Specialist Women’s Health, Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction Physiotherapist
I have been a specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist since 1999. I soon developed a particular interest in Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) and Chronic Pelvic Pain and from 2000 was part of the John Radcliffe Women’s Centre Protocol Development Committee which established a protocol for the treatment and management of PGP in the Oxford Radcliffe Area Health Trust. As a result of this work, I have also established a close link with the Pelvic Partnership which is a national self- help group for women with PGP and Chronic Pelvic Pain. Prior to specialising in Women’s Health I worked for many years as a neurology specialist which I find often comes in useful when treating women with nerve injuries from childbirth or severe pelvic instability.
I have been regularly involved in teaching student physiotherapists and midwives at Oxford Brookes University and clinical teaching for junior physiotherapists on rotation. I have also taught on ‘Massage in Pregnancy’ courses and Pilates courses specifically looking at adapting Pilates during the Perinatal period.