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ON POINT PHYSIOTHERAPY

 

CLINICAL SERVICES

 

GENERAL PHYSIOTHERAPY
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND PELVIC FLOOR ASSESSMENT
PILATES GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
PRE AND POST NATAL CARE
MENS HEALTH

 

WOMENS HEALTH

 
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Conditions Treated

Urinary incontinence
Urinary urgency and frequency
Prolapse management ( including pessary management )
Pelvic pain
Faecal incontinence
Post natal pelvic floor assessment
Abdominal separation
Management of mastitis
Post gynaecological surgical care


 

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

 

To attend our group exercise classes we need to do a 45 min 1:1 assessment prior . This allows us to go through a basic postural assessment , and helps us to become aware of any particular musculoskeletal issues you may have and to gain an understanding of your personal goals.   This first session allows us to also go through  some basic pilates principles with you prior to starting class, and lets us determine if you are ready to join the group class .


 
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STUDIO CLASS

These are a small group  with a maximum of 3 participants . These classes involve the use of pilates and gym  equipment to  work on your individual strength and mobility needs.


 
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GENERAL MAT CLASS

A beginners to Intermediate level mat class, integrating Pilates, stretching/Yoga, and strength training; with progressions for those more able-bodied and experienced, and regressions for those less able or experienced.  Being a small, Physiotherapist-led class, we can cater to all levels and give valuable feedback where needed.

 
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FRIDAY VIRTUAL STRETCH AND PILATES

A gentle morning class, designed to awaken and mobilise our stiff bodies after a night’s rest. This class combines Intermediate level to Advanced level Pilates strengthening,  as well as lots of stretching and movement  inspired by Yoga and Feldenkrais. This class is a wonderful way to start your day!

 
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MUMS AND BUBS

This is a small and specific post-natal class, focused on re-building and strengthening your lumbo-pelvic muscles, as well as maintaining upper body mobility, and restoring optimal breath and postural patterning. A combination of pilates, yoga and strength training, with safe parameters and considerations for your post-natal pelvic floor and abdominal wall; supervised and guided by Physiotherapists, who are able to give feedback and other options where needed.

 
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PREGNANCY CLASS

A Physiotherapist-led class designed to support pregnant women through their pregnancy with therapeutic exercise, focused on maintaining lumbo-pelvic strength and stability, spinal mobility, pelvic floor health and upper body strength and endurance; as well as education on how to prepare for birth and the post-natal physical requirements. These classes are kept small, so that our Physio’s can give variations specific to your needs, with respect to which trimester you are in, as well as any individual considerations.

 

CLASS TIMES

 
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Individual Consultations

Private Classes

If you are requiring more closely monitored classes- and wish to rehabilitate a more specific injury 1:1 classes also available with Sharyn or Hayley - please contact us at info@onpointphysiotherapy.com.au for further information

Telehealth appointments

Although it is  best for our physiotherapists to assess you in a face to face appointment , an online appointment can be a very valuable way  for us to help you with your physical concerns . We  will take a detailed history and assess you via the computer screen , then be able to advise you on the best course of action for your specific needs.

 

MENS HEALTH

 
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Conditions Treated

Urinary incontinence
Pre & Post Prostatectomy Assessment
Pelvic floor exercise program
Pelvic Pain assessment



 

PROSTATECTOMY

 

Why do incontinence and Erectile dysfunction occur  after prostate surgery?


The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ which  is about the size of a walnut and sits at the base of the bladder. The thin tube (urethra) that carries urine and semen out of the penis runs through the centre of the prostate gland. Normally the urethra is kept closed by a ring of internal muscles  so that you reman dry, but sometimes the nerve supply can be damaged during surgery, when the prostate  is removed. If the internal sphincter is unable to activate properly to close the urethra  this will cause cause urinary  leakage during activities which tend to place pressure down through the bladder such as laughing / coughing / sneezing etc.  After prostatectomy,  nearly all men will experience some degree of urinary incontinence, particularly in the early days when the catheter is removed.  Bladder  control  will usually improve over  the next 6-12 months.  Erectile dysfunction  is also caused by damage to the nerves and this can take up to 2 years to improve.


How can Physiotherapy help?


When the internal sphincters are not functioning properly, an important skill to learn is how to activate the other muscles around the base of the pelvis - the external sphincters and  the pelvic floor. Learning to use these muscles   correctly can increase  the urethral closure pressure  and over time help most men to stop leaking .
 At on point Physiotherapy we will look at your ability to activate the pelvic floor using  Real Time ultrasound, and ensure that you know how to use these muscles correctly. We will devise a specific home exercise program for you to work on, and also look at other factors that may be contributing to increased downward abdominal pressure such as poor movement patterns or reduced abdominal  strength.
Ideally you will see your physiotherapist 4-6 weeks prior to prostatectomy so that you can get started on some exercises with correct technique before the surgery.  After the surgery you  will follow up physiotherapy session  about a week after the catheter is removed . In these sessions we will also discuss erectile function, and advise you on the most current strategies to improve this.

