Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Specialist physio can make a real difference

Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapy can be a great help with pelvic issues related to continence, prolapse, overactive bladder, pelvic pain and instability. It can form a vital part of post-natal rehabilitation as well as being an effective way to address some of the issues caused by ageing and the menopause.

Experienced, approachable, knowledgeable​

Becky takes an holistic approach to women’s health; she’s passionate about considering the whole body – from the head to the gut and to the toe and everything in-between. Her specialist knowledge of movement dynamics and control and their effects on pelvic issues means she’s very conscious it’s not just about the pelvic floor!

Her empathetic and approachable manner helps put women at their ease, even when talking about sensitive health issues. She is very experienced working with post-natal ladies, as well as peri- and post-menopausal ladies. She’s also very aware of the importance of regular training and development to make sure advice is always up-to-date.

Post-natal women’s health​

A Women’s Heath Check to assess the integrity of the pelvic floor is of benefit to all post-natal ladies:

  • It can really help prevent or resolve any dysfunctions.
  • It can be helpful in advising on an effective, managed and safe return to fitness, therefore helping to avoid problems months, years or decades down the line.

You can have this check at any stage whether it be soon after giving birth or many years later.

Menopause and women’s health​

Hormonal changes during the menopause and post hysterectomy have a significant impact on pelvic function and health. Having a thorough Women’s health physio assessment can have a hugely positive impact in enabling you to continue to do the things you want to do.

Get in touch to find out more

What to expect

Making an appointment

You can contact Becky by picking up the phone, or email – whatever suits you best. You don’t need to be referred by your GP, or consultant.

Becky will be able to answer any questions you may have and advise if your problem is something she can help you with. Common problems include pelvic issues related to continence, prolapse, overactive bladder, pelvic pain and instability.

Once you’ve made an appointment Becky will email some forms for you to fill out before your first session. Getting these completed in advance helps leave more time for other aspects of the assessment within your session.

Where is your Midhurst Women’s Health Clinic?

Our Midhurst Women’s Health Clinic can be found at the Cowdray Treatment Rooms in Easebourne (just outside Midhurst).

There’s plenty of free parking and the rooms are both private and welcoming.

Your first appointment

Your first appointment will usually take around an hour and includes taking a very detailed and thorough history.

This first session usually includes a comprehensive musculoskeletal assessment of the low back, abdominal and pelvic regions.

As part of a Women’s Health Assessment you will also be offered an internal vaginal examination. The purpose of this internal examination is to assess the pelvic floor effectively / more comprehensively. Internal assessments are entirely optional and can be done either during this first session (time allowing) or subsequent sessions.

After the assessments Becky will work with you to determine how things can best be managed going forwards. She will fully explain the results of her assessments and develop an appropriate treatment plan for you.

Becky will give you some things to work on at home following your first session (such as postural modifications, exercises etc). This is then reviewed and adapted as your treatment progresses.

Further appointments

These take ¾ of an hour, unless an extended session is requested.

We’ll start by answering any questions you may have and discussing any changes you’ve experienced since following the recommended treatments. After that we’ll move on to treatment – which may involve manual therapy, exercise prescription and lifestyle modifications.