Pelvic and Women’s Health



We use the term pelvic AND women’s health now because more and more we are seeing men with chronic pelvic pain problems and continence issues. It’s not that they didn’t exist before – there is now just more acceptance and openness about such problems in men, and a realisation that it’s not always prostatitis that causes pelvic pain in men!

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are specialists in the whole range of problems related to pelvic and pelvic organ dysfunction and pain, including:


Pelvic and Back Pain with Pregnancy

Between 50 and 75% of pregnant women develop back and pelvic pain during pregnancy. In many cases this eases quickly and everything goes happily back to normal but in some cases it deteriorates severely and it can be very debilitating. This is one of the conditions in which the sooner you can get treatment the better. Physiotherapy can help significantly to get you back to normal and prevent deterioration.

Post Natal MOT

This may include the following:

  • Checking the abdominal muscles for separation and providing treatment
  • Checking the pelvic floor and perineum
  • Treatment for ongoing post-natal pain
  • Advice on return to exercise
  • Treatment for any ongoing pelvic floor problems
  • Assessment for prolapse


Urinary Incontinence can be experienced in various ways. The two most common types are Stress Incontinence (leakage with cough, sneeze, and physical exertion) and Urge Incontinence (frequent, urgent need to go to the toilet resulting in leakage). It is estimated that approximately 1 in 4 women suffer with urinary incontinence at some point in their lives. Physiotherapy is recommended by the Dept of Health and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as the first line treatment for these conditions and can be highly successful.


Pelvic Organ Prolapse is very common. Research suggests that around 50% of women with children will some form of prolapse which is often described by patients as “something coming down”… Physiotherapy is able to treat mild to moderate prolapse through very specific, palpation-assessment guided exercise.

Physiotherapist Helen Shepherd MSc MCSP is a specialist women’s and pelvic health Physiotherapist. She has been clinical lead for Pelvic Health at Salford Royal Hospital for 24 years, treating both men and women. There’s more about Helen here

If you would like to get in contact with Helen directly, please use the contact form below. Alternatively, give us a ring on 01625530794 and we’ll pass on the message

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