Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
- Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) Auckland University of Technology
- Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science – Continence Management
- Diploma of Childbirth Education – Aoraki Polytech
- Pregnancy Yoga Diploma –Birthlight International
- Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
Bev has been working as a physiotherapist for over ten years, and is passionate about working in the specialised area of Pelvic, Womens’ and Mens’ Health. She has worked in many areas of physiotherapy and has a wide range of skills which she brings into her work. Bev completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Continence Management through Otago University, and is very passionate about working in this field.
Bev qualified with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2004 and began her physiotherapy career with a mix of private practice and hospital work. While having her family Bev trained as an Antenatal Educator and Pregnancy Yoga instructor and offers these services through Maternal Journey, based at River Ridge East Birth Centre. Being a mum of three boys gives Bev a real insight into pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal time in a women’s life, allowing her to practice with a sound clinical as well as empathetic approach.
Bev is committed to providing up to date evidenced-based care, and regularly attends ongoing professional development courses in order to provide the best standard of care for her patients. She believes in a multidisciplinary-team approach where appropriate, to achieve the optimal outcome for patients.
Specialised Pelvic and Womens’ Health services:
- Pregnancy & post natal problems including mastitis and scar tissue management
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Pelvic pain
- Continence concerns
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Sexual problems
- Bladder issues
- Bowel issues
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Sensitive claims- ACC
What to expect at your Pelvic Health Consult
Your initial consult will usually be an hour long which enables Bev to take a thorough history and gain an understanding of what is going on for you.
A physical assessment is usually done during the first or second session, and a treatment plan explained and discussed. Follow-up visits may be 30 or 40 minutes long, depending on your needs.
You are able to self-refer to treatment, or your GP or specialist may refer you, and some conditions may be able to be treated under ACC. Where indicated, Bev will refer back to or on to appropriate specialists to ensure you are receiving thorough care and management of your concerns.
At times in your treatment certain products may be recommended as part of your treatment plan on the road to optimal wellbeing and function.
These will be discussed with you during your treatment sessions and may include one or more of the following products:
These may include the use of medical devices such as contiform, therapeutic vibrators and vaginal dilators as examples, and are explained in the clinic then used at home. This will always be fully discussed so that you understand why the product is suggested and know how to use it appropriately.