Womens and Men’s Health

Do you experience accidental leaking when sneezing or coughing?

Perhaps you find yourself waking up several times a night to use the toilet?

Or maybe you sometimes experience an unusually heavy feeling downstairs?

Do you sometimes experience pain while passing urine?

You are not alone, these symptoms are very common in women and men of all ages regardless if they have children or not. At A.L.O we are striving to raise awareness that despite how common these symptoms may be, they are not normal and help is available.
In fact, *41-50% of women over 40 are affected by pelvic organ prolapses, and about 2 in 10 men will have chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain at some point during their lives. Many of the affected men and women avoid seeking medical help, mostly due to embarrassment or simply because they are not aware that help is available. Just because a symptom is common, it does not mean that you have to suffer through it without help.

At A.L.O clinic we’ve made both Women’s and Men’s health our specialty because we want everyone to feel empowered and happy in their bodies. We understand that there’s no greater feeling than being incontrol of your body so you can enjoy life to the fullest, accident-free and pain-free. Although being in control can feel like a thing of the past if you’ve suffered for a long time, we want you to know that the physiological symptoms that you may experience are not your burden to deal with indefinitely. With the right help, we can get you back to where you used to be and we can help you reclaim control and get back to being you!

The national health guideline recommends physiotherapy as an effective conservative treatment for a wide variety of pelvic floor issues. However, we go the extra mile by working closely with gynaecologists and urologists to ensure a comprehensive approach to our treatment plan. Our passion for treating both women’s and men’s health conditions is deeply rooted in our founder, Andre De Oliveira’s own personal battle with a mens health condition. So we understand how having a condition of this nature can make you feel isolated from others, by stopping you from doing the things you love.

Womens conditions we can help with:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Stress incontinence
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Faecal and gas incontinence
  • Episiotomy (tear or cut post pregnancy)
  • Diastasis (separation of abdominal muscles following pregnancy)
  • Post caesarean care
  • Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain
  • Safe return to exercise postpartum
  • Painful sex or penetration (Dyspareunia)
  • Improve sexual function

Mens conditions we can help with:

Bladder Problems:

  • Stress Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity

Prostate Conditions:

  • Needing to pee more often or more urgently than usual
  • Having the urge to pee during the night
  • Trouble passing urine – you might notice a delay before you can pass urine or that you’re straining
  • A weak flow of urine
  • A weak pelvic floor
  • Dribbles of urine after you’ve finished
  • Feeling like your bladder hasn’t emptied properly
  • Pain when you pee
  • Post/pre prostate surgery
  • Prostatectomy

What to expect at your appointment?

To gain a full picture of your condition we will ask you a detailed history of your symptoms and lifestyle. A thorough objective assessment will include an external and internal (vaginal) pelvic floor examination. Internal exams may not be compulsory in all cases, but it plays a valuable part of the assessment, which will help us to decide the best treatment for you. If you wish you can bring a chaperone to your assessment with you. We appreciate that this can be daunting for most people, but you will be given the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like and discuss which treatment options you feel most comfortable with

What’s involved in the treatment?

Following your initial assessment, we will advise you on what treatments are most suitable for your condition. This will also include a home treatment plan and lifestyle advice. Common tools that we use as part of our treatment include.
  • Pelvic floor training and exercises
  • Muscle and nerve stimulation using electrotherapy
  • Manual therapy for contracted or painful pelvic floor muscles
  • Pilates
  • Breathing exercises
  • TECAR therapy (radiofrequency) in conjunction with manual therapy to promote scar healing and reduce inflammation and pain in pelvic floor tissues.
  • Deep electromagnetic therapy for muscle stimulation and reduction of pain.


Since seeing Louise (following an Achilles rupture repair), I have:

- Made it back onto tennis / squash courts to (tentatively!) celebrate 1 year anniversary of my surgery 
- Ran my fastest 10k at 43.57! 
- Ran 5k in 21:30 (vs pre-surgery PB of 20:18) 
- I increased my single leg calf lift to 59 kg (vs ~18 kg initially a few months ago) 
- I had a final appt with my consultant, who discharged me while congratulating me on a wonderful recovery

All the above is to illustrate that I'm absolutely delighted with the progress I have made since last summer when I couldn't do anything and the outlook seemed bleak. I'll be forever grateful for Louise’s guidance and support as I've navigated the long road back from my injury, and I appreciate the continued advice to help me prepare for more dynamic activity. Louise has been really fantastic and I couldn't have asked for better care.

