PELVIC HEALTH IS OUR PASSION

About us

At Body Logic Pelvic Health Clinic our team has a reputation for excellence.

Our Curtin University post graduate trained Continence and Pelvic Health physiotherapists are passionate, empathetic, caring and highly skilled.

They will work with you to empower you to reach your health goals.

 
PELVIC HEALTH IS OUR PASSION

About us

At Body Logic Pelvic Health Clinic our team has a reputation for excellence.

Our Curtin University post graduate trained Continence and Pelvic Health physiotherapists are passionate, empathetic, caring and highly skilled.

They will work with you to empower you to reach your health goals.

Judith Thompson is the Clinical Director of the Body Logic Pelvic Health Clinic.

She is a specialist continence and pelvic health physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2008).

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with over 28 years clinical experience in continence, women’s, men’s and pelvic health. She completed a PhD in the use of realtime ultrasound in assessment of the pelvic floor in 2006 and she is considered as a leader in the area of pelvic pain and continence management.

She developed the Curtin University Clinical Physiotherapy Continence and Pelvic Health Master’s program and has presented at many national and international conferences. Currently as Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University she is involved in current research into pelvic pain, prolapse and incontinence and has published over 25 peer -reviewed papers in the field of pelvic health.

Judith’s tireless work continues to change the face of pelvic health physiotherapy.
“My goal is to make pelvic health physiotherapy available to all women, men and children in Western Australia. Pelvic health problems affecting bladder, bowel and sexual health are highly personal and therefore often difficult to talk about. Feeling safe and comfortable when discussing these issues is a key component of our holistic approach to your care. Myself and my team understand pelvic health as part of our physical, social and emotional well-being and quality of life. Our commitment is to use our skills and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.”
 

Chloe Serrao

Specialist in continence and pelvic health physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2021).

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Chloe is a specialist continence and pelvic health physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2021), holds a post graduate masters qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (Curtin University 2014) and is a titled Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. 

Chloe is also a lecturer and clinical tutor on the post graduate Continence and Pelvic Health physiotherapy course at Curtin University and involved in current research in pelvic health.

Chloe’s expertise and interests are in assisting men and women with the management of bladder and bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, as well as the treatment of female pelvic organ prolapse, ante and postnatal care.

Chloe is passionate about providing holistic individualised patient centered care for all of her clients, to achieve their personal goals and an improved quality of life.

Outside of work Chloe enjoys looking after her two young children.

 

Sarah Kenagy

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Post Graduate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

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Sarah holds a Masters in both Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy (Melbourne University 2008, Curtin University 2018) and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Curtin University 1997) giving her the titles of Men’s, Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Continuing her commitment to pelvic health, Sarah is also a clinical tutor/ supervisor for the Curtin Master’s in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy students. 

Sarah treats pelvic floor problems including continence, prolapse, bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain (including endometriosis, vulvodynia and painful intercourse) and pre/post prostatectomy rehabilitation. Pre/post-natal musculoskeletal problems including pelvic girdle and spinal pain are also areas of expertise. She also fits vaginal pessary supports for women with pelvic organ prolapse.Sarah instructs our weekly online Stretch and Relax Class for pelvic pain on Tuesday evenings.

Sarah is comfortable treating all genders, including trans-people and all sexual preferences. With 30 years of experience in physiotherapy, including clinical work in Dubai and San Diego and a mother of three young adults, Sarah uses her varied background to provide holistic, patient centred care for problems relating to and around the pelvis.  Her focus and passion is to help her patients to achieve an improved quality of life and a return to all their chosen activities.

 

Natalie Bull

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

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Natalie holds a post graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (Curtin University 2009) and is a titled Men’s, Women’s Health and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Natalie maintains a teaching role as sessional lecturer and tutor in paediatric continence on the post graduate Continence and Pelvic Health physiotherapy course at Curtin University.

Natalie’s expertise is in assisting men, women and children with the management of bladder and bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, as well as the treatment of female pelvic organ prolapse, ante and postnatal care. Her particular interest is in supporting children and adolescents in overcoming bladder bowel dysfunction, involving challenges surrounding toilet training, constipation and soiling, urgency and daytime wetting, as well as enuresis (bed wetting). Natalie is passionate about providing education and practical support for children and their caregivers and liaises closely with a multidisciplinary team to optimise each child’s care. Natalie has presented at several GP conferences, and case presentations
at the Continence Foundation of Australia national conference on paediatric bowel dysfunction.

