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 at Werribee Mercy Hospital as a senior women’s health physiotherapist and tutors on the Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy through the University of Melbourne.
Outside of work Lauren enjoys keeping fit with swimming and bushwalking, and spending time with her two daughters.
Lauren works across all clinic sites.
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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 is a senior clinician leading the women’s health physiotherapy team at Sunshine Hospital.
In her spare time Caitlin enjoys yoga, knitting and heading down the Great Ocean Road with her young family whenever the opportunity arises.
Caitlin works at the Growing Bones site in Yarraville.
Chennelle completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012 and Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in 2017, both through the University of Melbourne. She works in a major metropolitan public hospital in the advanced practice physiotherapy led urogynaecology clinic, perineal trauma after childbirth group and general women's health physiotherapy clinic seeing women in all walks of life with various presentations relating to continence, pelvic floor health, pregnancy and musculoskeletal concerns. In her spare time Chennelle enjoys cooking and travelling around the world.
Chennelle works out of our PCP Yarraville site on a Monday.
Anna graduated from The University of Sydney in 2014. She has completed both Exercise and Sports Science and Physiotherapy degrees. Anna quickly found her passion for women’s health and has taken every opportunity to gain as much experience as possible both at Sunshine Hospital and currently at the Royal Women's Hospital, and has commenced postgraduate training in pelvic floor rehabilitation through The University of Melbourne this year.
Anna has a keen interest in the assessment and management of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions. She has experience in exercise classes for pre and post-natal women with a strong focus on promoting general health and well-being. Anna runs our physiotherapy-led fitness class, MAMA Fit.
Outside of work Anna loves spending time with friends and family, going out for brunch and keeping fit with running, yoga and fitness classes.
Anna works at our MAMA clinic on Monday evening.