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Physiotherapy

Women’s Health Physiotherapy & Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Newcastle

At Brightwell Health in Newcastle, we have dedicated women’s health physiotherapists who can help you get back on your feet safely following pregnancy and birth. We provide support for women of all life stages.  Experts in body movement and function, our allied health professionals can help take care of your physical health, offering a unique and specialised physiotherapy service. 

We have a range of treatments, classes and workshops available in supporting your body through pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

Our women’s physiotherapy services include: 

  • Pelvic floor physiotherapy 
  • Pelvic musculoskeletal concerns 
  • Pregnancy and postnatal physiotherapy 
  • Prolapse and pessary  
  • Bladder and bowel  
  • Post operative care 
  • Pilates 
  • Incontinence 
  • Treatment  of pelvic pain  
  • Guidance re return to exercise/sport following pregnancy 

We offer appointments with top of the range equipment to ensure a safe and measured plan to get you back to your best self. Book in for an appointment with our friendly physiotherapists here.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists – Services Offered

Pelvic Health physiotherapists are specially trained to assess and treat a wide range of pelvic floor problems in women, men and children. Pelvic health physiotherapy has been proven to be effective in treating and preventing many conditions such as:

  • Bladder and Bowel symptoms (e.g. stress incontinence, overactive bladder,
  • constipation)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain pain (vulva, vestibule or penis, rectum and coccyx)
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Bedwetting

Pelvic floor problems often start with pregnancy and childbirth but they are also common in women who have not given birth. Just like any other muscle in our body, the pelvic floor muscles can become too weak or too tight. They can also be overstretched or torn with injury or trauma and can be affected by surgery or cancer treatment.

The good news is that the training and strengthening of pelvic floor muscles has been shown to be very effective in many conditions. We will spend time working with you to individualise a treatment program that may include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle strengthening or relaxation
  • Pessary fitting for prolapse
  • TENS treatment for overactive bladder
  • Bladder retraining
  • Biofeedback training
  • Childbirth preparation
  • Post natal rehab and return to exercise
  • Dilator/vibrator therapy for painful sex
  • Pilates and Yoga classes
  • Acupuncture and Dry needling

Our goal is to work closely with you to optimise your pelvic health and restore your confidence and well being.

Our Physiotherapists

Laura Coventry

Physiotherapist

 Laura is the founder and lead physiotherapist of PhysioFemina, a dedicated women’s health physiotherapy service.  

Laura’s personal dedication to fitness gives her firsthand insight into the frustrations women may encounter when unable to engage in their desired physical activities. With this understanding, she guides patients through their rehabilitation journey, helping them regain confidence and return to exercise transformed. 

Laura’s approach is rooted in core values—Connect, Inspire, Grow, and Collaboration—underpinning her dedication to healthcare. She prioritizes building strong connections with patients, inspiring positive change, fostering growth through education, and promoting collaboration between patients and healthcare professionals. 

Laura offers tailored treatment plans and a nurturing environment for women of all ages and life stages. Whether addressing pelvic floor issues, musculoskeletal concerns, or providing support during pregnancy and postpartum, Laura empowers women to take control of their health, regain confidence, and lead vibrant lives.

You can find more information on Laura here

Rebecca Martin

Physiotherapist

 Rebecca Martin is a mother of two children, married to a husband passionate about mountain biking, and is an avid sportswoman herself.  

Sport has always held significant importance in her life, serving as meditation during times of needing clarity, fostering friendships through shared experiences like cycling long distances, and providing a valid excuse to indulge in chocolate. 

Following the birth of her son, Rebecca experienced firsthand the transformative changes in her body and embarked on a journey to rediscover her ‘new normal’ while rebuilding her strength. This journey led her to specialize in physiotherapy for women’s health, driven by the belief that exercise empowers women, strengthens their bodies, and when undertaken safely, plays a vital role in promoting healthy pregnancies, births, and postpartum recovery. 

With over 20 years of experience as a UK-trained physiotherapist, Rebecca holds a postgraduate certificate in clinical physiotherapy and a Masters in women’s health physiotherapy from Curtin University, Perth. She serves as a visiting lecturer for Curtin University and as an Instructor for the Australia Physiotherapy Association 

Rebecca offers a unique and specialised physiotherapy service tailored specifically for women in the local Newcastle area, providing treatments, classes, and workshops aimed at supporting women’s bodies through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. 

Also practicing out of her own clinic, see more information about Rebecca here.