Outside of work, Natalie enjoys her time with family and friends, as a mum of three busy young girls.

 

 

Louise Gabrovec

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

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Louise holds a post-graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and is titled Men’s, Women’s Health, and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Louise is a clinical tutor on the postgraduate Continence and Pelvic Health physiotherapy course at Curtin University.

Louise’s passion is treating pelvic pain and empowering both men and women to live a life unhindered by pain. Louise is also skilled in the management of bladder and bowel leakage, pregnancy and post-pregnancy care (including a return to exercise), and prolapse. As part of management for prolapse, Louise is qualified to fit pessaries. 

Louise has previously worked at Perth Urology Clinic helping men prepare and recover from prostate surgery. 

Prior to specialising in pelvic health, Louise worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for 7 years. She previously treated lumbar and hip pain and continues to manage this as it often occurs with pelvic pain. Louise has completed extra training to be qualified in dry needling for both pelvic and musculoskeletal conditions. 

Louise understands that problems in the pelvic region are private and can be highly distressing. She acknowledges the emotional toll these conditions can take and considers this in physiotherapy management.

 

 

Sophie Dunnet

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

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Sophie holds a post graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (Curtin University 2018) and is a titled Men’s, Women’s Health and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Sophie specialises in the management of bladder and bowel dysfunction in both men and women, as well as the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, men pre and post prostatectomy and antenatal/postnatal care. Her true passion is in working with patients experiencing sexual dysfunction and is comfortable in treating all genders and sexual preferences.

Sophie is also a trained Pilates instructor and has worked with musculoskeletal clients for over 14 years. She enjoys integrating her musculoskeletal and pelvic health knowledge in rehabilitating her clients to better health and quality of life. Sophie has completed advanced courses in dry needling, often incorporating these techniques into her management where appropriate.

Sophie adopts a patient-centred and active approach to health care, placing emphasis on motivating patients to achieve their own goals.

Out of work Sophie enjoys training at F45, being outdoors and enjoying Perth’s café scene.

 

Caris Savin

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist (Currently on maternity leave)

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Caris holds a post graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and is a titled Men’s, Women’s Health and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

She is also a lecturer and clinical tutor on the post graduate Continence and Pelvic Health physiotherapy course at Curtin University

Her passion and expertise is in treating women during their pregnancy and postnatal journey, and both men and women with the management of incontinence, bladder and bowel dysfunction, prolapse and pelvic pain.

Caris is also a qualified Clinical Pilates instructor having run group and individual sessions for many years and has a Bachelor degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She previously worked in musculoskeletal physiotherapy before settling on her true passion – pelvic health!

Caris endeavours to make sure all of her patients feel heard and validated, and believes individualised assessment and treatment are the cornerstone of high value care.

Outside of work Caris loves spending time in the great outdoors with her husband and two beautiful Staffys.

 

Angela Pontifex

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

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Angela holds a post graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and is a titled Men’s, Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Angela is a clinical tutor on the post graduate Continence and Pelvic Health physiotherapy course at Curtin University.

Her passion and interest is in treating women in pregnancy and postnatal care, and both men and women with the management of incontinence, bladder and bowel dysfunction, prolapse and pelvic pain.

Angela practices both musculoskeletal and pelvic physiotherapy. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, she worked as an Exercise Physiologist delivery healthy lifestyle programs in regional Australia.

As a mother of two, Angela is kept incredibly busy. When she gets a chance, you will find her at yoga, at the zoo with her kids or down south with the family. She is passionate about leading a healthy, active life and hopes to raise a well-rounded family with a good work life balance.

 

Donna Green

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

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Donna holds a post graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy from Curtin University (2018) and is a titled Men’s, Women’s Health and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She also holds a Masters of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) from Curtin University (2006) and a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science) from the University of Western Australia (2002).

Donna specialises in the management of a variety of pelvic floor and pelvic health conditions. These include; bladder and bowel incontinence in women and men; pre and post-prostatectomy physiotherapy (including consulting at Perth Urology Clinic); pelvic organ prolapse; over active bladder; pelvic pain; painful sexual intercourse; ante- and post-natal specific conditions as well as a variety of musculoskeletal complaints.

