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Fiona O’Connell – Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Qualifications

  • B.App.Sc. (Physio)
  • Post Grad. Dip. Continence and Women’s Health

Biography

Fiona is a physiotherapist with a postgraduate degree in Women’s Health and Continence.

She has many years’ experience treating a range of women’s health issues including incontinence, prolapse, annoying bladder issues such as frequency or urgency, painful intercourse and painful vaginal scar tissue following childbirth or surgery. She also treats male incontinence issues following prostate surgery.

Fiona also runs an innovative class for pelvic floor strengthening, and varied and well-constructed osteoporosis class for strength building and balance.

Articles by Fiona:

Shoulder Pain – Anatomy, how it works, why it hurts!

Shoulder Pain – Anatomy, how it works, why it hurts!

Shoulder pain is a common issue we see. Find out what the causes are, anatomy explained and treatment advice.
How Can Physiotherapy Help with Parkinson’s Disease?

How Can Physiotherapy Help with Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological disease which presents in a number of different ways. Understanding your type of Parkinson’s and identifying your impairments is critical for developing a treatment plan. The latest research identifies that early intervention and specific exercises can help to slow the progression of the condition.
Bendy, Flexible and Slightly Floppy? All About Joint Hypermobility

Bendy, Flexible and Slightly Floppy? All About Joint Hypermobility

Do you have loose joints? Do they ever feel like they are going to “pop out” of place? Or are you flexible in some directions of movement and stiff in others? You may have hypermobility and you may be experiencing some of the many other symptoms that go hand in hand with having mobile joints. You may be hypermobile and you may be experiencing some of the many other symptoms that go hand in hand with having mobile joints.
TMJ – Can Physio Help My Jaw Pain?

TMJ – Can Physio Help My Jaw Pain?

TMJ syndrome is pain in the jaw joint. The TMJ can be found just in front of your ear when you open and close your mouth. Many people are misdiagnosed - their symptoms are often put down to headaches, ear infections, problems with their teeth or even their back.
Benefits of Clinical Pilates for Back Pain

Benefits of Clinical Pilates for Back Pain

Clinical Pilates is a great active treatment option for back pain, it offers a tailored approach guided by a physiotherapist.
DOMS | Why am I sore after exercise?

DOMS | Why am I sore after exercise?

DOMS, often experienced the day after exercising, is a common occurrence among fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike. It's that achy, tender feeling in your muscles that can make even the simplest movements feel challenging. But what exactly causes it?
Understanding Tension Headaches: Causes, Symptoms, and Management Strategies

Understanding Tension Headaches: Causes, Symptoms, and Management Strategies

These headaches are characterised by a dull, aching pain that typically affects both sides of the head. They often feel like a tight band or pressure around the forehead, temples, or the back of the head and neck. Unlike migraines, tension headaches are not usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound.
Physiotherapy and Training Load Issues: A Guide to Preparing for a Running Event

Physiotherapy and Training Load Issues: A Guide to Preparing for a Running Event

Preparing for a running event requires dedication, commitment, and careful planning. Increasing the amount we run for an event is essential for improving performance, we call the amount of training your training load.
The Importance of Maintenance for Chronic Neck and Back Pain: A Guide to Long-Term Relief

The Importance of Maintenance for Chronic Neck and Back Pain: A Guide to Long-Term Relief

Chronic neck and back pain can be debilitating, but it doesn't have to define your life. By incorporating regular maintenance sessions into your healthcare routine, you can experience long-term relief, improve your functional abilities, and enhance your quality of li
Endometriosis Pain

Endometriosis Pain

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition that results in abnormal growth of endometrial tissue and adhesion sites outside the pelvic cavity. Endometriosis associated pain is not always related to the extent of the lesions and can still occur once lesions have been surgically removed.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis

Having been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, many people have asked, what is the difference between rheumatoid and osteoarthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects about 0.5% of the population and is an autoimmune disorder causing chronic inflammation. Morning pain and stiffness lasts from 30mins up to several hours and affects women 2-3 times more than men. RA can occur at any age and symptoms can develop relatively rapidly.
Could your headache or migraine be coming from your neck? 

Could your headache or migraine be coming from your neck? 

Yes, the neck can absolutely contribute to your headache or migraine! It can also refer pain down to your upper back, shoulders and that pesky spot between your shoulders blades that just won’t go away no matter how much you poke around.