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Women's Health

womens health physio

Women's Health Physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of disorders affecting the pelvic floor muscles and the pelvis. 


Our specialist women's health physio, Katie Syrett, has been qualified as a physiotherapist since 1997 and has wide experience in both NHS and private practice.  Since 2005, Katie has moved into women's health as an area of special interest, after starting her own family.  Katie has found this work extremely rewarding as some simple exercises and advice can have a huge impact on quality of life.

 

Conditions Treated

Pregnancy - both ante and post natal 

 

  • Pelvic girdle pain, also known as SPD or symphisis pubis dysfunction

  • Low back pain, possibly with leg pain or sciatica

  • Separation of stomach muscles (known as rectus diastasis)



Katie will take a thorough verbal assessment at the start to ascertain the full clinical picture.  For a new assessment, it is useful if each patient brings with them their full set of ante-natal notes to help this process.  Katie can then do a full assessment of the part of the body causing the issue.


The treatments commonly used are joint mobilisations and massage, some electrotherapy, acupuncture and exercises or advice. 

Bladder problems

  • Frequency of passing urine

  • Urgency

  • Stress incontinence 

  • Pelvic organ prolapse


As many as 1 in 3 women will experience bladder problems at some point.  Many are too embarrassed to admit or discuss it.  Many more think it is an inevitable consequence of age or childbirth.  Frequently simple assessment, exercises and some lifestyle changes can improve or eliminate the symptoms.

It goes without saying this can be quite a sensitive issue for many women.  Katie will make this process as painless as possible and all patients will be seen in a comfortable private clinic room to minimise anxiety.  Katie will normally have lots of questions to get a full picture and ideally then Katie would need to do an internal examination.  Obviously this is not compulsory and Katie will always gain full consent for all parts of assessment and treatment.

Treatment can include a combination of:

  • Exercises,
  • Bladder re-education and
  • Dietry and lifestyle advice.


If you have any more questions or want to make an appointment then contact the clinic on the main reception number 01625 500 777.

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