April 25, 2023
Recent research published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy had highlighted the need for an improved service for pregnant and post – pregnant women. The article states that:
‘Perinatal pelvic health services are being rolled out across England to improve access to pelvic health care throughout the perinatal period – from pregnancy until the baby reaches one. A team of experts at Brunel University, London, led by Lucia Berry, senior physiotherapy lecturer, and research assistant Marie Fell were commissioned by NHS England to investigate the challenges and solutions in recruiting pelvic health physiotherapists and developing perinatal pelvic health services (PPHS).
Set to roll out across England’s local maternity systems from April 2024, the service is about preventing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction, and postnatal recovery. Through better access to care and funding for perinatal pelvic health physiotherapists, its goal is timely assessment, management and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.’
Don’t wait for this service to be implemented, see a specialist in Women’s Perinatal Health at BWT Physio. Book in for a Mummy MOT or have your return to exercise supervised with abdominal ultrasound scanning to ensure your muscle tone and control has returned post pregnancy.
For more info, visit: https://www.bwtphysio.co.uk/services/womens-health-pregnancy-physio/