The Only Women’s Health Clinic in Luton

What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?

Women’s health physiotherapy is a rehabilitation program that improves the quality of women’s’ lives by treating those embarrassing problems that many women face after having a baby.
Recent research-based evidence and government health guidelines recommend Physiotherapy treatment for pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence, constipation, prolapse and pelvic pain.
At PPC you’ll find a holistic care which is specialised in helping to solve symptoms such as lack of bladder control, uterine prolapse, poor bowel function, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain.

Women’s Health Conditions We Treat

We offer specialised assessment and treatment for the following conditions at PPC.

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Incontinence
  • Musculoskeletal problems after pregnancy
  • Musculoskeletal problems arising from gynaecological problems and/or surgery
  • Pudendal Neuralgia/nerve entrapment
  • Coccydynia
  • Rectus Diastasis (separation of the abdominal wall after giving birth)

If you suffer from a women’s health condition that we have not mentioned, please give us a call so that our Physiotherapist can guide you better.

What will happen in Your First Appointment?

Your first appointment will include a very sensitised thorough assessment with our Physiotherapist that has been trained well with the required skill set by the Mummy MOT, which is a specialist centre for Women’s health physiotherapy. The rehab program will be catering to all the concerns that affects the mum’s quality of life. Rest assured that all information is completely confidential.

With your consent, you will be receiving a physical assessment of your abdomen, pelvis and lumbar spine. If needed and only with your consent you will be offered an internal examination to test the muscle tone and strength of your pelvic floor. Individualised tailored exercise programme will be created for you. You will also receive advise you on your diet, exercise and pain management.

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How Can We Help You?

Your PPC Physiotherapist will treat you confidentially as an individual and tailor the Rehab program specifically to your worries.
Pelvic floor disorders
Incontinence
Postpartum Joint & Muscle Issues
Pudendal Neuralgia/nerve entrapment
Pelvic Girdle Pain

What is Pelvic Girdle Pain?

PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain) is a condition which causes pain and stiffness in the pelvic region as well as Lower Back. The symptoms may vary as well as the severity, but the condition is treatable. It is very common problem. About 1 in every 5 women experience is during or after pregnancy. It is very important to address this issue with a trained physiotherapist.

Pelvic Organ prolapse is in simple terms movement or slipping of pelvic organs from their original position. This could happen due to immense pressure of bearing down during vaginal delivery or due to chronic constipation. This could happen due to reduced muscle strength or due to scarring internally. Either way it is a treatable condition and it is very crucial to see a trained physiotherapist to address the problem.

It is the leaking of urine due to any abdominal pressure such as coughing, sneezing, laughing. This leaking could happen due to reduced muscle strength of pelvic floor. You don’t have to suffer in silence. This problem is also treatable. It is imperative that you see a physiotherapist to improve your quality of life as well as avoid future problem.

Recurring problem with regards to arousal, decreased libido due to pain or fear of being intimate is all termed Sexual Dysfunction. A careful assessment with a trained physiotherapist can solve the root of the problem and bring back the quality of your life.

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Mummy MOT Assessment

What is a Mummy MOT?

The Mummy MOT is a very thorough post-natal physiotherapy assessment. It is highly recommended to every woman that has given birth specially to help new mums, to address any issues they might most likely face since giving birth and help them get back to their functional health and fitness.
Why is a Mummy MOT so important?
Normal deliveries and C-section are a life-changing, overwhelming experiences, but at the same time it also causes several significant changes in your body that can lead to long-term issues if ignored. The changes include;

• Changes in posture
• Chronic pelvic girdle pain
• Muscle imbalances
• Sexual dysfunction
• Compromised core strength
• Bladder and bowel incontinence

If you have recently had your baby, most likely you might have been ignoring some nagging issues that you might be facing since you have had your baby. It could be anything from simple back ache to urine leakage to pain down there. It could present in any form and ignoring it can lead to detrimental knock on effects latter down the line. That is why it is necessary to have a thorough assessment and possibly treatment with a Mommy MOT physiotherapy practitioner.

The Mummy MOT is carried out by Aisha Naeem. During the assessment, she will gather as much information about your issues before pregnancy, during pregnancy, during labour and after, and addresses those key areas most likely to be highly affected by childbirth, including;

• Any bothersome pains
• Posture mal alignment
• Breathing altered patterns
• Gap in tummy
• Weak pelvic floor muscle

The assessment details will be shared with you and then the tailored exercise program will be made according to your needs, concerns and goals. The rehab program is designed to bring you back to functional lifestyle as before.

How soon after childbirth should a Mummy MOT be carried out?

Ideally it should be after your GP 6-week appointment. The sooner, the better but it’s NEVER too late even if it has been years after childbirth. the Mummy MOT can help you identify the cause of your issues, and advise on a safe, effective exercise programme to address them.

We aim to see you within 24 hours so contact us to make an appointment or to find out more information on how we can help you, please call us on 07515280990 or email us info@primephysiocare.co.uk