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Meet our Team

WHO WE ARE & HOW WE CAN HELP

With over two decades of experience between them and a PhD, you are in excellent hands with our Physiotherapists.

Our Physiotherapists have all undergone further training in Women's and Pelvic Health 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 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 with first class Honours 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 and prides herself on providing patients with the latest evidence based care. 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 and regularly engages in ongoing professional development.

 

She is currently completing a research project which investigates the optimal Physiotherapy management of persistent postnatal abdominal muscle separation (Diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle). 

 

Tanja is a practical and hands on Physiotherapist who takes the time to truly listen to your health concerns provide you with an individualised plan to meet your goals. 

When she is not working she loves spending time with her 1 year old and husband, preferably somewhere close to the beach. 

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 Fridays 9:00am- 4:00.

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  • Meet Melissa
    Melissa D'Arcy B.Phty ; M. ClinPhys (In Progress) Melissa is a passionate Pelvic Health Physiotherapist with extensive clinical experience and education in the field. She holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences, a Master of Physiotherapy (University of Sydney, 2014), and is currently pursuing a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Continence & Women's Health at Curtin University. She has been working in the area of pelvic health since 2018. Melissa has a strong focus on holistic care, and can help you manage both common and complex bladder, bowel, obstetric and pelvic floor concerns. She enjoys empowering women to stay active through all life stages, and helping them to achieve their goals. Melissa can help you manage the following conditions, and has further training in all these areas: pelvic organ prolapse (including fitting of pessaries) bladder dysfunction and urinary incontinence bowel dysfunction and faecal / flatal incontinence persistent pelvic pain and endometriosis pain with intercourse pregnancy care including pelvic girdle pain postnatal care including abdominal separation and return to exercise breast care including blocked ducts pre and post gynaecology surgery care ​ She is available for appointments on: Wednesdays (alt) 8:00 - 1200pm Saturdays 7:00am - 2:00pm
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  • Meet Melissa
    Melissa D'Arcy B.Phty ; M. ClinPhys (In Progress) Melissa is a passionate Pelvic Health Physiotherapist with extensive clinical experience and education in the field. She holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences, a Master of Physiotherapy (University of Sydney, 2014), and is currently pursuing a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Continence & Women's Health at Curtin University. She has been working in the area of pelvic health since 2018. Melissa has a strong focus on holistic care, and can help you manage both common and complex bladder, bowel, obstetric and pelvic floor concerns. She enjoys empowering women to stay active through all life stages, and helping them to achieve their goals. Melissa can help you manage the following conditions, and has further training in all these areas: pelvic organ prolapse (including fitting of pessaries) bladder dysfunction and urinary incontinence bowel dysfunction and faecal / flatal incontinence persistent pelvic pain and endometriosis pain with intercourse pregnancy care including pelvic girdle pain postnatal care including abdominal separation and return to exercise breast care including blocked ducts pre and post gynaecology surgery care ​ She is available for appointments on: Wednesdays (alt) 8:00 - 1200pm Saturdays 7:00am - 2:00pm
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