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Don’t let your bump stop you enjoy being a mum!

Pre and Post Natal Women’s Health is a specific branch of Physiotherapy and Osteopathy aimed at women’s obstetrics and gynaecology problems.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy and Osteopathy can help you whether you are conceiving or pregnant, a new mum, recovering from Caesarean section or other gynaecological surgery or experiencing any other pelvic floor problems such as urinary incontinence.

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy and Osteopathy we offer pre and post natal care with our Women’s Health Assessment and Treatment sessions.

Assessment sessions are 1 hour and cost £80, follow up sessions are either 30 minutes and cost £50, or 1 hour and cost £80. Your therapist will discuss with you what treatment length you will need.

We see pregnant & new mums just like you every day!

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At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists & Osteopaths are here to help!

 

Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

Pre-Conception Care

You may need our help with conception. We offer Nutritional Therapy and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture that can create balance and harmony in your body to create the right environment for a successful conception. You may also need help to overcome painful intercourse and find ways to relax and reduce stress

Ante-Natal Care

During pregnancy 1 in 3 women experience low back pain, and 1 in 5 experience pelvic girdle pain. The hormones that circulate during pregnancy make the spinal and pelvic ligaments lax to enable the babies head to pass through the birth canal. This can cause pelvic instability and pain in the sacroiliac joints, lower back and pubic symphasis (the front of the pelvis).

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy and Osteopathy we can help you get your pelvic girdle and low back pain under control during pregnancy. This can be achieved with spinal mobilisation, pregnancy massage, acupuncture and the safe and effective use of core stability exercises.

We can offer you manual therapy treatment and teach you specific, targeted pelvic floor and core stability exercises that can significantly improve the discomfort you feel whilst pregnant.

Post-Surgery

If you have had a Caesarean section you will have a scar just above the pubic area that will cause abdominal muscle dysfunction, or if you had an episiotomy your pelvic floor muscles will not function properly. The abdominals and pelvic floor are important for spinal stabilisation and rehabilitating the pelvic floor abdominals as well as massage and using acupuncture on the C section scar may be warranted. We recommend you book a Women’s Health Assessment session 7-9 weeks after your surgery.

We will also advise you on safe and effective exercises and help you regain function post pregnancy to regain control of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.

Other Post-Natal Problems

Perhaps you are getting wrist pain lifting and carrying your new born or upper back and neck pain from breast feeding.

Physiotherapy or Osteopathy including joint mobilisation, massage and strength exercises will help get these problems under control.

Postnatal Care

Every women needs to have a post natal Women’s Health Assessment 6 weeks after vaginal delivery. It’s extremely common to suffer pelvic floor trauma during birth and if you don’t rehabilitate these muscles after having your baby you are much more likely to suffer from a number of problems described below.

During a Women’s Health Assessment we will assess your posture, lower back and pelvic movements, your breathing patterns, your abdominals for rectus diastasis, and the function of your pelvic floor muscles – this may involve an internal assessment of your pelvic floor, but is not compulsory if you are uncomfortable with this.  

After your assessment we will design a treatment and rehabilitation plan to get you back to full function.

Some of the problems you may suffer from after having your baby include:

Incontinence 
Stress incontinence is where you leak when you cough or sneeze, lift, twist or try to get back to sports or the gym. 32% of all women in the UK experience some urinary incontinence, with 45% suffering from urinary incontinence up to seven years after giving birth. You may need to start using pads to combat this embarrassing problem, however this needn’t be the case. Assessment and rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscle can get this problem under control.  

Lower back pain 
The pelvic floor muscles are intimately linked to the other spinal stabilising muscles and any dysfunction in this system can alter movement, cause joint instability and lead to pain. We will assess your pelvic and spinal movements and core stability function. We can treat areas of stiffness and dysfunction and give you individually tailored core stability home exercises.

Rectus Diastasis 
This is where the abdominal muscles separate whilst you are pregnant. Some research shows that 100% of women have diastasis at 38 weeks. This can lead to constipation / incontinence, and instability and poor function of the spine and pelvis. Our Women’s Health Team can assess this for you and give you a safe, structured and progressive solution for your recovery.

Pelvic organ prolapse 
There are different types of prolapse graded 1-4. The rectum can prolapse in to the vagina (rectocele), the bladder can prolapse into the vagina (cystocele) or the uterus can prolapse into the vagina. Up to 50% of mums who had a natural birth will suffer from a pelvic organ prolapse. A Women’s Health Assessment can identify if you have a prolapse and can give you the right treatment and exercises where appropriate or refer you to your GP.  

I could not recommend Wandsworth physiotherapy more highly. Both Steve and Sid were invaluable to my marathon preparation and because they offer a wide range of services including physiotherapy, acupuncture and sports massage they are able to treat people in numerous ways to get the best results.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Great Physio. Adele is very knowledgeable and helpful. She knew exactly where the pain was and was able to fix it. Everyone is very friendly. It's definitely worth a visit if you have any sort of pain!

Rebecca Nakhle

I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

Vanessa Harriss

Meet The Team

Wandsworth Physiotherapy

338 Old York Road,
Wandsworth, London,
SW18 1SS

Cancellation policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and result in you needing to pre-pay for appointments thereafter.
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Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00
Thursday 07:00 - 21:00
Friday 07:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 15:00

 

338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days

0203 322 9455 | 338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS