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Wellbeing Physiotherapy

Wellbeing Physiotherapy is here to make a big difference in women’s health. We have many programmes, classes and 1-2-1 opportunities available. We are passionate about educating and treating women through all stages of life. Join us in building a community of stronger, healthier women.

Rachael Bio

I was born and raised in America where I first started developing my passion for health and fitness. I went to university and got a 4 year degree in Kinesiology (the study of human movement) alongside my PE and Health teaching degree. From university I went on to work at a YMCA camp teaching Outdoor Adventure and Environmental Education. I taught rock climbing, canoeing, high ropes course, etc in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. I moved to the UK in 2010 with my English husband, and now have 3 beautiful children. I have since become a UK citizen and a women’s health personal trainer.

My true passion lies in helping women, especially mothers, learn what it means to be healthy in body and mind. My goal is to educate women on how to achieve their fitness potential in a safe and effective manner which will set them up for a life full of energy and happiness. I also want to create a society where my girls can grow up loving their bodies no matter what stage of life they are in, and not be constantly critiquing their appearance. It’s time to take back our bodies, love ourselves and teach our children how to be the healthiest version of themselves. Join me on this journey to lifelong wellness!

Relevant Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (Active IQ)

Level 3 Award In Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes (Active IQ)

Teaching Certification: Health and Physical Education (Penn State University)

Member of The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

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Cathy Bio

Having begun my career 20 years ago as a Fitness and Aerobics Instructor working for local council Gym’s I knew I had a specialist interest into how the body works. It always fascinated me and I knew I wanted to further educate myself… so I became a physiotherapist (I make it sound easy but it was a long hard journey!).

I went to Salford University in 2002 and I became a fully qualified physiotherapist in 2006. I am registered with the Health Professional Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and  have had extensive NHS experience over the last 15 years working with Acute/Chronic conditions. I continue to do this splitting my time between the NHS and private setting.

Gaining experience in the NHS included clinical rotations such as  musculoskeletal/orthopaedic /A&E / pain management/ Women’s health / paediatrics/Respiratory/ Neuro Rehabilitation / Bariatric Weight Management to name a few.. which has given me great wealth and knowledge and lots of transferable skills.

As physiotherapists we become very aware of how the body moves and how the mind has an impact on this and working the two together can often  achieve the best results. We very much become holistic practitioners during our careers due to the  wealth of experience of working with patients whom we are aiming for optimum health and long term independence.

My Interest in Women’s Health and Wellbeing wasn’t at the start of my physiotherapy journey but midway through my when I had my children. Having personally experienced pregnancy and  traumatic births with complications, I fully understand the effects that pregnancy, labour/surgery/post-natal care can have on women both physically, mentally and emotionally. I feel this allows me a deeper level of empathy and an understanding of what you may be experiencing. It has certainly altered my practice in a positive way.

It frustrates me when I hear about women ‘putting up’ with female incontinence issues. This is partly adverts on the television giving the impression that bladder incontinence is normal. They suggest that part of being a woman, having children and getting older is leaking urine – having ‘Oops moments’! It is a common issue but it is not normal and most of the time can be improved upon!

Please be reassured that you don’t have to live with the symptoms and sometimes just daily lifestyle modifications  can make a huge difference on your quality of life!

Why don’t we know this?? is always the current theme in Women’s health and it needs to be addressed hence setting up the practice within our Home community. We can support women through all life phases.

To further my education in Women’s Health I have attended post graduate Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) qualifications needed to extend my skills and become a practising specialised women’s health physiotherapist in pelvic rehabilitation. I am qualified to assess and diagnose, and provide hands on treatment, expertise and practical advice. I feel I have a relaxed open approach and friendly manner and make you feel comfortable, at ease and empowered to take control.

So come along and join us. We want you to be part of our journey too. We have lots of hope for the future blogs/workshops/events/retreats/classes/support groups.

Contact Catherine for more information on: 0797 9208 937 or e mail cathy@wbphysio.com.

Relevant Qualifications

BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy.

Pelvic Floor: In-depth assessment, differential diagnosis and advanced treatment techniques for female pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunctions

Pelvic organ prolapse assessment and conservative management.

Assessment and management of female urinary dysfunction.

POGP Assessment and management of pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions.

Mummy MOT

Registered with HCPC

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Member of the Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy professional group (POGP)

Pelvic Floor Foundations Burrell Education