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.

Our hand selected team has a collective and extensive background working in large acute hospitals allowing us to stand out in our field as being able to provide comprehensive care across  the full spectrum of pelvic floor recovery from an acute presentation immediately post-natal or post-surgery through to a full return to function.

 
Rebecca Liberatore Women's Health Physio

REBECCA LIBERATORE

  • Masters of Physiotherapy (Women's Health)(University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)(La Trobe)
  • Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
  • Grad Cert Sports Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
  • 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.

*Rebecca is on Maternity Leave from June 2018*

Contact: rebecca@mppp.com.au

KARINA COFFEY PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIO MELBOURNE

KARINA COFFEY

  • Master of Health Administration (La Trobe)
  • Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (La Trobe)
  • APPI Matwork Pilates Level 1

Karina graduated from La Trobe University in 2007 and has since specialised in treating Pelvic Floor and Continence disorders. She has extensive experience working within the pelvic floor and continence field in the public sector within Australia and the UK, having worked within some of the UK’s most prominent uro-gynaecological and maternity units including St Thomas’s Hospital, University College Hospital and King’s College Hospital in London.

Complementing her role at Melbourne Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Karina also works as the Senior Clinician in charge of the Women’s Physiotherapy Department at Sunshine Hospital alongside Rebecca. In this role, she works in an Advanced Practice Urogynaecology clinic as well as with maternity and gynaecological inpatients and outpatients. Karina also tutors on the Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Post Graduate Certificate at the University of Melbourne.

Karina consults at MPPP on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

 

Contact: karina@mppp.com.au

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KERRY O'SULLIVAN

  • Titled APA Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) (University of Melbourne)
  • Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne )

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 Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Ali Bowen Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

ALISON BOWEN

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (La Trobe University)
  • Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne) 

Alison graduated from Latrobe University in 2013 and since then has been working at a busy public hospital with a goals of gaining as much women’s health and musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience as she could. She currently works at Sunshine Hospital and the Mercy Hospital for Women providing care to obstetrics and gynaecology patients.

Alison  has a special interest in working with pre and post-natal women in the prevention and management of pregnancy-related aches and pains and continence and pelvic floor disorders. She also strongly believes in the importance of promoting health and well-being during pregnancy and beyond.

Outside of work Alison enjoys walking her dog, camping, outdoor adventures and travel. 

Alison consults at MPPP on a Tuesday.

 

 

jemma mcdowell womens health physio pilates instructor

JEMMA MCDOWELL

  • Doctor of Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
  • Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne) - completes 2019
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Deakin University)
  • APPI Matwork Pilates Level 1

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.

Jemma consults on Tuesdays and runs our Wednesday evening Pilates and Fitness Classes. 

Emma Jovanovic Physiotherapist Womens Health

EMMA JOVANOVIC

  • Doctor of Physiotherapy (Univeristy of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Science (Univeristy of Melbourne)
  • APPI Matwork Pilates Level 1

After completing her Bachelor of Science with a major in anatomy, Emma went on to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2015.

Since then, Emma has been working full time at one of Melbourne’s busiest public hospitals, as well as running antenatal and postnatal pilates classes in both the public and private sectors. She has a special interest in the areas of musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapy, and hopes to complete further studies in these areas in the near future.

Emma’s studies at the University of Melbourne provided her with the opportunity to work alongside triathletes in the U.K, as well as volunteer with the Melbourne Paralympic Committee.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys baking delicious treats, and then attempting to work them off by going to the gym.

Emma runs our Monday evening Pilates and Fitness Classes. 

Anna Coney women's health physiotherapist

Anna coney

  • Masters of Physiotherapy (University of Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (ACU-Melbourne)
  • APPI Matwork Pilates Level 1

Anna graduated from The University of Sydney in 2014 and has been working in the public health sector in some of Melbourne’s largest public hospitals ever since.

She quickly found her passion for Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has taken every opportunity to gain as much experience as possible, with plans to complete further studies in this area very soon.

Anna has a keen interest in the assessment and management of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions. She has experience in Pilates and exercise classes for pre and post-natal women with a strong focus on promoting health and wellbeing.

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 runs our Saturday morning Pilates and Fitness Classes.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We are always on the look out for talented women's health and pelvic floor physiotherapists and clinical pilates instructors.

If you're interested in finding out about employment opportunities with MPPP please drop us a line and your CV to admin@mppp.com.au.