Women's Health

To find out about PREGANANCY PILATES
or to speak with our women’s Health
Physiotherapist, call us on 0208 869 0000.

Pelvic Floor, Obstetrics and Gynaecological Physiotherapy

Our Women’s health specialist Physiotherapists address a variety of problems related to pregnancy. We specialise in the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions both during pregnancy, and immediately postnatally.We provide treatment of bladder and bowel incontinence for men and women.


We also treat certain gynaecological conditions. Some of the pregnancy related conditions treated at The Sherwood Clinic are:

Back Pain

Sacro-iliac pain

Hip pain

Carpal tunnel


Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)

Rectus diastasis

Stress & urge Incontinence


Our aim is to prevent or alleviate the physical and emotional stresses of pregnancy and labour. We achieve this by improving the mother's physical fitness and her understanding of the changes taking place to her body during pregnancy.

We teach effective relaxation, breathing awareness and positioning techniques and thus help prepare the expectant mother to relieve tension and pain. And prepare her to enjoy a more positive birth experience. Where problems arise, such as backache, pelvic girdle pain and stress incontinence, we would provide expert treatment personalised to suit the expectant mothers’ needs.

Women commonly experience muscle and joint pain post-natally and can suffer with weakness of the lower abdominal and pelvic floor muscles in both vaginal and caesarean deliveries. Some of the postnatal conditions treated at The Sherwood Clinic are: Pelvic floor muscle weakness, prolapse and stress incontinence, lower back pain, thoracic spine pain, neck and upper shoulder pain and stiffness and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Pregnancy Pilates

At The Sherwood Clinic, we provide Pilates for pregnant mothers and after childbirth.

Pregnancy Pilates aims to maintain and moderately improve fitness levels, to help support you and your growing baby. Pilates is a body-conditioning exercise to maintain length, flexibility and improve circulation and postural awareness. With its focus on core stability and pelvic floor training it improves functional stability with improvements in pregnancy related pains.  It offers an aid for relaxation and an improvement in energy levels to support the demands during the antenatal and postnatal period.   

Gynaecology and Incontinence

Our professional expertise will maximize the opportunity for improvement of function and quality of life for those undergoing gynaecological surgery such as hysterectomy, post operative scarring and adhesions or incontinence related surgery. We optimise your post operative outcome and support you in achieving your goals with appropriate rehabilitation and lifestyle measures.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Our Women’s health physiotherapists are highly skilled in the assessment, management and treatment of the pelvic floor dysfunction of women with pelvic organ prolapse or bladder and bowel incontinence.

Baby massaging

Delivered by a physiotherapist this course aims to promote bonding, nurturing, touch and communication through practical sessions so that parents, caregivers and children are loved and respected.

Ayurveda for Women’s Health

Our lead clinician Sushma Sanghvi specialises in Ayurvedic treatment of Women’s health conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, infertility, post natal weight gain.

For more information on ayurveda and treatments provided click on the link below:


For more information about our women’s health services or to book for Pregnancy Pilates or a baby massage session, contact our reception on 0208 869 0000.