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Pelvic health assessments

Pelvic health physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy aimed at treating symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction as well as caring for women during and after pregnancy.

Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms may include incontinence (leaking of wee, poo or wind), pelvic organ prolapse (mostly commonly felt as heaviness or a bulge within the vagina) or pelvic pain.

1 in 3 women suffer with incontinence and up to 1 in 2 women will develop pelvic organ prolapse. 

Most commonly these symptoms can occur during pregnancy,

post-natally, during peri-menopause or post-menopause. They can also be caused by other factors that you may not be aware of such as hyper-mobility syndrome, weight lifting and constipation, just to name a few.   

Sadly, a lot of women feel they have to accept these symptoms as just something that happens after you have children and don't realise that a lot of these symptoms are treatable, even after years of suffering. 

With your consent, the gold-standard assessment of the pelvic floor is a gloved, one finger, vaginal examination to palpate the pelvic floor muscles at the entrance of the vagina. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of a vaginal examination there is still plenty of advice which is likely to be beneficial to you and there are alternative ways of assessing pelvic function if needed. We are happy to discuss these options with you during your appointment. 

Please be advised we are unable to provide a formal chaperone but you are welcome to bring someone along  as an informal chaperone, for support if you wish. Please see link below for more details.

 

Prices:

New pelvic health assessment (60 mins) : £60

Follow up pelvic health assessment (30 mins) - £40

Antenatal Advice Session

A one off 1 hour session to discuss all things pelvic health in pregnancy.

 

This essential information is often only accessed by women once they have a problem during pregnancy or postpartum.

 

Armed with the right information, you have the power to prevent many of these problems including pelvic girdle pain, low back pain incontinence and prolapse.

The session will cover advice on:

 

  • Exercising safely in pregnancy

  • What your pelvic floor actually is and how to keep it strong

  • Preventing and managing tummy muscle separation

  • Posture

  • The importance of bowel health

  • Returning to activity postpartum

  • Recognising bothersome postpartum symptoms

Suitable for any stage of pregnancy, the earlier the better (given that you haven't been given any restrictions for activity by your midwife).

Price: £50 

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Postnatal

The Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal assessment for women following vaginal and C-section deliveries.  For mums of 6 weeks to 10 years and beyond.  It is never too late to achieve your postnatal goals.

60-90 min assessment

  • Full movement and postural screen

  • Abdominal muscle separation check

  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment

  • Detailed screening for bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction.

Following your assessment you will receive:

  • Full written report of your assessment

  • Comprehensive rehab plan

  • Future treatment plan to help you achieve your goals

Price : £90

FAQs

 

What does a pelvic floor assessment involve?

 

As well as looking externally at your posture, breathing, tummy muscles and pelvic floor movement, the best way to assess your pelvic floor is internally. Your pelvic floor can be easily accessed via a gloved, one finger, vaginal examination where we can fully assess how well the muscle is working.

How long after birth can I have a Mummy MOT?

 

Our postnatal checks can be completed any time from 8 weeks postpartum, after your 6-8 week GP check. Even mums who had a baby many years ago can benefit from a Mummy MOT, with or without symptoms, to help to treat any problems but also keep you injury free.

 

Do I have to have any symptoms to have a Mummy MOT?

 

No! If you are lucky enough to be feeling like you don’t have any issues postnatally, you can still benefit from a Mummy MOT screen. This can help to prevent problems occurring later on and help you to safely return to exercise and sport.

 

Contact Us

Unit 4, Langage South Road, Langage Business Park, Plympton, PL7 5FL

07584 350974

01752 963117

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