Physiotherapy & Osteopathy

Samantha Richter, is Northside's registered physiotherapist and osteopath. She has a special interest in pelvic health. Samantha has worked in private practice, women’s and paediatric clinics. Her expertise is in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders and dysfunctions for everyone age 5-105!

Samantha is a passionate and highly trained physiotherapist and osteopath who would love to help you improve and manage any of the following conditions:

CHILDREN:
·       Constipation/Encopresis/Faecal Smearing
·       Bedwetting (enuresis)
·       Urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence
PREGNANCY & POST-PARTUM:
·       Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain
·       Labour & delivery related injuries, perineal tears
·       Coccyx pain and injury
·       Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)
·       Return to sport and exercise after childbirth
PELVIC ISSUES:
·       Genito-pelvic pain disorder; vaginismus
·       Vulvodynia and vestibulodynia (vulvar pain)
·       Sexual pain
·       Pelvic muscle pain / spasm
·       Urinary frequency, urgency, incontinence (leaks)
·       Faecal incontinence
·       Prolapse and pessary fitting
·       Pre and Post surgery – prolapse, continence sling, hysterectomy, prostatectomy, gender 

affirming surgeries.

If booking to see Samantha, the following people should complete 4 documents:

the Physio Patient Survey Pelvic Floor, Informed Consent, Pelvic Floor Informed Consent and Bladder Diary located below: 

· All patients seeing Samantha for pelvic/continence issues

· All pregnant patients

· All patients within a year of delivering 

· All female and transitioning patients with lower back pain, hip, groin and abdominal pain

· All patients reporting leakage of urine or bowels or sexual dysfunction

· All patients that have had lower back, abdominal, hip or pelvis surgeries or procedures 

· Parents/guardians of children over 5 with bed wetting or constipation

  

Please allow 3 days to complete Bladder Diary.

Return all documents via email if possible, at least 2 days prior to your appointment.

If you are seeing Samantha for general physio/osteo (not pelvic floor), please complete the following two forms:

Return all documents via email if possible, at least 2 days prior to your appointment.

Northside Health NT  Tel: 79997448