Donna is a lecturer and clinical educator for the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy program in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University and has presented at the 2019 National Conference on Incontinence.

She is passionate about helping women stay fit and active during the various stages of life and has a keen interest in assisting women in their safe return to exercise in the post-natal period. Donna is also a certified clinical Pilates instructor through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and has over a decade of experience in teaching exercise classes, in both clinical and community settings.

Outside of work, Donna enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her two young children and family.

 

Joanna Morris

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

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Jo holds a Post Graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy from Curtin University. She is also a titled Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapist, as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Jo specialises in the management of bladder and bowel dysfunction in both men and women, as well as the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, female sexual dysfunction, and antenatal and postnatal disorders.

In her spare time, Jo likes to hike, go to the beach, and spend time with her friends, family, and beautiful golden retriever.

Phoebe MacKellar - Marinovich

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

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Phoebe holds a Post Graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy from Curtin University. She is also a titled Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapist, as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Phoebe’s expertise and interests are in assisting men and women with the management of pelvic pain, ante and postnatal care, bladder and bowel incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. With a musculoskeletal background, Phoebe has been teaching Clinical Pilates for the last 7 years and is passionate about helping women and men of all ages reach their goals and improve their quality of life.  

In her spare time, Phoebe enjoys beach and nature walks with her family, and spending time with friends.  

 

Georgia Clarkson

Post Graduate Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

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Georgia holds a Post Graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy from Curtin University (2017). She is also a titled Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapist, as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Georgia specialises in the management of bladder and bowel dysfunction in both men and women, as well as the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, female sexual dysfunction and antenatal and postnatal disorders. Georgia is also a trained Pilates instructor and integrates her  classes.

In her spare time Georgia enjoys cooking, exploring the outdoors, and taking trips home to the farm.

 

Hayley Holmes

Post Graduate Certificate, Continence and Women’s Health. Currently undertaking the clinical component of her Masters. (Currently on maternity leave)

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Hayley holds a post-graduate certificate in Continence and Women’s Health from Curtin University and is currently completing her Masters in Continence and Pelvic Health.
 
Hayley’s passion and interest is in helping women in the management of incontinence, bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, pelvic pain, pregnancy specific conditions and postnatal rehabilitation. 
 
Hayley has completed matwork and equipment training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and has experience in leading pregnancy and postnatal classes. She is passionate about supporting the health and wellbeing of women through the lifespan and will always go the extra mile to ensure women reach their goals.
 
Outside of work you will find Hayley enjoying time with her family, often running around after her busy son. 
 

Natalie Kane

Post Graduate Physiotherapist, Continence

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Natalie holds a post graduate certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation from the University of Melbourne (2007) and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Natalie works at the Perth Children’s Hospital as a Senior Continence Physiotherapist and as a lecturer and tutor on the post graduate Continence and Pelvic Health physiotherapy course at Curtin University.

Natalie’s passion and expertise is in the management of bladder and bowel problems in children. Natalie has worked primarily in the area of Continence and Paediatrics since her undergraduate degree in 1998, she has worked both in Perth and the UK.

Natalie has a special interest in helping children and adolescents overcome problems with toilet training, daytime wetting, bladder emptying problems, recurrent urinary tract infections, bed wetting, constipation and soiling (faecal incontinence). Natalie enjoys working with young people and their families to help them achieve their goals. Natalie provides wonderful structure and support throughout their journey at Body Logic Pelvic Heath.

Natalie enjoys attending and participating in conferences, her last trip was to Poland in 2019 to attend the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS) meeting in Gdansk. While these events have moved online, Natalie still enjoys advancing her knowledge in the area of Paediatric Continence.

Natalie lives in Perth with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time Natalie enjoys reading, dancing and yoga.

 

Jessica Lim

Post Graduate Physiotherapist, Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

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Jessica holds a post-graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. 
 
Jessica’s passion lies in assisting both men and women with pelvic pain to return to a fulfilling life uninhibited by pain. Jessica is also skilled in the management of bladder and bowel dysfunction, pregnancy and post-pregnancy care (including a return to exercise), and prolapse.
 
Jessica has previously worked remotely in the North West of WA providing a pelvic health service to the Gascoyne region. 
Prior to specialising in pelvic health, Jessica worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Perth for several years before travelling around Australia working as a Physiotherapist. She previously treated lumbar and hip pain and continues to manage this as it often occurs with pelvic pain. Jessica has completed extra training to be qualified in dry needling for both pelvic and musculoskeletal conditions. 
 
