1 in 3 women experience women’s health problems in their lifetime, however many will continue to tolerate these problems unaware that there is treatment available, or too embarrassed to seek help.
Laura can treat a variety of women’s health problems including:
-stress urinary incontinence (small leaks when coughing, laughing, sneezing or exercising)
-urgency (needing to go for a wee more regularly than normal)
What can I expect at my first Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointment?
Your assessment will depend on your individual problem but will start with taking a confidential and detailed history. Laura understands that this is a sensitive subject and will ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible when discussing your symptoms, as this is vital information for directing your treatment.
The physical assessment will begin with an examination of your abdominal muscles and pelvis, following this you are likely to be offered an internal examination. This is an important part of the assessment and is necessary to identify the tone, strength and control of your pelvic floor muscles, whilst checking for prolapse and scar tissue.
Treatment options include:
-correct teaching of pelvic floor exercises and individualised exercise programme prescription
-advice on pelvic floor educators and muscle stimulations to improve your pelvic floor contraction
-pilates based pelvic stability exercises to improve abdominal muscles strength
-internal manual therapy techniques to relax the pelvic floor including trigger point release and scar massage
-advice on bladder retraining and fluid management
Once your level of pelvic floor control is established a specific and individualised exercise programme is developed. The assessment findings will be discussed with you and you will leave the appointment with clear instructions on how to improve your pelvic floor so that you can start to make a difference straight away.
At Fit Bumps and Mums we are passionate about helping women resolve these problems and can significantly improve your quality of life. The service is totally confidential and respects the sensitive nature of these problems. By the end of the appointment Laura aims for you to feel empowered, giving you the knowledge and support you need to manage your condition.
If you are not 100% sure if Physiotherapy could help you or you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call Laura on 07738224861 or use the contact form HERE.
Initial Appointments £50 (1 hour)
Follow up Appointments £35 (30 minutes)