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Vineetha Boppana MAPA
B.Phty (Hons) 
M Clin Phys (Cont & Women's Health)
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Vineetha is a musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a special interest in Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health.  Since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2015, she gained a wide range of experience within private practice and sports team settings, expanding her treatment repertoire with dry needling and mat pilates skills, amongst others.  In 2020, Vineetha moved to Perth to complete a Masters in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University.  During this time she also established a volunteer Pelvic Health Physiotherapy service within a Women's Health charity. This expanded her insight into Women's Health concerns from a diverse range of backgrounds and circumstances.  

 

Vineetha is a passionate advocate for Women's Health. With a collaborative and holistic approach to her practice she aims to empower women in their own health management and approaches every interaction with respect, openness and sincerity. She strongly believes in maintaining continuing professional development and keeps up to date with the latest research, integrating this into her practice. 

 

Outside of work, Vineetha loves staying active either at the gym or going for hikes and exploring the world through cooking.

Her main areas of clinical interest are:
 

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain (including pubis symphysis, sacroiliac, coccygeal and deep gluteal pain) - sport, preg. or general    

  • Hip, groin and back pain dysfunction

  • Internal Pelvic Pain (including Vulvodynia, Vaginisssmus, Endometriosis, Dyspareunia) 

  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

  • Incontinence (bladder or bowel)

  • Prolapse 

  • Overactive bladder / Urgency

  • Pre-/Post-Natal education, treatment and management

  • Pre-/Post-Operative care (including prostatectomy)

  • Abdominal separation

  • Deep Core Retraining

  • Return to Sport Programmes

  • Dysynergic Defaecation

  • Mastitis

Fun Facts: 

How did you get into pelvic physio?

I got into pelvic physio through my own journey of pelvic health when I was a child and saw a pelvic physio. Since then I have always wanted to work in pelvic health and as a result started my journey fairly early. I believe that knowledge is power and that spreading this knowledge and awareness can empower people to take the reins of their own pelvic health and achieve their goals.  

What are your passions in the field?

My favourite thing to treat at the moment is overactive bladder syndrome/bladder urgency. There are usually so many moving parts and various factors involved and I enjoy understanding all parts of the problem and treating holistically. I believe it is important to liaise with the medical team (GP, Specialists, allied health, Psychologists etc) to make sure we are addressing the concerns from all angles. 

What would you like to see change in the world of pelvic health? 

I would like to see even more research and therefore more funding to understand pelvic health concerns. There is some momentum towards educating young people and school-age children about their pelvic health and what kind of things to look out for, so that management can start early if necessary.  Would love to see this become the norm, so that all persons can better understand their pelvic health.

What to do you in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends on the weekends. I love to travel and very much enjoy food/cooking and exploring the world through different cuisines. I enjoy hiking and weight training and hoping to get back into tennis this year. 

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