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Shockingly 1 in 3 women will experience women’s health problems during their lifetime

Conditions Treated Include:

  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor tightness/trigger points
  • Overactive bladder syndrome
  • Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain including PGP, carpal tunnel, spinal pain, headaches
  • Diastasis rectus

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Northampton’s woman’s health physiotherapy service

Why is Laura the right person for me to see?

Laura is a very experienced Women’s Health physiotherapist having worked in this field for over 15 years. She is clinically trained to provide specialised assessment, effective advice and treatment to a population that is sometimes neglected She is specifically trained to treat women anti-natally and postnatally and those of any age with incontinence or prolapse. Her areas of expertise are pelvic floor rehabilitation in the management of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, the treatment of pelvic girdle dysfunction in the pregnant population and the post-natal management of a separated tummy muscle. Laura is extremely passionate about helping women who may be embarrassed by their symptoms and who may have been suffering in silence for many years.

If you have had a baby and would like a comprehensive assessment of your posture, pelvic floor and a check for a tummy separation then Laura is a Certified Mummy MOT practitioner.

What should I expect in the session?

All sessions start with a thorough history taking. Laura will ask you questions about your symptoms, your toilet habits, your diet and fluid intake, your obstetric and gynaecology history, as well as more general questions about your health, your lifestyle and hobbies. She will also ask you about your goals and what you would like to achieve from your physiotherapy. Then your physical examination will begin and this may include checking your movements, your strength, feeling your tummy and if appropriate a pelvic floor examination. Laura will explain all her findings to you as the session progresses. Everyone will receive an exercise programme at the end of the session which, depending on the findings, may include pelvic floor exercises, stretches or Pilates. Due to Laura’s level of expertise you will also receive valuable advice and education. to help with your recovery.

Do I need an internal or external examination or both?

If you are coming to us with symptoms of incontinence, pelvic pain or an overactive bladder then Laura will recommend a pelvic floor assessment. The only way to test the pelvic floor is via an internal examination. This type of examination is painless and lasts 5-10 minutes. Laura will check for any pelvic floor tightness and signs of a prolapse and will measure your strength and endurance of the pelvic floor muscles. She will also be able to correct or perfect your pelvic floor technique, vital in ensuring an effective recovery. If you are unhappy to have an internal assessment, Laura can give you some guidance by checking your breathing, feeling your tummy muscles and by placing her hand over your underwear. It is always possible to have the pelvic floor assessment at a subsequent appointment if you feel uncomfortable initially.

Are you part of a local Sports Club and want to know how you can benefit from our services? Email bedford@backandbodyclinic.co.uk

Who is Women's Health Physio for?

Any lady at any stage of her life! Women’s health physiotherapy manages all areas of obstetrics and gynaecology throughout a woman’s lifetime.
Whether you are experiencing pelvic pain in pregnancy or pelvic floor concerns later in life, women’s health physiotherapy can help.Your body undergoes many changes over the years and it is important to address any issues that occur at the time so as to prevent problems later in life. It is never too late to seek help.

  • Individualised pelvic floor programme
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Bladder retraining
  • Weighted vaginal cones
  • Postural advice/education
  • Mobilising and strengthening exercises
  • Stretches
  • Soft tissue massage/release
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Acupuncture
  • Use of sacroiliac belt
  • Birthing position advice
  • Advice on exercise and movement modification
  • Clinical Pilates

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