Specialist Womens Health Physio in Dorking
Womens health is a specialist area of physiotherapy encompassing the needs of women with obstetric or gynaecological issues.
Womens Health issues include continence problems, post gynaecological surgery rehab and back pain. They also includes pregnancy related issues such as back pain in pregnancy, pelvic pain, SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) and post natal conditions such as Diastasis Recti.
Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Problems
In an ideal world, all new mothers would be seen by a pelvic health Physio in order to optimise their rehabilitation and ensure a safe and effective return to life and sport!
The changes in a woman’s body when they are pregnant are enormous and can cause challenges for the musculoskeletal system. These challenges coupled with the normal stresses of daily life can cause many women to be in pain during their pregnancy.
Women are often working later into their pregnancy or are combining looking after a young family whilst working. This can cause challenges both during the pregnancy and post-natally.
Anna Watson is a member of Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy and has over 15 years experience in women’s health physiotherapy. She has been trained to use acupuncture specifically for women’s health problems and musculoskeletal pain in pregnancy. She is passionate about issues within women’s health and promoting best care for women. As a mum of 2 and a trained Doula, she can empathise with her patients and can contribute enhanced skills to fully understand and implement the best management for her pregnant patients.
We offer assessment and treatment of the following:
- Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy (PGP) and post-natally
- Back pain in pregnancy and post-natally
- Diastasis Recti – split abdominals
- Post-Gynaecological surgery
- Manual therapy
- Specific Muscle training
Read Anna’s blog on pelvic pain in pregnancy here
Read Anna’s blog on split abdominals (diastasis recti)
Assessment and treatment can be administered in the clinic or in the comfort of your own home.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from Womens Health issues and would like to have a physiotherapy assessment for suitability of Womens Health physiotherapy treatment, contact us here.