Jessica understands how big an impact pelvic health issues can have on your life. She knows how important it is to return to the activities that bring you joy and endeavours to tailor treatment towards your specific goals. 
 
In her spare time, Jessica loves to be by the ocean or taking walks in the Perth Hills.
 

Ananda Meyer

Practice Manager

Rachelle Symons

Post Graduate Physiotherapist, Continence

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Rachelle holds a post graduate Masters qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and is a titled Men’s, Women’s Health and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
 
Rachelle has a passion for treating women and men with pelvic health related issues and her experience includes work in both public and private sectors. She has also worked as a Physiotherapist Continence Advisor and Educator for the not-for-profit organisation, Continence Advisory Service of WA.
 
Rachelle expertise and interests are in the management of bladder and bowel dysfunction in both men and women, as well as the treatment of female pelvic organ prolapse and fitting of vaginal support pessaries, sexual dysfunction including painful intercourse, men pre/post prostatectomy and antenatal/postnatal care.
 
Rachelle has over 25 years of experience as a physiotherapist and this together with her special knowledge in pelvic health, ensures that she provides holistic and patient centred care to achieve positive treatment outcomes. She is passionate about assisting patients to achieve an improved quality of life and getting back to the things that they love doing.
 
Outside of work, Rachelle enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, walking in nature and going to the beach.
 

Louise Hug

Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Currently undertaking the clinical component of her Masters.

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Louise works as a Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. She has completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and is currently undertaking the clinical component of her Masters.    

Louise has worked in the musculoskeletal setting of physiotherapy for eight years treating neck, back and pelvic girdle pain with both hands-on and gym-based treatment. In 2015 she developed an interest in core activation and muscle balance for rehabilitation, subsequently completing a Cert IV in Pilates with Polestar Australia. This enabled her to provide specialised clinical exercise programs for patients in the gym for antenatal, post-natal and post-menopausal women. 

Following Louise’s early sporting life as a full-time gymnast, she has participated in netball, tennis, pilates and barre. These experiences have given her a better understanding of injury management and prevention. This drives her to assist others with their return to daily life and sport, not only post-injury but also after life events such as vaginal delivery and caesarean section, as well as gynaecology, breast oncology and prostatectomy surgery.  

After falling pregnant and having her baby girl in 2017, Louise developed a special interest in Women’s Health. She completed several courses upskilling in Women’s/Men’s Urinary Incontinence and Ano-Rectal Dysfunction to expand her knowledge, leading to a passion in the field of Pelvic Health. Louise recently had her second child in May 2020, reinforcing her enthusiasm for this area of clinical work. She is constantly learning from experience, fellow colleagues, international pelvic physiotherapists, and authors discussing pelvic health issues.    

Louise enjoys treating:

  • Mastitis, nipple pain and breast-feeding posture/neck pain
  • Pelvic floor issues in pregnancy and postpartum
  • Perineal tears and trauma
  • Rectus Abdominus Diastasis
  • Return to exercise or running post-partum
  • Urinary Incontinence and pelvic issues in Menopause
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Vulvodynia and Vestibulodynia
  • Vaginismus and pain with sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic pain in Endometriosis and Bladder Pain Syndrome
  • Bowel advice for Chronic Constipation
  • Pelvic floor muscle training and education pre-prostatectomy
  • Post-prostatectomy Urinary Incontinence management

Louise and her family of four look forward to visiting relatives in Switzerland and New Zealand. Some skiing and hiking wouldn’t be out of the question either!

Geordie Thompson

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist

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Geordie Thompson is one of our visiting consultants here at the Pelvic Health Clinic. Geordie is a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist with a keen interest in helping people with pain (sensation) issues and the related emotional responses such as anxiety.

Geordie provides a safe and empowering environment where challenges such as anxiety and depression can be resolved and reframed enabling the client to move forward with greater confidence and competence.  

Geordie is an experienced developer of people’s potential and understands that in order to grow some challenges are necessary and useful. His calm and compassionate style enable clients to reconnect with their own resources in order to move through trauma and enjoy their post-traumatic growth. Bookings can be made with Geordie by calling 0413 207 200 or emailing Geordie@hypnologicsolutions.com.au.

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