Pelvic health and post-natal wellbeing
Physiotherapy helps people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
The Island is well serviced by a broad range of general musculoskeletal therapists, while we provide a specialised service focussing on Pelvic Health and Post-Natal wellbeing.
Pelvic health is looking at dysfunctions in the muscles, joints and ligaments in your abdomen, pelvis and hips. It also includes bladder and bowel problems caused by pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
Anyone can be affected: men, women and children. 25% of adult women over 20 years old suffer from a pelvic health disorder which increases to 40% when aged 40-50 and more than 50% of women aged 60+. 10% of men also suffer from a pelvic floor dysfunction condition. According to The British Association of Urological Surgeons 60-80% of these patients have never sought medical advice for their condition and 35% view it simply as part of the ageing process. Due to an aging population this is predicted to significantly increase over time.
We are now offering post-natal screening assessments for new mothers. Issues covered include the treatment of post-birth dysfunctions and addressing any pelvic health needs as a result of giving birth – including getting back into exercise!
If your baby is at least 3 months old and you would like to book a screening appointment before setting up a video call with Sophie Tyrrell, please call 724184.
Our service is led by Sophie Tyrrell who has completed a post-graduate certificate in continence physiotherapy from the University of Bradford and is one of a small number of physiotherapists qualified to treat pelvic health issues in Guernsey.