Gemma graduated from King’s College, London in 2004 and has worked in the NHS at various locations in the South-East of England. Gemma has a special interest in Women’s and Men’s Health, which includes; low back pain and pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and after childbirth, bladder and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain disorders.
Gemma works as a specialist physiotherapist in women’s and men’s health at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2009. This includes working with pre and post prostate surgery patients to restore and improve pelvic floor function and bladder control. Gemma has also worked at St Thomas’ Hospital London in a specialist pelvic floor unit between 2009-2011. She continues to work two days a week at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Gemma has a Post Graduate Certificate in Continence Physiotherapy and an MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Research and Practice. Her final dissertation was on the risk factors for ongoing pregnancy related low back pain and pelvic girdle pain after birth. Gemma has a keen interest in carrying out further research into all aspects of women’s and men’s health.
Gemma likes to run, ski, horse ride and swim in her spare time but she is also a busy mother of two. She feels that she understands the impact of pregnancy and caring for small children on the body at a personal level and this assists her in providing holistic treatment for her patients.
- Pregnancy related low back and pelvic girdle pain
- Preparing for birth
- Recovery after having a baby
- Bladder and bowel incontinence in men and women
- Incontinence following prostate surgery
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain- including bladder pain, vulvodynia, pain during sexual intercourse