Olivia is a post graduate qualified women and pelvic health Physiotherapist. She is passionate about empowering women through all life stages to overcome conditions associated with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. She finds it particularly rewarding to help mums manage common concerns associated with pregnancy and birth, including but not limited to pregnancy pelvic girdle pain, abdominal muscle separation, incontinence, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse. She also enjoys helping children with incontinence. Olivia has a caring nature and her knowledge and experience is reflected in her provision of comprehensive and evidence based treatment.
Olivia completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in South Africa in 2003. Since graduating she has worked across 4 continents. She has a wealth of experience in managing musculoskeletal injuries with strong hands on skills and exercise prescription to aid recovery and return to activity. She particularly enjoys teaching Pilates based exercise classes (clinical rehab) as she recognises the importance of a strong foundation, good posture and actively managing problems with exercise.
Her keen interest in women’s health developed after having her first child in 2013. She became aware of the significant changes the pregnant and post-natal body goes through. This prompted her to embark on a quest to fill the gap in her knowledge to best help mums manage common, but not “normal” concerns of the perinatal period, and more importantly to get mums back to the things they love doing after having children.
Olivia has a post graduate certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy with a major in Continence and Women’s Health from Curtin University. She completed the Dance Medicine of Australia clinical Pilates training and is qualified in trigger point dry needling. She is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) member and member of the APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic health national group.
In her spare time she enjoys walking, reading and spending time with her husband and two young children.