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Women’s Health


Clinically Led Women's Health Support

Pure Women’s Health is a clinically led service, managed and delivered by the awardwinning team behind Pure Physiotherapy. This specialised branch of physiotherapy focusses on treating conditions related to pre and post-natal health, menopause, the pelvic region and pelvic floor muscles. Women’s health services are not just for people currently experiencing issues, and incorporate regular check-ups will maintain physical wellbeing and may help to prevent future problems.

We are Specialists in Optimising Women's Health Support

To help support women with pelvic-related health issues. Physiotherapists have to undertake additional training in order to ensure their competency, safety, and quality, in this sensitive area of healthcare. All our clinicians have undergone specialist training, mentorship and qualification to be recognised by Pure Physiotherapy as appropriate for undertaking specialist Women’s Health clinics. 

By seeing one of our specialists, you can be reassured you’re in safe hands with expert clinicians who are qualified, competent and experienced in managing and supporting your well-being.

The Hidden Problem Women Face...

Women’s health is largely overlooked, both by patients and service providers – with analysis suggesting 70% of women who suffer from incontinence do not report it to their GP. This is despite 50% of women suffering urinary incontinence during and after menopause and 50% of women suffering some level of pelvic prolapse. The good news is physiotherapy, as recommended by NICE guidelines, is excellently suited to first line treatment. 

The scale of concern surrounding Women’s health conditions is well documented. Physiotherapy can be deployed as a direct solution to these issues, supporting both the patient and the services which are under pressure to deliver front line treatment: 

  • Up to 40% of women will suffer from post-natal incontinence following vaginal delivery
  • 50% of women will suffer urinary incontinence during and after menopause
  • 50% of women will suffer pelvic organ prolapse
  • Over 50% of women will experience pelvic girdle pain during their pregnancy
  • 30-60% of women sustain post-natal diastis recti
  • Over 20% of female athletes suffer from incontinence
  • Athletes have a 177% higher risk of presenting with urinary incontinence compared to sedentary women
  • More than 50% of women report urogenital problems
  • 75% of menopausal women experience a form of sexual dysfunction
  • Over 20% of women worldwide suffer from chronic pelvic pain
  • 50% of women suffer from pelvic pain who have also been diagnosed with endometriosis
  • 10% of women will suffer from vulvodynia at some point in their lives

These statistics highlight the scale of concerns for women’s health; however, 84% of women have experienced times when they felt they were not listened to by healthcare professionals – further demonstrating the need for support services dedicated to women’s health and specialist pelvic health conditions. Our Women’s Health team is made up of passionate clinicians who are focused on addressing these patient’s concerns.

The Impact on Existing Women's Health Services & Economy

Women’s health doesn’t only impact health services. The economy, supply chains and the people within our services are greatly affected by women’s health concerns.

  • A staggering 84% of women have experienced times when they were not listened to by healthcare professionals (DHSC survey 2021)
  • Over 75% of women said they could not access women’s health services in a timely manner (DHSC survey 2021)
  • The impact of menopause on the UK’s economy has been measured to be £10 billion (Balance, 2022. Fawcett Society, 2022) 
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms can result in reduced or loss of work (RCOG, 2024) 
  • Nearly 25% of women with incontinence take time off work because of their condition (Bladder Interest Group, 2021) 
  • Incontinence pads cost the NHS £80 million a year (NHS England, 2018) 
  • Nationally, over £66 million is spent annually on the most commonly used incontinence medication (NHS PrescQIPP, 2014)
  • Over £41 million is spent annually on the combined use of Oxybutynin extended release (ER) including modified release (MR) products, tolterodine ER, Fesoterodine and Trospium products (NHS PrescQIPP, 2014)
  • 1 in 10 women will need at least 1 surgical procedure for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse & the rate of re‑operation is as high as 19%. (NICE, 2019) 
  • The most recent data reveals over £45 million was spent by the NHS on treatments for pelvic organ prolapse between 2017 and 2018

How do we Help?


Urinary incontinence

The involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder, including; stress urinary incontinence and urge urinary incontinence.


Pelvic Organ Prolapse

The descent or displacement of pelvic organs such as the uterus, bladder or rectum into the vaginal canal.


Post Natal Recovery

A wholistic review of the pelvic floor (internal and external), diastasis check, c-section scar check, assessment of pain and related conditions, and delivery of a comprehensive recovery plan.


Pregnancy Related Pain

Conditions relating to pain during pregnancy, with specialist physiotherapy assessment, and delivery of a recovery plan and associated manual therapy.


Pelvic Pain & Sexual dysfunction

A comprehensive assessment of pain relating to the pelvic region, and/or conditions relating to sexual disfunction. A specialist physiotherapist will guide the patient through their recovery with the delivery of a personal recovery plan.


Menopause related conditions

Specialist assessment for conditions relating to perimenopause and menopause, with ongoing support and delivery of recovery plans.

Let Us Help!

Pure Physiotherapy is a clinically led organisation with over 450+ experienced physiotherapists operating nationwide. We have been delivering FCP services to the NHS since 2014, with proven outcomes (referral sources, patients managed within service, onward referrals), and integration with Health Education England (HEE). 

Women’s health conditions are commonplace within our FCP partnerships and 25+ private practices. Each month Pure Physiotherapy helps to treat over 55,00 patients in the UK, many of whom will face daily challenges relating to pelvic health, which are often unrecognised. The Women’s Health service has been created to support this group of people who often require specialist knowledge which is not always available within existing support services. 

This support is bolstered by our rigorous CPD programmes and flexible service options for remote and in-person support. As one of the largest MSK providers to the NHS nationally, Pure Physiotherapy is uniquely positioned to deploy Women’s Health services to meet your patient’s needs, and the needs of your practice.

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