Here at Whitley Bay Clinic, we care about the health of both men and women. Kirsten Winton is a Chartered Physiotherapist with many years of experience and specialist knowledge of Ante and Postnatal care and Pelvic health. She continues to work in the NHS as a senior Womens Health Physiotherapist and has particular expertise in Ante and Postnatal back and pelvic girdle pain, Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, post-operative rehabilitation and bladder and bowel problems in men and women. These include constipation, incontinence, pain within the pelvis and issues following prostate cancer treatment in men.

Women often experience pain and musculoskeletal problems relating directly to their pregnancy, both during pregnancy and after childbirth.

 

These can include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Thoracic pain
  • Pelvic girdle and Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Tendinopathies
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (Abdominal Separation)
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

 

These can make coping with a new baby and returning to normal activities difficult, however certain conditions and symptoms can be significantly improved and some even completely resolved with the correct treatment, making pregnancy and the Postnatal period more manageable.

Physiotherapy can play a vital role in educating and alleviating the discomfort of mums-to-be and new mums. Acupuncture may also be useful in alleviating morning sickness, pain and other problems relating to pregnancy.

 

Services we offer:

  • Spinal and pelvic assessments
  • Pelvic floor assessment and rehabilitation
  • Biofeedback
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual therapy
  • Management of chronic and persistent pain
  • Personalised exercise programmes

 

We recognise the sensitivity around Pelvic and Women’s Health related issues and value the importance of providing a private, discreet and relaxed environment in which women can seek advice and treatment.

Jill is our women’s fitness specialist who has a special interest in supporting women to find or maintain fitness during and after pregnancy. She holds specialist qualifications which allow her to give advice and deliver individual training programs aimed at women during the child bearing year.

For more information regarding these services, please contact the clinic on: 07853 278 964