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SOPHIE MCLURCAN

Physiotherapist 

Special interest in Women's, Men's & Paediatric Pelvic Health 

 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

Member of the Continence Foundation of Australia

Spinning Babies® Enthusiast

Sophie McLurcan - Women's Health Physio

Working with Sophie is a match for you if:

- You are looking for support during pregnancy/postpartum

- You prefer a practitioner familiar with Spinning Babies® techniques

- You are having breastfeeding/lactation issues

- You have concerns around pelvic floor and bladder function

- You have bladder and bowel concerns related to a neurological condition 

- You have a child struggling with toilet training or experiencing bladder or bowel problems. 

Sophie was a welcome addition to the Pelvic Fix team in 2022, facilitating a variety of group exercise classes including AquaMums, Postnatal Fitness, and Golden Girls Over 60s - all whilst keeping those pelvic floors safe! 

Sophie particularly enjoys working with clients during the antenatal & postnatal periods, facilitating and promoting breastfeeding, as well as treating paediatric continence.

 

Sophie completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at CQUniversity, graduating with First Class Honours. She has previously worked in a private physiotherapy clinic with a broad caseload including pelvic health, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation across the lifespan. Sophie loves to learn, and has completed extra professional development in the areas of pelvic health including Paediatric Pelvic Floor Evaluation & Continence, Pelvic Health and Women's Health through the Life Stages, Breast Health & Lactation, and an introductory Spinning Babies® workshop.

Sophie works in our Rockhampton and Yeppoon clinics. When not in the clinic, Sophie enjoys participating in Pilates classes, reading fiction, and spending time with her family. 

MISCHA BONGERS

Director & Founder of Pelvic Fix Physiotherapy

APA Titled Women's, Men's & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

 

MClinPhysio (Continence & Women's Health) | MPhtySt | BScApp (HMS-Ed)

Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Titled by the Australian Physiotherapy Association | Continence Foundation of Australia member

Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach | DMA Clinical Pilates | Level 1 Recreational Running Coach

Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists

Mischa Bongers - Women's Health Physio

Working with Mischa is a match for you if:

- Your issues are complex and you are seeking an experienced therapist to guide you

- You are looking for someone who is conscious of holistic healthcare needs

- You like the sound of working with a women's health coach

- You would really like to avoid the need for surgical intervention

- You would like to try, or need help managing a vaginal support pessary

- Your primary problem is persistent pelvic pain (including endometriosis/adenomyosis or sexual/genital pain)

- Your primary problem is bowel-related, such as IBS, IBD, constipation or faecal leakage

- You are seeking help for a child with bladder or bowel issues 

- You are a female athlete with pelvic health issues (e.g. runner, triathlete, weightlifter, CrossFitter).

Mischa is passionate about all things women's & men's health, particularly improved healthcare access in the postnatal period and for women with persistent pelvic pain and prolapse.

After completing her Masters in Continence & Women's Health Physiotherapy, Mischa established Pelvic Fix Physiotherapy in 2018 to help raise public awareness and improve patient access to quality pelvic health physiotherapy care in her local CQ community of Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Biloela and surrounds. 

When not collaborating and kicking goals with her Pelvic Fix Physiotherapy clients, Mischa speaks at community events on the importance of good pelvic health habits, teaches into the Women's & Men's Health unit for the local university's physiotherapy program, and supervises clinical placements for physiotherapists completing further studies in Continence & Women's Health. Mischa previously worked as the Senior Women's Health Physiotherapist at the Rockhampton Hospital. 

Mischa spends any free time soaking up the Yeppoon sunshine, training with the Cap Coast Runners, swimming, cycling, yoga-ing, or exercising her very active (read: crazy!) dogs on the beach.

Read more from Mischa at:

The Conversation: Playing Games with your Pelvic Floor could be a useful exercise for Urinary Incontinence
Men Have Pelvic Floors Too - and can benefit when they exercise them regularly (soon to be translated into Polish!)

Choosing a caesarean birth to 'protect' your pelvic floor? Here's why that won't necessarily work

Tonic & Tea: What is a Women's Health/Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and why should I see one?

The Australian and New Zealand Continence JournalOutcomes of a physiotherapy-led pelvic health clinic

CATRIONA ("CAT") WAITE

APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist 

Special interest in Women's, Men's & Pelvic Health
 

Master of Sports Physiotherapy | Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence & Women's Health) 

Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists

IFSPT Member

Catriona Waite - Women's Health Physiotherapist

Working with Cat is a match for you if:

- You need support with any obstetrics & postnatal musculoskeletal conditions

- You have any gynaecological conditions, including urinary incontinence, overactive bladder & pelvic organ prolapse

- You are looking for someone who focusses on treating the whole body, not just the individual parts,
particularly in the context of persistent pelvic pain, dyspareunia and vaginismus

- You have pelvic nerve dysfunction (men & women)

- You have any male urological concerns, including pre- & post-prostatectomy management

- You want a clinician passionate about the promotion of athletic performance & injury prevention
in females at all levels of sports participation

- You are looking for help with pre- & post-operative management for breast and gynaecological cancers,

including scar management, exercise support & lymphoedema management.

Born right here in Rockhampton, Cat joins our Pelvic Fix team in 2024 after having worked the past five years in the UK's NHS for the Oxford University Hospital's Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Department. 

After being “locked out” during the pandemic, Cat has now returned home to warmer pastures!

Cat graduated from The University of Queensland in 2001 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Not long afterwards, she found her way to Darwin where she spent just shy of 10 years working with the Australian Defence Force, identifying a need for individualised pelvic floor management in fit and athletic female Defence Force personnel. She then completed her Graduate Certificate in Continence and Women’s Health from Curtin University of Technology in 2009. She has also completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy from La Trobe University in 2014.

 

In 2018 Cat moved to the UK, where she began expanding her skills to include the management of chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia and urological dysfunction. During the height of the pandemic, she assisted in providing ongoing support to obstetrics and gynaecology patients via remote telephone and video consultations.

 

Cat believes in a strong patient focus, involving YOU in the process and empowering you to take control of your recovery.

JULIE V.

Pelvic Fix Physiotherapy Office Manager | Yeppoon Clinic Reception

Accomplished Baby-Minder for Postnatal Fitness Classes


If we've received a referral for you, you'll be on the receiving end of a phone call from Julie soon :)

Pelvic Fix Physiotherapy team

Julie is an admin enthusiast who has been keeping the books (and everything else) in order in a variety of support roles for the past 25 years. Julie joined the Pelvic Fix team in July 2022 as our office manager and enjoys a challenge, which is why you can often find her booking patients, answering the phone, and shuffling paperwork, all while literally holding the baby (especially on a Thursday morning if postnatal fitness classes are running!). 

  

Julie graduated with an Arts Degree from the University of Queensland in 1996 and enjoys a variety of bookish pursuits in her free time including pub trivia, true crime podcasts and learning the history of pretty much anything.  

KAREN B.

Pelvic Fix Physiotherapy Administration Support

Yeppoon Clinic Reception

Pelvic floor physiotherapy team

Karen joined the Pelvic Fix team in 2023. She has many years of experience in a variety of administrative support roles across the education, health and government sectors. Karen has an Arts Degree majoring in multimedia studies, and knows all the shortcuts and hacks of Microsoft Office (so she is pretty upset we use G-Suite here...)

 

In her spare time, Karen enjoys looking after her three - no, now FOUR - boisterous grandchildren, travelling, beating everyone at Bananagrams, and has recently rekindled her love for running since moving to the Capricorn Coast.

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