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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:

Physiotherapy for kids

Physiotherapy for kids

Paediatric physiotherapists are experts in child development and  conditions that are likely to adversely impact babies and growing children. 
Get rid of my Headache!

Get rid of my Headache!

Headaches, a condition that is affecting our lives more than we like to admit. Be it a mild pulsating ache in the background or a throbbing pain behind the eyes, it is annoying. Let’s face it, waking up with headaches on a daily basis is NOT normal and it is something we can easily live without. So what causes a headache? How do we overcome it? More importantly, how can we prevent it?
Let’s talk about pessaries

Let’s talk about pessaries

Are you struggling with pelvic organ prolapse? Do you feel discomfort or a bulge in your pelvic area? If so, a pessary fitting could be the solution you've been searching for. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of physiotherapy pessary fitting and how it can help you improve your quality of life.
Sciatica: What You Need to Know

Sciatica: What You Need to Know

Sciatica is commonly described as a pain experienced mostly on one side of the body and runs down the buttock, hamstring and sometimes extend to the lower leg. Sciatica pain is normally caused by compression of the nerve that originates from your lower back. It can be triggered by joints inflammation, tight buttock, arthritic growth and locked facet joints.
Taming the pain of Sciatica

Taming the pain of Sciatica

The mighty sciatica, that lovely pain that can come on for seemingly no reason!  Here at Wisdom Physiotherapy we can help treat this familiar complaint.
What’s a Pessary Fitting?

What’s a Pessary Fitting?

Are you struggling with pelvic organ prolapse? Do you feel discomfort or a bulge in your pelvic area? If so, a pessary fitting could be the solution you've been searching for. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of physiotherapy pessary fitting and how it can help you improve your quality of life.
Running – How To Get Back On Your Feet!

Running – How To Get Back On Your Feet!

Running is a fantastic way to build fitness and endurance and is one of the best ways to look after your heart and lungs, improve your sleep, increase strength and mobility, and boost your mood.
Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are common during pregnancy as an enlarged uterus puts pressure on veins in the pelvis. Pelvic Health Physios can help!
Make menopause matter!

Make menopause matter!

Menopause is the time in life when you stop having monthly periods.  This marks the natural end of the reproductive stage of your life and is defined as having gone 12 months without having a period.   There are currently no blood tests or imaging available to diagnose menopause, nor any tests that will predict when it will happen. Menopause occurs for the majority of women between 44 – 56 years. Each woman experiences menopause differently.
Do you know about – Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)?

Do you know about – Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)?

Knee pain is one of the most common conditions that we treat in the clinic. Often, the pain is associated with an overuse injury known as IT Band Syndrome (ITBS). It is frequently found in distance runners and cyclists, though it also occurs in weightlifters, skiers, soccer players, hockey players, triathletes, and competitive rowers.
Wry Neck

Wry Neck

An acute wry neck occurs suddenly and most commonly during the night, it can be a result of a restless night, sudden unexpected movement or sleeping in one position too long and overloading the joint.
Shin Splints – How Can We Help?

Shin Splints – How Can We Help?

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) also known as shin splints is a common overuse injury of the lower legs. Shin splints is an overload injury, occurring when the shin bone is subjected to repeated micro-damage. It typically occurs in runners and athletes that are exposed to intensive weight-bearing activities, for example high-jumpers.