I gained full membership to POGP (pelvic, obstetrics and gynaecological physiotherapy) in 1997 by completing the Graduate Certificate of Professional Development in Health: Continence at the University of East London. I feel so fortunate to have worked for over 25 years in a speciality that continues to excite and stimulate my want to keep on learning, thereby enabling me to provide the most up to date and evidenced based treatment to my patients.
Having worked as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist leading the Physiotherapy Pelvic Health team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (East) I have really enjoyed my role teaching physiotherapists, midwives and have participated in regular multidisciplinary team meetings where all patient cases are discussed before surgery is undertaken. I have worked for over 10 years at Spire Gatwick Park in my capacity as a Women’s Health Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist.
As a POG Physiotherapist I feel it is so important to address musculoskeletal and pelvic floor dysfunction as soon as possible within the ante and postnatal phases. We know many patients may wait up to 10 years before they feel able to come forward for treatment. It is never too late to address bladder, bowel and prolapse symptoms.
Understanding your condition is very important to helping you manage your symptoms. Your initial assessment will involve explanation and education that is relevant to your daily living activities and challenges. Individual exercise programmes are always tailored to your individual needs following a physical assessment. POG physiotherapy offers you the opportunity to have a pelvic floor assessment so you can be sure you are exercising your pelvic floor muscles correctly.
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GradDip Physics / Guy's Hospital, London / 1983
Graduate diploma/certificate in physics
Graduate Certificate of Professional Development in Health: Continence / University of East London / 1997
Graduate Certificate of Professional Development in Health: Continence