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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:

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.
Knee Pain? You Don’t Have To Live With It!

Knee Pain? You Don’t Have To Live With It!

Most of us don’t realise how much we rely on our knees until something goes wrong with them. Usually simple tasks, like crouching down, walking down stairs and jumping can become unachievable when we are suffering from knee pain. But don’t panic!! Most types of knee pain can be resolved quickly, without the pain, cost and inconvenience of knee surgery.
ACL Injuries – conservative vs surgical approach

ACL Injuries – conservative vs surgical approach

ACL knee injuries are common in athletes, especially those who play sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction, such as football, basketball, and soccer. Traditionally, surgical reconstruction has been the primary treatment for ACL injuries, but emerging evidence suggests that non-surgical approaches may be just as effective, including for athletes who want to return to sport.
How Can I Prevent Back Pain?

How Can I Prevent Back Pain?

The latest research tells us that often people have never had a physical trauma to cause back pain like a car accident, falling, or lifting something heavy. There are usually a combination of factors that cause back pain which could include overuse, poor posture or other stressors.  Keeping in mind everyone is different, here are our expert tips.
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.
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.
Have you lost your Swagger?

Have you lost your Swagger?

When we look at how people walk, especially those in pain, often they have lost their “Swagger”. The swagger is a fluid, efficient walking pattern.
Common myths and facts about low back pain

Common myths and facts about low back pain

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.
Empowering Kids: Children with Faecal Incontinence

Empowering Kids: Children with Faecal Incontinence

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.
Shoulder instability

Shoulder instability

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.
There’s Nothing Hip About Hip Pain!

There’s Nothing Hip About Hip Pain!

Lateral hip pain is characterised by tenderness around the bony outer part of the hip, and can be particularly debilitating when it starts to affect your sleep and activities of everyday life.
What is BPPV?

What is BPPV?

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo(BPPV) is the most common vestibular disorder. Many people suffer from it without realising that it can be treatable. BPPV occurs when small calcium crystals, known as otoconia, become dislodged from their usual location within the inner ear. These crystals can enter one of the three semicircular canals, disrupting the normal flow of fluid and sending false signals to the brain about head movement and orientation, resulting in a brief sensation of vertigo.