Total Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Why might you seek treatment from a Women’s Health Physiotherapist?
Total Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a clinic run by two experienced NHS physios who are now offering private treatment. Heather Evers and Shelley Treen have many years experience in women’s health physio and a vast knowledge of the problems women can ‘live with as normal’ for many years when the right treatment could benefit them. Have a look at the conditions they treat below and do feel free to get in touch if you need any further information or advice.
We can effectively assess and treat the following conditions:
· Stress incontinence
· Urge urinary incontinence
· Bladder urgency/overactive bladder
· Vaginal prolapse
· Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (including SPD)
· Antenatal and postnatal musculoskeletal pain
· Diastasis recti (separation of the tummy muscles)
· Post-mastectomy (shoulder and scar tissue rehabilitation)
· C-section scar tissue recovery
· Pelvic pain
· Sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction
· Vaginal pain
· Postnatal pelvic pain
· Carpal tunnel syndrome
· Acupuncture/dry needling (including during pregnancy for pain relief)
· Individualised pelvic floor muscle strengthening programme
· Bladder re-training
· Constipation advice
· Lifestyle advice
· Advice on the use of electrical stimulation and biofeedback
· Core-stability rehab
· Manual therapy (internal and external)
· Soft tissue mobilisations
· Splint provision
· Pregnancy support provision
· Scar tissue release techniques
· Joint mobilisations
· Posture and alignment optimisation
· Patient specific exercise prescription (including antenatal/postnatal)
Heather Evers Grad Dip Phys MCSP HCPC MAACP
Shelley Treen BSc hons Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC MAACP
Shelley graduated from University of Hertfordshire in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree.
After undertaking her junior rotations at North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke, in 2005 she decided to specialise in musculoskeletal outpatients.
Shelley’s interest in Women’s health Physiotherapy began in 2011 during her first pregnancy. Wanting to maintain her own exercise and activity levels during pregnancy prompted her to learn more about the effects of ante-natal exercise. Attending the FitBack and Bumps Instructor training course and Diastasis Recti course allowed her to start putting antenatal and postnatal exercise into practice both personally and professionally.
Shelley has since widened her scope within the field of Women’s Health Physiotherapy, attending courses with the POGP (UK’s official special interest group for pelvic health) in female urinary dysfunction, advanced pelvic floor treatment for complex female pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and pregnancy related musculoskeletal disorders.
Shelley is acupuncture trained and has recently attended a course on acupuncture in pregnancy. She currently has a large Women’s health caseload within her NHS clinic and runs a Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy class.
Working in Women’s Health has fast become the most rewarding part of her job, after realising the huge difference that can be made to a patients’ quality of life.
Running Total Women’s Health Physiotherapy with Heather has enabled her to focus on the elements of Physiotherapy she feels most passionate about.
As well as her extensive experience within the NHS, Shelley has also worked in hospitals in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand. She has worked as a Physiotherapist at a local rugby club and she has worked privately in a Physiotherapy clinic in Caversham.
Shelley is a member of the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council, membership no PH62552), the AACP (Acupuncture association of Chartered Physiotherapists), and an affiliate member of the POGP (Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy).
Outside of work, Shelley can be found spending time in the outdoors with her young family, in the gym, or planning her next holiday!
Heather has a compassionate and down to earth approach.
She firmly believes in giving detailed explanations of her assessment findings and then, together with her patients, making an individualised plan as to the approach for their treatment – engaging patients as far as possible in assisting in their treatment and self-management of their condition.
Heather has over 25 years experience working as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the NHS, as well as in private practice.
After initially pursuing a career in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy, she then developed a passion for women’s health and over the last 10 years has made steady transfer over to a predominantly women’s health caseload as a senior physiotherapist in the NHS. As well as providing one to one assessment, Heather also runs Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain Classes and a second Core and Pelvic Floor Class. She finds her skill and expertise, gained in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy assessment and treatment, combines extremely well and widens her scope of practice for those with women’s health disorders.
Heather previously owned and ran a busy private practice in Leeds but has more recently started Total Women’s Health Physiotherapy Clinic at Total Health West Berkshire in Thatcham with Shelley Treen.
In the Total Women’s Health Physiotherapy Clinic she will individually assess and treat a broad spectrum of women’s health conditions through education and advice, exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, myofascial release techniques, and stretches.
To support her clinical skills Heather has completed post graduate masters modules in Women’s Health and Continence at Bradford University, has furthered her knowledge and skill base with course attendance and affiliate membership of the POGP (Pelvic, obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists) on female urinary dysfunction, bowel dysfunction, pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and vaginal prolapse and Men’s Health.
Further course attendance on Advanced Manual Therapy of the Pelvic Floor course for the assessment and treatment of pelvic pain and dysfunction. She is a member of the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and has completed more specific courses for acupuncture in pregnancy.
Outside of work, Heather is busy with two teenage children and loves to travel, hike and ski.
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
HCPC Number: PH42550
Monday 10.00am – 12pm
Wednesday 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Saturday 9.00am – 12 noon
New Patient Telephone Assessment: £40
Follow up Telephone Assessment: £25
Face to Face Follow up Assessment : £55 (only available after telephone assessment has been completed)