Female Health & Pregnancy
The broad heading of Female Health covers any specific problem relating to Obstetric or Gynaecological function although this can also be extended to cover musculo-skeletal problems (bones, joints and soft-tissue) that are specific to the Female form or function.
Assessment, advice and treatment is offered predominantly by our female physiotherapists with more complex cases or those requiring specialist skills seen by our Women’s Health Specialist, Camilla McQuade.
Confidential, considerate and professional assessment is followed by treatments agreed with you and delivered using simple but effective methods designed to maximise your potential and build confidence.
We regularly treat patients with back and pelvic pain associated with pregnancy, pain and discomfort from abdominal scar tissue, pelvic floor weakness, incontinence, and post-operative patients including poor musculature following Caesarean section.
Pelvic Floor Weakness & Incontinence
Breast Surgery Rehabilitation
Following surgery to the breast many people suffer from restricted movement and pain from the shoulder and neck. Of course, the worry caused by the nature of such surgery might leave the thought of physiotherapy fairly low down your list of priorities but as general recovery takes place the pain and restricted movement in the shoulder and neck might become more troublesome and frustrating.
Surgery and radiotherapy can often cause damage to the connective tissue joining the chest, shoulder and neck regions. This tissue covers and lies between muscles, attaching to the covering of bones and providing a link between your skin and the underlying tissue.
Following careful assessment of the injured tissue, gentle but specific and specialised treatment to the affected areas will produce a marked increase in your range of movement and reduction in painful symptoms.
Treatment can begin immediately post-surgery and prior to radiotherapy but should never be carried out during a course of radiotherapy. Successful treatment can even be provided many years after surgery so please do not continue to manage pain or discomfort, we can often help.
Therapy offered following any surgery should be gentle and extremely well managed but this is particularly relevant after breast surgery with the issues involved often calling for even more discretion, understanding and patience. The team at Bevan Wilson have a wealth of experience in this area and we are always pleased to offer clear practical advice and assistance.