To find out about PREGNANCY PILATES
or to speak with our women’s Health
The 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 specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions both during pregnancy, and immediately postnatal. We provide treatment of bladder and bowel incontinence for men and women.
We also treat certain gynecological 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 personalized to suit the expectant mothers’ needs.
Women commonly experience muscle and joint pain post-natally and can suffer from weakness of the lower abdominal and pelvic floor muscles in both vaginal and cesarean 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.
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 aid for relaxation and an improvement in energy levels to support the demands during the antenatal and postnatal period.
Gynecology and Incontinence
Our professional expertise will maximize the opportunity for improvement of function and quality of life for those undergoing gynecological surgery such as hysterectomy, post-operative scarring, and adhesions or incontinence related surgery. We optimize 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.
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 specializes in Ayurvedic treatment of Women’s health conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, infertility, postnatal 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.