Women's Health Physiotherapy

Women's health physiotherapy can help women experiencing muscle and joint issues in pregnancy and postnatally, such as: 

  • pelvic girdle pain,
  • low back pain
  • diastasis recti (tummy gapping).

 

It can also help women to overcome problems affecting continence and pelvic floor function which often occur after childbirth, from surgery, hormonal changes or menopause,

such as:

  • overactive bladder',
  • stress incontinence (leaking when you cough, laugh, jump etc) 
  • pelvic organ prolapse. 

 

Claire uses many approaches to help women overcome their problems, including Pilates exercises, hypopressives, postural awareness training, manual/ hands on physiotherapy and the principles of pelvic floor exercise training.

 

Your exact treatment and rehabilitation plan will depend on your symptoms, lifestyle and birth history, overall health and stage of pregnancy (for antenatal clients). This will be agreed with you following an indepth initial consulation and assessment, face to face or through video (using zoom). 

 

Claire has trained with the PGOP (pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological physiothrapy society), has worked in womens health within the NHS and has experience teaching pre and post natal Pilates.

 

To book an appointment or discuss if womens health physiotherapy is for you please complete the enquiry form below at the bottom of the page or book online.

 

 

Mummy MOT

What is a Mummy MOT?

 

A Mummy MOT is a postnatal check to identify problems resulting from pregnancy and childbirth. Almost 50% of women experience pelvic floor and abdominal muscle weakness after pregnancy, almost a third have a tummy gap at 8 weeks after birth. These issues neagtively impact a woman's core strength and can cause instability at the lower back and pelvis, leading to lower back and pelvic pain, or bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction.

 

Although they are common these conditions should not be seen as a normal part of becoming a Mum, and they are not something women should have to just put up with. Mums need to be able to bend, squat and move well to take care of their children and enjoy their time with them. Following a Mummy MOT an exercise programme you will be given an exercise programme to help releive your symptoms and progress you back to doing what you love. 

 

The ideal time for a Mummy MOT is 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby, after your GP check, however many women still have a tummy gap or pelvic floor issues years after giving birth so their is not an end time limit on when you can book a mummy MOT.

 

If you are unsure how and when to start getting back to exercise, have pain that has started or is ongoing since your pregnancy or are unsure if your body is healing as expected you need a mummy MOT!

 

What does a Mummy MOT involve?

A Mummy MOT is a comprehensive post natal check and includes

  • A discussion of your birth history, overall health and any symptoms you may have.
  • Screening for bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction.
  • A postural assessment
  • A pelvic floor muscle examination
  • An examination to check for abdominal muscle separation 
  • Advice and guidance about how to perform activities such as pushing a buggy or lifting your baby.
  • A detailed report of findings and personal exercise programme with your goals and lifestyle considered, sent to you within 48 hours of your appointment.

 

How can i book?

You can book online here (listed under pregnancy services) or if you wish to speak to Claire before booking you can fill in the enquiry page below.

 

Claire offers women's health Physiotherapy and Mummy MOT appointments at:

 

"Treat" Clinic, Norwich

2-4 Lawson Rd,

Norwich,

NR3 4LF

 

For more information on Physiotherapy or to book an appointment please use the form or link below at the bottom of the page.

 

Prices:

£45 Online Appointment (30-40 minute appointment)

£ 60 initial consultation face to face (45 minute appointment)

£45 per follow up session face to face (30-40 minute appointent)

£90 Mummy MOT

 

Please note any bookings cancelled with less than 24 hours notice or unattended will be charged a full price cancellation fee. 

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