Elle is the founder of Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy and has a specialised approach for the treatment of patients with pelvic floor issues using a holistic and evidence based approach.

She has attained a Master of Clinical of Physiotherapy, major in Women's Health and Continence and has completed many postgraduate qualifications in pelvic floor rehabilitation from Curtin University and the University of Melbourne, Professional certificate of conservative management of pelvic organ prolapse from the University of South Australia and advanced training in mixed urinary symptoms and urinary and pelvic pain disorders.  Additionally, she has advanced training in colorectal disorders and advanced training in pelvic floor sonography and prolapse assessment using transperineal and translabial real time ultrasound assessment for pelvic floor dysfunction, continence mechanisms, pelvic organ prolapse and levator ani functional assessment and patient biofeedback education. 

Elle has a special interest in pelvic pain and completed her Clinical Masters thesis examining Painful periods – Dysmenorrhea and Endometriosis. She is an AHPRA registered Physiotherapist an is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Continence Women’s Health Group is currently on the Queensland branch council and the Australia colleague of Physiotherapy Educational Quality Transitional  Standing Committee.

Elle has over 7 years of experience in managing complex musculoskeletal and pelvic floor issues for both women and men. Many patients throughout Australia travel interstate for second opinions and management of pelvic floor conditions when other therapies and surgeries have not been successful. She has a strong musculoskeletal, exercises and rehabilitation background which provides her patients with exceptional care and management. These advanced skill sets allow her to treat both the internal and external pelvic structures and understand their inter-relationships achieving more successful outcomes for patients continence outcomes, pain outcomes and sexual health.

These conditions include:

  • Bladder dysfunction - incontinence, urgency, frequency and bladder pain syndromes
  • Bowel dysfunction - Chronic constipation and bowel incontinence
  • Conservative Prolapse management- Pessary fitting, lifestyle education and pelvic floor muscle re-training
  • Postnatal Check Pelvic floor and abdominal separation and return to exercise
  • Gynaecological and oncological surgical rehabilitation return to intimacy, return to physical activity, pain and incontinence
  • Post-prostatectomy surgical rehabilitationpost-prostatectomy urinary and bowel incontinence and erectile dysfunction
  • Pelvic paininfertility, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, pain or inability to engage in sexual intercourse including vaginismus, vulvodynia and Genito-Pelvic Pain Disorder (GPPD), pudendal neuralgia or Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) - sacroiliac joint (SIJ), pubic symphysis and pregnancy related pain
  • Hip and Groin pain -  Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) and labral tears
  • Lower Back pain – disc, muscular strain and prolapse, Coccyx or tailbone pain, traumatic and non-traumatic

Elle is very passionate about pelvic floor problems, speaking at Expos, Griffith University, Gyms and running workshops for GP's, medical specilaists, gyms, personal trainers and the community to increase Women’s and Men’s understanding of the important role of the pelvic floor and Physiotherapy. She is committed strongly to working with her patients to understand their condition and overcome pelvic issues, returning them to their optimal health, whether that is sexual function, continence or pain reduction.

 

I look forward to meeting you and optimising your Pelvic Health,

Elle Pidgeon

APAM, APA titled Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Master of Clinical Physiotherapy, Major in Continence and Women's Health

Post graduate certificate (Conservative management of pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation)

Bachelor of Biomedical and exercise Science.

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