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

Often thought of as ‘normal’ part of motherhood or menopause these symptoms are tolerated with women too embarrassed to ask for help. If you are one of these women – Women’s Health Physiotherapy could help you reduce symptoms, improve your quality of life and get you back doing what you love and feeling in control.

Fees

  • 1 hour initial assessment, £90

  • 1 hour follow up treatment, £80

  • 30 minute follow up treatment, £45

To book, email physio@rachaelkuik.com.


What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is the therapeutic assessment and treatment of disorders involving the pelvis, pelvic floor and pelvic organs such as the bladder and bowel, at any time of a lady’s life.    

There is growing evidence showing that Physiotherapy plays and important role in alleviating and curing symptoms related to several obstetric and gynaecological related conditions.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy can assess and treat conditions such as:

  • Urinary Stress incontinence (leakage of urine on coughing, sneezing, running or jumping).

  • Urgency (having to rush to the toilet to avoid leaking).

  • Urge incontinence (leaking on the way to the toilet associated with urgency).

  • Frequency (having to go to the toilet very frequently).

  • Urgency or incontinence associated with bowel function.

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (discomfort in the pelvic region, sensation of ‘dragging down’ or bulge).

  • Pain in the pelvic region with sexual activity.

  • Lower back pain and Sacro-iliac pain.

  • Nerve problems (such as pregnancy related sciatica and carpel tunnel syndrome).

  • Vaginal pain (including vulvodynia and vaginismus).

  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain.

  • Preparation for labour – positions, breathing and relaxation techniques, massage, TENs and acupuncture.

  • Post-natal pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis recti.

  • Post-natal rehabilitation and exercise prescription.

  • Scar massage post C-section delivery.

  • Rehabilitation following gynaecological surgery.

If you have one or some of the symptoms above you may benefit from physiotherapy.

All information shared with your physio is highly confidential. Rachael respects the sensitive nature of these problems and will work with you during the assessment and treatment to ensure you are comfortable throughout.

A Women’s Health Physiotherapy assessment may include assessing your:

  • Lumbar spine, pelvis and posture.

  • Abdominals – assess strength, length and function.

  • Pelvic floor muscles.

  • Nerves.

Women's Health Physiotherapy treatments may include:

  • Manual therapy to restore symmetry.

  • Exercise therapy including Pilates based exercises to strength and restore muscle function.

  • Massage therapy to restore soft tissue length, break down scar tissue and aid muscle function.

  • Pelvic floor retraining with bio-feedback devices.