Olivia Clarke APAM
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Olivia has a background in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy with a special interest in Women's and Pelvic Health especially around the peri-natal period.
Since graduating from Australian Catholic University in 2014 she has gained extensive experience from working in large private practices in Sydney and keeping up to date with the latest research and professional development courses. She has developed her skills to include, amongst others, lymphoedema massage, dry needling and Clinical Pilates. She has been teaching the latter for the last 6 years and incorporates Pilates principles into her treatment.
As for all our therapists at Beaches Pelvic Physio, Olivia develops individualised, evidence based treatment and management plans for all pelvic health and pregnancy related conditions. She strongly believes in exercise as medicine to help people achieve their best physical health. Our aim is to keep you active whilst undergoing treatment for pelvic health issues and to return to sport safely during or after having a baby or after an operation.
Outside of work, Olivia plays baseball/softball, does Pilates and uses any excuse possible to take a weekend away and jump on her snowboard.
Her main areas of clinical interest are:
. Pelvic Girdle Pain (including pubis symphysis, sacroiliac, coccygeal and deep gluteal pain) - sport,
pregnancy or general hip, groin and back pain dysfunction
. Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
. Overactive bladder / Urgency
. Pre-/Post-Natal education, treatment and management
. Pre-/Post-Operative care (including hysterectomy, prolapse repairs)
. Abdominal separation
. Deep Core Retraining
. Return to Sport Programmes
. Dysynergic Defaecation
. Lymphoedema Management