Kirsten Barrett- Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapist
Kirsten is a specialist physiotherapist and has over 15 years experience within the profession. Kirsten specialises in the treatment and management of bladder and bowel problems and women's health conditions such as:
- Pelvic Pain
- Obstetrics- pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy
- Urinary and/or faecal incontinence
- Sexual dysfunction
These problems can arise joint with or independently of a neurological conditions, brain injury, spinal cord injury or stroke.
Kirsten began her post as a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist for Women’s Health in 2005 for the ABUH.
Kirsten has worked autonomously expanding the role ever since, in 2007 she set up a satellite clinic to further develop the service and in 2010 established an information class for patients with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain.
In 2011 Kirsten started a designated service for patients with post perineal trauma. Kirsten identified this as being a much needed service as previous to this patients were simply given an information leaflet.
In 2012 Kirsten was awarded her Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (women’s health) and is currently on her way to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual Medicine from the institute of psychosexual medicine. Kirsten hopes to develop a service to provide treatment for patients with a range of pelvic pain and psychosexual difficulties.
Within her current NHS role Kirsten only treats women but has successfully worked with men with bladder and bowel incontinence.
To find out more about Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists please visit their dedicated website as part of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy