Call Us Now

Don’t let anything stop you enjoy being a mum!

You’re pregnant with your first or second child, your friends are having babies and the hot topic of discussion is all about the birth process, including the scary things that might happen to your body during and after giving birth. You hear a lot about rectus diastasis, episiotomy, prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, incontinence or tears and C sections from your friends, your NCT group or midwife, but you really don’t understand what all of these terms are, there is not a lot of information out there for you and you’re concerned about what’s to come.

Rest assured we are here to help you. Women’s Health is a specific branch of Physiotherapy and Osteopathy aimed at women’s obstetrics and gynaecology problems. We 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 or prolapse.

Pre-Conception Care

Are you struggling to conceive? You may be trying naturally or having IVF, both of which can be a long and frustrating process. We can help by offering you Nutritional Therapy, Acupuncture or Relaxing Swedish massage that can redeuce stress and create balance and harmony in your body to create the right environment for a successful conception. We can also help you find ways to overcome painful intercourse.

PRE-natal Check-up

Are you starting to suffer lower back pain or pelvic girdle pain? You’re trying to carry on and not let your bump hinder your lifestyle. You like to exercise and do fitness classes with your friends, but as your bump gets biggers it’s slowing you down.

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, low back pain or upper back and rib 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 during our Pilates sessions.

We can teach you specific, targeted pelvic floor and core stability home exercises that can significantly improve the discomfort you feel whilst pregnant and give you advice on how to safely stay active up to your due date.

Book in for a PRE-natal Check-up.

POST-natal Check-up

All my friends were fine, why am I the only one like thisNone of my friends were incontinent. They have a flat tummy again. No one else has stretch marks. All my friends are having sex again apart from us. I’m the only one in our NCT group with a prolapse. My friend is exercising again so soon after her C section…

Do you feel like this during your postnatal recovery?

We guarantee you that you are not alone, we hear this all the time at Wandsworth Physiotherapy and Osteopathy in our POST-natal Check-up appointments. All the women we see express these and other concerns and we encourage them to talk about their symptoms and experiences with us and their friends.

Once YOU start talking about your experiences you’ll feel the weight lift from your shoulders and you’ll probably also hear some of your friends also had similar experiences but were too embarrassed to talk about their incontinence or prolapse for example. It’s normal to feel anxious about your recovery and to compare yourself to others but everyone progresses at different trajectories and we can reassure you that what you are feeling is normal and we can help guide you back to feeling better.

Once your baby has arrived and is healthy it’s normal to also want to regain your health and your figure. Don’t’ feel guilty about this. Your body has gone through a huge and stressful change and you also need some love and attention, and time for your body to heal. You also need time to look after your mental health and, sometimes, come to terms with and accept that your body may have changed forever.

We are here to help guide you back to health and help you get back to things you love doing, with and without your new bundle of joy.

We’ll fill the information void that exists and start the conversation with you about Women’s Health. You’ll have lots of questions running through your mind… Will my diastasis heal? When can I squat, do yoga or BarreCore?  Can stress incontinence be treated? When can I run again? Are pessaries useful for a prolapse?…

We’ll answer all these questions as well as check your rectus diastasis and pelvic floor function to help prevent incontinence and prolapse, we’ll advise you on how to safely manage a tear or C section and we’ll give you expert advice and guidance on your journey to get your body back in shape and lose the baby weight.

Women’s Health Check-up

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy and Osteopathy we don’t just treat women who are pregnant or have just given birth. In the UK 32% of all women experience some urinary incontinence, with 45% suffering from urinary incontinence up to seven years after giving birth. We treat women who have never had children and women who have older children who are also suffering pelvic girdle, lower back pain or other Women’s Health issues.

We can teach you specific, targeted pelvic floor and core stability home exercises that can significantly improve the discomfort you feel and give you advice on how to safely stay active up to and including going through the menopause, such as advice on general weight management and maintaining healthy bone density.

Book in for a Women’s Health Check-up.

Book a Women’s Health appointment today

Ready to Make a Change?

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, Podiatrists & Osteopaths are here to help!

 

All appointments are secured with payment. All appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the start time or not attended will not be refunded.

How we can help you…

Every women needs to have a POST-natal Check-up 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 POST-natal Check-up 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 (NOT ALL OUR THERAPISTS DO THIS), 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 out in-house GP partners at The London Doctors Clinic.  

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 HealthPOST-natal Check-up 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.

Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

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

Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

~ Nick Outlaw

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

Andreas

Andreas

Senior Osteopath and Massage Therapist

Chara
Chara

Practice Manager

Christina

Christina

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

Screenshot 2023 10 31 At 14.20.04
Foj William Olawo

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist

Jack

Jack

 Senior Podiatrist

kim-stanford
Kim

Advanced Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

Kitti Perlaki Profile

Kitti

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist

Melinda-Bernath

Melinda

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist

prapti
Prarthi

Chartered Physiotherapist

Rogel-Rios-Galeana

Rogel 

Chartered Physiotherapist

Screenshot-2022-10-17-at-17.43.15

Shreya

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist

steve-001

Steve

Clinical Lead Chartered Physiotherapist

Screenshot 2023-09-15 at 15.27.29
Sandra

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist

Get In Touch

Request a call back - tell us about your problem… if you’re not sure what physiotherapy or osteopathy are and whether they can help your problem request a call back from one of our expert therapists.

We can listen to your problem and let you know if we can help... just leave your details using the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible!

Please note: Enquiries are checked daily and will be responded to within 24 hours during clinic open hours.

Cancellation Policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our therapists and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. All appointments are secured with payment. All appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the start time or not attended will not be refunded. Failure to make payment on request will affect future appointments that we are able to offer you.
Thank you.

Telephone Reception

We have reception cover most of the time we are open, however if you can't get through it's quick and easy to book online. Please be aware that calls to Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy are recorded to comply with ICO data protection and the recordings are stored for 3 months then deleted. All stored information is password protected.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00
Thursday 08:00 - 21:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

No reception cover on Sundays - please book online, the door may be locked so ring the bell.

Annie Neill
Annie Neill
Rogel referred me to a consultant before treating me as he wanted to rule out a frozen shoulder before he started physiotherapy. His suspicion of my having a frozen shoulder was correct. This allowed me to get the correct diagnosis and corresponding treatment done quickly and efficiently.
Sophie Dolecki
Sophie Dolecki
I can't recommend this place and Physio Shreya enough! 10 weeks go I got referred to Wandsworth Physiotherapy by a friend after I was suffering with chronic neck and back pain. Shreya immediately found the cause, diagnosed me, and assured me of what the next steps would be. Not only does Shreya have healing hands, she continuously helped me mentally. After all of the advice, exercises, and dry needling, I am now pain free and able to return to my everyday activities (including exercise). Thank you Shreya, you are incredible!
Andreea Craciun
Andreea Craciun
This place is great! I got here with a really bad pain in my shoulder and neck and I got better really fast. I got treated by Shreya, who is AMAZING. Really good therapist, doing a mix of techniques to relieve pain, and also really empathetic. She id also specialised in sports, which means she was able to advise on how I can continue my regular workouts, despite my pain. I am always looking forward to my sessions here and I can see great progress with my injury. 10/10 would recommend!
Emma Morgan
Emma Morgan
Christina has been treating some issues with my neck, back and shoulders for 18 months now and she is the best physiotherapist I’ve ever had. She is a miracle worker with massage but also educates me about posture, injury prevention and the best forms of exercise and injury care. She is A-MAZING.
Anne-Sophie Houédé
Anne-Sophie Houédé
I've had about 8 sessions at Wandsworth Physiotherapy. Rogel did an amazing job and has been able to help me with the tendinopathy I've had for about 2 years! He created a plan especially for my own goal. I've had shockwave therapy, some exercises to do and advices on the sport I could do and when. Great place!
Kelly Hamer
Kelly Hamer
Rogel, your customer service is amazing! You took time to listen and understand issues. The treatment and exercises you provided were beneficial and helped me to continue exercising and compete at Hyrox. Thank you!
Daniel Maraffi
Daniel Maraffi
Was booked in with Rogel for a shoulder injury that has been a long term problem impacting my ability to do sport. Over 5 sessions I have seen significant improvement and have been given the tools to continue to get stronger. Hoping to book in with him again for a knee injury as well. Great guy and super knowledgeable!
Chris Storey
Chris Storey
Really friendly, knowledgeable staff - would definitely recommend!
Leanne Yates
Leanne Yates
Fantastic experience and can't recommend more! Rogel has been excellent and provided expert care.
Becks Page
Becks Page
Prarthi has been absolutely fantastic at helping me to recover from a shoulder injury over the last few months. My pain had dramatically reduced after the first session and she has continued to help throughout. She is extremely knowledgeable and has really helped me to understand the mechanics of my injury. I cannot recommend her enough! Thanks so much 🙂

338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days