Amanda Savage MCSP MSt
Hello. I am a physiotherapist who specialises in helping women find and train their pelvic floor muscles. I have been working in this field of physiotherapy for over 20 years.
At South Cambridge Physiotherapy, I work individually with women to improve symptoms of incontinence, prolapse, bowel issues and vaginal or pelvic pain.
As well as offering proper vaginal examination of the pelvic floor & comprehensive assessments of the full body, I can teach and advise on the use of neuromuscular stimulation and/or biofeedback to complement treatment programmes. We have equipment you can try and borrow.
Myself and colleagues also help with antenatal and postnatal pelvic girdle pain and offer the Mummy MOT. This is a one hour assessment for a mum whether 6 weeks of 6 years postnatal. We check your tummy gap, pelvic floor and give you advice on how to take your exercise to the next stage.
Like a lot of physiotherapists I am also a Pilates Instructor.
I qualified in 1993 from Addenbrookes Hospital School of Physiotherapy, Cambridge, and later a Masters Degree from The University of Cambridge in Community & Public Health.
I worked for many years for the NHS, both at St. George's Hospital in London & until recently at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. In the middle I spent 4 quite different years working at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.
I have post-graduate qualifications to qualify for Full Membership of the Professional Network of Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) and have published several papers.
This website aims to be a place where tired mums can quickly find useful, interesting, and reliable information to help them get their bodies back after their deliveries.
It aims to be 'lite' where appropriate, yet focused on helping you find reliable answers to the serious questions you need answered. If what you are looking for is not here please just let me know and I can add it in.
PhysioPilates started in 2002 with antenatal and postnatal Pilates classes. As our mums fell in love with Pilates we started general classes too. We now run 14 classes with 5 teachers across 3 venues. Some of our customers have been coming to Pilates since the beginning and we have followed them through several pregnancies!
Do see our website for more information, (www.physiopilatesacademy.co.uk), to join our classes and to get advice about your pilates technique from our blog.
The rest of me
Though I grew up in Sussex, I actually consider myself half South African, after living there for 4 years and bringing a really rather nice one home to marry. We live near Cambridge with our son, some chickens and a glamorous, but not very useful, Flat Coat Retriever called Tilly. She easily won the family photo competition to feature here.