Charlotte Barton is a chartered physiotherapist specialising in pelvic health physiotherapy. She qualified from the University of Northumbria in 1998. She started her career at Sunderland Royal Hospital before moving to London to work at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals where she developed her interest in Women’s health.
In 2003 she started working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as a specialist Women’s health physiotherapist. She gained her Masters in Women’s health physiotherapy at Bradford University and full membership of POGP. Following this she qualified as an Independent Non -Medical Prescriber. Her specialist knowledge has enabled her to lecture nationally on study days and at conferences.
Charlotte works as an Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioner as part of the urogynaecology and pelvic health team, assessing and treating women and children. She is currently studying for her diploma at the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine and her advanced skills in Menopause module(British Menopause Society).
Alongside her NHS practice she also works privately seeing a complex patient caseload including:menopause related pelvic floor dysfunction,pregnancy related back and pelvic pain, post natal pelvic floor weakness, pelvic organ prolapse, paediatric incontinence, chronic pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.
Much of her work is supporting women in ‘third age’ Peri and Post- Menopause. The significant hormonal changes that occur in the body during the menopause lead to loss of oestrogen, weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, incontinence, prolapse and vaginal dryness. Her specialist knowledge enables her to provide advice and support to women to help combat these symptoms. Where appropriate she is able to perform urodynamics, bladder instillations, pessary fitting, acupuncture and prescribe medication.
Charlotte is married with two energetic young boys and 3 dogs. In her spare time she enjoys all aspects of sport and is current training for a full ironman. More relaxing hobbies include gardening and baking.