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gold coast pelvic health & physiotherapy

gold coast pelvic health

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a very specific area of physiotherapy that can help you with a range of women’s health issues including bladder, bowel and pelvic pain/dysfunction. It is a highly specialized area that requires extensive education and training for the best results. Our women’s health physiotherapists are all trained in this specialised field.

Having qualified as a Physiotherapist in the Gold Coast, Kaitlyn has worked across a wide variety of clinical settings and client groups before discovering her passion for Women’s Health and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy East Sheen. She has a particular interest in treating urinary and bowel dysfunction, prolapse and sexual dysfunction, pelvic floor rehabilitation and pregnancy/post-natal care. She utilises a holistic approach to her Physiotherapy practice and takes the time to assess each patient thoroughly. She also believes it is important to educate patients about their conditions and how they can manage them in a home environment.

As a physiotherapist with advanced skills in pelvic floor rehabilitation, Kaitlyn is able to help her patients address a variety of gynaecological and pelvic problems such as urinary or faecal incontinence, prolapse and vaginal or rectal pain. She also specialises in assisting clients with pre and post-prostate surgery rehabilitation. Her approach is evidence based with a focus on the musculoskeletal system and how it is involved in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction.

gold coast pelvic health & physiotherapy

To assist with reducing hospital waiting lists and improve patient access to gynaecology, urogynaecology and colorectal services, physiotherapy-led pelvic floor clinics have been introduced as a new model of care for gynaecology, colorectal and urology patients. Janelle currently works as a clinical lead physiotherapist at the QEII Jubilee Hospital, Metro South Pelvic Floor Clinic. This is a part time primary contact role associated with the Gynaecology, Urogynaecology and Urology departments of this large public hospital. The clinic is designed to provide conservative management for pelvic floor disorders prior to medical specialist assessment and referral.

Janelle continues to work at the Griffith University, Gold Coast and Nathan campuses teaching continence and Womens health physiotherapy in the Undergraduate and Masters of Physiotherapy programmes.

In her private practice, Janelle is also a Continence and Pelvic Floor specialist and treats women of all ages. She uses a holistic approach to her Physiotherapy and aims for the highest quality of outcomes for her patients. She utilises real-time ultrasound, EMG biofeedback and muscle simulation to enhance her clinical assessment of the pelvic and spinal muscles and their contribution to symptoms.

The best part of being a Women’s Health Physiotherapist is helping women of all ages to take control of their own health and well being. She enjoys working closely with her clients to identify and manage their own health goals, so they can live life to the fullest. Outside of work, she enjoys keeping active with Pilates, hiking and gym based exercise. She also enjoys spending quality time with her cavalier puppy Gigi.

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