Angela James is the founder of Sydney Pelvic Clinic. She is a pioneer in the treatment of patients with pelvic issues, using an evidence-based, person-centered approach. Angela has over 17 years of experience in managing complex pelvic issues for both women and men and holds a Specialist title from the Australian College of Physiotherapy as a recognition of her clinical achievements.
Patients travel from across Australia and the world to consult with Angela, having often sought help for their pelvic issues 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, enabling a return to 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 exercise therapy. Angela strongly believes in educating her patients to ensure they have a clear narrative and plan for best longer-term results.
Angela is passionate about pelvic physiotherapy and has developed a team of like-minded, highly trained professionals at Sydney Pelvic Clinic. Angela regularly runs courses locally and internationally for practitioners including The Pregnant Pelvis, Coccyx & Perianal Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse. All her courses are taught with a whole-person, biopsychosocial framework. She is also a casual lecturer at the University of Melbourne, running masterclasses for Pelvic Girdle Pain.
Angela is a mum to two boys and understands firsthand the changes a woman’s pelvis undergoes during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. In her spare time, Angela enjoys running after her active boys and spending time with family and friends.
- Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists 2022)
- Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy – Continence & Womens’ Health (Curtin University)
- Post Graduate Certificate – Pelvic Floor Rehab (University of Melbourne)
- B App Sc (Physio) (University of Sydney)
- Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (University of South Australia)
Areas of Specialism
- Complex pelvic pain – male and female
- 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)
- Pelvic organ prolapse, including the use of pessaries
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Pre/post rehabilitation from gynecological and prostate surgery
- Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists
- Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
- Continence Foundation of Australia
- NSW APA Continence Women’s Health Group
- International Continence Society (ICS) Member