Gemma Pilkington is a specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist skilled in helping restore health and happiness back into women’s lives. With almost 20 years experience in clinical practise, 16 in pelvic health, she has helped countless patients return to their optimum health and wellbeing.
Gemma is an empathetic, thoughtful, caring and dedicated women’s health expert who believes that her bespoke and holistic approach to treatment is the key to helping her patients to fully understand their condition and reduce any associated pain.
Currently working in both Surrey and Kent she is focused on helping women recover their postpartum health , treating the often embarrassing symptoms of prolapse and incontinence and easing the devastating effects of pelvic and sexual dysfunction or pain.
Gemma holds a BSc hons in Physiotherapy and has worked in leading hospitals and physio practices throughout London. She has completed numerous post graduate courses and qualifications including acupuncture, abdominal visceral manipulation, advanced pelvic floor manual therapy, pelvic pain, ‘birthlight’ pregnancy yoga and the MACP course and placements to name a few.
She has assisted on the renowned Mummy MOT training course and is well respected by her peers. Gemma liaises and works closely with womens health and fitness coaches, specialist and allied healthcare professionals to provide the most effective and efficient recovery for the patient.
“Gemma Pilkington is the best physiotherapist I have ever encountered, in my long life, not only an expert in her field, but also a very special person: sensitive, caring, gentle and compassionate. Women’s Health problems can be an embarrassing subject, one often overlooked, even taboo. Indeed, some women suffer in silence because they simply cannot bring themselves to seek help about such intimate matters. Gemma, however, instantly puts her patients at ease, helps them relax, both mentally and physically, and takes the greatest possible interest in each individual problem.
I myself have hugely benefitted from this experience, over a long period of time, and, were it necessary, I would travel a long way to see her, rather than settle for second-best, or for a less considerate and conscientious practitioner.
I just cannot recommend her highly enough.”
What is Womens Health Physio?
Womens Health is a specialist area of Physiotherapy treating all problems relating to the pelvis and pelvic floor. Focusing on Women through life changes, Gemma treats from teenage years to the pregnant and post natal period, and into the post-menopausal stage.
As many as 1 in 3 women experience pelvic floor issues at some stage in their lives, however the topic is still very much ‘taboo’ and not openly known about or discussed. Gemma is passionate that these women be cared for by a specialised physiotherapist who can appropriately assess, diagnose and treat with the expertise, time and empathy that these patients deserve to help overcome their problems.
Gemma has over 15 years of experience in treating a wide range of gynaecological and obstetric (pregnancy) related conditions including:
- Bladder problems (leaking and/or the frequent and urgent need to empty your bladder)
- Bowel issues including incontinence, urgency and constipation
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Sexual dysfunction and/or pain with intercourse
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Pelvic floor pain
- Pre/post natal conditions including low, mid back and pelvic pain, rib pain, joint pain and postural issues
- Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (tummy gap)
- Before and after gynaecological surgeries such as hysterectomy and repair
- Chronic pelvic pain
Gemma also has a particular interest in post-operative rehabilitation following breast surgery such as lumpectomies and mastectomy with or without the DIEP and TRAM flap reconstructions.