 

OUR BACKGROUND

 
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SHARYN FULTON

General Physiotherapy

Women's Health

Pilates / Core Stability Classes

Pinc Cancer Rehabilitation

Men's Health

Post Natal exercise classes

Virtual stretch and pilates class

Sharyn is a Women’s Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.  She treats pelvic floor dysfunction including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain,  and is interested in both pregnancy-related issues  and providing post-natal care.   Sharyn also enjoys treating  low back, neck and thoracic pain using manual therapy  combined with a pilates based approach aimed towards improving  posture, strength and flexibility.  She has a special interest in treating hip pain, including rehabilitation after hip , knee and spinal surgery.Sharyn  graduated from Cumberland College of health sciences ( Sydney University) in 1992. She has worked both in hospitals and private practice in Australia, the USA and  the United Kingdom. She has completed a number of post graduate courses with the Womens Health Training Associates, and has trained in Pilates instruction with DMA clinical pilates level one and two. Sharyn completed the PINC cancer Rehabilitation course in 2018 and is also an  accredited PINC Cancer rehabilitation therapist.Having recently completed several mens health courses, Sharyn is now offering  a mens health  service, including Pre and Post Prostatectomy Pelvic floor assessment and Pelvic Pain.

 
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HAYLEY REYNOLDS

General Physiotherapy

Women's Health

Pilates / Core Stability Classes

Pregnancy Classes
Post-natal Exercise Classes

 

Hayley grew up in Coffs Harbour, where she enjoyed an active and healthy life, at the beach, dancing, and playing sports.
She completed her first degree at the University of Canberra; a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) in 2012; followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2014. Since then, Hayley has worked in private practices in Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Geelong and Torquay, using LJ Lee’s ConnectTherapyTM model of Physiotherapy (previously known as the Integrated Systems Model) and the Thoracic Ring ApproachTM – a whole-body approach to find the source of movement dysfunction and pain. Hayley is also a Certified Rehabilitation Pilates Practitioner, and she integrates Pilates principles into her treatment sessions, with a focus on functional movement re-training, for making long term change in her clients lives.
Hayley has also dedicated a lot of time to expanding her skills in the realm of Women’s Health Physiotherapy, which is her passion, and enjoys helping women through their pregnancies, postnatal challenges, mastitis and blocked ducts, stress and urge incontinence issues, pelvic organ prolapse, etc.
Hayley is passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle and enabling other women to do the same so she runs pregnancy and post-natal exercise classes, at On Point Physiotherapy as well as studio-based movement rehabilitation sessions.

 
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HEIDI MORTIMER

General Physiotherapy

Women's Health

Pilates / Core Stability Classes

Pregnancy Classes
Post-natal Exercise Classes

 

Heidi is a passionate and experienced women’s and pelvic health physiotherapist and general physiotherapist. Heidi treats a variety of pelvic and general health conditions, including pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, urgency, pelvic organ prolapse and faecal dysfunction. Heidi also manages pregnancy and postnatal concerns, including pelvic girdle and lower back pain, and blocked ducts or mastitis management. 
She also has a professional interest in the management of pelvic pain and related conditions including vaginismus, vulvodynia, endometriosis, PCOS and bladder pain syndrome.
Heidi continues work with general physiotherapy, particularly with rehabilitation work following spinal, abdominal or breast surgeries and the management of general aches and pains, including chronic pain.

Heidi graduated from The University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014. She has worked as a physiotherapist in various hospital and private practice settings on the North Coast and has maintained an interest in women’s health since her new graduate year.
Heidi has completed various courses in women’s health through Women’s Health Training Associates, the Sydney Pelvic Clinic and the University of Melbourne. She is also a qualified Pilates instructor, having completed Advanced training in both matwork and equipment Pilates through the Pilates Institute of Queensland.
She is currently undertaking her Masters of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy through the University of Melbourne as a pathway to becoming a titled APA Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.

 
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EMILY NARIK

Reception

Administration

 

Emily moved up to the Coffs Coast from Country Victoria a few years ago and is loving the coastal change. She enjoys the simple things in life, yoga, nature, playing the guitar at home without an audience and loves a deep conversation about all the mysteries of life. She spends her spare time with her young family, hanging at the beach, bushwalking and camping. 

Emily is also a Beauty Therapist and is passionate about the health and wellbeing industry. She has an interest in psychology and how our mind and thoughts can have a huge impact on us on a physical level and wanting to study further within that industry. She is compassionate and loves working with people and alongside such an incredible team of women.

Even though her bubbly personality greets you upon arrival at On Point Physiotherapy, she classifies herself as an introvert who loves her alone time & sacred moments on her mat. She loves Mexican food, despises lizards purely for the fact she petrified their tails will fall off and feels most at home with her feet in the sand and her young family by her side.

 

CONTACT US

Shop 2/13-15 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia

(02) 6601 7401

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