Gender Health Physiotherapist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Specialising in clinical practice for Women’s and Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.

Since graduating in 1985, I worked initially as a general Physio at the Townsville General hospital gaining valuable experience in all areas of clinical practice. Since moving back to Brisbane in 1988 I have narrowed my special area of clinical practice to Women’s, Mens and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. I started working at Results Physio when it opened in 1995 and have worked part time here ever since.

I have continued to work part-time in Qld Health, more that 20 yrs at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and since 2017 at QEII hospital. My current role at QEII is as an advance clinical physiotherapy practitioner in the Pelvic Health Clinic. I provide comprehensive assessment and conservative treatment for women with urinary or faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse or defaecatory dysfunction while they remain on a waiting list to see a medical specialist.

If their symptoms are cured during their physiotherapy intervention they can be removed from the medical waiting list and avoid further surgery or invasive investigations. I am also a sessional lecturer for Griffith University (Nathan and Gold Coast). I have authored and presented a course for the Assessment and Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction through the Australian Physiotherapy Association that has kickstarted the training of many Women’s Health Physiotherapists over the past 2 decades. This course has been presented in Qld, Vic, NSW, SA, WA and ACT.

Why I love my job:

I get offer treatment for Women and Men with pelvic floor dysfunction that often markedly improves their quality of life and allows them to return to normal function.

More about me:

I play hockey, ride a horse and go camping. I love spending time with my family including my two beautiful grandchildren and my dear mum.

Something no-one knows about me:

I don’t have any secrets, Im an open book.

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