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Our Physiotherapists

Sue, Megan, Samantha, Haleh and Laura

 

Sue Croft OAM is an experienced physiotherapist who has worked for over 33 years in Women’s Health and pelvic health. Sue worked as a solo practitioner for 20 years, but the demand for pelvic health services has escalated over the last decade and she realised it was time to employ other experienced, pelvic health physiotherapists to help women, men and children with their bladder, bowel and pain issues. Sue has now expanded to having seven physiotherapists, who are able to help you with any complex pelvic health problems.

Sue has also trained the physiotherapists in the way she incorporates the necessary, extensive education, for whatever the condition may be, so the patient can fully grasp the changes that may need to be made in their lives to solve the problems. All the physiotherapists at Sue Croft Physiotherapy have her same passion for pelvic health physiotherapy, have studied extensively with courses and will always seek her advice should there be a problem that needs to be solved.

Starting as soon as you are able is important to start the journey of new learnings for your pelvic health condition. Every patient who is seen at our practice will receive one of the two books that Sue has authored (Pelvic Floor Recovery: Physiotherapy for Gynaecological and Colorectal Repair Surgery (NEW 5th Edition) and Pelvic Floor Essentials (4th Edition) ) as a part of their consultation. There is also a new German translation of ‘Recovery’ titled  ‘Beckenbodenrehabilitation – Physiotherapie für die gynäkologische und kolorektale Chirurgie’

Sue was awarded to Order of Australia Medal in 2023 for service to the community as a physiotherapist.

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 Associates and other APA led courses. Megan has completed Explain Pain courses and a Carolyn Vandyken course on utilising screening questionnaires for persistent pelvic pain. 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 (along with Samantha Richter). She also sees our paediatric patients (children) with continence issues and bowel disorders. 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.

Dr 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 treats women, men and children in all facets of pelvic health. Samantha loves to help clients achieve their goals and take control of their bodies. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys avid bush walking with her two young daughters who are keeping her active.

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. Haleh conducts the Tuesday live PhysioFitness classes via zoom and also does one-on-one and two-on-one face-to-face in the gym at our rooms. 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. Haleh also conducts Running Clinic Assessments. When not at work, she loves painting, hiking, swimming and playing the keyboard. Haleh is also fluent in Persian.

Laura McAdam graduated from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 2017 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours. Laura worked initially in the hospital system before moving into private practice.  During her time in private practice she has focused on musculoskeletal physiotherapy and Women’s Health, as well as clinical Pilates.  She has also worked extensively with rowers at GPS and club level.  Over the years she has furthered her passion for Women’s Health by completing post-graduate courses in Women’s Health through the Australian Physiotherapy Association.  Laura is passionate about helping women achieve their goals, and is excited to join the Sue Croft Physiotherapy team to further specialize in this area.  She also enjoys doing some part time teaching at the Australian Catholic University, and outside of work enjoys spending time with her husband and four young adult children as well as rowing and running.