Hi, I have started this website for my patients, friends and public, to help you find more information about Women’s Health concerns.
My long suffering husband !! (can’t stand the word de-facto) who is an absolute geek with all this computer stuff, has both inspired and helped ….well actually pretty much set up the whole website for me. Quick plug here for Peter’s photos geek and photographer..but I digress !
By deliberately using reliable and accurate information that I have been able to source from the internet, I can direct you to specific websites regarding women’s pelvic health and the relevant pages.
I am not attempting to re-invent the wheel as there is a fantastic amount of good up to date infomation and education out in the worldwide web. However there is also a lot of information that is not helpful - and even incorrect. I definitely have my favourite websites and you will find me linking into these a lot. You can see these on the right hand side of the page.
As my ‘geek ability’ improves so will my website. Please be patient and when I get my blog working please feel free to comment on my posts. Please re-visit regularly as this is very definitely a website evolving…and takes many browsing hours to add relevant information.
My name is Vanea Atwood, a Women’s Health Physiotherapist and a Practitioner of Pilates for Rehabilitation.
I qualified in the UK (many years ago) and after 5 years working in major teaching hospitals in London, moved to Sydney to work in private practice and have a family.
For more than twenty years I have continually updated my post-grad professional education in Women’s Health, Pre & Post natal physiotherapy, Fitness Instructor -group, Pilates exercise certification, assessment and care of the Lactating breast, Advanced physiotherapy Pelvic floor courses, use of Real time ultrasound and attendance at many ‘Fitness industry’, Physiotherapy, and Continence Foundation conferences nationally and internationally.
My experience in the treatment of women’s musculo-skeletal disorders has focused my interest on:
Women’s Health to include :
Pelvic Floor assessment, treatment, education and re-training – individual full assessment of muscle function to include internal examination of the female pelvic floor muscles.
Pre-natal treatment and exercise: – early intervention and advice for your changing shape – specific guidance on safe exercise levels for you – treatment of any pelvic instability and/or pain – exercises to guide you through your labour – Pilates for pregnancy
Post-natal treatment and exercise: – post-natal check-up 1-6 weeks after delivery – treatment and advice on breast care and Mastitis, support, education and advice on perineal trauma – treatment of any associated bladder or bowel dysfunction – individual and group exercise specific to your mode of delivery
Women’s Health – specific treatments related to pelvic floor problems – stress urinary incontinence – urinary frequency and urgency – back pain – treatment of musculo-skeletal problems associated with ageing – menopausal changes impacting on your muscles and bones
Pilates based exercise programs, individual and group
Back & Neck pain assessment and treatment in a functional ‘core stability’ framework
I lecture to Pilates teachers, local GP’s, Midwives, Early childhood nurses, Physio’s and Fitness professionals ; and I am passionate about improving ‘Pelvic Floor Safe’ exercise for women.
By combining my ‘hands on’ physiotherapy skills with a comprehensive approach to graduated exercise, my clinical work load gives me the opportunity to assess, treat and personally train women holistically through all life stages.
Work: http://www.sportsfocusphysio.com.au/people/profile/4 .
Suite 2, 2nd Floor, 115 Sailors Bay Rd
Tel 02) 9958 8986
All Women’s Health initial consultations are 1 hour. For more details on your appointment please ask the receptionist. She may want you to speak to me before completing your booking. I look forward to meeting you.