Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology has teamed up with expert physiotherapists – such as Sarah Christ and Emma Yang. They are practitioners and work from our rooms to 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. Our physiotherapists can also provide expert advice on incontinence and pelvic floor.
If your Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology 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 one of our physiotherapists.
Postnatal women are prone to pelvic floor issues and incontinence in later life. When you return to Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology for your six-week postnatal review with your doctor, we recommend a postnatal physiotherapy review also takes place at that time to check your pelvic floor and recovery from the delivery. Our physiotherapists also offer specialised treatment for bladder and bowel issues, pain, scarring and rectus diastasis.
Emma Yang – Women’s Physiotherapist
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 at Greenslopes Obstetrics and 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
- Pelvic Floor Exercise – general information, videos and downloads
- 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