Leah Kubale – Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
I have over 15 years experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, treating a whole range of musculoskeletal disorders using a combination of hands-on physiotherapy, dry needling and exercise rehabilitation.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in career that was hands-on and in healthcare. I initially qualified as a Registered Nurse and after working across various specialities, I eventually specialised in theatres, ending up in theatre management.
Keen to return to clinical work and further expand my knowledge, I returned to university as a post-graduate and received a Master of Physiotherapy from Curtin University and worked in private practice in Perth for over 15 years.
After the birth of my daughter, I realised the huge importance of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and the shortage of services available, so I returned to university again to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health).
These days I split my time between being a mum, working as a Physio and nursing (Gastroenterology) to keep me up to date with the current specialists, procedures and medications out there in the clinical setting.
I find Pelvic Health is a fascinating field that is a perfect amalgamation of my nursing and physiotherapy experience. I find working in Pelvic Health an incredibly rewarding career and I love listening to clients say that visiting a pelvic health physio has been life changing and they should have done it ages ago! Pelvic health involves multiple, interrelated body systems, and I really enjoy fitting all the puzzle pieces together to achieve the best optimal outcomes.
Ares of special interest:
- Continence issues (Stress Urinary Incontinence, overactive bladder, urge urinary incontinence)
- Overactive Bladder (urinary frequency and urgency)
- Bowel function (muscle retraining)
- Constipation and IBS
- Pessary fittings
- Bowel leaking
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Painful periods
- Pelvic Pain (painful sex, chronic pelvic pain)
- Pelvic floor checkups
- Male pre and post-Prostatectomy
- Male bowel/bladder issues
Pregnancy related conditions:
- Perineal trauma
- Breast feeding (mastitis, cracked nipples, blocked ducts)
- Rectus abdominus diastasis
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Wrist pain (dequervains)
- Back and hip pain
- 6-week checkups and returning to exercise
- Hip pain
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Low back pain
To make an appointment with Leah call (08) 6389 2947 or click here to make an online booking.