Physiotherapy Treatments for Women
Chartered Physiotherapist Magdalena and the rest of the team at PelviCare offer a wide variety of women’s physiotherapy treatments that are designed to reduce pain, eliminate discomfort, improve your mobility and ultimately give you back control of your life.
We support women in London during and after pregnancy by introducing gentle yet effective care plans that relieve the symptoms of common pelvic health conditions. We also work with patients who want to get back to fitness as soon as possible after delivery, and those who have undergone (or are about to undergo) gynaecological surgery.
How can we help?
We can tailor our women’s physiotherapy treatments to address most issues relating to back pain, weak pelvic floor muscles and other pelvic conditions. Many of our patients come to us for help with the following:
Pregnancy back and hip pain relief
Tailored physiotherapy sessions can relieve or ease the pain caused by extra pressure on your pelvis from your baby. Over time, they will also improve your muscle function and restabilise your pelvic joint to keep you as comfortable and mobile as possible during and after your pregnancy.
Did you know that 1 in 6 women are affected by pain in the pelvic area at least once in their lifetime? Our pelvic floor specialists are highly trained in identifying and treating various causes of pelvic pain, including endometriosis, adenomyosis and chronic bladder syndrome, known as interstitial cystitis.
Pelvic girdle pain
Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) – sometimes referred to as symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) – refers to the symptoms caused by stiffness or lack of movement in the pelvic joints during childbearing. It affects up to 1 in 5 women – and although it will not harm your baby, in more serious cases, it can seriously affect your quality of life. Regular women’s health physiotherapy treatments can help to relieve pelvic girdle pain and prevent your symptoms from getting worse as your pregnancy progresses.
Pelvic organ prolapse
Many mothers will experience prolapse after giving birth – but a high percentage of those in pain or discomfort will not seek help from a physiotherapist until their symptoms start to have a profound impact on their comfort and mobility. The team at PelviCare will devise a treatment plan that offers long-term relief from the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse using a variety of core, pelvic floor exercises and breathing techniques.
Diastasis recti (tummy gap)
Diastasis recti occurs when the connective tissue that links the rectus abdominus separates, usually following pregnancy. Because our abdominal muscles play an important role in our posture, our pelvic stability and our respiratory effectiveness, diastasis recti can have a significant impact on our comfort, mobility and physical performance, so it’s important to address the issue soon after baby has arrived.
Our pelvic floor specialists can help patients who are suffering from a wide tummy gap by devising a physiotherapy programme that focuses on improving the alignment of the pelvis and toning and flattening the abdominal wall.
Incontinence doesn’t have to be a ‘normal’ part of pregnancy or the ageing process! The strategies delivered by our physiotherapists can be tailored to address a range of bladder-related conditions, including stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence, and overactive bladder syndrome as well as bowel related conditions, knowns as fecal incontinence.
Book your session now
To arrange your initial consultation, please contact PelviCare directly. Please note that, due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have adapted our practice in Greenwich to ensure we can adhere to the highest possible safety standards. You can learn more about the steps we are taking to tackle COVID-19 here.