As a Womens Health physiotherapist Claire is equipped to assess and treat all problems associated with the pelvis, pregnancy, pelvic floor and gynaecological surgery.
Physiotherapy can help with:
- Aches and pain associated with pregnancy such as low back pain and pelvic pain
- Bladder or bowel problems
- Antenatal exercise
- Postnatal exercise
- Pre and post gynaecological surgery
- Changes associated with the menopause
Womens Health Assessment
60 minute £60. initial assessment
At your first appointment Claire will begin by discussing your symptoms, treatment so far, and what your aims and goals are. A thorough assessment will be completed and depending on the reason for the appointment will typically include a postural assessment and review of your core musculature using the latest technology of real-time ultrasound. Within this session you will likely be offered an internal pelvic floor examination – this allows the assessment of the muscles of your pelvic floor – their strength, position and function. Based on this assessment a treatment plan will be discussed and started to correct any dysfunctions that have been identified.
60 MINUTE £60 • INITIAL assessment + first mum and baby pilates class free!
The MummyMOT® is a postnatal detailed physiotherapy assessment of the abdominal and pelvic area and is recommended for all postnatal mums from 6 weeks onward, before returning to exercise. The assessment includes an assessment of your posture, breathing, tummy gap and pelvic floor strength. Claire uses real-time ultrasound to assess both abdominal and pelvic floor contraction giving you a unique opportunity to see your muscles working on screen. You will receive a report of the findings on the day. Following the assessment an appropriate and safe exercise programme will be prescribed.
The MummyMOT System combines the principles of physiotherapy assessment with the practice of functional retraining. Following delivery postural changes, muscle imbalances and altered alignment occur and can persist. It is essential to correct and rebalance otherwise pain, prolapse, urinary incontinence or recti diastasis (tummy separation) will persist. Mums need to bend, lift, squat and twist every day to look after their little ones -it is essential that we look after ourselves too.
The MummyMOT identifies muscle imbalances through the assessment and the restorative exercise programme corrects them, regaining stability and allowing optimal function.
Follow up Sessions
30 MINUTE £40 • 60MIN £60
After your initial assessment Claire will discuss with you the recommended treatment plan and advise on the number and length of sessions going forward to provide you with the appropriate care to help you reach your goals.
Follow up sessions typically include a combination of hands-on treatment to ease any aches and pains and to restore normal biomechanics. A graded progression of your home exercise plan is also discussed and practised to ensure improvement and longlasting results.