Continence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Kate Hooper Physiotherapy

Kate Hooper Physiotherapy

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Practicing at Core Physiotherapy - Corinda 

Wednesdays and Fridays

B.PHTY, Post Grad Cert  

(Continence & Women's Health)

About Kate Hooper

Why Choose Kate Hooper Physiotherapy?

 Kate has a bachelors degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland (1999) and completed her post graduate certificate in Continence and Women's Health, Curtin University (2016).  She has been working in the field of Women's and Men's Pelvic Health since 2002 and only treats conditions involving pelvic floor dysfunction. She has extensive experience treating urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, prolapse, functional bowel disorders and persistent pelvic pain. 

Kate has three children and understands how important it is to remain active.  She believes that although the pelvic region of our body is important, it should not rule our lives. As such the goal of all treatments is to ensure you can live your life to its fullest with minimal impact from pelvic floor dysfunction. 

How Can Kate Help You?

You will be seen in a private room, not behind a curtain. The physiotherapy treatment you receive will be individualised and may include lifestyle changes, bladder retraining, pelvic floor exercises (focussing on strength or relaxation),  instruction how to empty the bladder/bowel effectively and/or desensitisation techniques/manual pelvic floor muscle release to reduce pain. Kate can treat you with evidence based medical equipment such as biofeedback and pessaries if they are required for your condition.

See the Difference

 Many physiotherapists dabble in Women's Health issues and are very good at providing basic treatment. However over 40% of people perform pelvic floor exercises incorrectly. Many people also have an overactive pelvic floor. For these people performing pelvic floor exercises will actually make their symptoms worse. 

For people experiencing functional bowel symptoms, co-ordination of the muscle action is often at the core of the problem. 

At Kate Hooper Physiotherapy all aspects of your pelvic health can be looked at and your pelvic floor muscles can be assessed via an internal examination.

Conditions Treated

Urinary Incontinence / Prolapse

Urinary Incontinence / Prolapse

Urinary Incontinence / Prolapse

  • Stress incontinence - leaking of urine with coughing, sneezing or exercise
  • Urgency / urge incontinence (overactive bladder) - rushing to the toilet, leaking urine before you reach the toilet, increased frequency of visiting the toilet
  • Voiding problems - slow flow, inability to empty the bladder completely
  • Prolapse - including pessary fitting 

Functional Bowel Problems

Urinary Incontinence / Prolapse

Urinary Incontinence / Prolapse

  • Constipation
  • Faecal incontinence 
  • Obstructed Defaecation - difficulty emptying the bowel, feeling of incomplete emptying, difficulty wiping clean, soiling after passing a bowel motion

Pelvic Pain

Urinary Incontinence / Prolapse

Pelvic Pain

Overactive pelvic floor muscles often contribute to Persistent Pelvic Pain and Bladder Pain symptoms. Pelvic floor muscle down training / relaxation can be very beneficial in reducing pain symptoms in people with:

  • Endometriosis
  • Bladder Pain Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis
  • Painful intercourse
  • Rectal pain

Contact Us

Kate Hooper Physiotherapy

Unit 3 667 Oxley Road, Corinda Queensland 4075, Australia

Practicing at: Core Physiotherapy - Corinda Ph: (07) 3716 0111 Fax: (07) 3716 0122 Wednesday and Friday 9.30-2.30 Documents that may assist with your treatment can be faxed or sent via Medical Objects.