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.

 

Things that you may come and see Erin for:

– Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Pain – Think hip pain, back pain, pubic symphysis pain
– Antenatal Pelvic Floor Assessments – to assess baseline measures, prepare for birth, birth education and any associated birth risks
– Diastasis Recti (DRAM/Abdominal Separtation) during pregnancy or after Birth
– Post Partum Assessments – To assess the pelvic floor, signs of prolapse, causes of incontinence and assistance with return to exercise post partum
– Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Athletes

 

Ongoing Professional Development:

– Stress Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Taryn Hallam WHTA
– Overactive Bladder – Taryn Hallam WHAT
– Chronic Pelvic Pain – Genitourinary & Anorectal Pain Disorders – Taryn Hallam WHTA
– Pelvic Floor Relationship to Exercise, Sport & Musculoskeletal Dysfunction – Taryn Hallam
– Musculoskeletal Segmental Trigger Point Dry Needling – GEMT
– Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Athletes – Helen Keeble
– Electrical Stimulation of Pelvic Health – Fiona Rodgers
– Birth Preparation for Women’s Health Physiotherapists – The Physiotherapy Clinic
– Mastitis Management with Ultrasound
– DMA Clinical Pilates Instructor

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