B. Physiotherapy (Hons) (University of Melbourne)
PGrad Cert PF Rehab (Hons) (UMelb)
PGrad Cert Exercise for Women (Hons)(UMelb)
Teacher at LaTrobe University. Master of Physiotherapy.
Committee member of CFA Physiotherapy Group.
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Member.
Kym has extensive experience optimising pelvic health in women and children. She is a clinical expert in pregnancy related pain and discomfort, bladder and bowel incontinence, childhood bedwetting, prolapse, pessary fittings, coccydynia, pelvic pain, mastitis, and advanced rehabilitation of the pelvic floor for high impact physical activities.
Kym has a special interest caring for pre and post-natal women, and optimizing their health and function emotionally and physically as they prepare and recover from pregnancy and birth. Kym developed the successful Active Birth Skills Class to empower couples for labour. She is a teacher at LaTrobe University Physiotherapy School for the Gender Specific Studies. Since 2012, she has been a tutor on the Lactating Breast Course for Physiotherapists educating physiotherapists across Australia and internationally on management of mastitis and inflammatory breast conditions.
Kym is a member of the Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) as well as being on the Victorian Physiotherapy committee of the Continence Foundation of Australia.
She has a background in dance and pilates prior to practicing physiotherapy, and now enjoy participating in fun runs, minor triathlons and crossfit competitions. In her spare time she enjoy spending time with her family, including her two daughters.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (La Trobe University)
Master of Physiotherapy (Continence and Women's Health); Melbourne University
PGrad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. (UMelb)
APA member. Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Group.
Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA) Member.
Helen has a passion for helping women, enabling them to maximise their activity participation through empowering them to better understand their bodies.
Having worked on a maternity ward for over 10 years, Helen treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy including D.R.A.M (abdominal muscle separation), pelvic girdle and lower back pain, and mastitis. She also has experience in conditions of pelvic floor including muscle dysfunction, bladder and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, vulvodynia and vaginismus.
Helen’s hospital work also included helping post-natal women optimise recovery from childbirth and gynaecological surgery and ease pregnancy related ante-natal pains. It was this work that inspired Helen to complete her Masters in Physiotherapy (Continence and Pelvic Floor) in 2009.
In 2011, she presented a workshop for physiotherapists on Women’s specific conditions for the Bangladesh Physiotherapy Association. Since 2015 she has regularly worked as a tutor at La Trobe University Physiotherapy School for Gender Specific Studies. Helen is a member of the Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
When she is not working, Helen enjoys cuddles with her 2 young sons, expressing her creativity through sewing, knitting and crochet, and attempting to grow and preserve foods.
B. Physiotherapy (LaTrobe University)
PGrad Certificate Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA) Member
Shea is enthusiastic and committed to educating and empowering women to improve their overall health and quality of life. She has a special interest and experience in optimising women's health through pregnancy and postpartum.
Shea treats pelvic floor dysfunction, bowel and bladder incontinence, pelvic pain, vaginismus, pelvic organ prolapse and pregnancy related conditions including pelvic girdle pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and pubic symphysis pain. She has experience in rehabilitation of abdominal muscle separation postpartum and getting women back into exercise safely.
Shea’s background is in chronic pain management and community health, working in the northern suburbs in public, private and not for profit organisations. Her interest in women’s health has become a passion, especially following the birth of her son.
In Shea’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her small family, walking her adorable Mini Schnauzer, baking and camping.