Helen Cowgill is a Women’s Health Physiotherapist who is passionate about Women’s health and helping women to be the best that they can be.
It is likely that all women will experience Women’s health issues at some stage of their lives. In the UK it is estimated that 80% of women will have a baby and it is a fact that every woman in the UK and the world will go through the menopause. Having a baby and going through the menopause are two life changing events that have a significantly affect a woman’s body. Both of these significant events can cause women’s health issues such as incontinence of urine, pelvic organ prolapse, pain during intercourse which are just a few of many issues which are termed under the umbrella of gynecological and obstetric issues which can affect a woman at any point of their lives. These gynaecological and obstetric issues are very common and the majority of these issues can be treated effectively with specialist women’s health physiotherapy.
Helen graduated from St. George’s Medical School in 2003 with a degree in physiotherapy. Helen furthered her studies with the MACP membership portfolio and has completed many post graduate courses on Women’s Health issues. Helen is a recognised Mummy MOT Practitioner and is a fully certified APPI Pilates Instructor with further specialty in pre and post-natal Pilates. Helen is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) and Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and regularly uses manual therapy and acupuncture as part of her management plans. Helen is a member of the professional network Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) as well as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Helen has three children and experienced different issues during her pregnancies and after the births. Helen always had a great interest and passion for women’s health after specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2004 and after going through pregnancy and childbirth developed her interest further.
Helen especially enjoys treating many urogynaecological conditions such as prolapse, urinary urgency, urinary incontinence, pelvic floor problems and rectus diastasis. Helen has a particular interest in pregnancy and post-partum (post birth) recovery especially those wanting to remain active and re-gaining fitness during and after pregnancy. Through personal experience Helen found the advice and information regarding fitness during and after pregnancy to be varied and inconsistent and is passionate about women regaining the body that they want after pregnancy.
When Helen is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, three fantastic children, two girls and a boy and her husband. Helen loves to run and is an active member of a running club and will soon be completing her first half marathon.