Women’s Health

Book an appointment

Appointments can be arranged by telephone or email. Self-funding patients can refer themselves to physio. We do not require a referral from your doctor.

Treatments

Women’s Health

For the treatment of incontinence, prolapses, hormone imbalances, fibroids, salpingitis and post-surgical rehabilitation.

ANTENATAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

To treat lower back pain and discomfort related to the pelvic girdle, such as symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) and thoracic pain.

POSTNATAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

For the treatment of pelvic floor weakness and incontinence, coccydnia, diastasis rectus abdominus and advice regarding the safe lifting of your infant and feeding positions.

THE MUMMY MOT (AT ROSS ON WYE ONLY)

A detailed post natal check that tests the muscles of the tummy and pelvic floor.

Preformed by a Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist (Mary) it is recommended for all women following child birth. Advice on safe exercises is given as well as the best post natal exercises.
Most women after having had a baby have a weakness in either the tummy or pelvic floor which then creates instability and poor core strength. The result can be back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness.

To avoid any long term issues come early and get tummy gap and pelvic floor tested and then start an optimal post natal recovery programme.
The Mummy MOT is a:

– 1-hour post-natal assessment with a Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist
– Ideally at six weeks and beyond
– Checks pelvic floor strength and tummy gap
– Assess any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth
– Recommends a bespoke post natal recovery programme, looking at posture, breathing and core activation

WHAT IS MUMMY MOT?
The Mummy MOT is a specialist post natal assessment recommended for all women following delivery. Ideally you would come in for assessment at six weeks after delivery but if you delivered months or even years ago, the assessment will be extremely useful for you.

WHAT DOES THE ASSESSMENT INCLUDE?
The assessment takes approximately one hour and is completed by a specialist post natal physiotherapist.
The physiotherapist will ask you some questions relating to your pregnancy, birth history and past medical history. You will also have the opportunity to ask your own questions and discuss any issues you may be facing.
Following the discussion, the physiotherapist will take a look at your posture, giving you advice where necessary. You will receive a tummy check to examine the gap between your muscles. You will also be offered an in-depth pelvic floor muscle assessment (this is optional in the first session – you can re-book for another day to have these muscles assessed).

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE ASSESSMENT?
The physiotherapist will provide you with a report of her findings. From this, you will know what you will need to do to enjoy a full recovery. The Mummy MOT doesn’t need to stop there, you can book in for a post natal rehabilitation programme that is overseen by the physiotherapist. This rehabilitation is bespoke to your needs and goals, including pelvic floor muscle training, abdominal corset strengthening and exercises following the principles of Pilates.

WHO NEEDS A MUMMY MOT?
Every woman that has delivered a baby, whether a natural or assisted delivery, is at risk of muscle weakness that can cause a number of health complaints. Abdominal and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can lead to back and pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness, all of which can affect your confidence and self esteem.

WHO IS THE MUMMY MOT SPECIALIST?
Mary is our qualified Mummy MOT physiotherapist, Mary graduated from the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff in 2006. She worked in both the NHS and private sector since qualifying. Since having three young children Mary’s interest in women’s health has grown and grown.

Make an appointment

Appointments can be arranged by telephone or email. Self-funding patients can refer themselves to physio. We do not require a referral from your doctor.

Treatments

Process of Therapy

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Assessment

The physiotherapist will take a history and conduct a physical examination.

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Diagnosis

The findings will then be discussed with you and a diagnosis made.

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Treatment Plan

A treatment plan will be compiled taking into consideration your goals and expectations. The physiotherapist will discuss prognosis and any further investigation that they feel you may need.

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Physiotherapy

Your treatment will commence. This may include manual therapies such as mobilisation or massage, pain relief and anti-inflammatory treatment.