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 Service dedicate to Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy 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, Friday and Saturday.

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 and Saturday.

 

Contact: karina@mppp.com.au

jemma mcdowell womens health physio pilates instructor

JEMMA DUSINK

  • 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, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Melissa French Pelvic floor physiotherapist

Melissa French

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)

  • Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)

  • DMA Clinical Pilates Level 1-4

Full profile coming soon…

Melissa consults at MPPP on Wednesdays.

IMG_4360.JPG

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 in 2019.

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 MPPP Anna also works at the Royal Women’s Hospital managing patients for a variety of pre and postnatal conditions. When not at work Anna loves spending time with friends and family, going out for brunch and keeping fit with running, yoga and fitness classes.

Anna consults on a Monday.

Jane Boland Physiotherapist

JANE BOLAND

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice (La Trobe University)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne)

  • APPI Matwork Pilates Levels 1-3, Equipment Pilates Levels 1-4

  • Certificate III in Fitness

Jane graduated at the top of her class from La Trobe university in 2016. Since then she has been working in private practice treating a broad variety of musculoskeletal injuries. 

Jane has extensive experience in group exercise, having worked part-time as a group fitness instructor since 2011 at a number of gymnasiums in the north-western suburbs. She is experienced in running Clinical Pilates classes for pre and postnatal women and is passionate about helping women stay physically active during and after pregnancy. Jane has a keen interest in women’s health physiotherapy and plans to complete further study in this area soon.

Outside of work Jane enjoys spending time with her two dogs, weight training and running.

Jane consults and runs our pre and postnatal classes on Saturdays.

Lucy Henningham Physiotherapist Womens Health

LUCY Henningham

  • Doctor of Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)

  • Bachelor of Science – Honours (University of Melbourne) 

  • Comprehensive Mat Pilates Teacher Training (Universal Practice)

Lucy completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2016, graduating with Distinction. Since then she has been working both within the public and private sectors at some of Melbourne’s busiest hospitals.

A strong interest in Women’s Health is what made Lucy want to pursue a career in physiotherapy and she is passionate about helping women stay active at all stages of life. Lucy has a special interest in pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions and the role of exercise in the overall wellbeing before and after pregnancy. 

Outside of work Lucy enjoys hiking, running, travel, cooking and eating delicious foods and participating in Pilates classes herself.

Lucy runs our Wednesday night group 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.