Physiotherapy Women's Health

What is Women's Health Physiotherapy?


Specialist physiotherapy treatment and advice for women to resolve pelvic and pelvic floor problems


Our women's pelvic health physiotherapy assessment primarily focuses on pelvic and pelvic floor dysfunction. Women's pelvic health conditions can affect your confidence and ability to live life to the full at any age, whether or not you've had children.

Many women suffer from urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, bowel problems, pelvic or vaginal pain, and sexual dysfunction without knowing that physiotherapy can help.

Here at The House Clinics, our women's pelvic health physiotherapist, Helen Mcloughlin, is an expert in this field.  Her physiotherapy treatment, advice, and exercise programmes can help women find relief from painful and troublesome conditions so they can live life to the full.


Womens Health Physiotherappist in Bristol, Pelvic and pelvic floor dysfunction, The House Clinics


What conditions can we help with?

Postnatal back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica or abdominal separation
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Pelvic Pain

What does women's health physiotherapy treatment include?
Prices for women's health physiotherapy
How to book an appointment


Postnatal back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica or abdominal separation

Our women's health physiotherapy service can help resolve many postnatal problems experienced by women during pregnancy and after childbirth.

The Mummy MOT assessment is a specialist postnatal checkup that addresses back pain, pelvic girdle pain (PGP), symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), sciatica, abdominal separation, and postpartum tears.

The Mummy Mot is designed to screen for and assess any issues related to pregnancy and childbirth, including pelvic floor health, posture, and trauma such as tearing or tummy muscle separation. This assessment will help ensure a full recovery. The Mummy MOT can also help you get back to exercising and safely. 

You can find out more about our Mummy MOT service and book an appointment here.


Womens Health Physiotherapy, The Mummy MOT at The House Clinics, Bristol


Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The pelvic floor consists of a complex network of muscles that support the pelvic organs and form a uterine canal and a passage for urine and bowel movements. To remain continent, a woman's muscles need to be able to both contract and relax effectively. This is necessary for normal urine and bowel function, as well as for natural birth and sexual relations.

Pelvic floor problems can arise when the muscles are either very weak or very tense and overactive.


Symptoms of weak pelvic floor muscles

  • Incontinence (urinary or faecal)
  • Prolapse, or displacement of the pelvic organs

Having a weak pelvic floor is NOT only the result of having children or getting older - there are a variety of other reasons why this might happen.

Expert pelvic floor physiotherapy along with targeted exercises can help to reverse the symptoms.


Symptoms of tense pelvic floor muscles 

  • Frequent urination
  • Urge incontinence
  • Incomplete or painful emptying of the bladder
  • Constipation or pain during bowel movements
  • Pain in the lower back, pelvic or genital region, and during sex

There are several reasons why pelvic floor muscles might become tense, including trauma, childbirth, gynaecological procedures, or unresolved back or hip pain.

Effective physiotherapy treatment can help to reverse pelvic floor muscle tension.


Physiotherapy for Pelvic floor dysfunction, The House Clinics, Bristol


Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain in pregnancy is common, but women can experience it for a number of other reasons too. It can be steady or intermittent and often feels like an uncomfortable pressure or heaviness in the pelvic region. It is commonly seen in women during menopause, as a side effect of endometriosis, and after pelvic surgery or a hip replacement surgery. Chronic pelvic pain can be very difficult to live with.

Other symptoms include:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Pain during or after bowel movements or urinating
  • Pain when sitting for a long time
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary frequency/urgency
  • A sensation of incomplete bladder emptying
  • Difficulty fully emptying the bowel
  • Sleep disturbance/insomnia
  • depression, anxiety and memory loss


Womens Health Physiotherapy Clinic in Bristol. The House Clinics


What does women's health physiotherapy treatment include?

A pelvic health physiotherapy assessment is a 1-hour appointment at our clinic in Redland, Bristol. We advise you to wear comfortable, loose clothing.

The assessment includes:

  • A review of your complete medical history 

  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment

  • Examination of pelvis, legs and abdomen

  • Screening for bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction

  • Education and advice on lifestyle, diet and exercise (relating to your condition)

  • Bespoke rehabilitation programme

  • A written report on the findings of your assessment

Physiotherapy treatment for weak or overactive pelvic floor muscles, pelvic pain, prolapse, or post-operative pain may include a combination of education, manual therapy, relaxation techniques, and stretches and exercises.

To get the best results, it's important to be active in your rehabilitation and follow your physiotherapist's advice.


Helen Mcloghlin, Women's health physiotherapist at The House Clinics, Bristol


Prices for Women's Health Physiotherapy

An initial physiotherapy consultation, including treatment and advice: 1 hour - £85

Follow-up physiotherapy appointments: 30 minutes - £45


To book an appointment,  call us on 0117 942 0200

You can also book your appointment online


HCPC registered, Chartered society of physiotherapists, The House Clinics, Bristol  POGP physiotherapist, The House Clinics, Bristol

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