Postnatal & continence physiotherapy in Stockport

Women's Health Physiotherapy Specialists
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A leading provider of women's postnatal & continence physiotherapy in Stockport.

Our women’s health physiotherapist offers specialist postnatal and continence physiotherapy expertise for issues such as abdominal weakness, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), or discomfort after a tear or episiotomy.

Whether you gave birth recently or became a mum some months, or years, ago, these issues do not need to become part of life.

Our physiotherapy team are also experts in helping women with postnatal pelvic, back and hip pain, neck and shoulder pain related to breast feeding, lifting and carrying children, and helping mother’s return to their pre-pregnancy fitness.

A medical referral is not required, and we can quickly and easily arrange an initial consultation for you.

Specialist postnatal physiotherapy treatment

Our highly experienced practitioners offer a range of specialist and effective, evidence-based treatment options such as physiotherapy designed to encourage your abdomen to ‘knit’ back together.

We will also provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to administer your own perineal scar massage for the recovery of tears or episiotomy experienced during childbirth.

Babies and small children welcome!

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Specialist urinary continence physiotherapy treatment

Our women’s health physiotherapy also offers specialist continence physiotherapy for the prevention and management of urinary incontinence or pelvic floor dysfunction.

Although these conditions can often occur following pregnancy and childbirth, a loss of bladder control can also happen to anyone as a culmination of constipation, heavy lifting, obesity, high impact sports, ageing, menopause, genetics or pelvic surgery.

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Post-natal and continence physiotherapy

Urinary incontinence symptoms and treatment

Urinary incontinence symptoms can range from a very small leak to loss of a large amount of urine. The most common kind of leakage is called Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), but there are other types too:

Stress Urinary Incontinence – can include leak on coughing, laughing, bending, lifting, sneezing, running, jumping.

Urge Incontinence – having to rush to the toilet and leaking on the way, leak on urge or as sitting to empty your bladder.

Urge – frequently needing to empty your bladder (very often), always looking out for a toilet.

Prolapse – positioning of prolapse and bladder, weakness within the pelvic floor muscle.

Although relatively common, with approximately 1 in 3 women reporting symptoms of urinary incontinence or pelvic floor dysfunction, only 25% may seek or receive treatment.

Our specialist physiotherapists can equip you with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to manage, treat, and often completely resolve continence problems.

Research shows that with the right input, 80% of patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) can expect a complete resolution of symptoms, so there is really no need to suffer in silence.

Loss of bladder control does not need to be tolerated or suffered, as specialist continence physiotherapy can usually help and a medical referral is not required.

You can book your specialist women’s health physiotherapy consultation online or, if you would like to know more about how our specialist continence and/or postnatal physiotherapy could help you, please contact us and one of our specialist physiotherapy team will be happy to discuss your needs and offer further advice, without obligation.

Your appointment

During your initial consultation you will be able to discuss your difficulties and the results you would like to achieve with one of our specialist continence physiotherapists.

The physiotherapist will also provide a vaginal examination to assess your pelvic floor and to ensure you are comfortably able to perform exercises, before discussing your own personalised exercise programme.

Initial consultation appointments are 45 minutes and we would request you wear comfortable, loose clothing for the purposes of the assessment by the physiotherapist.

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Your personalised exercise programme

Your tailored physiotherapy exercise programme can effectively prevent and manage incontinence by showing you how to:

  • Locate and effectively strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
  • Retrain your bladder for urge.
  • Use bracing techniques called the KNACK to give support during activities where you would perhaps leak/lose urine.

Once you are feeling fully confident and comfortable in completing the exercises, they can usually be continued independently at home without the need for long term clinic intervention or visits.

Throughout your specialist postnatal or continence physiotherapy treatment, we will always work closely with our wider physiotherapy team and will refer you for further medical consultation, if required.

We also offer our clients specialist physiotherapy-led Pilates, as a gentle and effective method of stretching and strengthening core muscles involved in continence. Your specialist physiotherapist would be happy to discuss the potential benefits of this complementary therapy with you during your treatment.

tamla fox Women’s Health physiotherapist

Tamla Fox Chartered Physiotherapist in Women’s Health
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, POGP

Tamla graduated in 2008 from Manchester University with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy. A leading Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist within the NHS, Tamla brings a unique wealth of specialist expertise in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, bladder urgency and retraining and prolapse education.

Tamla Fox Chartered Physiotherapist in Women’s Health
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, POGP

tamla fox Women’s Health physiotherapist

Tamla graduated in 2008 from Manchester University with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy. A leading Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist within the NHS, Tamla brings a unique wealth of specialist expertise in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, bladder urgency and retraining and prolapse education.

If you are unsure whether our specialist women’s physiotherapy services could help you, please call us on 0161 426 0100 or email enquiries@marplephysio.com and Tamla will be happy to discuss your needs and offer her advice, without obligation.

To book your consultation please complete our online booking form*.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your needs, without obligation.

* Please note: If your treatment costs are to be paid directly by your health insurance company, we kindly ask that you contact us by phone or email to arrange your appointment.

0161 426 0100

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Marple Physiotherapy
4.9
Based on 38 reviews
Christopher L.
06:54 04 Nov 22
Brilliant, extremely knowledgeable and caring. They put me at ease which is very difficult when you have a very painful back. Everything from the therapy provided to the online programme they use to send you exercises is first class.
Kieran B.
12:52 23 May 22
I had physio on my shoulder with Liz and she is very friendly and an expert at what she does. She was quick to diagnose the issue and give me the appropriate exercises that helped fix the problem. Would definitely recommend.
James B.
09:05 03 Sep 21
I had a sports massage with Nicky. Overall, a brilliant service which I would highly recommend.
Mark B.
14:42 11 Jul 21
I received fantastic service from Marple Physiotherapy and my physiotherapist Nicky. The causes of my hip injury were investigated and clearly explained, and I was given several recovery exercises to follow. All in all a very rigorous, personable, and tailored experience. Would highly recommend.
Ste W.
06:07 25 Mar 21
I went to Marple Physiotherapy after I slipped on the ice with my dog and hurt my neck/shoulder. After many sleepless nights in agony I went to see Liz, who over a few visits worked wonders and had me pain free and most importantly got me my full movement back in my right arm. Everything from what she did in the practice to the exercises see gave me to do at home is geared up to promote a speedy recovery and her knowledge is incredible.Can’t recommend them enough, would definitely suggest a visit if you have any aches or pains.
Anthony W.
11:44 02 Mar 21
Very pleased indeed with the treatment. Working a treat. Home excercises are extremely helpful. Definitely recommend.
Dan L.
12:42 19 Feb 21
Great fiendly service. Nice premises. Liz sorted my issues out. Will return!
Dave
16:17 18 Dec 20
I arranged with Nicky for some physio on my father’s shoulder at short notice as my dad was in a lot of pain.He is so happy with the Sevice and effort Nicky gave him today and is very pleased with the results already. Thanks so much for looking after him. He will be returning next week..
Clare M.
11:31 19 Apr 20
Before lockdown I started treatment with Julie on my C-section scar. I have suffered with pain, aggressively red looking scar which was hypertrophic for a year. After a discussion and 3 sessions with Julie I saw an improvement. We did specific massage, which involved super gentle movement technique, along with an ultrasound treatment. Julie explained exactly how to treat my scar at home so I could continue with the movement technique myself.The scar is now less aggressive looking and in parts starting to turn skin colour and has more movement all along the scar. Although not 100% pain free just yet, it is a massive improvement.If you have any scar pain then I highly recommend having a chat with Julie and she can talk you through what treatment is best suited to you.
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