Women’s Health Physiotherapy

What is Women’s Health Physiotherapy?

Women’s Health physiotherapy involves the treatment of symptoms related to the pelvis and pelvic floor, including prolapse and incontinence.  There is a growing base of evidence which indicates that physiotherapy can be beneficial in the management of these symptoms.

At your initial appointment, a detailed history will be taken and then a treatment plan specific to your needs will be devised.  If appropriate, you may be offered an internal examination.  This will allow the pelvic floor muscles to be assessed for strength and muscle tone; it also enables checking for signs of pelvic organ prolapse.  An individualised exercise programme will then be provided and the findings from the assessment will be discussed with you.

Samantha Baker – Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Conditions I treat include:
  • Urinary incontinence:
  • stress urinary incontinence
  • urgency
  • urge incontinence
  • mixed incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Perineal trauma following childbirth (urinary and bowel symptoms)
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction associated with dyspareunia
  • Perineal/episiotomy and caesarean section scarring
Treatments I offer include:
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises
  • Biofeedback and muscle stimulation for pelvic floor muscle retraining
  • Internal pelvic floor muscle release
  • Bladder calming and retraining advice
  • Advice on toileting and positional modifications
  • Advice on the management of symptoms arising from pelvic organ prolapse
  • Perineal and scar massage

About me

I qualified as a physiotherapist with a BSc (Hons) degree in 2002.  I have been working specifically in Women’s Health for the last 12 years and have completed several post-graduate POGP courses in this area.  I work within both the NHS and private practice at KIMS Hospital.

How to get in touch

Physiotherapy Department

Maidstone Hospital

Tel: 01622 224300

Email: sambaker1@nhs.net