Women's Health physiotherapy helps manage and treat issues specific to women and men through their life stages - from young women, through the child-bearing years, to mid-life and beyond menopause.
Did you know that one in every three women who have ever had a baby have problems with bladder leakage? Unfortunately it is not a topic that is talked about a lot and the majority of these women suffer in silence, thinking it is just a normal part of life once you’ve had a baby. But it is not and there is help available! Physiotherapy can cure incontinence in 65% of cases. Polly Levinson discusses more here.
Polly sees many women who are keen to return safely to exercising after having a baby and she offers a postnatal return to exercise assessment with a report sent to your trainer.
In most cases of pelvic floor dysfunction, an internal vaginal examination is needed for accurate diagnosis and individualised treatment planning.
With overwhelming evidence supporting physiotherapy and pelvic floor muscle training post prostate surgery, Polly has completed further training and is now helping men with bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction and pelvic floor muscle training.
Research shows that for men undergoing radical prostatectomy or TURP, seeing a pelvic physiotherapist in the month prior to their surgery and again post-operatively, for assessment and individualised treatment with pelvic floor muscle training reduces the time it takes to regain continence. Polly uses real-time ultrasound to assess your pelvic floor muscle function and teach you how to use it correctly.
Polly Levinson, specialises in:
- musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy (back pain, pelvic girdle pain, tailbone pain, abdominal muscle separation, wrist pain)
- continence issues affecting both the bladder and bowel
- pelvic organ prolapse
- pelvic pain
- painful sex
- mastitis and blocked milk ducts
- issues that arise around menopause for Women
- pelvic floor muscle training post prostate surgery
- bladder and bowl dysfunction
- pelvic pain
- erectile dysfunction
A doctor’s referral is not required to see Polly Levinson.