Maternity Physio

About Me


Hi, my name is Niamh and I  have been a chartered physiotherapist since 2003. I established Maternity Physio about 10 years ago, after experiencing some pelvic pain myself during my first pregnancy. I realised how difficult it is to find help out there fast! I did some research, training  and established techniques and exercises that really help. I soon realised that it is not “normal” to have persistent pain in pregnancy and it is not something you have to endure. There are ways to get control and start to enjoy being pregnant again.  After having 3 children, I also know the importance of being strong for motherhood and I enjoy helping mums focus on postnatal weakness, pelvic floor issues like prolapse and leakage, as well as diastasis recti.. Hence, setting up Maternity Physio and getting specific training, so now I can place all of my energies and expertise in to helping to put other women back on track too and getting good results! I am skilled in the assessment and treatment of obstetric and postnatal musculoskeletal problems (having a few tricks up my sleeve to help get you on the road to recovery). I am passionate about helping women get back to doing what they love in a safe and effective way after having a baby. I also know when to refer onto other specialists when needed. Some Postgraduate training  includes:

  • Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions– Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy
  • Treatment and management of Diastsis of Recti– Fit Back and Bumps
  • Bump to Baby,treating the pregnant patient-The London School of Osteopathy
  • Rectus Diastsis Rehabilitation, Integrating PostNatal Physiotherapy and Functional Training – Jenny Burrell/Maria Elliott/Diane Lee
  • Hypermobility Syndrome:The Spectrum of the condition-University of Hertfordshire
  • Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates– APPI Healthgroup
  • Mummy MOT Training- Maria Elliott and Jenny Burrell
  • Physiotherapy Assessment and management of Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Conditions-Advanced Study Day– Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy
  • Pelvic floor examination, Entry level –Ruth Jones Phd
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse –assessment and conservative management– Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaelogical Physiotherapy
  • Advanced pelvic floor course: In-depth assessment, differential diagnosis and advanced treatment techniques for complex female pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions- Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaelogical Physiotherapy
  • Advanced Course in Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor- Maeve Whelan, Pelvic Physiotherapy


  • Affiliate member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists
  • Pelvic Girdle Partnership- Recommended Practitioner

I make a point of keeping up to date with the latest research and developments in the area of obstetric and gynaelogical Physiotherapy and use evidence based methods only, in accordance with the rules laid down by the health regulating bodies. Ensuring I offer the best available physiotherapy care to pregnant women and mums. When I am not working you will probably find me on a school run or spending time with my 3 boys in the park!