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Women's health physiotherapy

What is Women's Health Physiotherapy

Women's health physiotherapy addresses some of the issues that women commonly experience throughout their lives. A women's health physiotherapist is trained in managing changes that arise during the ante and post natal period for women who undergo pregnancies as well as other common gynaecological complaints. From general pelvic aches and pains to continence concerns, prolapses, constipation and bowel dysfunctions, women's health physiotherapists are able to provide treatment to women all ages.

Our women's health Physiotherapists are trained in using conservative measures in treating mastitis for breast feeding mothers, and improving the release of painful blocked milk ducts. You may need to discuss this with a qualified healthcare professional to ensure there is no infection before you embark on treatment.

Our therapists have experience in treating post surgical mastectomies, breast reconstructions and augmentations by using different skills including manual therapy, exercise therapy and providing the best advice at the right time.

Ante-natal care

Ante-natal physiotherapy

As exciting as being pregnant is, it can also be incredibly uncomfortable and scary at times! We can help you deal with pregnancy related low back, thoracic or neck pain; SIJ problems; pelvic girdle pain (pubic symphysis disorders) and nerve problems in the legs and hands. We'll also advise on how to strengthen your pelvic floor to prevent or treat continence issues. We can give you tips on birthing positions and how to achieve an active birth and how to best prepare for labour with breathing and relaxation techniques.

Pregnancy massage

Our massage therapists are fully trained in pregnancy massage. Why not treat yourself to an hour of relaxation and ease your tired back, legs and shoulders? They can also use lymphatic drainage techniques to help with swelling and reduce fluid retention.

Pilates for pregnancy

Keep yourself in shape and ease pain and stiffness with a regular Pilates class. Our instructors and physiotherapists are all trained to adapt Pilates exercises for every stage of pregnancy.

Post-natal care / Mummy MOT

Our women's health and Mummy MOT practitioners at Sprint Physio are able to provide in depth assessments and advice for women recovering after having given birth naturally or through a Caesarean section.

Some women may struggle with aches, pains, pelvic floor or continence problems. Others may be struggling with getting their tummy muscles back into shape and getting back to fitness. Others may just want some guidance in knowing how and if they are on the right path to recovery and when they can go back to specific activities, such as exercising or intimate relations.

It can be a very stressful time after your baby is born, and being in pain or struggling with continence problems can make it even more difficult. At Sprint, our women's health physiotherapists and Mummy MOT practitioners can help with the following issues post-pregnancy:

  • Perineal tears/episiotomies and painful Caesarean scaring
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor re-education
  • Incontinence
  • Urinary frequency and urgency
  • Diastisis recti abdominis / tummy muscle separation
  • Prolapsing
  • Pelvis, back, neck and shoulder pain

If you have any of the above issues, book an appointment for a women's health assessment. One of our lovely therapists will be able to provide time, care, guidance and support on tackling these and getting you back to you as soon as possbile.

Physiotherapy for mastitis

If you are suffering from blocked milk ducts or mastitis, we recommend that you seek treatment as soon as possible with one of our women's health physiotherapists. They will use ultrasound and lymphatic drainage to break up the blockage in a safe and effective manner and will also teach you self-help techniques. You will mostly likely need between 2-5 treatments, depending on the severity of the blockage.


Our therapists understand how the pelvic floor muscles work and how they contribute to the control of your bladder and bowels as well as act as a support for your pelvic organs and spine. A specialist physiotherapist can provide help in assessing and understanding problems with your continence and jointly decide a treatment plan that is most suitable.

Our therapists can help train pelvic floor and core muscles before or after gynaecological surgeries such as hysterectomies or repairs and trauma. They can help you cope with symptoms of minor prolapse in the pelvic area.

Continence problems can affect women of all ages; however by learning some simple techniques, women can retrain their pelvic floor muscles to overcome this, even if such issues have been long standing.

Following breast surgery

Many women experience cording within the chest and upper arm after mastectomy, which can leave these areas feeling restricted and tight. Our physiotherapists use specific manual therapy techniques to help reduce pain and optimise function.

Our clinicians have many years of experience in their specialist fields and appreciate the sensitivity surrounding these conditions. You will receive an empathetic and caring approach to both assessment and treatment. We ensure complete privacy and confidentiality, and recognise your need for dignity.

Please contact us to book an appointment or for more information on any of the services available at our clinics.

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Our services cover the following locations (if your location is not listed please don't hesistate to get in touch and ask us if we can help you):

Kensington - W8 - W14 - SW7 - Notting Hill - W11 - W2 - W10 - Chelsea - SW10 - Knightsbridge SW1 - SW3 - Fulham - W6 - Hammersmith - W6 - W12 - Hyde Park and Holland Park, Paddington, Bayswater, Marylebone W1, W2

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Sprint Physiotherapy
Sprint Physiotherapy
2 Drayson Mews
W8 4LY
Paddington Clinic
Sprint Physiotherapy
Winston Churchill Wing
St Mary's Hospital
Winsland Mews
W2 1NY
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Hydrotherapy Department
Ground Floor, South Wing
Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
W6 8RF
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