Women’s Health Physiotherapists

Kate Basu

Kate is a Physiotherapist with a Special Interest in Women’s Health and Continence who has worked in the Illawarra since 2013, treating women with pelvic floor disorders. She is highly regarded by her peers, referring specialists and patients alike, due to her depth of knowledge, commitment to patient wellbeing and empathy.  Kate completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney, graduating with Distinction in 1998.  

Her skill set includes treating complex bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain, sexual pain, pelvic organ prolapse, birth trauma and pre and post-natal assessments. She has undergone extensive training in pelvic floor physiotherapy and has advanced skills in pessary fitting for pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. Kate firmly believes that knowledge really is power; devoting considerable time during appointments to providing her clients with the information and tools they need to take control of their own health and improve their quality of life. 

With a husband and two children of her own, Kate manages her work/life balance to allow her time to enjoy swimming at one of our beautiful local beaches or gathering in a café with her swimming buddies, warming up after an ocean swim.


Women’s Health and Musculoskeletal Services


Women’s Health:

– Urinary Incontinence
– Bowel Dysfunction (constipation, urgency, incontinence)
– Pre and Post-natal Pelvic Floor Assessment
– Pelvic Organ Prolapse
– Pessary Fitting
– Persistent Pelvic Pain (endometriosis, genito-pelvic pain penetration disorder, bladder pain syndrome).
– Abdominal Separation Assessment (DRAM)
– Post natal care and return to exercise. 

To make an appointment please call the Amélie Private team on 1300 971 265.

Erin Brighenti

BPhysio, M.A.P.A

Erin joined the Amélie team this year after working in the musculoskeletal, sport, and women’s health physiotherapy industries across NSW and the ACT in private practices. She has a passion for treating all things women’s health, but has a special interest in assisting and supporting women during their pre and post-natal journeys.

Even though Erin’s passion lies in pelvic health she understands the importance that the rest of the body can have on the pelvic floor. She continues to treat all types of injuries and problems because she knows that one body part can influence another – finding the solution comes from understanding the whole body, not just one aspect.  She strongly believes in holistic care and strives to be apart of each woman’s journey to reach their specific goals.


Erin’s Women’s Health and Musculoskeletal Services:

Pregnancy: Musculoskeletal and pelvic floor dysfunction, pre-natal pelvic floor assessments for
birth preparation and planning
Post-natal: Pelvic floor assessments to assess birth trauma, risks after birth, c-section recovery
and scar management,abdominal separation assessments (DRAM), and safe return to exercise
post- partum.
Persistent Pelvic Pain: including sexual dysfunction, pain with intercourse, vaginismus and
Any other Pelvic Floor Conditions: bladder and bowel dysfunction, prolapse, incontinence,
overactive pelvic floor, menstrual conditions and basic pessary fittings.

I also offer regular musculoskeletal appointments: This could include breastfeeding
shoulders, carpal tunnel and low back pain associated with hormonal and core changes.


Ongoing Professional Development:

– Advanced Pelvic Floor: Stress Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Taryn Hallam WHTA
– Advanced Pelvic Floor: Overactive Bladder – Taryn Hallam WHTA
– Advanced Pelvic Floor: Persistent Pelvic/Sexual Pain and High Tone PF Disorders – Taryn Hallam
– Advanced Pelvic Floor: Pelvic Floor Relationship to Exercise, Sport & Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
– Taryn Hallam WHTA
– Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Athletes – Helen Keeble
– Electrical Stimulation of Pelvic Health – Fiona Rodgers
– Birth Choices and Antenatal Pelvic Floor – The Physiotherapy Clinic
– Mastitis Management with Ultrasound

To make an appointment please call the Amélie Private team on 1300 971 265.

Jess Cunningham

Jess Cunningham is an experienced APA Titled Spots & Exercise Physiotherapist who has also undertaken extensive postgraduate training in Women’s pelvic health. Her clinical practice is founded in combining her areas of expertise to provide a holistic and evidence-based approach for her clients – utilising education, manual therapies, western acupuncture/dry needling, and exercise rehabilitation.

Her clinical interests include management of pelvic pain and endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunctions, pre and post-natal health and fitness, as well as management of complex spinal, pelvic, hip and groin pain/injuries. She is passionate about educating and empowering women of all ages to better understand their own unique physiology for improved wellbeing throughout all stages of life.

Before becoming a mother herself, Jess worked and travelled extensively in elite sporting environments both in Australian and overseas (Aus/NZ/US Olympic winter sports, GWS Giants AFL, Aus Olympic sailing team). In 2020 she founded Optima Female Performance and continues to consult to elite sporting teams, athletes and their support networks on all areas of female athlete health and performance.

When not helping others to get the most out of their bodies, Jess enjoys chasing after her energetic daughter and twin boys, and getting her own fix of salty or snowy adventures.

Women’s health and musculoskeletal/sports physio services:

  • Persistent pelvic pain (endometriosis/adenomyosis/dyspareunia)
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction in athletes (leakage, pain, association with concurrent lumbo/pelvic/hip musculoskeletal pain/injuries)
  • Pre and post-natal pelvic floor assessment
  • Abdominal separation assessment and rehabilitation (DRAM)
  • Post-natal care and return to exercise

To make an appointment please call the Amélie Private team on 1300 971 265.