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Women’s Health Physiotherapy

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The Women's Health physiotherapy team aims to prevent or alleviate the physical and emotional stresses of pregnancy and labour, and help the postnatal recovery.

We aim to help women with bladder, bowel and prolapse problems by giving them pelvic floor exercises and advice on healthy bladder and bowels to improve their symptoms and quality of life.

We are all female physiotherapists with specialist training in this area.

Antenatal care Gynaecology Postnatal care

 

The Treatment Rooms

We treat our women at Jessop Hospital and RHH. You will be informed which hospital to come to when you book your out-patient appointment.

We also treat women on the post natal wards in the first few days after their delivery.

What type of conditions do we treat?

We treat pregnant women with the following conditions:

Antenatal Care

Any video in the list below was produced in line with the Trust’s Covid-19 PPE guidance at the time of filming.

Gynaecology

Any video in the list below was produced in line with the Trust’s Covid-19 PPE guidance at the time of filming.

  • Stress urinary incontinence – leakage of urine on coughing, laughing
  • Over active bladder (often called “Urgency”) – when you have to suddenly rush to go to the toilet and you sometimes leak before you get there
  • Frequency - when you go to the toilet lot of times in the day or night
  • Prolapse – a feeling of heaviness in the vagina
  • Bowel problems – constipation or unable to control wind-need 
  • Pelvic Floor Exercises - video

Postnatal

  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel symptoms
  • Abdominal diastasis
  • Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation
  • Third degree tears

Leaflets and Further Information

Pregnancy-related low back pain and pelvic girdle pain (PGP)   Diastasis of the rectus abdominus muscle  
Over active bladder   Stress urinary incontinence
Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy   Physiotherapy advice
following a third or fourth
degree tear
Bowel problems Prolapse - a feeling of heaviness in the vagina

 

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