Heather Higgins APAM


Heather has extensive experience in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy having worked in both public and private sectors since 2006. She started her career at The Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick, during this time completing her Post-Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.

Since then she has gone on to work at numerous large teaching hospitals, including Macquarie University Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital. She has experience in both in-patient and out-patient pelvic health services treating both men and women with pelvic pain, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction.

Heather has an extremely caring nature and will go above and beyond to help her patients achieve their goals and get back to enjoying life. Heather was first attracted to work in the area of pelvic health having seen the significant impact that improving these issues can have on someone’s life.

In her spare time, Heather is kept busy by her 3 children and loves to get away camping with her family as often as she can. She loves running and has her blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy)


  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Group

Areas of expertise

  • Bladder dysfunction- incontinence, overactive bladder, urgency, frequency, voiding dysfunction.
  • Bowel dysfunction- incontinence, urgency, chronic constipation.
  • Chronic pelvic pain in women and men- chronic pelvic pain syndrome, endometriosis, bladder 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 abdominus 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, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation.