Women’s Health Physiotherapy Service
Problems with the pelvic floor are very common many women are not aware of treatment options available. 1 in 3 women experiences bladder leakage and 50% prolapse symptoms.
The best evidence, including NICE guidelines, recommends women should receive a trial of supervised pelvic floor muscle training of at least 3 months' duration as first-line treatment for symptoms of stress or mixed urinary incontinence. . Pelvic floor muscle therapy can improve or cure 2 out of 3 women’s symptoms.
Childbirth and the menopause can often weaken the pelvic floor muscles and many women find it hard to know if they are doing the exercises correctly. Hypermobility, chronic constipation, and overloading can also affect them. It is common for these muscles to need some extra help and guidance to improve.
If you think you need any advice or these services please use the contact us page to let us know how we can help.
If you suffer from any of these consider using Shirley's service
Bladder problems including leakage and urgency
Pelvic or bladder pain
Pre and post gynae surgery problems
Pregnancy-related Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and after birth
Shirley will discuss how your problems are affecting you and find the most appropriate treatment plan.
Shirley is a Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist and she will be working providing Women's Health Physiotherapy.
She provides an expert and holistic service with the aim of improving the quality of women’s lives.
Shirley is a full member of Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Network and has extensive post-graduate training to assess the pelvic floor muscles for strength and tension and offers treatments to improve them. This is a great way to know if you are doing your pelvic floor exercises correctly. This can assist in engaging the pelvic floor muscles correctly during Pilates.