BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, SRP
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Gemma graduated from the University of Brighton in 1998 and has worked extensively within the public and private sector in both Australia and the UK.
Gemma has a specific interest in the area of Women's Health, specialising in the treatment of both gynaecological and obstetric conditions as well as treating all musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries both acute and chronic. Her passion for treating is evident through her comprehensive, holistic and compassionate approach to identifying the underlying causes and problems. Her treatments utilise a combination of manual therapy, clinical rehabilitation, Pilates and acupuncture.
Women's Health is a specialist area of Physiotherapy. Focusing on Women throughout life's changes, from the teenage years to the pregnant and post natal period, and into the post menopausal stage.
As many as 1 in 3 women experience pelvic floor issues at some stage in their lives, however the topic is still very much 'taboo' and not openly known about or discussed. Gemma is passionate that these women be cared for by a specialised physiotherapist who can appropriately assess, diagnose and treat with the expertise, time and empathy that these patients deserve.
Gemma has over 15 years of experience in treating a wide range of gynaecological and obstetric (pregnancy) related conditions including:
- Bladder problems (leaking and/or the frequent and urgent need to empty your bladder)
- Bowel issues including incontinence, urgency and constipation
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Sexual dysfunction and/or pain with intercourse
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Pelvic floor pain
- Pre/post natal conditions including low, mid back and pelvic pain, rib pain, joint pain and postural issues
- Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (tummy gap)
A comprehensive 6 week and beyond post natal assessment covering postural changes, pelvic floor examination and a tummy gap check, with advice and a progressive exercise programme ensuring a safe return to exercise.
Gemma’s holistic approach to treatment utilises a variety of techniques and may include the following: pelvic floor muscle re-education, manual therapy (internal and external), soft tissue mobilisation, scar release, visceral release and mobilisation, joint mobilisation, posture and bio mechanical re-education, individualised exercise programme, trigger point release, bladder training and lifestyle advice. Gemma can also provide liaisons with healthcare and fitness professionals where necessary.
Tel: 01883 717277