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!
Before treatment I felt very down – my relationship had broken down due to my condition (vaginismus / vulvodynia) and I was finding it difficult to even find a diagnosis let alone a treatment. Overall I generally felt the situation was hopeless. I have always been very self conscious and before treatment I was concerned that it would be humiliating / embarrassing to have to effectively expose myself. However, Helen put me completely at ease, I never once felt ashamed or uncomfortable and most of all the treatment gave me hope that I could actually recover with time. Having persisted with the treatment, I have actually managed to achieve penetration with a new partner – I couldn’t envisage ever saying that when I started and I would wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend Helen for any women’s health Physio treatment needs.