REFERRAL TO A WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST
No exercise program can, or should claim to, deal with every situation, and at Mums Vitality we know only too well of the incidence of severe diastasis, pelvic floor symptoms, hernia, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic girdle pain and other abdominal and pelvic conditions which fall beyond our expertise or ability to diagnose or resolve without medical intervention. You can read our full medical disclaimer in the Terms and Conditions link at the bottom of this page.
The True Vitality 4 Mums Programmes are excellent complement to your prescribed treatment if you are already undergoing treatment, but True Vitality 4 Mums founder Laura Uglow is a fitness professional and makes no claim to being medically qualified. When you want or need to consult with a qualified medical professional for one on one, hands-on, personal diagnosis and help… You need to call in a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. In the UK, a specialist WHP is a Physiotherapist who has specialised in the fields of Obstetrics (pregnancy) and Gynaecology.
WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE A WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
—When you are:
In pain. Could be pain in your back/neck/pelvis/ribs… If it hurts, get it checked.
—When you have:
Pelvic floor problems (urinary or faecal incontinence, prolapse, pelvic floor pain, or are unsure if can contract correctly);
—Significant diastasis recti > greater than 3 fingers width
Your current abdominal strengthening program is not working;
—You feel anxious about returning to exercise safely post-partum;
—You would like a Post-Natal MOT; or…
…You’re not sure if you need to or not!
WHAT DOES A WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST DEAL WITH?
Obstetrics issues including:
Ante/Postnatal Joint Pain
Ante/Postnatal Muscular Pain
Ante/Postnatal Nerve Pain
Postnatal Diastasis Recti / Abdominal retraining
Gynaecological issues including:
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Floor Pain
HOW DO YOU GET A REFERRAL IN THE UK TO A WOMEN'S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
NHS | You can request a GP referral to a local Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Website for the http://pogp.csp.org.uk/ – Formerly the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists for Women’s Health ACPWH Chartered Society for Physiotherapy Member Directory . You can also copy and paste this url to help you find a local physiotherapist. http://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/find-physio/physio2u