Sue, Jane, Martine, Megan & Alexandra

Sue Croft Physiotherapy is a Brisbane based practice that treats pelvic floor dysfunction including urinary incontinence, urinary frequency and urgency, bladder pain problems, recurrent urinary tract infections, prolapse conditions (bladder, uterine and posterior wall and rectal prolapse), bowel management (constipation, faecal incontinence, anal fissures, haemorrhoids and faecal urgency) and pelvic pain (including endometriosis pain, period pain, musculoskeletal pelvic pain, pudendal neuralgia and bladder pain conditions) for women, men and children as well as musculoskeletal conditions and lymphodaema.

We have a Running Clinic with video analysis which allows Jane, Martine and Megan to assess your running style and suggest changes to facilitate either a return to running following childbirth or to manage persistent injuries.

We have an busy pessary clinic with Sue, Megan, Jane, Alex and Martine all fitting pessaries. We have an extensive range of fitting kits which allow the patient to trial the pessary by going for a run or a walk to ensure the pessary does not dislodge. We have a steriliser also for the pessaries. We hold a large stock of the most commonly used pessaries.

Sue Croft graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1977 and initially practised general physiotherapy at Princess Alexandra Hospital – then moving to the Spinal Injuries Unit. She then worked in the Mater Hospital Intensive Care Unit for 4 years. Following the birth of her children she tutored at the University of Queensland developing an interest in Women’s Health. Since 1988, Sue has worked continuously in Women’s Health and Continence promotion and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.

Sue has authored two books: Pelvic Floor Recovery: Physiotherapy for Gynaecological and Colorectal Repair Surgery (4th Edition) and Pelvic Floor Essentials (3rd Edition). 

Sue is a registered physiotherapist, a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the National Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Pelvic Health Group, the International Continence Society, IUGA and a Committee member of the Queensland Branch of the Continence Foundation of Australia.

Sue’s ongoing commitment to Continuing Education is important to ensure that the most recent research is being accessed in order to provide the best evidence-based treatment strategies for her patients. Conferences, workshops and journal articles are regularly used to update knowledge and up-skill. Sue is regularly asked to lecture at education forums for medical staff, physiotherapists, nurses and for the public. She presented the physiotherapy perspective at a pain workshop at the IUGA conference in September, 2012 and presented at a colorectal conference in Auckland in September 2013 at numerous GP training events over the years, a Stomal Therapy Conference in 2017, has organised the CFA State Conference in Brisbane in 2018 and is speaking at UGSA in MArch, 2019 and The Ntional Sonographers Conference in June, 2019.

Jane Cannan  Jane completed her Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland in 2009. (She originally graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Education in 1999 and initially worked as a Primary School Health and Physical Education teacher and Secondary School Health, Physical Education, Maths and Science teacher. It is both her passion for teaching and the health sciences that led her into physiotherapy.)

Jane initially worked in a Musculoskeletal private practice for 6 years, but she wanted to expand her keen interest in Women’s Health and went on to attend many post-graduate Women’s Health courses, attend Continence conferences and in 2017 the Explain Pain course. She commenced working with Sue at Sue Croft Physiotherapy in 2015 and has thrived in this environment ever since. Combining the two disciplines enables Jane to provide an integrated approach to pelvic floor dysfunction, lower back and hip pain.

Following the birth of her twins in 2012, Jane developed a keen interest in running. She has now completed a half marathon in 2014, and a full marathon in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Helping women safely achieve their own post-pregnancy goals is one of Jane’s passions.She has undertaken two Athletics Coaching certificates and established the Running Assessment Clinic for Sue Croft Physiotherapy.

MartineMartine Lange is a Pelvic Health and musculo-skeletal physiotherapist and is an accredited Pilates instructor through the Queensland Pilates Institute. Martine has undertaken many courses from the Women’s Health Training Institute to further her continence and prolapse skills.

Martine fits pessaries and conducts Running Clinics. Martine also conducts the Pain Management and Relaxation classes held at our Hampstead Road rooms. These classes assist people in regaining confidence in relaxing through movement and managing stress and anxiety levels and are also a useful adjunct prior to birthing, if you have persistent pelvic pain or undergoing gynaecological/colorectal/prostatectomy surgery.

Martine has worked with people from all walks of life to improve their physical health and well-being through education, Pilates-based therapeutic exercise and manual physiotherapy techniques. Martine has completed both mat and equipment training (trapeze and reformer).  Martine’s mat or Reformer Pilates classes (one-on-one, two-on-one or three-on-one) are an effective way to improve your general strength, flexibilty and most particularly, your deep abdominal and pelvic floor strength. They are also a fantastic way to gain self-awareness of poor habits and use exercise to gain strength and movement and reducing pain.

Megan Bergman graduated from the University of Queensland in 1996. Initially she worked and ran a busy sports practice in Cairns, including providing physiotherapy services for state and national level hockey and basketball teams. Megan then spent two years working throughout England and a 2 year period in Asia raising her two sons. She has now returned to Brisbane with her family, where her passion for Women’s Health has led to continued ongoing education and training undertaking many courses at the Women’s Health Training Institute and other APA led courses. She is an experienced Pilates instructor and conducts one-on-one, two-on-one and three-on-one classes at our Hamstead Road clinic. Megan fits pessaries and treats our male clients. She is currently undertaking extra training to be able to see children for bed-wetting and other continence issues. Megan is an avid bush walker and has two teenagers who are keeping her active and engaged. Megan loves to help clients achieve their goals and take control of their bodies.

Alexandra Schafer graduated in 2001 as a Physiotherapist in Germany. In her early career she worked mainly in the areas of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Lymphoedema treatment. In 2007 she moved with her husband to Australia and has worked in private clinics as well as public hospitals. She completed a DMA clinical pilates course and has been teaching Pilates and reformer classes. Her passion has shifted towards Women’s health since giving birth to her children. She has since undertaken several courses to enhance her skills in the area of Women’s and Pelvic Health. Alexandra has completed her study for a Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. Alex is trained in the management of lymphodaema and sees all our post-mastectomy and post-gynaecological clearance lymphodaema patients. Alex also treats our male patients along with Megan. Alex takes one-on-one, two-on-one and three-on-one Pilates classes (including Mum’s and Bubs classes) at our rooms. Alex loves returning to Europe once a year to catch up with family and climb some alps with her two primary age children.