Women's Health Physiotherapy

At Spire St Anthony's Hospital we are pleased to be able to offer women's health physiotherapy.

There are some problems that are specific to women, requiring specialised physiotherapy assessment and treatment.

Who might need it?

There are certain specific health problems that affect women at different times in their lives and specialist physiotherapy can help with these conditions. Women’s health physiotherapy focuses on all issues related to Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Whether you are pregnant, a new mum, recovering from gynaecological  surgery, have pelvic pain or are experiencing incontinence, prolapse or other pelvic floor concerns, women’s health physiotherapy can help to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing.

Who do we treat?

Ante-natal

  • Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy associated complaints such as lower back pain, rib and thoracic pain or carpal tunnel
  • Bladder incontinence. Although there are some limitations to treatment options available during pregnancy

Post-natal

  • Pelvic girdle pain after pregnancy
  • Child bearing associated complaints such as lower and upper back, shoulder and neck pain
  • Incontinence of bladder and bowel including overactive bladder, stress and urge incontinence
  • Pain or scar tissue complications during resulting from perineal trauma of childbirth
  • Difficulties with returning to exercise after giving birth
  • New mum checks available with our women's health physiotherapist (recommended from 6 weeks postnatally)

Gynaecology

  • Incontinence of bladder including overactive bladder, stress and urge incontinence 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Rehabilitation following gynaecological surgery or hysterectomy

How can we help?

At Spire St Anthony’s Hospital, we recognise the importance of providing a private, discreet and relaxed environment in which women can seek advice and treatment. The first session will be a one hour consultation in a private room. Once a diagnosis has been made, treatment options will be discussed.

Treatments that are offered at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle training
  • Bladder training for increased frequency and overactive bladder
  • Rehabilitation following gynaecological surgery
  • Tailored Pilates program and movement retraining
  • Treatment of pregnancy-related musculoskeletal complaints including soft tissue release, joint mobilisation, splints and belts, biomechanics assessment and specific rehabilitation and advice 
  • New mum health checks 

Who will be my therapist?

Lissie Kellaway is our specialist women’s health physiotherapist. 

Call us on 020 8335 4646

To book an appointment or for more information, contact our Physiotherapy Department.

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