Pelvic Physio

Kate Walsh PG Cert (M level) Continence HCPC POGP

Kate has worked as a specialist physiotherapist in Pelvic Health for over 20 years. She works
both privately and NHS where she is manager/clinical lead of Physiotherapy at The Liverpool
Women’s Hospital.

She has extensive experience in a broad range of pelvic floor dysfunction including
incontinence (bladder/bowel), Overactive bladder, functional bowel disorders (obstructive
defaecation, constipation), pelvic organ prolapse and complex pelvic pain disorders and
sexual dysfunction, both female and male.

Post-natal rehabilitation is a keen interest of Kate’s, she is a tutor on the Mummy MOT
course designed to integrate post-natal Physiotherapy with return to functional fitness. She
carries out Mummy MOT’s herself at the clinic, and is a strong advocate for the need for ALL
women to receive specialist physiotherapy support through their post-natal recovery
whatever type of delivery they had.

Kate is also skilled in the management of post-natal perineal trauma (3rd/4th degree tears)
and their associated symptoms.

Kate is APPI qualified in Pilates (matwork and ante/post-natal) and uses the principles in her
approach to many pelvic health problems. In addition, she is offers a wide range of
treatments including internal manual pelvic therapy, external soft tissue and visceral release
techniques, biofeedback therapy (anal and vaginal), as well as neuromuscular electrical
stimulation therapy (anal and vaginal). Kate treats holistically using the Biopsychosocial model, integrating techniques and management programmes tailored to the individual and the life they want to live, with the aim for them to feel able to manage and move forward unsupervised.

Education plays a key role in Kate’s professional life, as a POGP Tutor, teaching on their
national workshops for the assessment and management of ano-rectal dysfunction and the
assessment and management of complex pelvic pain disorders (advancing your practice).
She is also a visiting lecturer to the undergraduates at The University of Liverpool and the
post graduate course at University of Bradford. Teaching ensures Kate’s clinical practice is
both evidence-based and up to date.

Kate recognises the sensitivity surrounding many of the conditions she treats and maintains
a discreet and confidential practice at all times.