We are so lucky at QuayPhysio because we have Wendy one of the few Specialists in this field. She has worked in Women’s and Men’s Health for over 14 years and previously led the Women’s Health and Continence Services in Cumbria.
Common conditions we treat include:
- Bladder urge and stress incontinence and over active bladder
- Bowel incontinence and constipation
- Pelvic pain during pregnancy
- Post natal tears
Wendy’s assessment and treatment is completely tailored to each individual. At all times patients are fully involved and informed in making decisions about their treatment. Sometimes specialist equipment is needed. This may include EMG biofeedback machines and neuromuscular stimulators. Wendy uses all the latest technology and gadgets and is used to working alongside GPs and Consultants in this field. In addition she can use acupuncture, manual therapy techniques and exercise therapy to help you.
Most people will improve with exercises and advice and may only need 2-4 sessions (which are unlikely to be weekly). If you want to have a quick chat with Wendy in confidence, to see if she can help you please give us a call. Many people of any age have these problems at some point in their lives. Please call or email for an appointment and don’t suffer in silence
At Quayphysio we see a lot of women between the ages of 40-60 years. Of course, during that period of time either those women are in perimenopause, menopause or post menopause.
We like to be able to help you to move smoothly through this transition, to inform you and give you the best advice available.
The average age for women to reach the menopause in the UK is 51. Perimenopause is the period of time when your hormones are changing and you are truly in menopause when your periods have stopped for one year. Menopause occurs due to gradual changes within the ovaries, causing a reduction in oestrogen. The other sex hormones, progesterone and testosterone can alter in levels too.
There are three types of oestrogen with around 400 functions in the female body. It is not surprising that some women experience symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, incontinence, mood changes and headaches.
However, many women are happy to see the end of messy monthly bleeding, mood changes and having to take contraception.
If you would like to know more about hormones, how to reduce stress levels, the best exercise to do after menopause, pelvic health and the best diet after menopause then we have the information for you!
We have developed a USB stick that is packed full of information. There are six, 20-minute lectures on hormones, what can I do to help change the way my body feels in peri-menopause and menopause, stress, pelvic health, exercise and diet. There is also a 6-week exercise programme for you to follow and recorded relaxation sessions.
This is available to buy at our reception desk at the HealthHub.