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.

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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
their condition.

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.

Our mission

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.

Our values

Commitment to patient centred care
By embracing a patient centred approach we aim to ensure that the rights and needs of each client are met, their goals are pursued, and our interactions are based on respect and equality. We aim to reduce anxiety and improve the emotional, social and biomedical outcomes for our clients.
The pursuit of knowledge
Health care is an ever evolving field, with a continuum of knowledge and skills to be mastered. Our pursuit of knowledge is what drives us toward being the leaders in evidence based therapies and ensuring our team continues to achieve excellence in physiotherapy.
Excellence in our field
A commitment to quality practice, a sound knowledge base and strong physiotherapy skills are essential components to achieving client satisfaction and reaching meaningful outcomes. Our practitioners continue to strive for excellence in their field by pursuing post graduate education and skill training, and operating within a collaborative environment.
Health limitations rarely occur in a single dimension, therefore, we strive to treat all clients holistically, with collaboration between multiple disciplines. Through collaboration we aim to bridge the gaps in treatment and to expand the potential of our clients and our profession.
At Calm & Connection Physiotherapy we are committed to ensuring our services are appropriate for a range of cultures, ages, sexual orientation and backgrounds. We aim to contribute to a vision where healthcare is equitable and accessible for all people.


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

Pelvic floor health