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Hi! I'm Gillian

I qualified as a physiotherapist at the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2004, and then worked in the NHS in Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. 

From 2006, I specialised in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, working with the team in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

In 2015, I gained an MSc in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy from the University  of Bradford.

In 2017, I decided to leave the NHS to focus my energy on establishing my private physiotherapy clinic in Canton, Cardiff.

I provide specialist physiotherapy services for women of any age who are experiencing, or are concerned about, pelvic health problems such as incontinence, prolapse and pain. I have also created the RE-CORE-NECT series of courses, designed to help women reconnect with their bodies and take them on a journey to better pelvic health.

I also offer treatment and rehabilitation throughout pregnancy and after childbirth.

HCPC: PH69699          CSP: 071966

Annie P, Cardiff

"What a fantastic set of exercises! I'm up and walking most days now. It's lovely to enjoy exercising without the fear of my symptoms returning!"

Anna W, Cardiff

"Gillian has a friendly and professional approach to treating conditions that can feel embarrassing. She puts you at ease straight away and her positive outlook is always encouraging! The results I've noticed in just 6 weeks have been amazing and have really changed my life dramatically. I have recommended Gillian to all of my friends!"

Clare S, Cardiff

"I was really worried about having a pelvic exam, but Gillian put my mind at ease. It turned out to be the most interesting part of the assessment, I learned so much about my body and really felt confident with the exercises I needed to complete at home."

Naomi M, Cardiff

"Have been enjoying the extra rest days recently and re-focusing on physio and strength, which is just what I have needed. Great progress with the physio Gillian McCabe who has literally helped me no end in my recovery and getting me safely back to running."

Abbie M

"Thank you so much for all your incredible advice and guidance over the past few months. I couldn't have done this without such an amazing physio!"

Is pelvic health physiotherapy right for me?

Pelvic health is an abscence of pelvic floor and core dysfunction. Poor pelvic health can include a number of conditions such as incontinence, urgency, prolapse, pelvic pain, constipation & abdominal separation.

This is not an issue. The initial assessment covers all the areas relating to pelvic health. You can discuss your specific problem(s) and then Gillian will ask you further questions to screen the other areas that may be affected or cause problems.

Pelvic health physiotherapy always begins with an initial assessment and then follows on with a series of treatments and home programmes. It is essential that you are pro-active in your rehabilitation, it's what you do day to day that makes the difference. Gillian is there to guide you and provide treatment and advice where necessary.

When pelvic floor dysfunction is likely the cause of your problem, an internal pelvic exam is very useful. However, it is not essential in the first appointment. If you feel nervous and would like time to think about this option, you can take all the time you need. A pelvic exam tells your physiotherapist a lot about how you are squeezing your pelvic floor muscles, your technique, whether you can release and also, what bespoke training programme you will be able to manage at home.

The presence of pelvic health problems is not essential for you to book an appointment. As the saying goes, "prevention is better than a cure". Being pro-active in your health and well-being is fundamental to preventing problems in the future. The assessment will cover all the necessary pelvic health areas, screen for problems you may not have been aware of and provide a tailor-made home treatment plan to help you maintain and even improve your pelvic health profile.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Technique

Listen to Gillian take you through pelvic floor muscle exercise techniques and visual cues.

The clinic is now open for face-to-face consultations. Please wear a face mask inside the clinic at all times. There are masks available at reception free of charge. All new bookings are required to complete a 15 minute virtual screening appointment first. Once completed, your appointment will be arranged by Gillian.

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