Sue, Jane, Martine, Megan & Alexandra

Sue Croft Physiotherapy is a Brisbane based practice that treats pelvic floor dysfunction including urinary incontinence, prolapse conditions, bowel management and pelvic pain 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.

Sue Croft

Sue Croft graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1978 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.

Sue is a registered physiotherapist, a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the National Continence and Women’s Health Special Interest Group, the International Continence Society 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.

Jane Cannan gJane Cannanraduated 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. In 2009, Jane completed her Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland. Initially working in a Musculoskeletal private practice, Jane developed a keen interest in Women’s Health early in her physiotherapy career. 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. Helping women safely achieve their own post-pregnancy goals is one of Jane’s passions.

MartineMartine Lange is a physiotherapist and is an accredited Pilates instructor through the Queensland Pilates Institute. At Studio 194, she will be taking the Pain Management and Relaxation classes, assisting people to regain confidence in relaxing through movement and managing stress and anxiety levels. 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 undertaken further study and has a special interest in Women’s Health physiotherapy and has completed both mat and equipment training (trapeze and reformer).  Martine’s Pilates classes are a safe and effective way to improve your posture and your deep abdominal and pelvic floor strength. They are also a fantastic way to gain self-awareness of poor postural habits, so that you can be empowered to make informed lifestyle changes that can dramatically improve your pain and restore your physique and strength.

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 lead to continued ongoing education and training. She is an experienced Pilates instructor and avid bush walker. Megan loves to help clients achieve their goals and take control of their bodies and is excited to be joining Sue’s team.

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 is currently studying for a Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. Alex is trained in the management of lymphodaema and will be available to treat this problem at Sue’s practice. Alex also works in a public hospital in the maternity ward and pelvic health outpatient department.