Angela James MACP

Principal Physiotherapist – APA Titled Member

Angela James is the founder of Sydney Pelvic Clinic and is a pioneer in the treatment of patients with pelvic issues using a holistic and Integrated Approach. She has a unique skill set which allows her to treat both the internal and external pelvic structures. This allows her to treat the pelvic unit as a whole and thus achieve more successful outcomes. She has over 15 years’ experience in managing complex pelvic issues for both women and men.

Patients travel from across Australia and the world to consult with Angela, having often sought help for their pelvic issue elsewhere without a successful outcome. Angela has an outstanding record of success with her patients, who often present with very complex issues. Angela is passionate and committed to helping patients overcome pelvic issues and returning them to their optimal health, whether that is sexual function, continence or pain reduction. Angela uses an individual approach for each patient integrating manual therapy, education, mindfulness, and Physio Exercise or functional conditioning. Angela strongly believes in educating her patients so they maintain control and play an active part in their recovery. Angela completed her Clinical Masters research project with Curtin University examining The Effectiveness of Neuroscience Education for Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain.

Angela is passionate about pelvic physiotherapy, and has developed a team of like-minded, highly trained professionals at Sydney Pelvic Clinic. Her number one goal is to achieve successful outcomes for her patients. Angela regularly runs courses for practitioners such as The Pregnant Pelvis – An Integrated Approach and The Role of the Pelvic Floor Muscles in Sexual Pain.

Angela is mum to two boys and understands firsthand the changes a woman’s pelvis undergoes during pregnancy, birth and post birth. In her spare time Angela enjoys sport, she’s played hockey at national level, completed 2 marathons and she is an accomplished rock climber.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy
  • Post Grad Cert (Pelvic Floor Rehab)
  • B App Sc (Physio)
  • Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (UniSA)

Areas of Specialism

  • Bladder and bowel dysfunction such as incontinence (urinary and faecal), urgency, frequency and pain
  • Coccyx or tailbone pain, traumatic and non-traumatic
  • Hip pain including Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) and labral tears
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) including sacroiliac joint (SIJ), pubic symphysis and pregnancy related pain
  • Pelvic pain including pain or inability to engage in sexual intercourse including vaginismus, vulvodynia and Genito-Pelvic Pain Disorder (GPPD),
  • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)
  • Prolapse management, including the use of pessaries
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Surgical rehabilitation from gynaecological and prostate surgery

Memberships

  • Associate of the Australian College of Physiotherapists
  • Australian Pelvic Pain Foundation
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Continence Foundation of Australia
  • Continence Women’s Health Group
  • International Pelvic Pain Society
  • New South Wales APA Education Sub Advisory Committee
  • ICS Member
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