Dorset Local Maternity Services are currently working to improve perinatal physiotherapy care.

Anyone who has received physiotherapy treatment during or after pregnancy is invited to complete a survey to share feedback on the treatment they received. The survey will be open and ongoing until March 2024, and your views will make a real difference as they will be used to develop and improve local physiotherapy services.

Chris Leadley, Team Lead and Clinical Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist at Dorset County Hospital said “This project is an exciting opportunity to improve Pelvic Health Services across Dorset.

“We want to hear the views of as many people as possible, be they good or bad as all feedback is welcomed and vital to help ensure that our service meets the needs of local women.

“Our aim is to build a new pelvic health service by 2024 that will deliver better identification of pelvic health problems and will bring together Midwives, Specialist Doctors and Specialist Physiotherapists to knowledge share and improve the support to women during their childbearing year with a longer-term goal of improved lifelong pelvic health.”

If you would like to share your experience, you can complete the survey here.

For more information, please contact Sally Sheppard is the Project Lead, Perinatal Pelvic Health Project, Dorset.