About Calm & Connection Physiotherapy – Sale, Victoria
The division of our nervous system controlling our involuntary bodily actions is known as the ‘parasympathetic nervous system’. As opposed to our ‘flight and fight’ system, it is associated with a state of safety, peace, calm and happiness. Dr Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg terms it our ‘Calm & Connection’ system (The Oxytocin Factor, 2011)
About Julia Berger
Pelvic Floor & Continence Physiotherapist, Group Exercise Instructor
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University) and Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
After graduating from university I entered the world of sports physiotherapy where I enjoyed working on the South Coast of NSW for 5 years. As I began to specialise in clients who suffered from chronic pain, I found myself exploring the mind-body connection, and how the mind can greatly influence our health and wellbeing. A developing passion for women’s health led me to complete my post graduate studies in pelvic floor and continence physiotherapy. Together with my experience in Pilates, core stability and mindfulness, I was able to bring a re-energised, evidence based approach to treating clients with a range of conditions.
I have been blessed enough to experience the wonder of pregnancy and childbirth, giving birth to my beautiful daughter in early 2016. My experience has given me a new found empathy for my clients, and further fuelled my passion in pelvic floor physiotherapy.
I am so excited to share my skills and knowledge with clients through a variety of holistic wellness strategies and a network of likeminded health care practitioners.
About Jane Strachan
APA Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of Otago), Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy- Continence and Women’s Health (Curtin University of Technology) and APA titled member in Continence & Women’s Health
Following graduation from Otago University (NZ) with bachelors in physiotherapy, I worked in NZ then Melbourne with a focus on musculoskeletal and sport physiotherapy clients. When I met my husband and moved to Gippsland, the focus of my career turned towards women’s health. Once I started to manage pelvic health clients, I noted that very few practitioners worked locally providing this important care in a supportive setting. I embarked on my clinical master’s degree in 2010, and following completion of this, I have continued to study in the area of pelvic health with a special interest in stress and urge incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.
I believe that both keeping up to date and treating with current best practice are important for effective management of all my clients.
Providing local, high quality healthcare for rural and regional communities is a significant part of my ethos as a practitioner. I have worked in pelvic health and continence management in the Latrobe valley since 2009, and I have developed good close working relationships with both local and metropolitan based clinicians. This enables greater streamlining of care regardless of the path patients choose. I am a strong advocate for my patients so they can receive the most appropriate care.
I enjoy an active lifestyle, living on our farm with my husband and two children. As a member of the Country Women’s Association, I also love connecting with other rural groups and providing support and care for those who need it (and the cakes and scones aren’t bad too!).
To provide effective, evidence-based, meaningful healthcare in a supportive and kind environment.
To promote health and empower people suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction.
To pursue passion and knowledge so that we may positively impact individual and community health.
Commitment to patient centred care
The pursuit of knowledge
Excellence in our field
Our practitioners hold professional memberships with the following organisations:
- Australian Physiotherapy Association
- The Continence Foundation of Australia
- The Women’s Health Training Association
- International Children’s Continence Society