Alison is dedicated to treating women and men with bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction, or pelvic pain. Alison completed her Physiotherapy degree and began the first few years of her career in Sydney at St George Hospital, where she first gained experience in the world of pelvic health. She then spent several years in London working in pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological care in a number of large teaching hospitals, as well as in private practice.
Whilst in the UK, she completed a Master of Science with Distinction in Rehabilitation Studies (Continence for Physiotherapists). She has also completed a Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse through the University of South Australia, and is an active committee member of the APA NSW Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Group.
Alison’s warm and friendly nature will put you at ease when talking about your condition. She believes in looking at a patient holistically, and uses a combination of education, manual therapy (external and internal), real-time ultrasound and Exercise Rehabilitation/ Physio Exercise in her treatment approach. She is experienced in managing a broad range of conditions.
Alison loves ice cream and London in the summer, and in her spare time you can find her strength training or enjoying time with her husband and daughter.
- MSc in Rehabilitation Studies (Continence for Physiotherapists) (UK)
- B App Sc (Physiotherapy)
- Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (UniSA)
Areas of Specialism
- Bladder dysfunction – incontinence, overactive bladder, urgency, frequency, voiding difficulties
- Bowel dysfunction – incontinence, urgency, chronic constipation
- Chronic pelvic pain in women and men – bladder pain syndrome, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, chronic prostatitis
- Coccyx pain
- Pregnancy-related conditions- pelvic girdle pain, back pain, incontinence, prolapse
- Post-natal conditions – pelvic floor rehabilitation, diastasis of rectus abdominis muscles, incontinence, prolapse, mastitis
- Prolapse, including the use of pessaries
- Rehabilitation after gynaecological or prostate surgery
- Sexual dysfunction – vaginismus/genito-pelvic pain disorder, vulval pain, persistent genital arousal disorder, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, Peyronie’s disease
- Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
- APA Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Group
- Committee member of APA NSW Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Group