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.

Annabelle

Annabelle completed her Physiotherapy degree with honours at Melbourne University in 2007. She has gone onto complete Postgraduate studies in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Continence, Musculoskeletal dysfunction and Exercise for Women. She also works as a senior Physiotherapist at The Royal Women’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Continence Clinic and the Australian Prostate Cancer Centre.

 

Annabelle can assist in assessment and management of urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation/dyssynergic defecation, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and pre/post prostate surgery. She also has particular interest in the management of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and maintaining strength and fitness throughout the childbearing years.

 

Outside of work, Annabelle enjoys being a mum to two busy little children and spending as much time outside in the sunshine and fresh air as possible!

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.