Episiotomy or vaginal tear during childbirth. Physio treatment, recovery & scar management with our women’s health physiotherapists in London; perineal tear & episiotomy scar physiotherapy treatment at home or at the practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia SW1 & Clapham SW4
Our women’s health physiotherapists in London are specialised in rehabilitation after episiotomy or vaginal tear, and physiotherapy scar management after childbirth
During vaginal birth, nine out of ten women will experience vaginal or perineal tear, while one to two out of ten will get a planned surgical incision to help the baby get through.
Perineal tear or the need for an episiotomy can appear quite common – nonetheless it is still important to look after it properly and manage its recovery to avoid any long lasting consequences like chronic pain, painful intercourse, bowel or bladder issues. This is why postnatal physiotherapy can help by providing the right scar management, advices and pelvic physiotherapy to release acute pain you might be feeling, alongside avoiding it to become a chronic problem that will affect your daily life and activities.
Traumatic delivery recovery, episiotomy scar and vaginal tear rehabilitation, scar massages and physiotherapy pain management with our women’s health physiotherapists in London
At Mummy’s Physio in London, our women’s health physiotherapists are experts in pregnancy and postnatal conditions. With the best trainings and years of experience, they can provide the most complete pregnancy and postnatal treatments and rehabilitations. They will be able to help you recover and self manage your postnatal injuries, such as episiotomy scar & vaginal tear.
Our osteopath can also help you rebalancing your body after a difficult delivery: READ HERE
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If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.
Recover from your episiotomy or vaginal tear and treat the pain of your scar with our team of postnatal women’s health physio 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 episiotomy or vaginal tear physio treatment appointment, at home or at the clinics in London: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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More information about post episiotomy and vaginal tear physiotherapy, with our women’s health postnatal physio treatments & scar pain management in London
What can physiotherapy do to help women who have had an episiotomy or perineal tear during delivery?
First of all and after an assessment where the physiotherapist will determine and put in place a personalised treatment according to your needs, they will be able to manage the soft tissue tension or scar tissue, as well as help guide you towards self scar care and management.
They will also teach you correct pelvic floor co-ordinations and appropriate rehabilitation guidelines.
If required, the physiotherapist will also be able to release the muscle and advising on making intercourse more comfortable, if you are nervous about trying after delivery.
What is the difference between episiotomy and vaginal tear?
Episiotomy is a surgical incision performed on the tissue located between the vaginal opening and the anus, by a medical professional (usually midwife) to enlarge the opening for the baby to pass through; while vaginal or perineal tear, is a natural and sudden laceration of the same tissue, result from vaginal childbirth and classified as injury.
What are the symptoms after an episiotomy or vaginal tear?
Beside pain around the scar tissue, other types of symptoms can possibly appear after an episiotomy or tear, with more long lasting consequences if not treated:
- Pain with sexual intercourse
- Perineal, vulvar and vaginal pain
- Bladder issues: leaking when coughing, sneezing or during exercises
- Difficulty controlling wind
- Poor bowel control
What can increase the risk of needing an episiotomy or sustaining a perineal tear during labour?
A few factors can lead to whether a medical incision or a more sudden and uncontrolled vaginal tear:
- Traumatic delivery, including instrumental assistance (e.g. forceps, ventouse)
- A baby with a large head, or above the average birth weight
- First vaginal delivery
- Epidural analgesia
- Prolonged labour/foetal distress
- History of pelvic pain or pain with sexual intercourse
- Quick end stage of labour