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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:

Post-Operative Rehabilitation – Everything You Need To Know

Post-Operative Rehabilitation – Everything You Need To Know

Post-operative rehabilitation with a Physiotherapist is an integral process to optimise recovery. Physiotherapists are qualified to assess and manage your recovery process from day one. There are a broad range of rehabilitative and healing exercises recommended during your recovery which the Physiotherapist will be able to discuss with you at a time suitable to your individual needs. Remember that some exercise programs can only be started a few days or more after surgery in order to let the very first stages of healing occur without disturbing sutures and surgical work.
Dry Needling and Trigger Points

Dry Needling and Trigger Points

What are trigger points? Why are they so painful? Why do we feel the need to get rid of them?
CALF STRENGTHENING – 5 GOOD REASONS WHY

CALF STRENGTHENING – 5 GOOD REASONS WHY

Calf strengthening is not only a common denominator in alot of lower limb rehabilitation programs, but also plays an important role in lower limb mechanics, as well as a key aspect of injury prevention for certain lower limb injuries. There are five good reasons why calf strengthening is important.

Not JUST A Massage

Massage is one of the fundamental treatments physiotherapist provides to patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
Clinical Pilates – on the reformer

Clinical Pilates – on the reformer

Physiotherapist Sandrine Vatinelle in the studio today working on her core strength, stability and flexibility on the reformer. Find out more about Clinical Pilates here.
Beware the chair!

Beware the chair!

Right now, how long have you been sitting down for? More than 30 minutes? Might be a good time to hop up and grab a drink or check the mail before you read on. Depending on which paper you read Australians are sitting down for anywhere between 8 and 15 hours per day. This sedentary lifestyle is linked to health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Additionally, such periods of prolonged sitting causes your muscles to become shortened, tight and weak
360 Tour of Wisdom Physiotherapy Nedlands

360 Tour of Wisdom Physiotherapy Nedlands

We've got nothing to hide! Take a 360 degree look inside Wisdom Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates Nedlands.
Improve Your relationship with Exercise (by the Moderation Movement)

Improve Your relationship with Exercise (by the Moderation Movement)

The Moderation Movement have some great tips to think about your attitude to health and wellness. The following video is a quick guide on how to improve your relationship with exercise.
Shin Splints

Shin Splints

What are they? How did I get them? How do I fix them? Shin splints are a common injury experienced by many runners and sports people. They can be as frustrating as they are painful. At Wisdom Physiotherapy in Nedlands we are also able to offer Clinical Pilates rehab programs to address muscle imbalances with precise, effective exercises. Additionally, we can help design or modify your training program to firstly allow recovery and then progress your running.
Do you have a dormant butt?

Do you have a dormant butt?

“The entire body works as a linked system, and a lot of times when people come in with knee or hip injuries, it’s actually because their butt isn’t strong enough,”
Life as a Physio – Jane

Life as a Physio – Jane

One interaction that continues to stick with me is when I was completing an aid project in PNG training local physio aides in a hospital.
Pregnancy Pilates, Clinical Pilates – My Experience

Pregnancy Pilates, Clinical Pilates – My Experience

From my experience, I believe Clinical Pilates prior to, and throughout my pregnancy helped me to experience less pelvic, hip and lower back pain as well as increasing my upper body strength (handy when lifting a 15kg toddler), energy levels, less weight-gain, better pelvic floor and an improved posture. I felt it was easy to commit to Clinical Pilates as I felt energised and stronger after each session – as opposed to other types of exercise where I would often feel tired and sore. I also had a much better labour and delivery.