Lauren became interested in pelvic floor health after seeing how easily a person’s quality of life could be affected by their symptoms when treating patients with non-pelvic floor issues in the early years of her career.
She saw that those she was caring for with pelvic floor problems could not exercise or participate in many aspects of day-to-day life that we often take for granted without bothersome and sometimes embarrassing symptoms. She wanted to do what she could to help and began additional postgraduate training at The University of Melbourne in the areas of pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercise for women across the lifespan. Lauren has been working in these fields over the last nine years across both public and private health.
Lauren is the practice owner. She also works casually at Sunshine Hospital in the Women’s Health Physiotherapy Advanced Practice team and in outpatients in continence and pelvic floor health. She is a tutor in the undergraduate Master of Physiotherapy course at La Trobe University.
Outside of work Lauren enjoys keeping fit with trail running and bushwalking, and spending time with her two daughters.
Caitlin graduated from a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra in 2008. She spent her new graduate training at Alfred Hospital working in orthopaedics, trauma and rehabilitation. Her extensive experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy brought the opportunity to specialise in pelvic health, leading her to complete further training in pelvic floor and continence disorders, undertaking her Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. She is now an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist working within the Urogynaecological Team at Western Health.
Outside of her work at Grow Physiotherapy, Caitlin shares the Senior Clinician role with Lauren leading the Women’s Health Physiotherapy Department at Sunshine Hospital. She manages maternity and gynaecological inpatient and outpatients as well as working in a specialist clinic with gynaecologists dedicated to perineal trauma after childbirth.
In her spare time Caitlin enjoys yoga, knitting and heading down the Great Ocean Road with her young family whenever the opportunity arises.