Gemma Barnes BSc(Hons) MSc MCSP MPOGP

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.

She has worked as a specialist physiotherapist in women’s and men’s health at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2009. 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.

Areas of Interest
Gemma Barnes MSc(Hons) MCSP
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain and Low Back Pain in pregnancy
  • Rectus Abdominus Divarication after pregnancy
  • Musculo-skeletal complaints during the child-bearing years
  • Pelvic Floor and abdominal muscle weakness after child-birth
  • Bladder and bowel incontinence in men and women
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