The Gold Coast Private Pelvic and Lumbar Pain Clinic:
Patients with pelvic pain or continence issues have often been on the medical merry-go-round before they finally arrive to see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.
These problems are often debilitating and people with chronic pelvic and low back pain are often sceptical about whether physiotherapy can help them.
I have had many years of clinical experience and undergone extensive advanced training and certification holistic and integrative assessment and management of Pelvic Pain to be able to help my patients in the most effective and empowering ways.
Training and certification includes: Completion of Clinical Masters of Physiotherapy in Continence and Women's health, Postgraduate Pain Rehabilitation certificate, Preventing Chronicity in Pain and Disability modules, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) certification and training, The Power of Mindfulness Healing and Transformation, Training & Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intensive for chronic pain, Treating Chronic Pain, Applied Neuroscience Mastery Course: Complex Trauma, Anxiety, Chronic Pain.
The Gold Coast Private Pelvic and low back Pain service is a holistic service that provides an evidence based and integrated approach to pain in a multidisciplinary setting with GPs and Specialists.
Did you know that 1 in 5 women experience pelvic pain including endometriosis, tail bone pain, low abdominal or bladder pain/discomfort and sexual pain?
Pelvic and lower back pain are some of the most widespread pain conditions, yet surprisingly the least is known and understood about these afflictions and the impact of persistent pelvic pain and chronic low back pain upon suffers.
Persistent Pelvic Pain (PPP) can occur at any stage of a woman's life age and for many reason, but some common causes are endometriosis, recurrent thrush or bladder infections, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome, painful periods, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic floor hypertonicity.
Musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain and causes of pelvic pain are one of Australia's biggest disease burden. 1 in 5 Australians under the age of 65 are affected daily by chronic pain, rising to one in three for those over 651.
Persistent pelvic pain and chronic back pain are complex pains issues and are often associated with negative thoughts, behavioural, sexual and emotional consequences. Ongoing lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction can also accompany symptoms of lower urinary tract like bladder irritability, incontinence, pain, pain with sex, bowel symptoms of IBS or pain with bowel motions, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction or gynaecological dysfunction.
Persistent pelvic pain and low back pain can often be unpredictable and inconsistent with pain patterns or ‘flare-ups’ that may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days or longer, increasing the negative impacts on your quality of life. Due to the complex nature of persistent pain the complex interaction between the gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, musculoskeletal, neurologic and endocrine systems can all play apart.
This is why it is essential to attend a specialised service that can comprehend the complexity of multitude of symptoms you have and help you to understand your unique condition, understand the anatomy, physiology, biopsychosocial, biomechanics, pathology that underpin your pelvic and low back pain.
I ensure that you have the support and care needed during your journey, achieve the best possible outcomes for your pelvic health and pelvic floor so you can feel confident to engage in your life.