Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology has teamed up with expert, independent physiotherapists to work from our rooms and provide physiotherapy services to women during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Physiotherapy during pregnancy, or antenatal physiotherapy, can assist with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and lower back pain. Your physiotherapists can also provide expert advice on incontinence and pelvic floor.
If your GOG doctor believes you would benefit from some antenatal physiotherapy, you will be referred on. You are also welcome to take the initiative and book yourself an appointment with a physiotherapist.
After pregnancy, you are prone to pelvic floor issues and incontinence in later life. When you have your six-week postnatal review with your GOG doctor, you may also be scheduled a postnatal physiotherapy review to check your pelvic floor and recovery from the delivery. At this appointment, your physiotherapist may also offer specialised treatment for bladder and bowel issues, pain, scarring and rectus diastasis.
Women’s Physiotherapist – Sarah Christ
Sarah Christ has been a Physiotherapist for over 18 years, specialising in Women’s health for the past 11 years – in particular treating pelvic girdle pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. Sarah Holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). She has been registered and practiced in the UK, New York and Singapore.
Sarah understands the importance of maintaining pelvic floor function and its relationship to the rest of the body. Through a holistic approach, her patients receive treatment that suits their individual needs. Whether relating to exercise in the post-natal period or dealing with sports injuries, Sarah enjoys working with her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Her treatments include:
- incontinence, overactive bladder and vaginal prolapse
- dyspareunia and pelvic floor dysfunction
- musculoskeletal/ sports injury, sprains / strains, tendinopathy
- core muscle and balance retraining
- pre and post oral surgery physio
- acupuncture and dry needling
- aging issues – osteoporosis, arthritis
To learn more about the conditions treated, visit the pelvicfloorfirst.org.au website.
Women’s Physiotherapist – Emma Yang
Emma Yang is a physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s health physiotherapy, pregnancy care and postnatal rehabilitation. Through active listening, thorough examination and tailored treatment plans, she provides patient-centred care using evidence-based practice and the most up-to-date research.
She aims to improve quality of life for her patients through safe exercise and rehabilitation. She values quality of service and patient education.
Since 2015, Emma has worked in a range of private practice physiotherapy roles, including in aged care and with specialist women’s health providers.
Emma completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy studies at the University of Queensland in 2014. She is a registered member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for physiotherapy and has been a Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association since 2014, and a Member of Women’s Health Teaching Association since 2016.
She is qualified in dry needling, strapping, taping, and clinical Pilates. She has completed studies in pelvic health, incontinence, pelvic pain management, pessary fitting and pregnancy related exercise training. Her strong commitment to continuous professional development ensures the delivery of the most up-to-date and high-quality physiotherapy services.
Through her work as an independent physiotherapist with Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology, she aims to inspire and empower her patients to make small changes for a better life, and to achieve their big dreams.
Emma can communicate fluently in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Chaozhou Dialect. She enjoys learning new languages, reading and Latin dancing.
Further information and resources
- Continence Foundation of Australia – understanding, resources and support
- Treatment Options for Stress Urinary Incontinence – understanding the symptoms, treatment options, questions for your doctor, terms explained
- Treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse – understanding the symptoms, treatment options, questions for your doctor, terms explained