Women’s Health Physiotherapy Service
Problems with the pelvic floor are very common and many women are not aware of treatment options available. 1 in 3 women experiences bladder leakage and 50% prolapse symptoms.
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.
Post-birth check-up (from 6 weeks)
Bladder problems including leakage and urgency
Pelvic or bladder pain
Pre and post gynae surgery rehab
Pregnancy-related Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and after birth
30 mins pregnancy back massage
An initial assessment is for up to 1 hour and may include a pelvic floor examination with consent.
Shirley will discuss how your problems are affecting you and find the most appropriate treatment plan.
Initial assessment (up to 60 minutes) £60
Follow up treatment £35
Post Birth Checkup (up to 60 minutes) £60
Post Natal assess and advise £40
Pregnancy Massage £35
Antenatal Exercise /Education class (per session (block of 4 sessions ) £8.50
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.
Shirley is a Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist and she will be working initially one day per week in the treatment room at the studio 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.
Shirley also offers a post-birth check-up from 6 weeks postnatal. This can include a pelvic floor and abdominal assessment including checking for diastasis recti plus advice to get you on the path to fitness.
She treats pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and after birth.