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Heather  Higgins APAM
B.App.Sc (Physio) 
Post Grad Cert (Pelvic Floor Rehab)
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Heather is an experienced Physiotherapist with a special interest in Women’s, Men's and Pelvic Health. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. Her interest in Pelvic Health developed early in her studies at university, after reading "The Hospital by the River" by Dr Catherine Hamlin. She was inspired by the difference access to appropriate pelvic health care can make. Subsequently, she chose to complete her elective in Women’s Health and was also lucky enough to complete a practical placement at the Royal Hospital for Women while still at university, and so the love of pelvic health began.

 

After completing her allocation year at Royal North Shore Hospital, Heather began working at The Royal Hospital for Women. Over the next 9 years she developed her expertise in Women’s and Pelvic health through all life stages, including perinatal care, pelvic floor dysfunction, post gynaecology and oncology surgery care. During this time, she also completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy) at Melbourne University.

 

Heather has since worked at both Macquarie University Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital, gaining further insight into pre and post-operative care of pelvic surgery for both Men and Women.

 

Outside of clinical practice Heather’s three very active children keep her busy. She loves camping trips with her family and all things outdoors. Heather also enjoys running and is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Her main areas of clinical interest are:

 

  • Pre/post-natal education, treatment and management

  • Pre/post-operative care

  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction

  • Incontinence

  • Prolapse

  • Abdominal separation

  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain

  • Dysynergic defaecation

  • Mastitis