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Our Physios

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

 

Sue Croft 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 (4th Edition) and Pelvic Floor Essentials (3rd Edition) ) as a part of their consultation.

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.

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 Associates. 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 and completed a Carolyn Vandyken course on utilising screening questionnaires for persistent pelvic pain in 2020. She has also had experience running exercise classes and education classes for antenatal and postnatal women. Amanda is currently on maternity leave enjoying her beautiful baby boy.

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.  Amanda is also a Yoga teacher, which she integrates into the pain relaxation Yin Yoga class which she conducts on a Monday evening at 7pm via live video link. 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. Outside of work Amanda enjoys spending time in nature with her family.  Amanda conducts our Telehealth sessions once a week helping bring pelvic health physiotherapy to regional and rural Queensland.

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 through the Women’s Health Training Associates and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. As well as treating all pelvic health conditions such as incontinence (faecal and urinary), prolapse and pelvic pain, Molly fits pessaries, conducts Running Assessment Clinics and treats musculo-skeletal problems at our practice. 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 conducts our pelvic health PhysioFitness live video exercise class on Fridays. 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. 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.