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Media and Publications​

Below is a list of different publications that I have written in a mix of Physiotherapy and Medical journals; some podcasts ; a link to a Facebook Live interview regarding pelvic health physiotherapy; and links to online magazine articles I have contributed to.


Scientific Journal Publications:

Forth, H. L. (2021) Physiotherapy as a pain-relieving modality for provoked vestibulodynia. Journal of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy, 129, 40-47.

Forth, H. L., Cramp, M. C. and Drechsler, W. I. (2009) Does physiotherapy treatment improve the self-reported pain levels and quality of life of women with vulvodynia? A pilot study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 29 (5), 423-429.


Forth, H. (2005) The anatomy, structure and function of the pelvic floor musculature, its interaction with the transversus abdominus, and the implications for clinical practice. Journal of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health, 97, 27-32.


Clayman, C., Thompson, V. and Forth, H. (2005) Development of a continence assessment pathway in acute care. Nursing Times, 101, 18, 46-48 in continence supplement.


Forth, H. (2004) Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – a multidisciplinary audit: Are we meeting the standards? Journal of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health, 95, 57-65.


On-line article contributions:

Helen was recently interviewed for an online article regarding vulvodynia and the use of vaginal dilators.

Click the link below to read:


Helen recently (Oct 2019) contributed to an in-depth article for on pelvic floor muscle overactivity and vaginismus. 

Click to read it below:



I recently recorded podcasts with UK Babies on pelvic girdle pain and rectus abdominus diastasis. Click the links below to listen:


Here is a talk given by Helen at the Vulval Pain Society Super Conference, London 2010 on Physiotherapy treatment for vulval pain.

To listen, click the link below (select podcast number 4):


Facebook Live Interview:

Here​ is a recent interview I gave regarding all things pelvic health physiotherapy. Copy and paste the link into your browser.


Guest Blog:

Helen recently wrote a guest blog for the Mummy MOT regarding her experiences of living with hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Click on the link below.

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