Kathy Jennings APAM

Physiotherapist

Kathy is a dedicated and experienced women’s and children’s health Physiotherapist who is passionate about managing pelvic health issues. She has spent the last 9 years completing additional post graduate training to expand her skills and expertise in the management of pelvic health conditions and is committed to the management of bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction as well as pelvic pain, in both adults and children.

Kathy strongly believes in the holistic management of her patients and uses a combination of education, manual therapy (internal and external), mindfulness and exercise rehabilitation to achieve successful results, helping empower clients to better manage their bodies into the future.

She is committed to ongoing professional development and has completed a Professional Certificate in the Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse through the University of South Australia. Kathy enjoys teaching Physio Exercise classes and using Pilates reformer and targeted exercise therapy to help address an individual’s specific rehabilitation goals.

In her spare time, Kathy loves staying fit and active through running, soccer, skiing and Pilates, as well as travelling and spending time with her husband and two active children.

Qualifications

  • B App Sc (Physiotherapy)
  • B App Sc (Exercise & Sports Science)
  • Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (UniSA)
  • AAPI Pilates Instructor
  • Certified PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Therapist

Areas of Specialism

  • Bladder Dysfunction – urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, urgency and frequency
  • Bowel Dysfunction – faecal incontinence and chronic constipation
  • Female pelvic pain – Endometriosis, coccyx pain, pudendal neuralgia and bladder pain syndrome
  • Kid’s continence: bedwetting, urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence/soiling, pain related to urination or defecation
    and pelvic pain
  • Post-natal rehabilitation: Pelvic floor rehabilitation, rectus abdominus diastasis, mastitis, incontinence and prolapse
  • Pregnancy related conditions: Pelvic girdle pain (PGP), including sacroiliac joint (SIJ) and pubic symphysis pain, labour/birth preparation
  • Prolapse management, including the use of pessaries
  • Rehabilitation after gynaecological surgery: including vaginal dilation and exercise therapy
  • Sexual dysfunction – vaginismus, vulvodynia, Genito-Pelvic Pain Disorder (GPPD) and persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD)

Memberships

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • APA Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema Group
  • APA Musculoskeletal Group
  • APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Group
  • Continence Foundation of Australia
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