TEAM - Western Women's and Mens Health
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TEAM

Lauren

Lauren is one of the founding Principal Physiotherapists at WWMH and head of the Womens’ and Mens’ Heath department at Nurture Healthcare. She commenced working as a physiotherapist in 2002, and became a partner of Hoppers Physio in 2005. Since then, Lauren has gained increased knowledge and experience in the management of Womens’ and Mens’ Health Patients. She has completed many courses through the Womens’ Health Training Association, particularly focusing on the management of pre and post natel women, urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and delivery of exercise programs.

 

At WWMH we are fully equipped with real time ultrasound, a peritron machine for accurate EMG reading of PFM activation and relaxation, electrical stimulation, pelvic support braces, SRC pregnancy and post natel wear, weighted pelvic floor training sets and dilation devices.

 

Lauren is also involved in the clinical pilates program at the centre and enjoys facilitating women’s return to exercise following delivery. She has 4 young kids and can strongly relate to the importance of maintaining a healthy body during these years.

Peony

Peony completed her Physiotherapy degree at the Lincoln School of Health Sciences, La Trobe University. She subsequently undertook postgraduate studies in Physiotherapy (Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation) at the University of Melbourne in 2002.

 

Peony has worked in Women’s and Men’s health physiotherapy for over 25 years, including previous employment as Senior Physiotherapist at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Western Health and Alfred Health. Her interests include the management of pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, bladder overactivity and constipation. She also conducts physiotherapy pre and postnatal assessments and can help manage the musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy and post childbirth.

 

Apart from WWMH Peony also works at other private practices in the CBD, the inner west and the northwest. She is aware of the impact that bladder and bowel dysfunction can have on the daily lives of men and women, and is committed to helping them achieve their pelvic health goals, and through this their quality of life.

Sarah

Sarah completed her physiotherapy degree at Monash University, Victoria. Since graduating, Sarah has worked throughout Gippsland, in public and private sectors. This has included hospital, community health and private practice. This is where Sarah discovered her passion for continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy, and subsequently completed her post-graduate certificate in 2019 at Curtin University.

 

Sarah started work at Hopper’s Physiotherapy/Western Women’s and Men’s Health in January 2020. She is passionate about improving awareness of pelvic floor disorders. Her interests include bladder urgency and overactivity, pelvic pain, bowel dysfunction and prolapse.

 

Sarah also works with musculoskeletal injuries – and is especially passionate about providing treatment to those experiencing chronic pain. She takes a holistic approach to help achieve clients goals.

 

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family, reading books, hiking and camping.