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.
Our shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in our body. As a ball-and-socket joint, it allows multidirectional movements enabling us to reach, lift and rotate in different angles to perform daily activities.
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.
The labrum is a ring of cartilage that runs around the outside edge of the hip socket. It makes the socket deeper to help hold in the ball of the hip joint, as well as providing cushioning to the joint.
Vestibular Neuritis: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
November 9, 2023
Vestibular neuritis is a disorder characterised by inflammation of the vestibular nerve (eighth cranial nerve), which connects the inner ear to the brain. This inflammation disrupts the transmission of signals from the inner ear to the brain, leading to problems with balance and spatial orientation. Vestibular neuritis is typically unilateral, affecting one ear, and can cause sudden and severe symptoms. Depending on severity and treatment, the symptom can last several days to months for all vestibular symptoms to completely resolve.
What’s The Difference? Pilates vs Clinical Pilates
October 13, 2023
We often get asked what the difference is between regular/fitness (mat) Pilates classes and our Clinical Pilates classes. And it's no wonder, the word 'Pilates' has become used by so many different businesses, each with varying degrees of quality.
Low back pain which is not caused by specific structural change, inflammation or diseases is classified as non-specific LBP. This is the most common type of LBP which is about 90% of all cases. Unhelpful LBP beliefs is one of the biggest factors that leads to ongoing LBP.
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.
Empowering Kids: Children with Faecal Incontinence
August 9, 2023
Physiotherapy isn't just for adults!
Children with Faecal Incontinence can be distressing for both children and their parents, but there's hope! Paediatric faecal incontinence refers to the involuntary passage of stool in children who are beyond the age of toilet training. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including chronic constipation, developmental delays, neurological issues and anatomical abnormalities. Regardless of the cause, the impact on a child's quality of life can be significant.