WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY HARLEY STREET
HARLEY STREET WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIO CLINIC
Women’s health is a specialised area within physiotherapy that addresses a wide range issue affecting the pelvic and abdominal region ranging from pregnancy related complications to urinary incontinence in athletes. Many women avoid seeking help due to embarrassment or attribute their symptoms to a normal part of being a woman. Although, these problems are common, they are not normal. Physiotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment in pelvic health issues, improving symptoms and women’s quality of life. Women should not suffer in silence anymore.
MEET MARINA, YOUR WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Hi, I’m Marina, your dedicated women’s health physiotherapist at ALO! With years of experience in this field, I’m passionate about alleviating pain and dysfunction for my patients. By taking a holistic approach and analysing individual circumstances, my aim is to instil confidence and help you get back to doing what you love.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST BSC, MSC, MCSP, MHCPC
Marina completed her Physiotherapy Degree at Rovira i Virgili University (Spain) in 2019. Her physio career started working in several Public Healthcare and private MSK clinics
where she gained valuable and varied experience across all areas of physio.
With a strong passion for Women's Health conditions, Marina pursued an MSc degree in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and underwent additional specialised courses to deepen her knowledge in this field. Her commitment to continuous learning has equipped her with a solid foundation and expertise in pelvic health.
Marina thrives on working with a diverse range of clients, particularly those dealing with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Bladder and Bowel Incontinence, Back Pain, Pre/post-Surgical Rehabilitation, Endometriosis, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, and Pre/Postnatal conditions. Her treatment approach integrates various techniques, including manual therapy, exercise methods like the Hypopressive Method, Pilates, Functional training, and Patient education.
After spending several years in Barcelona, Marina relocated to London to further expand her scope of practice. She is dedicated to relieving her patients' pain and dysfunction by analysing their unique circumstances and prioritising a holistic approach to empower individuals of all ages. Her goal is to instil confidence in her patients' and help them get back to doing what they love.
Marina is a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT!
During our initial appointment, we’ll sit down together and have a comprehensive discussion to gain a thorough understanding of your condition. I’ll ask for a detailed history of your symptoms and lifestyle. We’ll then proceed with a comprehensive objective assessment, which may include an external and internal pelvic floor examination. This step helps us determine the most suitable treatment for you, although it may not be necessary in all cases.
What’s involved in the treatment?
Following your initial assessment, your physiotherapist 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
- 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.
Experience relief through massage, stretching, myofascial techniques, joint and visceral mobilisation, and drainage.
Gain knowledge and understanding through palpation, biofeedback, mobilisation, and cognitive explanations.
Benefit from electrotherapy, functional ultrasound, biofeedback, Chinese balls, vibrators and dilators, and dry needling.
Improve your well-being with guidance on dietary habits, healthy habits related to urinary and bowel systems, and body weight control.
Engage in specific pelvic floor training, functional exercises, abdominal/lumbar (CORE) workouts, hypopressive method, proprioceptive trunk exercises, postural and respiratory re-education, and Clinical Pilates.
What can we help you with?
Bladder & Bowel Conditions:
- Stress Incontinence
- Urinary Urgency
- Urge Incontinence
- Faecal and gas incontinence
Pregnancy Related Conditions:
- 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
Sexual Health Conditions:
- Painful sex or penetration (Dyspareunia)
- Improve sexual function
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pelvic girdle pain
Book a FREE 15-Minute Consultation
If you’re dealing with any of these issues, don’t hesitate to book a free 15-minute consultation with one of our physiotherapists. They’ll attentively listen to your concerns and help you determine if women’s health physiotherapy is right for you. Call us now at 0207 636 8845 to schedule your appointment.
Marina Rodriguez - my women’s health physio I have been seeing for a while and even without my consultants report identified the issue and has listened and understood and offered amazing advice which is working and would thoroughly recommend anyone with a concern at least to have a consultatio
Maria was extremely helpful and improved my pain in just a few sessions. She is also very friendly! I highly recommend ALO Clinic
Maria Elisa Dalla Verità
During my time at the Women's Health Clinic I was very comfortable and had a positive experience with the treatment. I felt very heard with Marina and I was very happy with the treatment, I highly recommend!!
Do I need to undress?
No, not necessarily. We’ll discuss your comfort level beforehand and adapt the examination accordingly.
What conditions do you help with?
We assist with various conditions, including pelvic pain, incontinence, post-pregnancy concerns, and more. Feel free to reach out to us for a comprehensive list.
How do I know if I have pelvic pain?
If you’re experiencing discomfort in the pelvic area, it’s advisable to consult with our physiotherapist for a proper assessment and diagnosis.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Just bring yourself! If you prefer, you can also bring a change of clothes that makes you feel more comfortable.
Can I bring someone with me?
Absolutely! We encourage you to bring along a companion who can provide support during your visit.
What if I have any problems afterward?
You can reach out to us anytime via WhatsApp for any post-appointment concerns or questions. We’re here to help!
Book An Appointment
If you have any questions or queries, or you would like to book a Complimentary Consultation or an appointment please don’t hesitate to contact us.