Helen Forth MSc, BSc (hons), POGP

  • Completed BSc honours degree in Physiotherapy at the University of East London (UEL) in 1996
  • In 2000 completed Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health Physiotherapy at Bradford University
  • Became full member of Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecology Physiotherapy (previously ACPWH) in 2000
  • Completed Masters degree in Physiotherapy at UEL in 2005 (researched physio treatment of vulval pain)
  • In 2016 completed Foundation course in Acupuncture through ALIED and the University of Herts
  • Became a recognised Mummy MOT practitioner in 2018, and member of their hub
  • Completed Pilates matwork instructor certification with Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute in 2019

Career Highlights

  • Worked for the Royal Free Hospitals (RFH) NHS Trust (large London teaching hospital) from 1996-2011
  • Specialised in Women's and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy from 1998
  • Lead clinician at RFH for over 10 years, developed Extended Scope Practice role
  • Began work in private practice in 2007, initially combined with NHS work, but from 2011 solely private
  • 2007-2018 based at 132 Harley Street, London with many consultant colleagues from RFH
  • Also worked at Grace Belgravia (2012-2016) and Sudbury Physiotherapy (2014-2018)
  • Now based in beautiful Suffolk countryside (Hadleigh primarily)

Professional Role

  • Very involved with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health and the POGP over the years including roles on journal committee (2002-2008), executive sub-committee (2008) and education sub-committee (2014-2017) and the London 2012 conference organising committee
  • Extensive experience with undergraduate and postgraduate students from both the University of East London and Bradford University
  • Significant lecturing and teaching experience (formal, informal and mentoring) to physiotherapists, and teaching to other health professionals. Has also developed and run workshops for members of the public.
  • Numerous publications in professional journals and the media (see publications page)
  • Published research regarding the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment for vulval pain in 2009

Personal Life

  • Married to John, with two children (a boy and a girl) and a crazy cockapoo (Teddy)
  • Hypermobile (has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) and suffered with significant pelvic girdle pain in own pregnancies
  • Previous competitive gymnast and county hocker player, who was frequently injured (hence became a physiotherapist!)
  • Currently enjoys swimming, running, Pilates, walking the dog and chasing after the family to keep fit and manage any musculoskeletal issues 
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