Womens Health Team
Samah F ElomariM.App.Sc. Physiotherapy, WHTA Women’s Health Training
Samah is a passionate pelvic floor physiotherapist with a holistic, evidence-based approach to women’s pelvic pain and dysfunction. She also has a special interest in treating pregnancy and postnatal conditions. Samah is a qualified Exercise Scientist (Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science) and Physiotherapist (Master of Physiotherapy) with further qualifications in treating pelvic floor and women’s health related conditions from the Womens Health Training Assosciates (WHTA).
Samah is great at helping women manage pregnancy related pelvic girdle or lower back pain, post-partum pelvic floor recovery and return to sport, and sexual pain disorders. Samah strives to create a safe space for all of her clients to be heard and the concerns and opinions valued.
In 2017 while listening to a university lecture about pelvic pain, Samah had an ah-ha moment – pelvic floor physiotherapy was (and still is) her calling. Samah was fortunate enough to land a placement at Fairfield Hospital where she worked on the maternity wards, seeing women with varying degrees of perineal tearing, abdominal separation and those with a high risk of pelvic floor dysfunction postpartum. She was also involved in the assessment and treatment of outpatients with prolapse, urinary and bowel disorders. Since then, she’s worked in private practice, treating people with various musculoskeletal dysfunctions, including those related to pregnancy and the postnatal period. Samah has more recently been working with more complex pain conditions including sexual pain and endometriosis. Samah has been practicing Women’s Health for the last three years, under the guidance of leading women’s health physiotherapists including Aline Filpe, Tusanee Jierasak, Zoe Wallace, Ruth Schubert and Heba Shaheed. Samah has a special interest in treatment of pelvic pain, and management of pregnancy related conditions, working closely with Obstetricians, Gynaecologists and GP’s including Dr Andreadis, Dr Valmadre and Dr Gemma Blain.
Zoe WallaceB.App.Sc. Physiotherapy, WHTA Women’s Health Training
Zoe completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 with Australian Catholic University and went on to work at Royal North Shore Hospital. Zoe then moved to private practice, focusing on Musculoskeletal and Women’s Health Physiotherapy. She endeavours to continue building her skills and expertise and achieve personal and career goals, through helping her clients to reach their own goals and full potential. While completing her physiotherapy qualifications, she was lucky enough to be introduced to women’s health with a 12-week introductory program. Zoe then started her dive into women’s health with introductory training with Womens Health Training Associates (WHTA), completing several WHTA courses including training in prolapse and urinary incontinence management, pessary fitting, sports/ musculoskeletal conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain and sexual health including trauma. In 2020 Zoe completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse with the University of South Australia which is the worlds first tertiary led physiotherapy certification for pessary fitting and management.
As you can tell, Zoe’s great at working with a variety of clients and with her special interest in Women’s health is particularly skilled at helping in pre and postnatal care, stress and urge incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Jordan KainBsc & M Nutrition & Dietetics
While studying her Master’s degree, Jordan developed a passion for utilising diet to support and improve the lifestyle of women. She since has gained extensive clinical experience working with females throughout the lifespan and in a wide range of areas including child & adolescent health; sports nutrition and athletes; pre-conception, pregnancy and post-partum nutrition including gestational diabetes; weight management; hormonal and autoimmune-related conditions; women’s cancer; menopause and older women’s health.
In her practice, Jordan sees each and every client as unique and thus prioritises the individualisation of recommendations and dietary strategies in order to best support her clients. Jordan believes that optimal health and wellbeing is inexplicably linked to good quality food and nutrition and that improving one’s nutrition has profound effects on treating, managing and preventing diet-related health conditions and diseases. .