I have been a practising physiotherapist for over 40 years, experienced in all areas of physiotherapy, both public and private. I developed a special interest in pelvic health early in my career. Having my own two children furthered this interest and I decided to study continence and pelvic floor rehabilitation at postgraduate level in 2005. I became a titled Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health physiotherapist, as recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, in 2009, and have been accepted as a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
My practice started very part time, as I still had young children, originally in Lismore in 1995, and then in Bangalow in 2004. I moved to the Murwillumbah area in 2011, and now practice only at Murwillumbah, and more recently also at the quaint village of Tyalgum.
Along the way I studied to become a Yoga teacher, having practised since my early 20’s and later travelling to India, Nepal and Tibet. I am a member of Yoga Australia. As a physiotherapist I have always been particularly drawn to the relaxation practises of yoga, restorative yoga, and yoga therapy. I have seen the benefits of regular practice in my personal life, and for clients.
My intention is to facilitate your healing in partnership with you. Treatment techniques are founded on up to date, evidence based science. I also draw upon complimentary techniques where appropriate, in particular yoga therapy practices and craniosacral therapy. My style of practise has also been influenced by somatic-psychotherapy, particularly Hakomi. I love my work and feel honoured to be able to help.
My two children are now adults and I am a grandmother. I enjoy yoga, bushwalking, singing, gardening, cooking and all of life’s rich experience.
I offer mentorship to those starting out on their pelvic health career. With 25 years experience as a pelvic health physiotherapist, I have much to pass on. I have mentored physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, yoga teachers, and sexologists. I am a guest lecturer at Southern Cross University in their Women’s Health component, and have had several Osteopathy students in placements. Mentorship can be via telephone or video call, for an agreed period or as casual sessions. We can also arrange practical sessions. Please contact me for further information, and payment options.
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Continence Foundation of Australia – information for men, women and children
Jean Hailes Foundation – information for women’s health
Pelvic Floor First – information on pelvic floor safe general exercise
Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
Prostate Support Foundation of Australia
Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support – an American organisation
National Vulvodynia Association – based in America