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Meet our Team

WHO WE ARE & HOW WE CAN HELP

With over 35 years of experience between them and a PhD, you are in excellent hands with our Women’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapists.

Our Physiotherapists have all undergone further training in this field and are passionate about ongoing professional development. During your consult, you can be confident that your session will incorporate the latest evidence-based education and management to help you achieve your goals.

Meet Tanja

 

Tanja is a caring, compassionate and experienced Women’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and the Director of Body & Birth Physiotherapy. 

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She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has worked in the field of Women’s and Pelvic Health across public and private health sectors. 

 

Tanja is a strong advocate for educating women to make informed decisions about their healthcare and birth choices. She enjoys managing a wide variety of common and complex pelvic floor, women's health and obstetric conditions and has undergone further training in all of these areas. 

 

Tanja has a strong research background and completed her PhD in 2015. She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Women's Health Training Associates and Continence Foundation of Australia. She engages in ongoing professional development and  regularly presents her own research at conferences. 

 

She is currently coordinating a research project with specialists in the field which investigates the optimal Physiotherapy management of persistent postnatal abdominal muscle separation (Diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle). Watch this space for the outcomes of this study soon!

 

Tanja is a practical and hands on Physiotherapist and looks forward to providing you with skills to maximise your comfort during and following pregnancy and to optimise your pelvic floor function now and for life!

Tanja can help you manage the following:

  • Pregnancy and postnatal care

  • Pregnancy- related Pelvic Girdle Pain (pubic symphysis joint, sacroiliac joint pain)

  • Pregnancy-related Low Back Pain

  • Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominis Muscle (DRAM or Abdominal muscle separation) 

  • Constipation, Faecal and/or Flatal Incontinence

  • Urinary urgency and/or Urinary incontinence

  • Painful intercourse, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, and Vestibulodynia 

  • Persistent Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pessary fitting

  • Post-natal return to sport assessment 

  • Mastitis/Breast Engorgement/Blocked Ducts

  • Pre- and Post-Gynaecology surgery care

 

She is available for appointments on:

Thursdays 10:00am - 6:00pm

Fridays 8:00am - 4:00pm