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.
Jordan KainBsc & M Nutrition & Dietetics
She has been practicing dietetics in the private space in Sydney since the completion of her degree in 2018. Jordan prides herself on continuously learning and keeping up to date with the latest nutrition research through professional development opportunities. Jordan is also an enthusiastic “home chef” and can usually be found walking with her fiancé and beautiful Baby boy, Cooper, alongside one of Sydney’s beautiful beaches or harbours. 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..
Amy YeolandB. Sport & Ex Sc. & Qualified Pilates Instructor
Amy has been apart of the Healthfix team for the past 5 years and her clients appreciate her friendly and supportive nature that motivates them to perform at their best. Amy enjoys working with clients of all backgrounds, but in particular she finds working with women of all ages and stages in life to unleash their greatest potential through fitness, the most rewarding. Amy is a dedicated athlete and finds that Pilates is the perfect exercise routine to complement both her athletic performance and strength goals. This fondness of pilates has led Amy to become a qualified Pilates instructor and is currently our Lead Pilates Instructor at Healthfix. Due to her varied life experiences in healthcare and fitness, Amy has always had a fascination with the sheer power that women’s bodies have. She prides herself on being able to utilise her studies in body mechanics and anatomy and physiology to create training approaches that are specific to women in any stage of life.
As a woman, Amy has the natural sense of empathy and relatability when it comes to the challenges that women face with exercise and self confidence, and has therefore dedicated her career to working with individuals on building healthy relationships with exercise and strong sense of self. Amy truly believes that tailored exercise and the right type of motivational coaching can give any woman the tool kit to set themselves up for long-term, self-sustaining success. Amy has become an integral part of our Women’s Health team. Working with our physiotherapists and dietitians to develop a well-rounded integrated women’s health service for our community. In particular, Amy has led the development of our new Pregnancy and Post-Natal Pilates classes. Our women’s health physiotherapists highly recommend giving one our pregnancy or post-natal classes a try if you’re expecting or a new mum, they are truly fantastic!