Claire Rutherford (nee Head)

Claire-Anne Rutherford BSc (Hons), MCSP MPOGP has been a specialist women's health physiotherapist since 2003. She has many years of experience working within both the NHS and private sector and has a Masters level postgraduate qualification in women's health physiotherapy. Claire specialised in women's health at the Royal Free NHS Hospital, London, heading up the team from 2006. In 2010 she went into the private sector, where she was responsible for setting up and expanding a successful women's health physiotherapy service at Central Health Physiotherapy in London for five years. During this time she also worked at the prestigious University College London Hospital, alongside urogynaeology Consultants and Consultant midwives, as the specialist women's health physiotherapist in the postnatal clinic. Referrals to this clinic were nationwide. Claire worked at the White Hart Clinic for a year in 2016 after having her first son but sadly left to move to Hong Kong where she had her second child. She has since moved back to the UK and is thrilled to be working back at the clinic again.

Claire has published articles in peer review journals and was a visiting lecturer to undergraduate students at the University of East London on women's health physiotherapy. Claire is passionate about women's health and has a special interest intreating women who have experienced pelvic floor problems following delivery. She treats women of any age with continence issues, overactive bladders, prolapse, vulval pain and sexual discomfort. She also has a wealth of experience in treating pregnancy and postpartum related back and pelvic pain, and is trained in acupuncture, pilates in women's health and visceral release. Claire ensures that her treatments are realistic and individualised in order to ensure the optimal outcome and her compassionate and understanding approach makes her popular with clients.

Claire is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (Reg No. PH61205).

Appointments with Claire can be made on:

  • Wednesday 8.30am - 2.00pm


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