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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:

Bladder Leakage Post-Pregnancy

Bladder Leakage Post-Pregnancy

So, you have just had a baby and may have noticed that you are having some bladder and/or bowel problems. Firstly just know - you are not alone!
Shin Splints

Shin Splints

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is a term for pain on the front inside part of the lower leg. Shin splints involve inflamed muscle, tendons, and the thin layer of tissue that covers the bone.
A Pain In The Neck: Wry Neck

A Pain In The Neck: Wry Neck

Wry Neck is an acute neck injury, noticed by a sudden onset of sharp neck pain and stiffness, that limits your range of neck movement, and can often feel 'locked'. The injury typically occurs after either a prolonged abnormal posture such as sleeping in an unusual position or after a sudden, quick movement of the head. The main symptoms include limited neck mobility in directions that compresses the facet joints of the spine and muscle spasms of the neck muscle.
Bedwetting and Daytime Bladder Leakage in Children

Bedwetting and Daytime Bladder Leakage in Children

As parents, it can be frustrating when our child does not achieve dryness by the time we expect. The never-ending washing and smell! However, you're not alone. We have many parents ask us the same two questions: 1. When should my child not wet the bed? 2. When should my child not have bladder leakage (urinary incontinence) accidents during the day?
Hydration in Sport

Hydration in Sport

Hydration in sport is vital to replace the loss of fluid that our body perspires, which controls our body temperature as we utilize energy. If we do not replace this fluid we overheat and dehydrate, which may lead to a decrease in performance and an increased risk of injury.
How To Take Care Of Your Postnatal Body

How To Take Care Of Your Postnatal Body

There may be more you can do to help aid the recovery of your postnatal body than you realise. These 5 key factors can have a big impact on your journey as a new mum and how quickly your body can bounce back to its normal self.
Children & Growing Pains

Children & Growing Pains

Growing pain is an ache or discomfort that children around the age of 9 to 15 would usually experience. Common areas affected are the knees and ankles.
The Benefits Of Exercise For Cancer Patients

The Benefits Of Exercise For Cancer Patients

People with cancer should exercise as much as they are able to. Not all days will be easy, but even a short walk will be better than no exercise at all.
Diastasis Recti Post Pregnancy

Diastasis Recti Post Pregnancy

Diastasis Recti is the separation of your most external abdominal muscles. The main cause of a Diastasis is due to the continuous stretching of the connective tissue and the increase of the intra-abdominal force. Normally, the separation will lessen within the first 8 weeks post-partum, but it is common for many women that it stays stretched beyond this.
Not Only Runners Get Worn Out Hips

Not Only Runners Get Worn Out Hips

While you may not think about your hips much, if they start playing up the pain can be debilitating and can severely impact your life.
5 Muscles To Stretch Before Your Run

5 Muscles To Stretch Before Your Run

Stretches, something everyone does before a run or a workout. However, which muscles should we stretch? How should we stretch it? How long should we hold each stretch for? Based on recent studies, stretches do not actually reduce the risk in injuries with any exercise. However, it is still recommended as it helps with improving body awareness and provides that temporary relief for tight muscles. Well, worry not as here are 5 different stretches to help tackle those tight muscles that are required for running.
Bone appetite! Food for strong bones

Bone appetite! Food for strong bones

Our bones form the foundation for the rest of our body; they give us strength, store certain nutrients, make blood cells, and provide structure for our muscles, tendons and nerves. They serve an important role in our health, so it’s in our best interest to ensure they are strong and have all the necessary vitamins and minerals, every day.