I had a terrible time with my back a while ago- I twisted to pick something up and felt my back ‘go’. I had weeks of pain and problems, difficulty picking up my toddler at the time, time off work and generally felt completely powerless to do anything about the pain. I saw three physiotherapists (including a highly recommended one in Harley Street)- they were all able to get me out of pain in the short term but they were unable to tell me what the underlying cause was and therefore couldn’t give me an idea of what it would take to solve the problem going forward. Also the pain would come back pretty much within an hour of leaving the therapist and I would again be walking with difficulty and terrified at the prospect of this being a permanent problem. I was so worried that nobody was ever going to be able to help me. Helen saw me, and took what seemed like forever at the first appointment asking questions and assessing me (I wondered what the point was to be honest, given the above). I had my little one with me wandering around the room singing and Helen was incredibly understanding and professional, and then somehow picked through and unravelled all the various factors which must have caused my problem. She then of course treated me with a combination of work with her and exercises to do at home to put things right. She is an incredibly smart and intuitive lady and did indeed get me up and running again, I cannot thank her enough. I am also so pleased Helen is able, and takes the time, to teach others her methods. The fear of a lifetime with back pain was really terrifying- I am a dentist and it would have had a huge impact on both my home and professional life. If I ever have a problem I know who I need to call, I cannot recommend Helen enough. Thank you again!
I had a few sessions with Helen, in late December, when very heavily pregnant and suffering from bad pelvic girdle pain. I wanted- rather belatedly- to say a big thank you to her. My baby boy arrived the day after my last appointment (Christmas Day baby!) and the pain completely disappeared within minutes of giving birth, but Helen made such a difference in the last, uncomfortable weeks, and I am very grateful. My GP had said physio would be no use and I’m so glad I ignored him. I’ve recommended the clinic to a number of friends who are having post-birth issues.
Thanks so much for all your help Helen. You really have been invaluable and kept me going when no one seemed to know what I was talking about!
I am so grateful to have been recommended Helen, in a very long, emotional journey, she was a real light at the end of the tunnel. I had visited three different gynacologists before finally getting a diagnosis of vaginal lichen planus. By that stage my husband and I were rarely having sex and when we did it was painful and above all I was incredibly anxious. My treatment from the gynaecologist began with a steroid cream, topical HRT and the amazing Yes lubricant products. The condition improved a great deal but the sex did not. I started treatment with Helen and from the start she was wonderful! She was incredibly understanding and kind and started my treatment with real care, particularly as I was nervous and tearful. I can honestly say that after 10 weeks of working with her, my sex life was back on track and more importantly pain free. She has instilled me with a renewed confidence and helped me to understand the problems I was dealing with. I actually looked forward to seeing her, not just because it was helping me and I was making so much progress each week, but also because Helen is an absolute joy to chat to. Thank you so much!!!
I’m incredibly grateful that I was recommended to see Helen for womens health physio! I was initially skeptical about how helpful it would be as I had suffered for over 5 years with extreme pain during sex to the point where I could no longer have sex (my boyfriend and I eventually broke up because of that and other reasons). I saw numerous gynecologists over the years who “treated” me unsuccessfully. I was told to investigate whether it was a purely “psychological” issue.
A lot of the physio is actually on other muscles like your thighs, glutes and stomach. Helen put me completely at ease during treatment, even the more intimate parts. Helen is friendly, chatty and upbeat. She was also one of the first professionals who I felt truly empathized with the issues I was having and how much they had impacted my life.
After around 6 months of sessions with Helen my muscles were so much better. I am now completely pain free and can enjoy a full sex life with my new boyfriend. It’s not an exaggeration to say that being treated by Helen has completely changed my life. Thank you Helen!!