Meet the Team
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- Gynaecological Physiotherapy
- Obstetric Physiotherapy
Marianne has over 30 years of experience as a physiotherapist in public hospitals, private clinics and specialist recovery centres. She is a firm believer in a holistic approach to health. Since every part of the body is interconnected, during normal functioning activity in one area has a direct impact on others. If healthy function never happens in isolation, neither should recovery.
Marianne has a particular interest in women’s health and pelvic physiotherapy. The muscles of the pelvic floor are critical for healthy bladder, bowel and sexual function in both men and women and play a big role in supporting the uterus during pregnancy. Pelvic floor muscles can cause health problems if they become either too weak or too tight and other core muscles, such as the abdominals, can also become stretched or divided, particularly during childbirth. Through gentle external palpation, Marianne can assess the issues and demonstrate how to rectify them, sometimes with the help of Empelvic, a small cushion especially designed to reinforce the neuromuscular connection between the pelvic floor and the brain.
Marianne also offers group classes, to rebuild pelvic floor and core muscle strength, helping you to avoid embarrassing issues such as loss of bladder and bowel control or pain during sexual intercourse.
Having three grown children of her own, Marianne brings her personal experience of pregnancy, birth and recovery to her treatments. Outside of work she loves to dance, excelling in ballet, classical and jazz. In the spirit of holistic practice, she is constantly exploring ways to integrate dance moves into her treatment: to make strengthening the core muscles fun, memorable and relevant to everyday life.