Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists
Dora is our in-house Physiotherapist, with a special interest in Women’s Pelvic Health.
Dora works extensively with women that have pelvic floor related problems including incontinence, prolapse, sexual pain and menstrual pain, in addition to assisting women before, during and after pregnancy.
Dora uses a holistic and proactive treatment approach that combines hands-on therapy, education and exercise therapy for optimal client-centred care. She strongly believes every woman should be pain-free and have access to high-quality services throughout all life stages.
Dora offers specialised group exercise classes tailored to pregnancy and postnatal recovery and pelvic related conditions.
Dora treats a range of conditions, including:
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pre and post breast cancer treatment
Pre and post gynaecological surgeries
Lower back and Pelvic Pain
Neck, mid-back and rib pain
Pelvic floor education
Safe exercise advice
Pelvic Floor check-up and return to exercise
Lower and pelvic pain back pain
Neck, mid-back and rib pain
Abdominal Muscle Separation
Mastitis or blocked ducts
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Bladder and Bowel conditions
Doctor of Physiotherapy with Distinction (University of Melbourne)
Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne) (Completes 2020)
Female Sexual Pain (Australian Physiotherapy Association)
Women’s Health Physiotherapy (Women’s Health Training Associates)
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Distinction (Deakin University)
Mat and Reformer Certification (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute)
Clinical Pilates Certification (Breathe Pilates)
Jess is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in Pelvic Health for Women. She is professional,
empathetic, and passionate about helping people of all ages achieve their optimal physical
health and well-being.
Jess has gained extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors throughout
Australia and the U.K, within the maternity service for Mercy Health, and London Women’s
Centre in Central London.
Jess regularly sees patients with pelvic floor issues including pelvic, sexual and menstrual pain,
incontinence, and prolapse, in addition to assisting women during and after their pregnancy. Her
area of interest is pelvic and sexual pain and postnatal recovery.
Her clinical approach combines evidence-based physiotherapy with manual therapy, dry
needling, acupuncture, clinical Pilates and exercise, and education to treat, manage and
promote well-being. She adopts a collaborative approach, working closely alongside other
healthcare professionals to ensure her patients receive the best care possible.
Qualifications & Experience:
Graduate Certificate of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy) (Uni Melb)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours (Uni Melb)
Course Educator for APPI & Unite Health
Committee Member for the Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health subgroup for the Australian
Physiotherapy Association (APA)
Certified Matwork and Equipment Pilates Instructor (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates
Acupuncture for Women’s Health: Treating Gynaecological Conditions (AACP, UK)
Pain, Plasticity & Rehabilitation – Chronic Pain Management (NOI Group)
The Advanced Pelvic Floor: Exercise, Sport & Musculoskeletal Dysfunction (Women’s
Health Training Associates)
Persistent Pelvic Pain (Michelle Lyons, UK)
APA Level 1 Dry Needling
Jess offers support for a number of conditions including:
Pelvic Pain & Sexual Dysfunction: Including Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Dyspareunia, Dysmenorrhea, and Endometriosis-associated pain.
Fiona is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in Women’s and Pelvic Floor Health. She has a strong focus on patient-centred care and is passionate about educating and empowering women through all stages of life. She enjoys collaboratively working together with patients towards achieving their health and wellness goals.
Fiona has experience in both hospital and private physiotherapy settings, focusing on areas of women’s health. She loves working with pregnant and post-natal women, as well as those experiencing urinary or faecal dysfunction, difficult or painful intercourse and those with persistent pelvic pain. Where appropriate she incorporates pelvic floor rehabilitation with functional training and Clinical Pilates for a holistic treatment approach.
She also currently works at Cabrini Hospital on the maternity physiotherapy team. At Cabrini, Fiona provides acute post-natal care to new mothers on the maternity ward and runs pregnancy-specific exercise classes.
Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (La Trobe University)
Graduate Certificate of Physiotherapy, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
Professional Member of the Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health subgroup for the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
Certified Mat work and Equipment Pilates Instructor (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Association – APPI)
CPD Dry Needling Course
PINC Women’s Cancer Rehabilitation Course
Fiona treats a range of conditions including:
– Persistent pelvic pain and sexual pain
– Bladder and Bowel dysfunction such as incontinence, urgency and constipation
– Pelvic organ prolapse
– Pregnancy-related back, rib and pelvis pain
– Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)
– Breast and Gynaecological Cancer rehab
Clinical psychologist, Psychosexologist in training
Anna is a certified and registered clinical psychologist with a focus on sexuality (Masters in Clinical Psychology). She has received her sex therapy education at the University of Guelph in Canada (accredited by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) and currently is in the process of obtaining her certificate as a clinical sexologist at the Contemporary Insitute of Clinical Sexology in the UK (accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).
Anna’s counselling skills are backed up with profound scientific knowledge in the field of psycho sexuality. She is currently a PhD candidate, researching monogamy and non-monogamy. She is in the process of publishing her first scientific article based on the responses of 1700 people in monogamous, cheating and open relationships.
She regularly attends scientific conferences and is a member of various professional bodies:
– The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (USA)
– The European Federation of Sexology
– The Latvian Psychology Association
Anna is a true multinational – she grew up in Latvia, a small European country, studied and travelled all over the world, and currently shares her time between Cape Town, South Africa and Riga, Latvia, sometimes spending a couple of months in Rome, Stockholm or Tel Aviv.
While praising individuality, Anna believes in the power of the community. She volunteers at the Crisis Center hotline in Latvia and at The Counselling Hub in South Africa, helping pro bono those in acute need.
As a psychologist, Anna has a pluralistic approach to clinical sexology, understanding that a wide range of different factors, including cognitive, genetic, social, family and neurological, contribute to an individual’s sexuality. She works with all genders, sexual identities and relationship arrangements. She is experienced in assisting couples to negotiate their monogamy/non-monogamy agreements, helping individuals and couples to address sexual concerns, desire discrepancies, explore sexual fantasies and other sexual questions. Anna also works with trauma related to sexual abuse.
Anna’s soft demeanour and voice are very soothing and welcoming. Anna has a lovely Russian-Latvian accent to her English. She is easy to relate to, non-judgemental and sex-positive.
Sara is a registered nurse with AHPRA, gaining her Bachelor of Science (Nursing) in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a qualified psycho sexologist (Masters of Science in Medicine – Sexual and Reproductive Health)
Sara has a clinical background in Men’s Health and is passionate about opening the conversation around sexuality in men. Having worked for many years in Men’s Health (both in Australia and Europe), it became clear that there was a huge lack of knowledge among people regarding their sexual health. She is passionate about furthering the education of people and the community about how common issues with sexuality and sexual functioning are.
Sara looks to create a safe and confidential space for clients to discuss their concerns, including erectile functioning and premature ejaculation, and to work with them in seeking outcomes that will bring meaningful change in their lives.
Sara has worked for many years with men with issues of sexual function, including older men and couples and the trans community (F2M).
Sara’s approach to therapy is ensuring that every client is looked after with time and care, making certain that every individual is treated as unique, and therapy is customised to their individual circumstance. Sara prides herself on providing a holistic and collaborative approach with each client.
Asha (B.Psych, GDip-Sexology) is a sexologist with a background in Psychology. She has a passion for learning about the intertwining nature of how our mind, behaviour, and sexuality work in tandem and make us who we are. As a mother, Asha has an understanding and special interest in helping those who experience the various, and complex sexual difficulties related to pregnancy and parenthood. Asha has extensive experience working with people living with dementia, and their loved ones.
During her time working in aged care, Asha offered education regarding dementia and sexuality and offered support during times of change, and uncertainty. This work also involved working with older LGBTQIA+ individuals to help promote and ensure a greater understanding and an inclusive environment within the aged care sector.
Asha’s approach to her clients is one of unconditional positive regard, open-mindedness, and
encouragement of sexual empowerment. Asha is relatable, down to earth, compassionate, and understanding. She believes every individual is unique in their desires, experiences, views, and ideologies regarding sexuality, and in-turn, deserve a unique and personal approach to therapy.
Asha is comfortable working with people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities.Through a variety of evidence-based practices, psycho-sexual education, and the fostering of self-exploration, Asha offers a safe, judgement-free environment in which to explore conversations around sex, sexual health, sexuality and relationships.