Women's Health Physiotherapy

What is Women's Health Physiotherapy?

Women's health physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy, in which practitioners have specific knowledge and training in relation to the pelvic floor and the pelvis, this includes Obstetric (pregnancy) and gynaecological problems. 


As many as 1 in 3 women will experience a women's health problem within their lifetime. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends physiotherapy as conservative management for at least 3 months before other interventions should be considered.

Pelvic Health - conditions treated include:

Stress Incontinence

Urgency urinary incontinence


Pelvic Pain


Bladder pain syndrome

Painful Intercourse

Coccyx Pain


Tight pelvic floor muscles

Pre and post gynaecological surgery


Pregnancy and Post Natal:


Pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy

Low back pain during or after pregnancy

C-section assessments/scar therapy

Diastasis Recti rehabiltation

Recovery from birth trauma (and and 3rd degree tears)


The Mummy MOT

The Mummy MOT is a comprehensive assessment following child birth.  It is suitable for all mums, no matter how long ago you had your children.  Our bodies go through many changes while pregnant and during delivery, sometimes we need a little help with the healing process.


This assessment will include:




Pelvic floor muscles

Abdominal muscle for a diastasis rectus

C-section scar assessment if required

Screening for any bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction


Following the assessment you will be provided with a programme to meet your goals.


It is suitable from 6 weeks post delivery onwards.


Our Therapist

Delinda Goddard-Lane

Delinda qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2007. Having completed her rotations she decided to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has undertaken the specialist training to become a Women's Health Physiotherapist. She is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP), The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), The Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Society (POGP) and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).


As a lumbo-pelvic specialist Delinda treats ladies for a variety of issues with a special interest in post-natal recovery and recovery from Diastasis Rectus (abdominal muscle separation). A certified Pilates instructor through the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute), Delinda utilises Pilates within her treatment programmes as well as teaching stand alone classes for the general population and a specific baby friendly post-natal class. She prides herself on providing a holistic and individualised approach to all patients through a variety of treatment options, including manual therapy, western acupuncture, dry needling, kinesiology taping, myofascial and soft tissues release, pilates and general conditioning exercise.