Ladies… Do you have a problem?

  • Do you leak when you cough/sneeze/laugh?
  • Do you avoid exercise due to fear of having an accident?
  • Do you empty your bladder more than 6-8 times a day?
  • Are you woken by your bladder more than once a night?
  • Do you have to rush to the toilet for your bladder/bowels with little warning that you need to go?
  • Do you strain to empty your bowels?
  • Do you experience a dragging feeling down below or feel like something is ‘coming down’?
  • Do you experience lack of sensation/discomfort during sexual intercourse?

You need some specalist women’s health physiotherapy!

Maire Oakley is a Women’s Health Physiotherapist in Southend on Sea and specialises in providing advice and treatment for women of all ages.

You may be:

  • pregnant,
  • a new mum,
  • recovering from surgery (eg. hysterectomy or prolapse repair)
  • or experiencing  bladder, bowel or prolapse problems
  • or sexual dysfunction.

These are sensitive situations that can be embarrassing and stressful but you will be treated in a relaxed and confidential environment that will allow you to discuss your worries and get the best treatment.

Conditions Treated By Women’s Health Physiotherapy


  • Low back pain
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain(PGP)/Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
  • Thoracic/rib pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (tingling/swollen hands)
  • Coccyx pain
  • Bladder/bowel incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Separation of abdominal muscles/weak abdominals following delivery
  • Pain from Caesarian section scar
  • Sexual discomfort/loss of sensation
  • Vulvodynia/Vaginismus

Read more about the treatments we can offer for post-natal or pregnancy pain and other issues here


  • Stress urinary incontinence (leaking on cough, sneeze, laughing, exercise
  • Urinary urgency ( a sudden urge to pass urine and maybe leaking on the way to the toilet)
  • Frequency of passing urine ( more than 6-8 times per day)
  • Faecal incontinence (leaking liquid or solid stool from the bowel)
  • Faecal urgency (a sudden urge to pass a bowel movement )
  • Difficulty controlling wind
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (including womb, bladder & bowel )
  • Sexual dysfunction (including pain on sexual intercourse, lack of sensation and vulval pain)
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles following childbirth
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation following surgery (hysterectomy and prolapse repairs)

Read more about the treatments we can offer for incontinence issues here