Kelly is experienced physiotherapist with 10 years experience in Continence and Pelvic Health. She completed her Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland in 2008 and commenced additional education and training in pelvic floor assessment and treatment in 2011.
Kelly’s passion is supporting women to connect with their body, to prepare for birth and the postnatal period, and to regain confidence in themselves and their body on their journey into motherhood. Kelly has completed extensive additional training including prolapse management and pessary fittings, the abdominal wall, trauma-informed care, pain management and bowel disorders, and has a wealth of experience in treating women of all ages and stages with a variety of women’s health concerns.
In 2020, Kelly completed meditation teacher training and uses this skill as well as her 18 years experience in yoga to complement her holistic physiotherapy service. In August 2021 she will complete Yoga Teacher Training.
Kelly is a mother to three young girls and has a genuine desire to support and nurture mothers of all ages and stages on their journey into motherhood and beyond.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can be of benefit to a variety of women’s health issues including:
- Incontinence and Prolapse
- Pregnancy and birth preparation
- Post natal recovery
- Abdominal separation
- Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and low back pain
- Before and after gynaecological surgery
- Endometriosis, PCOS, Adenomyosis and other painful pelvic conditions
- Painful intercourse
- The transition through menopause
and much more!
Approximately 1 in 3 women who have had a baby will leak urine, 1 in 2 will have prolapse symptoms and 1 in 3 will have ongoing abdominal separation. Some studies have shown that 90% of women will experience sexual dysfunction in the first 12 months post birth. Pelvic floor rehabilitation guided by an experienced physiotherapist has been shown to cure or significantly improve incontinence in over 85% of postnatal women*.
You do not have to put up with leaking (and other symptoms) simply because you have had a baby!
It is also important to note that studies have shown that between 30-50% of women do their pelvic floor exercises incorrectly. Assessment with an appropriately trained physiotherapist ensures you are getting it right so you can get the most out of your exercises!
*for access to the research mentioned here, please contact Kelly directly.