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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:

Hip Labral Tears

Hip Labral Tears

Discover how repetitive movements like twisting or kicking can lead to a labral tear in the hip joint. Learn how specialised hip physiotherapy can aid in diagnosis and rehabilitation.
Therapeutic Ultrasound for Blocked Ducts During Breastfeeding

Therapeutic Ultrasound for Blocked Ducts During Breastfeeding

A blocked duct is a blockage of the milk duct in the breast that can result in pain and tenderness of the area and a palpable lump. Whereas Mastitis is an infection within the breast where bacteria has entered, causing pain, swelling, a firm mass, and a fever. Both of these issues can be effectively treated by Physiotherapy techniques.
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.
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.
When can I return to running after having a baby?

When can I return to running after having a baby?

After having a baby, postnatal women need time to heal and regain strength, especially in the pelvic floor and the abdominal muscles due to pregnancy and delivery. A Women's Health Physio can help assess when you are ready to return to running.
Why Clinical Pilates?

Why Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is beneficial for a variety of people! It can be used as a rehabilitative tool, injury prevention or optimise the body's performance for life's activities - sport, dancing or work. Not only is it effective, it's also fun and many people will notice the benefits within a few weeks.
Lifting with Back Pain

Lifting with Back Pain

Should I avoid lifting and bending whilst my back is sore? Life doesn’t stop when you have pain, knowing how to properly look after yourself can allow you to get the most out of life during this time.
Exercise In Pregnancy

Exercise In Pregnancy

Exercise in pregnancy has many benefits for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Studies have shown that regular exercise in pregnancy reduces the risk of excessive weight gain and gestational diabetes, reduces lower back and pelvic girdle pain, and has a positive effect on the mother's mental health and sleep quality.
Cervicogenic Headaches: Prevention and Management

Cervicogenic Headaches: Prevention and Management

There are 3 major groups of headaches - Cervicogenic, Tension & Migraine . So what causes a headache? More importantly, how can we prevent it?
Pelvic Floor Check-Up: Have You Had Yours?

Pelvic Floor Check-Up: Have You Had Yours?

To get a better idea of how your pelvic floor is functioning, it's recommended to get a pelvic floor check-up, especially if you experience any signs of a pelvic floor issue, such as leakage of urine, faeces, or wind, constant need to go to the toilet, difficulty controlling bowel motions, and pain during sexual intercourse.
Unravelling Hip Osteoarthritis

Unravelling Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip osteoarthritis unfortunately can be a common part of the ageing experience. Whilst we have limited ability to reverse the arthritis itself, there is lots that can be done in slowing its progression, limiting the pain felt and most importantly, maximising the day-to-day function from your hip.
Muscle Tears – Risk Factors

Muscle Tears – Risk Factors

The 4 top risk factors associated with muscle tears in sports.