London City Healthcare Women's Health Service
Health services tailored for females
Female Health Assessment
Female health is an incredibly broad topic, although we’re proud to have consolidated what we believe to be the most effective approach to mitigating some of the biggest health risks for females.
Our female health package is available as an addition to any of our health assessments. Each component can also be provided as an individual item too.
There are pro’s and con’s to each of the tests we recommend within the female health package and we strongly counsel you to discuss each with the Doctor in detail before having any of the tests, to ensure you are making the right choice for your personal circumstances.
After having a baby, half of all women have a subsequent weakness in either their tummy or pelvic floor area – and over a third suffer with chronic pelvic pain.
These problems create musculoskeletal instability, reduce core strength and can be debilitating. Many people suffer greatly from altered transfer load (which impairs healthy movement), back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness. However, professional advice and support is available and accessible to address each area, quickly and sensitively.
Pregnancy Back Pain
Thousands of women suffer with back pain before and after pregnancy, sometimes for many years. Upper and lower back pain, as well as Pelvic Girdle Pain, Symphysis dysfunction and hip pain can all be readily treated with expert female health Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy treatment is conservative in nature and is safe for both mother and baby, if you are pregnant at the time of treatment.
With appropriate support and intervention, most conditions can be treated effectively and quickly. Assessment and rehabilitation can often commence on the same day, ensuring steps can be taken to improve your physical health and to help alleviate pain or discomfort as soon as possible.
Pregnancy and Bladder Health
During pregnancy, a baby can easily put pressure on the bladder, sometimes leading to long-term health concerns. Many women experience urine leakage, called stress incontinence, that can be uncomfortable and very inconvenient. Often, the condition improves naturally in the weeks following birth, however, the type and nature of each delivery can greatly affect individual circumstances and prognosis.
The pelvic area and associated organs can be affected greatly by childbirth and issues such as pelvic organ prolapse are unfortunately common. Specialist care and support is required to treat and care for women who experience such sensitive issues.
Not all bladder problems are caused by childbirth, however, and often hormonal changes or unrelated gynaecological issues can trigger the incontinence. Leakage of urine, especially when exercising, coughing or sneezing, are all symptoms that can be alleviated effectively with expert Physiotherapy support.
Please contact us for further information about any element of our female health service.
Our female health team
Dr. Shabana Chaudhari
Specialist qualifications and interests in family planning and over 20 years' experience as a private GP.
Dr. Sidra Malik
Specialist qualifications and interests in female and family health, as well as sexual and reproductive health.
Mrs. Diana Goodwin
Specialist training in ante/post natal rehabilitation and conditioning, with 17 years' experience.