Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Whether you are having incontinence issues, preparing for major surgery, recovering from a birth or surgery or need help in other women’s health areas, our resident Physiotherapists, Kristine Gosden and Sarah Carmichael can assist you on your journey.
Our physios have a musculoskeletal background, which means they can treat orthopaedic conditions, joint and muscle pain for all parts of the body. We understand the importance of treating pain early to prevent the onset of longer-term persistent pain. If you have neck, back or any joint pain or a musculoskeletal condition, our physiotherapists can help you. If your back pain is not resolving, our physiotherapists are able to check inside the pelvis to ensure internal pelvic floor muscle overactivity or nerve pressure is not driving your pain.
Please call our reception on 07 4688 5533 to make an appointment.
About Kristine Gosden
Kristine Gosden is a fully qualified physiotherapist with special training in Women’s Health. Kristine completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at UQ in 2002 and has worked in the field for the past 17 years. Kristine specializes in pelvic floor health, incontinence issues, pelvic pain, osteoporosis, prolapse, abdominal wall, and breast care.
Kristine is a mum to two little boys and was inspired to work in the area after her own mum’s issues drew her curiosity. Kristine enjoys helping people and loves seeing the positive changes she is able to make to patients’ day to day lives.
About Sarah Carmichael
Sarah grew up in Augathella and completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University. Sarah’s interest areas include Pilates, women’s health, chronic pain, lymph oedema, and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Sarah is passionate about helping patients prepare for and recover from surgery as well as working with patients to reduce pain and achieve a better quality of life.
Outside of physiotherapy Sarah’s hobbies include swimming, hiking, cycling and leading an active lifestyle.
- Physiotherapy during pregnancy
- Preparing the body for birth, preserving core muscles, preventing and managing common complaints that occur during pregnancy, pelvic floor muscle check, perineal preparation for vaginal delivery
- Post-Partum physiotherapy
- Recovery after birth, reconnecting with core muscles, returning to exercise, baby handling,
- Pelvic floor workshops
- Preparing for pregnancy and birth
- Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
- Neck, back or any joint pain or a musculoskeletal condition
- Women’s Health physiotherapy
- Pelvic floor health, incontinence issues, pelvic pain, osteoporosis, prolapse, abdominal wall, and breast care
Most women throughout their life will experience some sort of pelvic health dysfunction. Whether it is problems with their bladder, bowel, pelvic floor, or pelvic pain.
Issues such as incontinence, prolapse, bowel difficulties, and pelvic pain can wreak havoc on day-to-day life, and can arise at any time in your life whether it be Menarche, pregnancy, post-partum, menopause or post-menopause.
Physiotherapy can offer a range of interventions which can assist in improving quality of life and confidence. Regardless of age and severity, it is important to seek help and make changes to improve your pelvic health dysfunction. Our physiotherapists are passionate about helping patients and are mindful of the embarrassment and shame women can feel about seeking help with these issues. Kristine and Sarah are wonderfully supportive and will ensure you leave with your dignity and privacy intact.
Empowered Motherhood Program
Kristine and Sarah recommend the Empowered Motherhood Program if you are looking for a physio-led exercise program for your pregnancy journey.