Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapy was
founded in 2010 by physiotherapist Alison
Alison graduated from Curtin University School of Physiotherapy in 2000, and very early in her career developed an interest in, and passion for, the field of women's health physiotherapy.
Following completion of some non-physiotherapy-related study (and overseas travel), Alison commenced work in a large, private maternity hospital in Perth, WA. Here her passion was fuelled by working in the inpatient, outpatient and hydrotherapy settings.
Further postgraduate training extended Alison's interest to working with men - particularly in the areas of post-prostatectomy incontinence and pelvic pain - and children with bladder and bowel dysfunction.
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After several years as a senior physiotherapist in continence and women's health in a large private organisation, Alison decided to move her work closer to her home in Perth Hills, and founded Hillview Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapy with her accountant husband, Mike. Hillview is a family business founded on principles of excellence in physiotherapy practice.
Since the arrival of Jamie and Anais Lutz in 2012 and 2015 respectively, Alison now works alongside other postgraduate continence and women's health physiotherapists at Hillview. When time allows she maintains her interest in supervising and teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students in the field of continence and women's health. Alison is a member of the APA
Continence and Women's Health Group.
Rachel joined the Hillview Physiotherapy team in 2013, and returned after taking a year off to travel the world with her husband in 2014. Rachel graduated from physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2007 and began her career in a large private maternity hospital, where she first met Alison Lutz and began realising her passion for treating women's health issues.
Rachel completed her Pilates training in 2008 and is a keen enthusiast and teacher of clinical Pilates now at Hillview Physiotherapy, for women of all ages - including during pregnancy. Rachel also commenced studying her Masters in Continence and Women's health physiotherapy through Curtin University in 2012, which she plans to complete in the near future.
Rachel loves taking all kinds of exercise classes and is very interested in exercise rehabilitation. She also really enjoys the variety she gets working with women, men and children with bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction.
When she's not at work, Rachel loves sewing, cooking, entertaining, going to the beach and camping. Rachel is currently on maternity leave from Hillview after the birth of her first bub, Eliza, in 2015.
In 2013 Hillview Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapy welcomed paediatric physiotherapist Beverley Gay. Beverley has post-graduate qualifications in developmental paediatrics and brings extensive experience including over 30 years working at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, State Child Development Centres, The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, and various private practices in Perth.
Beverley sees children from birth to adolescence with a wide range of conditions, including babies with plagiocephaly (flattened head) and torticollis (asymmetrical head/neck position). Beverley balances her much-needed work at several locations across Perth, with babysitting her young grandchildren, whilst maintaining her passion for healthy living - from the inside out! Beverley is an Australian Physiotherapy Association
Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Notre Dame in 2007. After a short stint in the public health sector Kelly began working in a busy private practice which was attached to a private maternity hospital. It was there that Kelly developed her passion for Women's Health Physiotherapy and in particular the care of women in the antenatal and postnatal periods.
Kelly spent a good chunk of her early career juggling work, athletics and travel. In 2014 she decided to hit the books again and completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy, majoring in Continence and Women's Health, through Curtin University.
Kelly joined the Hillview team in early 2016 and sees women and men with conditions related to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, as well as women with ante-natal and post-natal issues.
In her spare time Kelly enjoys catching up with friends over a coffee and going for runs along the coast.
Amy has recently joined the Hillview Physiotherapy team; she graduated from physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2008 and commenced her Masters in Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapy through Curtin University in 2015, which she plans to complete in early 2017. Amy comes from a musculoskeletal and Pilates background but found that she had a strong interest in treating women's health issues and saw the need for more physiotherapists in this area. So after the birth of her first son she decided to pursue this passion.
Amy treats women and men with bladder and bowel dysfunction, antenatal and postnatal problems, pelvic organ prolapse and pain with sexual intercourse (dyspareunia).
When Amy isn't at work or studying she is busy looking after her very active little toddler.
Sarah has been working in Private Practice since graduating from Curtin University in 2009. She developed a passion for Pilates and rehabilitation early on in her career. After seeing a number of post-natal and post-menopausal ladies and being exposed to the shortage in access to physiotherapists with continence training, Sarah's interest moved towards Women's Health. She commenced study in Women's Health in 2014 at Curtin University and has completed her Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy in Continence and Women's Health.
Sarah joined the Hillview team in 2016 where she is currently enjoying being involved in the running of pelvic floor safe exercise programs, particularly in the pre and post-natal period. She enjoys the variety that this role offers and treats women and men with pelvic floor dysfunction and ante and post-natal women with bladder dysfunction, musculoskeletal complaints and breast feeding conditions.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time at the beach and finding Perth's best breakfasts.