Meet Our Team

Belinda Henry

Belinda Henry

Biography 

While studying physiotherapy in the early 90’s my interest in Pelvic Health began. I did my elective clinical in women’s health at the Royal Women’s in Sydney. Once I completed my degree I worked in London in the post natal wards, ran aqua-natal classes and worked on the Breast Cancer ward at the Royal Marsden.

When I came home from London in 2000, I worked in a leading clinic in Bondi Junction. At this time I developed my musculoskeletal skills while working alongside some pioneering Women’s Health Physiotherapists. Soon after, the south coast beckoned and I started working at Gerringong Physiotherapy.

After the birth of my first child I truly understood the importance of the pelvic floor and pelvis. I returned to university to complete my Post Grad Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and have continued to learn through courses, podcasts and webinars since. I have now been working exclusively in Pelvic Health for 13 years and am passionate about providing caring and quality care to the people of the south coast.

Clinical interests

All things Pelvic Health

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). University of Sydney, 1996
  • Postgrad Cert in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy). University of Melbourne, 2007

Ongoing Professional Development

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain  – Genitourinary and Anorectal Pain Disorders –  Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • Pelvic floor relationship to Exercise, Sport and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction –  Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse  – Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • Objective Testing Course – WHTA
  • Advanced pessary  & Gellhorn workshop with Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • OAB – WHTA
  • Predictive Pelvic Floor – WHTA
  • Return to Sport/Safe Exercises for PF 
  • Nocturia – WHTA
  • Anorectal Pelvic Floor Symposium – WHTA
  • Chronic Pelvic and Perineal Pain: The Clinicians’ Perspective – RHW
  • Male Pelvic Floor Workshop – Newcastle University
  • Paediatric Continence Care – ICCS
  • 2019 Bi Annual Pelvic Floor Research Update – Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • Musculosketetal Segmental and Dry Needling – APA
  • Advanced Management of Pregnancy and Post-Partum Issues  – Michelle Lyons
  • Births Bumps and Beyond, RHW
  • Kids Bladder Day, Children’s Hospital
  • Exercise and Pelvic Floor Workshop, PFF
  • Muscle Energy Technique of Pelvis and Lsp – Barb Hungerford
  • Continence Foundation of Aust Conference 2018
  • Explain Pain – Noi Group
Courtney Pointon

Courtney Pointon

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University 2016
  • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of Queensland 2012 
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, University of Queensland 2012

Ongoing Professional Development 

  • WHTA 5 Day Women’s Health Course
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain – Genitourinary and Anorectal Pain Disorder – Taryn Hallan WHTA
  • Explain Pain – Noi Group

Why I like being a Physiotherapist?

Being a physiotherapist allows me to work with individuals from various backgrounds and to aid them in achieving their functional and lifestyle goals. I am passionate about improving community health and enjoy helping women throughout their life stages to become fit, strong and the best possible version of themselves. My Ambition as a Women’s Health Physiotherapist is to empower women to take charge of their own health needs no matter how big or small their concerns may seem. There are no silly questions.

Clinical interests 

  • Women’s Pelvic Health, particularly Pelvic Pain conditions
  • Incontinence
  • Pre and Post natal assessments
  • Osteoporosis and falls prevention 
  • Dizziness and vertigo 
  • Knee and hip rehabilitation

Personal hobbies: touch football, running, yoga, and going to the beach

Clare Fitzgerald

Clare Fitzgerald

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) – University of Wollongong, 2007, 
  • Graduate Entry Masters Physiotherapy – Curtin University 2010
  • Undertaking Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women’s Health) 

Ongoing Professional Development 

  • WHTA 5 Day Women’s Health Course

What you like about being a Physiotherapist, why you do what you do? 

I love working with people from all walks of life to get them back to doing the things that they love to do. I have a passion for helping people to move, be fit and healthy and get the most out of life.

Clinical Interests

  • Pelvic Health
  • Neurological conditions
  • Vestibular and Cardiorespiratory

Hobbies

  • Mountain Biking,
  • Snowboarding
  • The beach
  • Hanging out with my family
Ashleigh Crawford

Ashleigh Crawford

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science University of Wollongong 2015
  • Master of Physiotherapy Sydney Uni  2017

Ongoing Professional Development 

  • WHTA 5 Day Pelvic Health Course
  • Pelvic Health training in Pre and Post prostatectomy care

Biography

I love being able to help people achieve their goals and get back to doing the things they love. I chose to learn more about Pelvic Health Physiotherapy as I found there was need for more physiotherapists with the knowledge and skills to treat patients with Pelvic Health conditions. There is not enough education and discussion about Pelvic Health conditions in the general public and I am very passionate about making people aware of the treatment that we can offer as Pelvic Health Physiotherapists and make a real difference in peoples’ lives.

Clinical Interests

  • Men’s Pelvic Health
  • Women’s Pelvic Health
  • Musculoskeletal 

Hobbies

  • Enjoying the outdoors, spending time with my family, friends and my dog Ruby

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