Childbirth episiotomy or vaginal tear. Treatment of episiotomy scar with our women’s health physiotherapists in London, perineal tear and vaginal tear scar physio treatments, at home or at the practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia SW1 & Clapham SW4
Episiotomy or vaginal tear rehabilitation & scar management with our specialised physiotherapists in London, experts in women’s health, pregnancy and postnatal conditions
Many common reasons might lead to vaginal tear during natural birth, or the necessity to perform an episiotomy to help the baby get through. Even if a medical incision or birth traumas such as tears happen quite often, it is important to treat them properly in order to avoid any long lasting consequences such as chronic pain, pain during intercourse, bowel or bladder issues.
Episiotomy scar or vaginal tear rehabilitation after difficult delivery, pain management and scar massages with our postnatal physiotherapists for women in London
At Excellence Physiotherapy in London, our postnatal women’s health physiotherapists will be able to help with pelvic floor rehabilitation and scar management to relieve from pain and prevent chronic issues from appearing and affect your daily life. They have years of experience and have had the most complete trainings in women’s health treatments and rehabilitations. They will be able to treat you and help you recover quickly and safely from your birth injury, as well as teach how to self manage your pain on your own.
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Episiotomy and vaginal tear treatment, scar pain management with postnatal physio for women in London, at your home or at our clinics in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia SW1 & Clapham SW4
If you prefer being treated in the intimacy and the comfort of your own home, our women’s health physio can come treat you at your place, in London. However, if you wish to come to the practice, our team can see you at the Light Centre Moorgate, in the City near Liverpool Street (EC2), at the Light Centre Belgravia, in Westminster near Victoria Station (SW1) or at the Make Me Feel French Pharmacy, in Clapham between Clapham Common and Clapham South (SW4).
Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised
For a women’s health postnatal physio appointment for episiotomy or vaginal tear treatment, at home or at the clinics in London: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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Information about episiotomy scar and vaginal tear physiotherapy rehabilitation, women’s health postnatal physio treatments in London
How can physiotherapy help women recover after an episiotomy or birth trauma such as vaginal tear during delivery?
By assessing you in the first place, the postnatal physiotherapist will be able to determine the level of the tear, scar tissue and pain you are experiencing in order to create a personalised treatment program according to your needs. They will be able to relieve you from the pain with manual release and massages, as well as teaching you techniques that will help you self manage your scar pain, and pelvic floor exercises for a better postnatal recovery.
What is an episiotomy?
An episiotomy is a surgical incision performed on the tissue situated between the vaginal opening and the anus, by a medical professional (usually midwife) to enlarge the opening for the baby to pass through during childbirth.
What is a vaginal tear?
A vaginal or perineal tear, is am injury happening during childbirth, described as a natural and sudden laceration of the tissue located between the vaginal opening and the anus (same tissue on which the episiotomy can be done).
What are the possible symptoms that can appear after an episiotomy or perineal tear?
- Pain around the scar tissue
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Perineal, vulvar and vaginal pain
- Bladder issues: leaks when coughing, sneezing or during exercises
- Difficulty controlling wind
- Lack of bowel control
What can lead to birth traumas such as vaginal tear or the need of an episiotomy during childbirth?
During labour, several reasons can increase the risk of vaginal tears or the need of an episiotomy, such as:
- Difficult delivery, requiring the use of medical instruments such as forceps or ventouse
- A baby with a large head, or above the average birth weight
- First vaginal delivery
- Epidural analgesia
- Prolonged labour or foetal distress
- History of pelvic pain or pain during sexual intercourse
- Quick delivery