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Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health

Heidi Mortimer and Bridie Duggan- physiotherapists and pelvic health physiotherapists.

Heidi and Bridie offer pelvic health focussed physiotherapy services. Heidi offers this service throughout the week at Northside. Bridie provides pelvic physio services on Thursdays as part of Northside's Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Clinic.

Ashlee Dodd, physiotherapist and pelvic health physiotherapist, will be returning from maternity leave in mid-2024.


Both are experienced registered physiotherapists with a special interest in pelvic health. They have worked in a range of areas in public and private hospitals, and musculoskeletal and specialist pelvic floor services. 


·       Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and coccyx pain

·       Postnatal assessment and rehabilitation of delivery injuries including perineal tears

·       Breastfeeding aches and pains

·       Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)

·       Return to sport and exercise after childbirth


PELVIC ISSUES (all genders):

·       Genito-pelvic pain disorder (vaginismus)

·       Vulvodynia and vestibulodynia (vulvar pain)

·       Urinary frequency, urgency, incontinence (leakage)

·       Faecal incontinence and Constipation

·       Prolapse and pessary fitting (Rings & Cubes) 

·       Pre and Post surgery – prolapse repairs, continence sling, hysterectomy, prostatectomy, gender affirming surgeries.



·       Constipation/Encopresis/Faecal Smearing

·       Bedwetting (enuresis)

·       Urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is appropriate for:

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

· All pregnant patients

· All patients within their postnatal year

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

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

· Children over 5 with bed-wetting or constipation

You can also see Heidi for general physiotherapy care (musculoskeletal).

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