Women's Health Physio

Covering all areas relating to Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

We celebrate the women's body: forever changing and advancing, supporting you through all stages.

Looking after women since 2010, our experience of sensitive topics ensures open and respectful conversations.

Pelvic Health Specialists

Pelvic pain affects 1 in 5 Women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB). Tailoring your treatment to the individual, our Pelvic health specialists can help with anyone of any age, whether you are suffering with bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction, causing incontinence, pain, pelvic organ prolapse or sexual dysfunction.

Pregnancy and beyond

Pregnancy leads to big changes in our bodies. Our Women’s Health physiotherapy service offers a full pregnancy assessment to ensure you are fully prepared for pregnancy and labour.

Whether you are suffering from pregnancy-related musculoskeletal problems like back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome our team of Specialist Women’s Health Physios can help. Unknown to most, they are also able to treat and relieve various problems associated with breastfeeding (including blocked ducts, mastitis, engorgement).

Post pregnancy many women have questions unanswered by their GP, so we offer Postnatal body checks at all our Women’s Health clinics, to answer the unanswered. Our aim is to help women get back to full fitness so we have various Postnatal packages, available across all our clinics.

Menopausal Physiotherapy

With the growing awareness of the side effects of the menopause we are seeing more and more patients: treating their physical aches and pains, incl pelvic floor rehabilitation for continence issues and self-care strategies to improve health, mood, sleep and well-being. Women’s Health Physiotherapy is proven to get results.

Our Team

We have super-experienced physios treating across our Women’s Health clinics, with Virtual appointments available for those who would rather be treated from home:

Our Physios are absolutely passionate about helping women significantly improve their quality of life. Our service is highly confidential and respects the sensitive nature of these problems. If you would like to speak to any of our physios in confidence please call us on 020 7036 0286 or e-mail.

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Specialist physiotherapy treatment and training can help cure your Women's Health issues.

Obstetrics/ antenatal (Pregnancy care):

  • Advice and treatment for any pain in pregnancy including back, neck, rib and pelvic girdle pain (sacroiliac or symphysis pubis /SPD).  Also for nerve problems such as Sciatica and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (pain, pins and needles or numbness in the hands).
  • Your obstetric physiotherapist can help your physical preparation for labour (positions for labour, breathing techniques, massage, relaxation, TENS).
  • Pelvic Floor exercises and training, to prevent and treat incontinence.
  • Pregnancy Pilates, and  Pregnancy Massage.

Postnatal treatment includes:

  • Treatment for any muscle/joint/nerve pain post pregnancy, including back, neck and pelvic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and coccyx pain.
  • Breastfeeding Support: advice and treatment for blocked breast-ducts/mastitis (with ultrasound), breast engorgement and related back and neck pain.
  • Post-natal abdominal retraining with real-time ultrasound for weak distended abdominal muscles, for rectus divarification (separation of abdominal muscles) and following a C-Section delivery.
  • Pelvic floor re-education, or physiotherapy for pelvic floors – for incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain or following perineal trauma during delivery.
  • Individualised and safe ‘return to exercise’ programmes and Postnatal Pilates.
  • Book now for a Postnatal body check

Gynaecology physio:

The treatment of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain (vulvodynia & vaginismus) including:

  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (using Kegal exercises, real-time ultrasound, EMG biofeedback, muscle simulation and cones).
  • Manual therapy for overactive or painful pelvic floor muscles.
  • Bladder Training and Acupuncture for overactive bladder syndrome.
  • Safe rehabilitation following pelvic floor surgery or hysterectomy.

What is Women's Health Physiotherapy?

Women’s Health Physiotherapy looks after women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB). A women’s health physiotherapist must have specialist training and treats problems associated with the pelvic floor. They can treat pelvic pain and problems with both the bladder and the bowel including problems associated with pregnancy and childbirth.

What types of conditions can be treated with Women's Health Physiotherapy?

  • Pelvic pain 
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction including bladder, bowel incontinence 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Sexual dysfunction 
  • Pregnancy related pain 
  • Pelvic floor weakness in pregnancy 
  • Preparation through labour 
  • Problems with breastfeeding – blocked ducts, mastitis, engorgement 
  • Postnatal body check 
  • Menopause

What services do Women's Health clinics typically offer?

All of our clinics offer specialist services in treating pelvic floor dysfunctions (including bladder, bowel, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain conditions), full pregnancy assessments, postnatal body checks, breast feeding assessments, and menopause assessments.

