Renee completed her physiotherapy studies at Curtin University and shortly after relocated to Geraldton, Western Australia where she commenced her career in the WA Country Health Service. During this time, she gained a wealth of experience working within the hospital setting. On return to Perth, she worked exclusively on a hospital rehabilitation ward assisting patients in returning home after trauma, illness or injury. In the last few years, she has made the move into private practice – completing her matwork and reformer Pilates instructor qualifications and is a dry needling therapist.
Throughout her time as a physiotherapist, Renee has discovered a passion for the area of women’s health physiotherapy and is currently completing a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy specialising in Continence and Pelvic Health.
Renee’s unique experience makes her well equipped to manage a variety of conditions with both hands-on manual therapy and exercise-based rehabilitation. This includes:
- Chronic neurological conditions including, but not limited to, spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic pain conditions
- Balance and Falls prevention
- Sporting injuries
- General joint and muscle pains of the shoulder, neck, back, hips or knees.
Renee is able to offer further women’s health specific services including:
- Antenatal assessments, pelvic floor education and treatment of pregnancy related pain
- Post-natal assessments, education on return to exercise and management of complications after birth such as prolapse, perineal tearing and rectus abdominis diastasis (tummy muscle separation)
- Pain with intercourse
- Continence issues such as bladder leakage
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Post gynaecological surgery
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