- Pelvic pain with tampon use, during sex, vaginismus, vulvadynia, menstrual pain, endometriosis, pudendal nerve, prostatitis, interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, anal fissures haemorrhoids, rectal pain, hip bursitis
- Pregnancy and postnatal – back or wrist pain, abdominal muscle separation, adapting fitness routines, pelvic floor, correct pelvic floor exercises, caesarian recovery
- Menopause – is a unique transition period when women may face some of these challenges or notice things getting worse
- Surgery – preparation for and optimal recovery afterwards – for bladder, bowel, gynaecological or prostate conditions, transgender surgery
What to expect in a consultation?
Respect, confidentiality and professionalism are guaranteed. The pelvis and pelvic floor area are intimate parts of ourselves, both physically and on an emotional/mental level. Typically, the first physiotherapy session is 1 hour to enable thorough assessment and understanding. It will include history taking and physical examination. Treatment may then continue over a few sessions, usually 3-6 sessions, sometimes more, depending on the complexity of health issues. Treatment will include education and a realistic home programme tailored for each individual. Treatment may involve specific pelvic floor retraining – strength and relaxation exercises, biofeedback including real time ultrasound, exercise programmes for general fitness that are safe for you and your unique situation, ‘hands on’ manual physiotherapy techniques, bladder or bowel re-training, relaxation training, dietary advice, perineal skin care, product suggestions, pessary fitting and recommended lifestyle modifications.
All Appointments are one to one. Telehealth available upon request.
|Initial consultation:||1 hour|
|Follow up:||45 minutes|
|Short consultation:||30 minutes|
(Please inform the receptionist if you are coming for a pessary fitting)
|Phone:||02 6672 3818|
|Reception available:||weekdays 9am – 5pm|
Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays 9am – 5pm
Inside Murwillumbah Physiotherapy Sports and Spinal Centre
28 Brisbane St Murwillumbah NSW 2484
|Phone:||0405 217 953|
Tuesdays 9am – 5pm
8 Wollumbin St Tyalgum NSW 2484
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.