What is Pelvic Health?
“As we learn more about the natural function and causes of dysfunction of the female pelvis, we are beginning to see that the parts can no longer be regarded in isolation. Rather, the components must be thought of in relation to the whole pelvis and therefore the whole patient.” Read More…
Dr Michael P. Aronson
American Journal ‘Obstetrics and Gynaecology‘ 1994
What we do ?
Sue Croft is a Brisbane Physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction including urinary incontinence, prolapse conditions, bowel management and pelvic pain for women, men and children. Read More…
Women throughout their lifespan can have problems with their bladder, bowel and pelvic floor. Pregnancy, the post-partum period, menopause and ageing are times when incontinence, prolapse, bowel difficulties and pelvic pain can cause much grief for women, but interventions are often easy and very successful at Read More…
Commonly, men suffer continence issues following prostate surgery, but incontinence, frequency and urgency can also arise for other reasons. Learning ‘the bladder story’ and pelvic floor muscle training is just as important for men as it is for women. Read More…
Children can suffer with bladder and bowel issues. In our time-pressed lives, difficulties in these areas can cause significant stress for both parents and the children alike. It is important to note that most paediatric continence issues are NOT behavioural – they are many times caused by chronic constipation or poor habits. Read More…
Our physios have a musculo-skeletal background which means they can treat orthopaedic conditions, joint and muscle pain for all parts of the body. These initial appointments will be approximately one hour and you will be given a home programme to continue at home. Follow-up appointments will be discussed with you. Read More…
Sue Croft Physiotherapist
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 three books: Pelvic Floor Recovery: Physiotherapy for Gynaecological and Colorectal Repair Surgery (4th Edition) and Pelvic Floor Essentials (NEW 4th Edition) and new German translation of ‘Recovery’ titled ‘Beckenbodenrehabilitation – Physiotherapie für die gynäkologische und kolorektale Chirurgie’.
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. Read More…
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My blog articles are about pelvic floor dysfunction, bladder and bowel problems and lots more. Just click on the relevant category and read everything I have written on that subject. In our consultations, we will often refer you to a particular article or blog to read to further explain about different conditions. Some of Sue’s favorite articles are on the header link, ‘Resources>Articles’ so they are easy to find. Make sure you read your way through them to enhance your learning experience. Please feel free to share these articles with your friends and relatives to help them understand more about the bladder, bowel and pelvic floor. From reading these blogs (or articles) you will start to see the urgency of the situation and just want to get started!
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This episode is a must-listen for all mothers, regardless of when and how you birthed. Sue explains what happens to the pelvic floor in pregnancy.
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