Pelvic Health Physiotherapy & Pilates

My aim

"To educate women about pelvic health & empower them through their journey of motherhood and beyond"

I am a musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapist with over fifteen years’ experience. Having worked in a variety of settings from teaching hospitals, community, sports teams and the private setting, I set up my own practice and the founder of XENA LIFE.

Following the birth of my daughters so began my passion for all things perinatal.

I am trained in Pilates, Acupuncture, Scar Therapy,  Cancer Rehabilitation and my focus is restoring UNDERSTANDING, CONFIDENCE and RESILIENCE in women.  



Elements of mobility, flexibility and strengthening. The aim is to work towards always coming back to the perfect posture thus retraining our bodies awareness of where it is (proprioception) and helping encourage this to feed into our daily lives.

Antenatal Pilates

Challenging but safe classes, targeting the common problem areas in pregnancy, maintaining fitness, strength and posture.

Postnatal Pilates

Specifically aimed at encouraging the pelvic floor and transverse abdominals to start to get back in sync and build your strength from the foundations. We also work through some lovely stretches to help relieve common tight areas such as upper back all whilst your baby plays on the floor next to you.


MSK Physiotherapy

As a physiotherapist I strongly believe in movement as a form of rehabilitation. Often aches and pains come with muscle imbalances, whether tightness or weakness. Following a discussion, explaining my findings and helping you understand your condition we will plan your treatment and rehab program.

Antenatal Physiotherapy

Pregnancy is an exciting but emotional time. So many changes and unknowns. Adding pain into the mix of that is worrying and can be very limiting. Your body is undergoing huge hormonal and musculoskeletal changes and it is important to maintain good strengthen and posture throughout.

Postnatal Physiotherapy

Following the birth of your baby the support and advice seems to drop away. Coming to terms with the changes that have occurred to your body postnatally can be difficult. You may find you still have pelvic girdle pain, incontinence or are worried about having a diastasis. You might just want some guidance about how to return to sport safely.
Come say hi

Discuss your experience, challenges and joys of your pregnancy, birth and motherhood

In a world where access to affordable accessible health care is limited.
XENA app educates, strengthens and supports through pregnancy, postpartum and perimenopause.


Guidelines for medical, health and fitness professionals managing this population


A leaflet for women experiencing problem with their pelvic floor muscles.


A leaflet with advise about pelvic girdle pain (PGP) related to your pregnancy.

My classes target all the problem areas in pregnancy, maintaining fitness, strength and posture.
Kind words
"I try and keep active and struggled in pregnancy to find classes that still felt I was getting a good workout. Octavia’s experience as a physio and mum mean she is able to really push the class but in a safe way. "
"I have used Hamilton Physiotherapy on several occasions for various conditions, including a bicep tendon rupture and knee pain. We have found Octavia provides a very friendly and totally professional service. She gave us detailed clear information on causes, treatment and ongoing care."

A holistic approach focused on exercise therapy

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