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Project Description

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting the
pelvis and pelvic floor for women of all stages of life

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor for women of all stages of life

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Women’s Health Physio is the therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor for women of all stages of life. This includes antenatal, postnatal and gynaecological problems. Many of these can be prevented and most conditions are treatable regardless of age.

Sophie is our women’s health specialist physiotherapist who has a wealth of experience in the treatment of pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain and postnatal and menopausal gynaecological problems. She has worked in the NHS for a London teaching hospital for 9 years and alongside this in the private sector.

Sophie is a fully certified APPI Pilates instructor and finds Pilates integral to the rehabilitation of pelvic floor and abdominal weakness. Sophie is acupuncture trained through ALIED and uses acupuncture in the treatment of joint pain, muscle tension and bladder urgency.

Sophie is a member of the association for Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

ANTENATAL

A woman’s body undergoes an extraordinary change during pregnancy. Hormones are released to make your ligaments and muscles more elastic. This allows your body to accommodate for the growing baby and prepares for childbirth. As a result your joints are less supported and this can lead to aches and pains in the back and pelvis.

Keeping fit throughout pregnancy is good for you and your baby. It will strengthen your joints and prevent those aches and pains.

Sophie can help you with:

  • Pregnancy pain – in the back, pelvic girdle, ribs or perineum. Also management of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Bladder and bowel problems
  • Preparation for labour (breathing exercises, massage and relaxation)
  • Pregnancy Pilates

POSTNATAL

The Mummy MOT:

It’s important after childbirth to encourage the muscles of the pelvic floor and abdomen to strengthen once again, to realign the back and generally get back in shape.

The Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal assessment recommended for all women following delivery – whether 6 weeks or many years after. Sophie is a Mummy MOT practitioner and provides a comprehensive postnatal examination and physiotherapy treatment plan looking at posture, breathing, tummy gap and pelvic floor strength.

A bespoke postnatal recovery programme will be devised especially for you, your lifestyle and fitness goals.

The Mummy MOT includes:

  • Posture analysis
  • Full back and pelvis assessment
  • Abdominal muscle assessment, including check for muscle separation using real-time ultrasound
  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment and re-training
  • Postnatal Pilates exercises to aid safe return to exercise

GYNAECOLOGY:

Women’s Health Physio can help you at any stage of your life, particularly with sensitive issues such as vaginal or bladder problems. The menopause is another stage in life that can bring benefits as well as challenges.
Sophie is an expert in this field and can offer advice and assistance during her private and confidential consultations.

Sophie can help you with:

  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bladder problems such as incontinence
  • Bowel problems such as loss of control or constipation
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Painful intercourse
  • Symptoms of menopause
  • Surgery – preparation and recovery

Treatment:

All treatment sessions are confidential and take place in private treatment rooms. Treatment sessions will be 30-45 minutes long depending on your needs and may include any of the following:

  • Re-education of pelvic floor muscles
  • Biofeedback and muscle stimulation for the pelvic floor
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point release
  • Scar massage, mobilisation and desensitisation
  • Acupuncture including dry needling
  • Bladder retraining
  • Lifestyle and dietary advice
  • Tailored Pilates exercise programmes

Sophie works from our Chelsea clinic on a Thursday afternoon.

If you would like to book an appointment with Sophie Lax then please call our admin team on 0207 482 3875. If you have a question about this service then please email Sophie direct on sophielax@complete-physio.co.uk

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