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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:

Good Posture and a Healthy Spine Start in Childhood

Good Posture and a Healthy Spine Start in Childhood

It is easier to maintain good postural habits in children than it is to fix the problems they cause in adulthood. It is important to have good posture in order to: 1) Use your muscles and ligaments properly without increased strain or tension 2) Make sure you don’t experience pain or fatigue 3) Prevent long-term issues from developing 4) Keep you looking great!
Easing Endometriosis Pain

Easing Endometriosis Pain

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that occurs when cells similar to those that line the female uterus grow in other parts of the body. This disease is highly individualised and the symptoms of endometriosis ranges significantly from person to person.
Breathing Patterns

Breathing Patterns

Not many of us think about the way we breathe. It’s an automatic function that is vital for life and affects every system of our body. If our breathing patterns are abnormal, it can cause pain, poor movement, disrupt sleep, increase anxiety and depression, aggravate gut and intestinal issues.
Rib Pain During Pregnancy

Rib Pain During Pregnancy

Are you pregnant and experiencing pain around your chest, ribcage or maybe with breathing? This pain may be coming from your ribs.
Toe Walking Explained

Toe Walking Explained

Toe walking is a pattern of walking where a child walks on the balls of their feet or ‘tiptoes’. It is common when children are learning to walk and up until 2-3 years of age. There are a variety of causes, many of which can be treated with physiotherapy.
“Stretch and Strengthen your glutes!” – What exactly are the glutes?

“Stretch and Strengthen your glutes!” – What exactly are the glutes?

“Stretch your glutes!” Strengthen your glutes!” These are common terms you hear in sports injury rehab and injury prevention. What exactly are the glutes, their function and the importance of them with regards to injury?
Babies With Talipes (twisted feet)

Babies With Talipes (twisted feet)

Talipes is a common foot condition in babies where one or both feet are irregularly turned, twisted or pointed.
My Clinical Pilates Challange – Initial Consult

My Clinical Pilates Challange – Initial Consult

I have never understood pilates, although I have heard rumours that it is good for you. My opinion has always been that it is some sort of fashionable exercise that people who don’t like to get sweaty do while wearing the latest Lululemon apparel before meeting their friends for coffee.
Constipation and what can you do?

Constipation and what can you do?

When most people think of constipation, they normally think of hard stools that are difficult to pass however people who are constipated may show a number of different signs. Often there are multiple causes for constipation and finding out the exact cause can be difficult.
Understanding the Menstrual Cycle and Period Pain

Understanding the Menstrual Cycle and Period Pain

Period pain is a common problem, and when severe it can stop you from doing your usual activities. However, there are treatments available for painful periods. 
Ankle Sprains – Do They Lead To Knee Pain?

Ankle Sprains – Do They Lead To Knee Pain?

Ankle sprains can often lead to chronic knee pain such as patellofemoral (kneecap) pain, jumper’s knee, runner’s knee.
Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in growing, active children and adolescents. It is due to inflammation of the shin bone growth plate where the knee cap (patella) tendon attaches.