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Welcome to Physio Core and Floor.

My name is Karen Edwards. I am a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who has been working in this specialism for over 20 years.

I am passionate about working with clients to treat their pelvic health issues. These include but are not limited to continence for women, men and children; sexual dysfunction; pelvic pain; menopausal concerns regarding preventative pelvic health and many more musculo- skeletal issues relating to pregnancy, post natal and beyond.

My career has been based mostly in large teaching hospitals in Scotland, under the NHS (National Health Service).

I worked closely alongside consultant Urologists and Gynaecologists to develop and manage clinical care pathways for pre and post op prostate cancer surgical patients and neurological continence issues. I am passionate about supporting men through their prostate cancer journey to thrive and return to all aspects of life with confidence.

Children’s continence has become another element of my continence care. Experience in-clinic and out with my own child has helped me to develop a child centred, realistic approach to dealing with all aspects of children’s continence care. This will always be tailored to your family and child’s needs and goals with a collaborative approach.

Pelvic floor problems affect everyday life which can overwhelm and dominate your life at any stage. Whatever your pelvic floor issues are, I want to empower you with the knowledge and skills to thrive and enjoy a full life.

Services We Provide

Women's Health

Do you leak when you cough, laugh, sneeze or run?

Do you think you are going to the toilet too often and too urgently?

Is sexual intercourse painful?

Are you struggling with faecal leakage or constipation issues?

Do you know how to perform correct pelvic floor exercises and how to get most out of these muscles?

Are you post natal and still feel you have a separation of your stomach muscles and don’t know how to progress?

Are you post natal and want to make sure your pelvic floor and core muscles are ready to return to exercise safely?

Do you have pelvic pain and don’t know where to turn?

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Do you leak when you cough, laugh, sneeze or run?

Do you think you are going to the toilet too often and too urgently?

Is sexual intercourse painful?

Are you struggling with faecal leakage or constipation issues?

Do you know how to perform correct pelvic floor exercises and how to get most out of these muscles?

Are you post natal and still feel you have a separation of your stomach muscles and don’t know how to progress?

Are you post natal and want to make sure your pelvic floor and core muscles are ready to return to exercise safely?

Do you have pelvic pain and don’t know where to turn?

Men's Health

Are you about to undergo prostate surgery and want to learn how to perform correct pelvic floor exercises before and after surgery?

Are you struggling with persistent pain in your pelvic area and you don’t know where to turn? 

Children's Health

Does your child leak urine through the day, or doesn’t make it to the toilet in time?

Is your child 7 or older and struggling with bedwetting?

Are you unsure how to help your child with constipation issues?

Does your child leak urine when playing sport?

All of these issues can be addressed with a paediatric pelvic health assessment and treatment.

Testimonials

“Since having my second child I’ve had problems with my pelvic floor. I’d sometimes leak if I bounced on the trampoline, ran fast, sneezed or coughed. It was really getting me down. I was also worried about getting older and it getting worse!

Karen is brilliant, kind, knowledgable and professional! She has helped me gain strength in my pelvic floor, crucially she has explained to me how I should be doing my exercises! She has changed my life!”

– M, 40 years old, mother of 2

“About one and half year ago, as a consequence of some urinary problems, I started to experience very strong pelvic pains. In the worst days the pain could reverberate also into other parts of my body. On top of it, the pain was often accompanied by anxiety attacks. I was totally unprepared to deal with these problems, and clearly consulting various doctors was not sufficient. 

 
The first person who really helped me to live decently in these circumstances was Karen. First of all, her manual therapy was for a long time the only efficient method to diminish the pain, for which I will be eternally grateful to her. But maybe even more importantly, her numerous advices about mental and physical adaptation, life style change and stress decrease really helped me to understand that this was a complex illness and that I had to find my own ways of healing. Beside being a fantastic physiotherapist, Karen is also a kind, joyful and intelligent person, having her in town is a great privilege! I mean it!”

– Mr S, 54 years old

“My daughter attended Karen’s clinic due to continence issues. Over the years my daughter has attended medical and psychological specialists with no discernable improvement. From the first visit Karen made her feel comfortable. She spoke directly to my daughter, including her in the conversation. She explained what she was going to do and proceeded in a caring, yet professional manner. She took the time to explain to us the physical processes associated with my daughter’s issues and came up with a therapy plan that was easy to establish and maintain.

Karen is kind, caring, knowledgeable and gentle. She also uses evidence-based therapies which achieve results.

I would strongly recommend her to anyone (both adults and children) in need of physiotherapy and in particular continence and pelvic floor concerns. She has not only made a significant improvement to my daughter’s quality of life but also to us as a family.”

– A, mother of E, 7 years old

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