About Calm & Connection Physiotherapy
Gerringong, NSW South Coast
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 Urquhart
Pelvic Floor & Continence Physiotherapy, Pilates, Chronic Pain Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University) and Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne) and and APA member of Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health.
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 focus on clients who suffered from chronic pain, I found myself exploring the mind-body connection, and how the mind can greatly influence our health and well being. 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 Jennifer Romanczukiewicz
Lymphoedema Physiotherapy, Palliative Care Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Physiotherapy, Respiratory Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours (Charles Sturt University), Accredited Lymphoedema Physiotherapist (Australasian Lymphology Association), Australian Physiotherapy Association Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema Physiotherapy Group Member
After graduating with Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2010, I lived in Queensland and worked in the hospital setting across a range of areas including rehabilitation, maternity/postnatal care, musculoskeletal and respiratory. After falling in love with the Illawarra, I moved here to specialise in rehabilitation, geriatrics and palliative care. For the past 4 years of my career, I have worked solely as a specialist in palliative care and neurodegenerative conditions which is where I have found my passion for supporting clients to live their best lives and to overcome adversity. Working in this area, I also recognised the need for more skilled lymphoedema practitioners within our community, especially for clients with lymphoedema following cancer and those with complex oedema due to medical conditions. For this reason, I completed my accredited lymphoedema training via Alert at Macquarie University to better serve our community and improve clients quality of life and health outcomes.
I am passionate about assisting clients with lymphoedema to achieve the best possible results for their condition and empowering clients through education to be able to confidently maintain and manage
My personal goal is to provide clients with the most up to date and evidence based care while also empowering and enabling individuals with chronic and degenerative conditions to rise above their challenges and to appreciate their body for its amazing resilience. I believe that the human body is an amazing structure that can adapt to changes despite all odds and I love to join and guide clients on their journey towards wellbeing and function.
Outside of work you will usually find me chasing two small beautiful children, tending to my garden and either running, bushwalking or paddle boarding around our beautiful region.
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