AT AUCKLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED BY FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPISTS!
Auckland Physiotherapy has a team of Pelvic Health Physio's ready to help you get back to doing the things you love! With experienced and professional advice, stunning boutique clinics, and a team of friendly supportive staff - our team is here for you.
Our team have experience treating women of all ages: from teenage to post menopausal. We can offer assistance for pelvic floor retraining, incontinence and prolapse, pelvic pains, surgery, and everything through-out your pregnancy and post-birth journey. Feel free to browse the below pages for some of the treatments and services we offer, or contact our receptionist team today! If you have more specific questions or are unsure how physiotherapy can help you feel free to book a complimentary call!
Pelvic Health Physiotherapists have undergone additional post-graduate training to enable them to effectively assess and treat the unique issues women encounter with respect to pain, function, and the pelvic floor. This treatment includes education, pelvic floor muscle training, core, and diastasis recti rehabilitation, manual therapy, pessary fittings, and individually tailored exercise programs. Pelvic Health physiotherapists understand the physical differences (and unique needs) of the female population and are uniquely qualified to assist women in improving pelvic health, returning to full function, returning to sport and living a pain-free and healthy life.
The sessions are completely confidential and involve initial questioning to ensure a thorough understanding of the patient's story, history, and goals. We then perform an assessment of movement and function depending on what the patient's main issues are. This may also involve an assessment of the patient's tummy and an internal assessment of pelvic floor muscles (if required). The patient is in control of the assessment at all times and has the right to refuse any aspect of their care if they so wish. We believe in educating the patient through every step of the rehabilitation process, thereby ensuring they are at ease and are an active participant in their road to achieving their personal goals. We are also available at any time via email/phone if there are any questions or clarifications that they need.
Your treatment will be completely tailored by your assessment and presentation, as well as your comfort with certain approaches. We have a wide range of treatments available to us! Sometimes all we need is to identify the disorder, educate, and come up with a plan or schedule. Our physiotherapists are also familiar with the use of adjuncts to treatment such as fitting a pessary, vaginal weights such as beads and cones, pelvic wands, vaginal dilators, e-stim units programs, bladder retraining or bladder drills, femeze, pelvic educators, real-time ultrasound and more.
Southern Cross Members are able to claim for Physiotherapy that is related to pregnancy and/or childbirth (including pelvic floor rehabilitation) as part of their day to day benefit. Auckland Physiotherapy is a Southern Cross Easy-Claim partner making claiming easy.
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These packages can be tailor made to suit you. Please ask your Pelvic Health Physio or the admin team for more details.
Since moving home in 2020, I have loved contributing to raising awareness of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in New Zealand - be it through my work in private practice, teaching workshops, having a growing presence online and in the media.
My goal is for every woman to feel supported, educated and empowered on their healing journey with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach.
I graduated from AUT in 2007. When I graduated I knew that I wanted to a) travel, and b) work in a musculoskeletal private practice. I had no idea where I wanted to go in my career, but I wanted to gain experience and absorb as much as I could off other senior physios.
While in Australia I worked at a clinic in Maroubra, Sydney, where one of the women there offered Womens Health Physiotherapy services. She was such a joy to work with; her presence brought with her infectious energy and enthusiasm every day, and I knew behind that closed clinic door she was doing some wonderful things with her clients. I wanted a little of whatever she was having in life, so I decided to do a weekend course in Womens Health in 2012, and left feeling completely unequipped in treating Womens Health or pelvic floors, and feeling acutely aware that there was so much I didn’t know yet.
In 2016 one of my physio employees convinced me to reopen Womens Health Services at my clinic. She requested I go with her to attend a course with her in 2017. So, at 12 weeks post partum after my first child, I re-entered the Womens Health domain. I left this course knowing that this was the next step in my career that I had been searching for.
I continued training with the WHTA and have completed the POP/SUI, OAB, Persistent Pelvic Pain, Anorectal dysfunction, and levator avulsion courses. I attend her annual research updates, and I am at a stage now where I’d like to explore other courses by expert clinicians in the field.
The ability to explain things to Women so they understand their condition and feel more empowered in their treatment choices is a rewarding experience and brings me great joy in this field. It is a wholly fulfilling role and as much as the work can take from you, it can also give. Besides, I love an afternoon nap.
I returned to NZ in 2019 with my 2 young children and my 2 cats. With my youngest at 4 months old, I started working casually then part time on the shore. By 2022 I was ready to return to a primarily pelvic/womens health role, and I started as one of the senior Womens Health Physiotherapists at Auckland Physiotherapy - and I love it here.
I plan to continue training and exploring more international and local courses to get varied views and approaches to womens health treatment. I am looking at completing the Auckland University’s certificate of Women's Health Sciences.