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What is women’s health physiotherapy?

Women’s health physiotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for a number of women’s health problems such as pelvic floor weakness and continence problems, pelvic organ prolapse, ante-natal and post-natal pelvic girdle pain and Rectus Diastasis Abdominis (tummy gapping).

The women’s health physiotherapy service at EH Physio is tailored to your specific needs, the positive outcome of which can be life changing, whether that includes taking control of your bladder symptoms, reducing prolapse symptoms, returning to higher level exercise or relieving your pain.

Your assessment and treatment will be by a female physiotherapist, it will take place in a private room where a detailed history and assessment will be completed. If you have a history of bladder incontinence then you may be asked to complete a bladder diary to help determine the type of urinary incontinence that you have, Click here to download the Bladder Diary.

If required, an internal assessment of your pelvic floor will be completed within your initial session. An internal examination of the pelvic floor is the best way to assess your pelvic floor function and to optimize your treatment plan, please see the information below for more details on pelvic floor. You are welcome to bring a chaperone with you to the internal assessment if you would prefer. You will always need to give consent prior to performing an internal investigation, Click here to download the consent form.

All treatment options specific to your circumstances, will be discussed, you will be able to ask any questions regarding your problem or planned treatment.


Treatment may include:


  • Individualised pelvic floor strengthening program

  • Specific exercises and advice to target ‘tummy gapping’

  • Manual therapy to help correct spinal or sacroiliac joint dysfunction

  • Postural re-education and back care advice

  • Soft tissue release to aid pain relief, muscle tension and movement correction

  • Acupuncture for muscular pain or symptoms of overactive bladder

  • Bladder and bowel re-education

  • Dietary and lifestyle advice, including how to exercise without aggravating symptoms

  • Prolapse management advice

  • Pessary fitting for Prolapse management

  • Electrotherapy to aid Pelvic Floor strengthening

What to expect at your first Women’s Health Physiotherapy session

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