Recovering from a full Achilles rupture. Started my work with Nina in feb and my progress has only been positive and upwards and I am almost at full speed again. Nina put me back together again almost from scratch. She is the best physio I have ever worked with and will again. Very knowledgable and very hard working. Can’t recommend enough.


What a great find! My orthopaedic surgeon recommended them and I can't rate Luigi, Gloria and the team more highly. Excellent service and very effective treatment- recovering nicely!


I am 84 years old, and have always been fit and healthy and exercised regularly. 3 years ago I underwent emergency surgery for peritonitis, and had a colonoscopy bag for 6 months and straight after surgery to reversal of the stoma. After this surgery I felt my legs very weak. To complete my drama, during the last summer I developed an abdominal hernia and had surgery for hernia repair. This made me even weaker specially at my legs. I have recovered but felt weak. I started my sessions at ALO Physiotherapy at the beginning of January, with the Vibra Machine combined with specific exercises. I have now recovered my body strength, particularly in the legs. I am now walking normally and without pain. I am delighted!


Great clinic with great people! I was so lucky to find this clinic and even more when I met Andre. He's a very talented therapist and a wonderful person who makes you feel comfortable every time. He helped me to resolve my back problems in few appointments and I will be always grateful to him! From my experience is the best clinic in London and I highly recommend them without any doubts!


One of the best physiotherapy centres in the world! The professionalism and knowledge of this centre amazed me.


I am so glad I found this clinic. Luigi has been amazing. After my 1st session I felt an improvement and now have ALOT more movement and significant reduction in pain. I couldn’t recommend this clinic & Luigi enough. So helpful and flexible whenever I have needed to amend appointments. Every one is fantastic. I will continue to come here for as long as I need.


Andre is the best physiotherapist I came across. As a dedicated martial arts practitioner, I regularly use his services. He has always managed to fix my various back and leg injuries. I would recommend Alo Physiotherapy to anyone who suffers from body pain.


Where do I begin? The journey has been too long with Andre Oliveira and ALO Clinic , as he helped me both physically and mentally to overcome an injury I had in both of my knees. A small injury , after following wrong treatment became chronic and I found myself unable to walk/stand/run and do the simplest things- the mental impact was worse. I was introduced to Andre by Eleftherios Pavlidis who runs Laertion in Athens. lefteris with his team were the first to accommodate the problem and told me what I need to do. As a Londoner, I was introduced to Andre and ALO Clinic, and the rest is history. Since February 2017 when I had the first session with Andre and he identified the biomechanic nature of the problem, along with the use of Tecar the results were visible after one month. Since then, along with personal effort and strengthening I did always guided by Andre, I the problem is restored and the pain is gone. I highly recommend ALO Physiotherapy Clinic , and Andre Oliveira for anyone who suffers from sport injuries , amateurs or professional top athletes.


Very professional staff and friendly environment. I felt a lot better after very first session. Appointment are easily available. I would definitely recommend this place


The care I received from ALO Physiotherapy was outstanding from the first session to the last. Sessions with Louise were informative as well as practical, allowing me to understand the context/logic behind treatment as well as tips to prevent future injuries. Louise was always readily available to answer my questions and the treatment process was collaborative rather than being prescriptive. Beyond the expertise of the team the quality of the equipment and facilities was incredibly high and aided my recovery significantly. I would recommend ALO Physiotherapy to anyone who requires physiotherapy treatment in the Marylebone area.

ALO is an excellent well-run clinic and Louise Hynes who looked after me is a superb physiotherapist. Louise is knowledgeable, skilled and very efficient at her job. My sore shoulder was sorted out in no time thanks to her. Thank you, Louise, and thank you ALO.

Julian Webber, Harley Street Endodontist.

ALO is an excellent well-run clinic and Louise Hynes who looked after me is a superb physiotherapist. Louise is knowledgeable, skilled and very efficient at her job. My sore shoulder was sorted out in no time thanks to her. Thank you, Louise, and thank you ALO.

Julian Webber, Harley Street Endodontist.

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