A BIT ABOUT US...

Melbourne Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy was created by Rebecca Liberatore and Karina Coffey who had a combined vision of creating a Specialist Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Clinic in Melbourne’s North West.

At MPPP our team are passionate about what they do. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, as a treatment modality, has high levels of evidence in favour of benefit for sufferers of pelvic floor disorders and yet, access to specialist services and the knowledge that help is available is limited, meaning many still suffer in silence. Our goal is to spread the word that pelvic floor dysfunction, whist common, is NOT normal and that help is available. No one should have to put up with such incredibly debilitating and socially isolating symptoms.

We believe a real strength of our team comes from our collective and extensive backgrounds working in large obstetric and gynaecology teams within acute hospitals. This background means we stand out in our field as being able to provide a comprehensive understanding of the full spectrum of pelvic floor recovery from an acute presentation immediately post-natal or post-surgery through to a full return to function. 

Read more about each of our team below. 

  Rebecca Liberatore   Masters of Physiotherapy (Women's Health)  Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)  Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy   Grad Cert Sports Physiotherapy   DMA Clinical Pilates (Levels 1-4)  Rebecca is a senior Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist who works in both the private and public sector. She has been working in this area since 2008 and in 2014 she completed her Masters of Physiotherapy (Women’s Health/ Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation). She has completed a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy and is an experienced Clinical Pilates instructor (Level 1-4 DMA Clinical Pilates).   Complementing her role at Melbourne Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Rebecca works as the Senior Clinician in charge of the Women’s Physiotherapy Department at Sunshine Hospital (previously at Mercy Hospital). In this role, she works on the Gynaecology and the Maternity wards, as well as in an outpatient setting. This gives her a much better understanding of patient’s ongoing recovery. She also tutors on the Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Post Graduate Certificate at Melbourne University.  Rebecca consults at MPPP on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.  Contact: rebecca@mppp.com.au

Rebecca Liberatore

Masters of Physiotherapy (Women's Health)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy 

Grad Cert Sports Physiotherapy 

DMA Clinical Pilates (Levels 1-4)

Rebecca is a senior Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist who works in both the private and public sector. She has been working in this area since 2008 and in 2014 she completed her Masters of Physiotherapy (Women’s Health/ Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation). She has completed a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy and is an experienced Clinical Pilates instructor (Level 1-4 DMA Clinical Pilates). 

Complementing her role at Melbourne Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Rebecca works as the Senior Clinician in charge of the Women’s Physiotherapy Department at Sunshine Hospital (previously at Mercy Hospital). In this role, she works on the Gynaecology and the Maternity wards, as well as in an outpatient setting. This gives her a much better understanding of patient’s ongoing recovery. She also tutors on the Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Post Graduate Certificate at Melbourne University.

Rebecca consults at MPPP on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.

Contact: rebecca@mppp.com.au

  Kerry O'Sullivan   Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)   Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy  Titled APA Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist  Kerry graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000. Early in her career she discovered a passion for providing women’s health care and has worked with energy, empathy and enthusiasm in the area of continence and women’s health for the last 14 years. She completed a post graduate certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in 2004 and in 2011 became a titled Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist with the Australian Physiotherapy Association. This title recognises her expert knowledge and skills in this area of practice.  Kerry has worked in the UK and Queensland and has recently relocated to Melbourne. She has extensive experience in managing men, women and children with pelvic floor disorders. She takes a client centred, holistic approach to health care and works collaboratively with clients to help achieve their goals. Kerry is excited to be combining private work at MPPP with her current role as senior women’s health physiotherapist at The Werribee Mercy Hospital. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and 3 children and enjoys keeping fit with swimming, running and cycling.    Kerry consults at MPPP on Tuesdays.

Kerry O'Sullivan

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) 

Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Titled APA Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Kerry graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000. Early in her career she discovered a passion for providing women’s health care and has worked with energy, empathy and enthusiasm in the area of continence and women’s health for the last 14 years. She completed a post graduate certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in 2004 and in 2011 became a titled Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist with the Australian Physiotherapy Association. This title recognises her expert knowledge and skills in this area of practice.

Kerry has worked in the UK and Queensland and has recently relocated to Melbourne. She has extensive experience in managing men, women and children with pelvic floor disorders. She takes a client centred, holistic approach to health care and works collaboratively with clients to help achieve their goals. Kerry is excited to be combining private work at MPPP with her current role as senior women’s health physiotherapist at The Werribee Mercy Hospital. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and 3 children and enjoys keeping fit with swimming, running and cycling.  

Kerry consults at MPPP on Tuesdays.

  Jemma McDowell   Doctor of Physiotherapy   Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy - commences 2018  Jemma graduated from the Doctorate of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2013. In conjunction with her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, Jemma has previously worked alongside pre- and postnatal woman, elite athletes and members of the greater Melbourne community in the private and public sectors. She has extensive experience in reformer and floor based Pilates. She has special interest in treatment and prevention of lower back and pelvic pain as well as guiding women on safe exercise practices before and after pregnancy.  Outside of the practice Jemma enjoys running, scuba diving and going to the beach.  Book in to see Jemma on a Wednesday evening for a Pilates class or consultation.

Jemma McDowell

Doctor of Physiotherapy 

Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy - commences 2018

Jemma graduated from the Doctorate of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2013. In conjunction with her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, Jemma has previously worked alongside pre- and postnatal woman, elite athletes and members of the greater Melbourne community in the private and public sectors. She has extensive experience in reformer and floor based Pilates. She has special interest in treatment and prevention of lower back and pelvic pain as well as guiding women on safe exercise practices before and after pregnancy.

Outside of the practice Jemma enjoys running, scuba diving and going to the beach.

Book in to see Jemma on a Wednesday evening for a Pilates class or consultation.