Finding Helen was a breakthrough for me, by that time I’d had Chronic Pelvic Pain for two years. I’d been to my GP, seen a Gynaecologist, a Pain Management Consultant, been checked out for ovarian cancer and had a couple of X-rays. My GP’s advice was ‘sometimes we don’t find the origin of the pain, I’m afraid you’ll have to live with it’… I was more afraid than him I’m 100% sure of that!
Chronic pain changes you in many ways, Helen has guided me back to my old self (young at heart, but in my 60’s). She is a mine of information, a consummate professional, I’ve asked a lot of questions during my treatment, Helen knew why I was in pain, and how to deal with it, she has a gentle manner and put me at ease from the very beginning, Helen listened where others hadn’t, she also gave me hope. It has been a long journey for me but I’m almost there, I know so much more about my body, I feel stronger and more confident in myself. Women’s Health Physio is not available widely, it should be!
Helen is truly one in a million, I’m so grateful I found her.
Before finding Helen I had pretty much given up on thinking I would ever feel comfortable or pain free when it came to sex. Having been through numerous diagnoses with ineffective and invasive treatments or had my pain constantly dismissed and even told once that “other women had it much worse so I should really try and move forward ” I had pretty much given up. My (extremely patient) boyfriend and I had a dream of marriage and babies and I thought I would lose it all, but then I found Helen! As soon as I met her I knew I had made the right choice. She made me feel at ease and was so sympathetic to my experience, never once diminishing it. She always answered my questions fully, never rushing and despite the treatment being very “up close and personal” she was so personable but professional. Her knowledge is endless and so helpful and her optimism on my recovery was so encouraging. And even better, it was spot on! I was able to recover just as she predicted and with the treatments and at home “exercises” she taught me, I no longer live in fear of getting to that painful place again. She is nothing short of incredible, Through my journey with Helen I got engaged and married to the love of my life and the reality of children now look very real to us. Helen truly does life changing work
I just want to say after having seen many professionals over the years who treated me in a dismissive manner or were just plain medically incompetent and did not follow policy and procedure it has left me with a deep distrust of the medical profession. However there have been a few professionals along the way who have treated me with decency, kindess and respect and I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to you Helen for being someone who is in the latter group.
Before treatment with Helen, even inserting a tampon was too painful to endure – never mind having sex. I felt resigned that this might just be my postpartum reality. Helen was able to diagnose and help me to full recovery, breaking down the treatment path into easy and actionable steps. I’m not sure who is more grateful for Helen’s expert intuitive care – me or my partner!