness of common women’s health problems so that women know where to turn for help. She is a qualified Pilate’s instructor for Ante and Post natal Pilates. Sarah has recently returned from maternity leave and is based at the Crystal Palace clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Annabelle took an interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy early in her career. She has worked both in the NHS and private sector providing women with excellent care for a range of Women’s health problems. Annabelle is a mum of 2 and knows how pregnancy and labour can impact on your body. Annabelle is based at our Crystal Palace clinic on monthly Saturdays and Orpington on Tuesdays.