Women’s Health Physiotherapy

antenatal, postnatal or pelvic floor issues

Our specialised Women’s Health Physiotherapists can help you to manage your pain during pregnancy and help your recovery following it. Get in touch with us for more details.

Located in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Swadlincote. 



Many women are not aware that Physiotherapy can cure or help disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor, e.g. incontentance related to pelvic floor dysfunction. This lack of awareness means many women have struggled for many years with issues around the pevlis or pevlic floor, often but not always related to pregnancy. There is now strong evidence indicating that conservative Physiotherapy from practitioners with a special interest in Women’s Health can help.

Please note we do not offer internal pelvic examinations.

We Can Help With

  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain
  • Pelvic floor exercises for women
  • Pelvic floor exercises for men
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Incontentance
  • Exercises for during & after pregnancy
  • Activity advice for during & after pregnancy
  • Pilates in Womens Health Physiotherapy
Womens Pregnancy physio
Physio during pregnancy

Physio During pregnancy & postnatally

 Over a third of women experience low back pain during their pregnancy and one in five develop pelvic pain. This is mainly due to hormonal changes and the increasing weight of your baby and uterus.There are multiple treatment techniques that Physiotherapy can offer that can assist with this. These include:

  •     Manual Therapy
  •     Myofascial Release
  •     Massage
  •     Acupuncture
  •     Advice on Sleeping Position, Movement Modifications and Posture
  •     Pilates Based Stabilisation Exercises
These treatments and exercises can be used to support your body as it changes or to help it recover following your pregnancy. Pilates based core & pelvic stability exercises are valuable throughout and after pregnancy. These exercises strengthen the supporting muscles of the abdomen, pelvis and hips in a safe manner. This increased support helps eases the pressure on the lower back and pelvic floor, helping with symptoms of pain and incontinence.
There are many exercises and treatments that are not advised during pregnancy. With this in mind it is important you seek assistance from specialised healthcare professionals, which is what we offer at Vitalize Physiotherapy.

How Can Women’s Health Physiotherapy Help?

Pregnancy-related Incontinence / Pelvic Floor Dysfunction


Women can experience pregnancy-related incontinence one year or longer after having their baby. Dashing to the toilet or leaking when you cough, laugh or exercise is often caused by weak pelvic floor muscles. These muscles lift and support the pelvis and organs above. The increasing weight of your baby followed by the delivery can cause these muscles to weaken. They become less effective at at supporting the contents of the pelvis and symptoms such as urinary or bowel incontinence, urgency and pelvic organ prolapse may develop.

These muscles can become weak for multiple reasons. It is important to understand that it is NOT a normal part of the aging process. It can be treated without drugs or surgery through exercises and advice that improve the strength of your pelvic floor muscles. We will work with you to guide you on how to do this correctly, monitor your progress and modifying your programme so it is right for you.

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