Gemma Barnes BSc(Hons) MSc MCSP MPOGP

I am an experienced physiotherapist and deal with musculoskeletal issues especially low back and pelvic pain in both men and women.

I am also a specialist physiotherapist in pregnancy and pelvic health. I have many years of experience working with pregnant women with lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain and hip pain. Also helping women after birth with recovery of their pelvic floor muscles and abdominal muscles.

I am a specialist in all areas of pelvic health physiotherapy, which includes: bladder and bowel incontinence in women and men; pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain conditions.

It can be very difficult to come forwards and seek help for pelvic health conditions due to the fear of embarrassment and sharing details of a sensitive nature. That is why I wish to make that journey as easy as possible for you, by providing a highly specialist physiotherapy assessment that is easily accessible, gives you time to properly discuss your worries and concerns and is tailored to your individual needs. 

I worked as a Specialist Physiotherapist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2009-2022. I have completed many advanced courses and qualifications: Post Graduate Certificate in Continence Physiotherapy; MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Research and Practice, POGP Advanced Pelvic Floor course, Menopause Management – advancing your practice, to name a few. This has enabled me to achieve full membership of the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) and reflects that I provide a very high standard and quality of care. Working from Park Physiotherapy gives me the opportunity to see patients quickly and the time to help you with your problem.

I graduated from King’s College, London in 2004 and have worked in the NHS at various locations in the South-East of England. I spent two years working at St Thomas’ Hospital London in a specialist pelvic floor unit between 2009-2011 where I treated men and women with bladder and bowel problems.

I have experience in treating men who are receiving treatment for prostate cancer to help to restore and improve pelvic floor function and bladder control before and after their cancer treatment. I have also advanced my knowledge and skills to help women with the hormonal and musculoskeletal changes associated with perimenopause and menopause. 

I am passionate about all areas of pregnancy and pelvic health and raising public awareness of what physiotherapy can offer. I also have personal experience of the impact of pregnancy and birth on the body and returning to exercise afterwards.

Areas of Interest
  • 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

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