Ever since having a baby, and of course now working in Pre & Post Natal Fitness and Corrective Exercise I have made a conscious effort to become more aware of my body and ensure I get checked by a women’s and pelvic health physio at least once a year. My first visit to phphysiotherapy (you can find them on my Specialists page) and seeing the lovely Jennie, was 3-4 months after I gave birth to Coco. It was the first time I had ever been aware of a physio specialising in pelvic health and it made me realise that there needs to be more education and awareness out there! As such, I am delighted to share with you the amazing and very thorough annual pelvic health check I had with the lovely Jennie. I highly recommend her and the phphysiotherapy team without hesitation. Any woman, particularly mums/mums to be, should get a consultation booked in! If you are suffering from any core or pelvic floor dysfunction such as diastasis recti, urinary or fecal incontinence or prolapse then the need to book yourself in is even greater!
Let’s talk about the face to face process…
Firstly, with COVID-19 there is a screening process in place on entering and full PPE gear worn. It’s completely safe! No crossover between clients either so social distancing is easily maintained.
Jennie and I originally had a 40 min initial tele consultation where we went through my concerns, aches and pains and ran through my answers to a detailed questionnaire I had filled out in advance. During the face to face, the checks that Jennie carried out were as follows:
It is safe to say that the whole process was extremely thorough and covered all my concerns and more!
What was the outcome?
So ladies, you see I do practice what I preach and it does make a difference! Obviously Jennie can confirm if I’m just bigging myself up too much here!
So what was prescribed for me to takeaway and do at home?
So there you have it! The complete lowdown. I hope you found this blogpost useful and if you have any questions for me I’d be happy to answer at firstname.lastname@example.org or put you in touch with Jennie and phphysiotherapy directly.