Women’s health physiotherapy helps manage and treat issues specific to women through their life stages - from young women, through the child-bearing years, to mid-life and beyond menopause.
Did you know that one in every three women who have ever had a baby have problems with bladder leakage? Unfortunately it is not a topic that is talked about a lot and the majority of these women suffer in silence, thinking it is just a normal part of life once you’ve had a baby. But it is not and there is help available! Physiotherapy can cure incontinence in 65% of cases. Polly Levinson discusses more here.
Our women’s health physiotherapist, Polly Levinson, specialises in:
- musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy (back pain, pelvic girdle pain, tailbone pain, abdominal muscle separation, wrist pain)
- continence issues affecting both the bladder and bowel
- pelvic organ prolapse
- pelvic pain
- painful sex
- mastitis and blocked milk ducts
- issues that arise around menopause.
In most cases of pelvic floor dysfunction, an internal vaginal examination is needed for accurate diagnosis and individualised treatment planning.
If you are pregnant, we have a pregnancy pillow that will allow you to lie on your stomach during treatment.
Polly sees many women who are keen to return safely to exercising after having a baby and she offers a postnatal return to exercise assessment with a report sent to your trainer.
A doctor’s referral is not required to see our women’s health physiotherapist.