About Physiotherapy

Tara is an experienced physiotherapist with a special interest in Continence, Women’s Health and Paediatrics. She graduated with honours from the University Of Sydney and since then she has continued to follow her passion, working steadily to build her skills and experience in Women’s Health and Paediatric Physiotherapy. She worked for many years as Senior Physiotherapist in Women’s Health and Continence within the public hospital and community health systems, before working as an Academic for the University of Western Sydney, teaching medical and allied health students within her Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Clinic. She also spent 3 years working part time as an orthopaedic paedatric physiotherapist in a major Paediatric hospital. In addition to working as a Physiotherapist, she has spent many years working as a Childbirth and Parenting Educator, educating expectant parents having their babies in both public and private hospitals. Tara has completed extensive postgraduate training in Continence, Women’s Health and Paediatrics, having attended training courses in female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, male urinary incontinence, pelvic pain disorders, paediatric incontinence, nocturnal enuresis, perineal trauma, bladder urgency, active birth, breastfeeding, pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, to name a few. Tara is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Secretary for the Continence and Women’s Health Group, and a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia.   How physiotherapy can help you:   Pre & Postnatal
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • Tailbone (coccyx) pain
  • Rib pain
  • Hip pain
  • Groin pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
 
  • Abdominal muscle pain or hernia
  • Abdominal muscle separation
  • Real Time Ultrasound
  • Getting back in shape after birth
  • Private postnatal classes
  • Ultrasound for mastitis and blocked ducts
 
  Paediatrics
  • Positional Talipes
  • Overlapping or poorly aligned toes
  • Plagiocephaly (misshapen head)
  • Torticollis
  • Head preference (only turning the head one way)
  • Erb’s Palsy (Brachial plexus injuries)
 
  • Developmental hip dysplasia (clicky hips)
  • Gross motor (developmental) delay
  • Fractures (broken bones) sustained during difficult births including collarbones, arm bones.
 
  Continence & Pelvic Floor
  • Bladder leakage (Urinary Incontinence)
  • Bladder urgency
  • Voiding dysfunction (difficulty passing urine or emptying bladder)
  • Bladder pain syndromes
  • Bed-wetting
  • Bowel leakage (Faecal Incontinence)
  • Bowel urgency
  • Constipation
  • Defecation disorders (difficulty opening bowels)
  • Prolapse
 
  • Pelvic floor pain disorders
  • Painful intercourse and vaginismus
  • Painful tears and episiotomies sustained during birth
  • Bladder or bowel dysfunction pre or post childbirth
  • Pre and post gynaecological surgery
  • Pre and post prostate surgery
  • Pre and post bowel surgery
  • Continence product advice and prescription
  • Assessment for government continence funding schemes (CAPS)
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