Can Women's Health Physiotherapy help with sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction can be helped with women’s health physiotherapy. The physiotherapist can help with breathing, stretches and exercises which can help with the pain that may be brought on by intercourse. Advice and education can also be given on different devices or equipment to help return to intercourse as well as advice on positioning. 

What are some common causes of painful intercourse?

  • Tightness within the pelvic floor 
  • Vaginismus 
  • Vulvodynia 
  • Previous trauma 
  • Inflammation or infection 

What is the role of nutrition in Women's Health?

Your women’s health physiotherapist will always ask you about your diet and in particular your water intake. This can have a direct impact on the function of both your bladder and your bowel. 

It is really important to ensure you have a well balanced diet including enough fibre and water intake.

By having enough fibre in your diet it can assist in the function of your bowels and should mean you are less likely to strain. If you strain when trying to open your bowels it can have an impact on your pelvic floor and damage/ weakness.

What are some common menstrual problems and how can they be treated?

Common menstrual problems can include painful periods, heavy periods, irregular periods, swollen or sore breasts, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, constipation, mood swings, headaches, back pain, tiredness, difficulty concentrating/ sleeping, stomach pain.

The treatment varies from symptom to symptom. Painful periods can be treated with over the counter painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. If you are struggling to manage any of your symptoms or suffer with heavy or irregular periods it is suggested to speak to your GP for further advice on medication.

What is endometriosis and how is it treated?

Endometriosis is a chronic gynaecologic disease. Endometrial tissue which is found on the lining of your uterus is found in other locations. This commonly affects the ovaries, ligaments supporting the uterus, bowel, bladder and vagina. 

It can be treated with painkillers, hormonal medication and surgery. Women’s Health Physiotherapy can be helpful to manage symptoms including pain and to help increase the strength of the pelvis.

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and how is it managed?

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition which affects a woman’s ovaries. Harmless follicles can be found, which are underdeveloped sacs in which the egg is developed and the egg is often unable to be released. This means ovulation does not take place. SYmptoms include irregular periods or no periods, difficulty getting pregnant, excessive hair growth (normally on the chest, face, back or buttocks), weight gain, hair loss and oily skin/ acne.

There is no specific cure for polycystic ovary syndrome. Medicines are available to treat the symptoms such as excessive hair growth, irregular periods and fertility problems. If fertility medicines are not recommended then a small procedure called laparoscopic ovarian drilling may be recommended.


What is breast cancer and how is it diagnosed and treated?

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK and it is found within the breast tissue. 

Breast cancer is usually diagnosed by your GP after finding a lump in your breast. You would then be referred to a breast cancer clinic for further tests such as a mammography and a biopsy may be taken from the breast tissue. 

Depending on the type and stage of breast cancer it can be treated through surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

How can a Women's Health clinic help me with menopause?

A Women’s Health specialist can treat physical aches and pains, including pelvic floor rehabilitation for continence issues and self-care strategies to improve health, mood, sleep and well-being. 

What are some lifestyle changes that can promote Women's Health?

  • Regular walking 
  • Pilates style exercise 
  • Remaining generally active 
  • Varied diet including sufficient protein and fibre

Do I need a referral to visit a Women's Health clinic?

You can self-refer to any of our clinics. 

How often should I visit a Women's Health clinic?

This depends on what condition is being treated. This is something that will be discussed with you and your physiotherapist at your initial consultation. 

What types of healthcare professionals work at Women's Health clinics?

Qualified Specialist Women’s Health physiotherapists work in all the Women’s Health clinics. We also have Massage Therapists at some of our clinics.

Is there an age limit for receiving services at a Women's Health clinic?

We treat women from age 18 upwards. 

How much does it cost to visit a Women's Health clinic?

1 hour initial: £155

30 minute follow-up: £107

Postnatal body check 1 hour: £155

Can I bring my partner or support person to a Women's Health clinic appointment?

Yes, absolutely.

How do I schedule an appointment at a Women's Health clinic?

You can call us on 0207 036 0286.

Email us at wmhealth@sixphysio.com.

You can also book online at: CLICK HERE

What should I bring to my first appointment at a Women's Health clinic?

You might want to wear some comfortable clothing as we will be examining your body. 

Are Women's Health clinics LGBTQ+ friendly?

Yes we are.

How can I find a Women's Health clinic in my area?

You can type in your postcode on our website: https://www.sixphysio.com/clinics to find your nearest clinic.

Is there financial assistance available for Women's Health clinic services?

Unfortunately not, no.

Can I receive birth control services at a Women's Health clinic?

The short answer is no.

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