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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:

Studying – Can be a Pain in the Neck!

Studying – Can be a Pain in the Neck!

As a busy student, have you ever felt neck pain as a result of having your head down buried in assignments and exam preparation? Study-related neck pain is one of the most common complaints we treat at Wisdom Physiotherapy.
Improving Flexibility in Dancers

Improving Flexibility in Dancers

Flexibility is something that all dancers spend a lot of time working on, particularly trying to get those flat splits, high kicks and perfect jetes. However, do you know if what you are doing is actually helping and making a long term difference and are you doing it in an injury-free, safe way?
Help, I have a prolapse!!

Help, I have a prolapse!!

The word PROLAPSE causes many women a lot of anxiety and stress. The information below will show you there is help out there and here at Wisdom Physiotherapy, we can significantly help you on your journey to reduce your symptoms of prolapse.
Recurrent Constipation? Pelvic Health Physios Can Help

Recurrent Constipation? Pelvic Health Physios Can Help

Constipation is a condition where a person has uncomfortable or infrequent bowel movements. Generally, a person is considered to be constipated when bowel movements result in passages of small amounts of hard, dry stool, usually fewer than 3 times a week.
Experiencing faecal incontinence? You are not alone

Experiencing faecal incontinence? You are not alone

Faecal incontinence can be distressing and can severely affect everyday life. Our incontinence Physios can help.
Tips and tricks to exercising safely at the gym

Tips and tricks to exercising safely at the gym

by Zeke Okely - physiotherapist A physiotherapist's guide to injury prevention The gym is a fantastic place to ...
Pain in the arch of your foot? How to fix Plantar Fasciitis.

Pain in the arch of your foot? How to fix Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis, pain from the plantar fascia, can be extremely debilitating impacting your walking, sport, and quality of life. But what can we do about it?
Back Pain in Rowing – What’s the Catch?

Back Pain in Rowing – What’s the Catch?

Rowing is a great pursuit for people of all ages. It is great for our physical, mental and social wellbeing. It provides cardiovascular fitness and strength for the whole body. But for so many rowers, lower back pain is a problem which often keeps them off the water for long periods.
PEACE & LOVE for soft tissue injuries

PEACE & LOVE for soft tissue injuries

Recent research has revealed that inhibiting inflammation using medications and ice may negatively impact tissue healing. A more active approach without the use of anti-inflammatories has been proven to be more beneficial for musculoskeletal repair, remodelling, and rebuilding tissue tolerance.
Pelvis Pain in Pregnancy (SIJ)

Pelvis Pain in Pregnancy (SIJ)

During pregnancy, some women can have discomfort as your baby grows and your pelvis expands. Our experienced physiotherapists can help make the countdown a little more bearable and get on top of your pain.
Laser Therapy for Cracked Nipples – How it works

Laser Therapy for Cracked Nipples – How it works

Women’s Health Physio Amy Tinetti has extensive experience helping mothers resolve breastfeeding issues – including cracked nipples, mastitis and blocked ducts.
DOMS – What Is DOMS? (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS – What Is DOMS? (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS is a common result of intense physical activity that stresses the muscle beyond what it is accustomed to.