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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:

Tips for Tennis Elbow

Tips for Tennis Elbow

If you suffer from tennis elbow here are some helpful tips for trying to aid recovery and prevent a recurrence.
Torticollis – What is it and how can physio help?

Torticollis – What is it and how can physio help?

Torticollis is caused by shortening and tightening of the rope-like muscle (sternocleidomastoid) that attaches from the back of the ear to the collar bone on one side of the neck. It may cause your baby to hold their head to one side or have difficulty turning their head
Desk Setup Tips

Desk Setup Tips

Does your occupation require you to be in front of a screen for long hours? Are you getting neck pain and headaches because of it? Here are some simple tips to improve your posture at work and make back and neck pain and thing of the past.
Common Netball Injuries

Common Netball Injuries

While some netball injuries and collisions are inevitable, there is a lot of pain that netballers put up with that they don’t have to. If you feel like your ankle or knee is being held together by a roll of tape every game, then it may be time to see one of our physiotherapists.
Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health

We often neglect the tremendous mental health benefits of exercise and it’s becoming more apparent that regular exercise and good mental health go hand in hand. Exercise can help treat a wide range of issues from stress and anxiety to depression.
In-toeing, knock knees and bow legs – children’s walking issues

In-toeing, knock knees and bow legs – children’s walking issues

During the early years, there can be some obvious abnormalities in children's gait (walking style) like in-toeing or out-toeing. . While many of these are quite common and can correct themselves on their own, some require physiotherapy assessment and treatment.
How to care for your caesarean scar

How to care for your caesarean scar

Your caesarean wound will usually be along or just below your bikini line. Very rarely it might be straight up and down your tummy. It will usually have dissolvable stitches or staples. It’ll take 6-10 weeks for your wound to heal completely. Below are a few tips on how to look after your scar.
How much exercise is enough?

How much exercise is enough?

Any increase in physical activity is proven to reduce your risk of many chronic health conditions. Secondly, if you can meet the WHO guidelines (150-300 minutes of moderate-vigorous exercise per week) you will further reduce your relative health risk as well as making weight management more achievable.
Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder

What is Overactive Bladder? Overactive bladder (OAB) is a continence condition where a person experiences ...
Does My Ankle Need An X-Ray?

Does My Ankle Need An X-Ray?

But how do we know if you need an X-Ray? The Ottawa ankle rules are a series of tests used to determine if an X-Ray is required following a sprained ankle. When used by a trained professional they enable us to catch 97% of fractures.
Ankle sprains want PEACE not RICE

Ankle sprains want PEACE not RICE

Ankle sprains are extremely common, accounting for approximately 25% of all sports-related injuries. For years the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has ruled supreme as the key to early management. However, current research suggests that PEACE is a better guide.
No Exercise Equipment? No Problem!

No Exercise Equipment? No Problem!

Don’t have any equipment at home and looking for some exercise ideas to stay active? No problem - we’ve got some creative options for you!