Sue, Megan, Samantha, Amanda W, Amanda L, Molly and Haleh

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 our physios 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 all physios 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 National Sonographers Conference in June, 2019.

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 Hampstead 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.

Samantha Richter is a registered physiotherapist and osteopath, who has a special interest in pelvic health for all of the gender diverse population. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas in 2014. Samantha also earned a Masters of Health Science and Bachelor of Clinical Sciences degrees from Victoria University in Melbourne in 2009. She has worked in private practice, women’s and pediatric clinics in Melbourne, Darwin and Texas. She received her Board Certification as a Women’s Health Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2017. She has received biofeedback certification for pelvic muscle dysfunction (PMDB) via Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Samantha has recently returned to Australia in 2018 and was working in a private practice in Darwin after living in Texas. Samantha has continued her education in Australia by completing training with Women’s Health Training Association. Samantha enjoys avid bush walking with her two young daughters who are keeping her active. Samantha loves to help clients achieve their goals and take control of their bodies.

Amanda Waldock graduated from the University of Sydney with her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2014 following the completion of her Bachelor of Health Sciences in 2012 also from the University of Sydney. She spent the first few years of her career working in public and private hospitals in Sydney. In 2017 she moved to Brisbane and commenced working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. It was here that Amanda started to work in Women’s Health Physiotherapy after completing her training with the Women’s Health Training Association. She has recently returned from the UK where she was working at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital within the Pelvic Health Team.  Amanda has completed training in many areas relating to Women’s Health including the WHTA 5 day introduction to women’s health, Stress urinary incontinence and Prolapse management, The Female Athlete with Antony Lo, Visceral Mobilisation Level 1 and POGP Pregnancy related Physiotherapy assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions (lumbar spine and pelvis). Amanda has had experience seeing women in a hospital setting post-delivery and gynaecological surgery. She has also had experience running exercise classes and education classes for antenatal and postnatal women. Amanda is currently on maternity leave.

Amanda Lee graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University, Victoria. After several years of working in busy Melbourne private practices, she decided to follow up on her passion for women’s and pelvic health, completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy for the Pelvic Floor from The University of Melbourne, and then working with Sue Croft Physio. She has also completed  courses with the Women’s Health Training Associates. She is currently on the Victorian branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Womens’, Mens’ and Pelvic Health Committee. Amanda’s other passion is exercise rehabilitation. She is a certified Pilates Mat work Instructor through the APPI (The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute), and has also completed their Ante and Postnatal Courses.  Outside of work Amanda enjoys spending time in nature with her family and looks forward to completing a yoga teaching course soon. Amanda feels that working in musculoskeletal, sports and pelvic health physiotherapy practices in both Melbourne and Brisbane over the last 12+ years has really helped to consolidate her skills as a physiotherapist today, and she truly enjoys helping people from all walks of life.

Molly O’Callaghan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2013. Since then she has worked within Queensland Health and in busy private practice settings across Brisbane and in the UK. These experiences helped her foster a passion for women’s health and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Molly has completed further training including the WHTA 5 day introduction to women’s health and advanced stress urinary incontinence and prolapse courses and other APA lectures. She has also completed training in Matwork Pilates, enjoys leading antenatal and postnatal exercise classes, and has experience treating acute and chronic low back and pelvic pain. Molly is a keen runner in her spare time and enjoys helping women achieve their goals. 

Haleh Fahham graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2009 and has since been working in private practice, as well as the hospital and community aged care settings. Over the years, she has furthered her training in Pelvic Health and is happy to now pursue her passion in this area at Sue Croft Physiotherapy. Haleh treats bladder and bowel conditions (including urinary and faecal incontinence, bladder frequency, urgency and bladder pain syndrome), prolapse and pelvic pain and is trained in pessary fitting. She will be also conducting Sue’s PhysioFitness classes. Haleh also treats Musculoskeletal conditions – helping patients via education, exercise programmes, manual therapy when required and gives the patients self-efficacy with their home programme. When not at work, she loves painting, hiking, swimming and playing the keyboard. Haleh is also fluent in Persian.