Helping you on the road to pelvic health        

          

I am a physiotherapist with specialist skills in the area of pelvic/continence problems. I trained here in New Zealand at what was the Auckland Technical Institute at Grafton, Auckland. 

I am passionate about working with the adaptable human body and believe in its ability to relearn and repair and rehabilitate.

I offer options for treatment that emphasize the link between mind and body.

I can help you overcome problems with: faecal incontinence, constipation, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, sexual problems, vulvodynia, pregnancy pelvic pain and postnatal pelvic pain and other pregnancy and postnatal problems.

Check out my advice and bits and pieces of interest (click here)

I have started a clinic in Thames and will be there on a regular basis. See below for contact details to find out when the next clinic is planned

 

I also have a face book page  with updates and items of interest that you may want to "like" and follow.

For women

For women »

For men

  • Colorectal health (click here for good bowel habits/advice)
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Bowel constipation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Sexual problems & pain
  • Pudendal nerve/pelvic pain
  • Prostate problems
  • Pre & Post prostate surgery

For men »

Our products

  • Herbal creams for intimate areas
  • Vibrators
  • Natural lubricant
  • Squatting stools
  • Abdominal binders
  • Pregnancy support belts
  • Relevant health books

Our products »

What to expect at your consultation

 

Do I need a referral?

No, you can just contact me to make an appointment. Sometimes a GP or specialist may

give you a referral or send one to me with information about your requirements.

 

Do you treat patients with an ACC referral/ claim number?

Yes, I am registered with ACC and I have a surcharge of $7.00 per visit. If I think another

physiotherapist would be more appropriate for your condition, I will advise you.

 

How long will the visit take?

For a first visit it may take up to an hour. Subsequent visits are usually 20 to 30 minutes.

These times are, of course, dependent on your condition and requirements.

 

What do I need to bring?

Try to bring any test or xray results or any other relevant information about your health/

medical history. It is helpful to bring a list of your current medications if appropriate.

 

What do I wear?

Wear something comfortable as I may need to show you some exercises or stretches.

 

What happens on the first visit?

We will talk about what is happening/your problem. I will need to ask some questions to

get some background/history. Usually, I will then carry out a physical assessment if you

feel comfortable with this. I will check with you at each stage of this visit to make sure you

are happy with our plan.

We then look at treatment options and discuss goals and time frames for recovery.

If, at any stage during your physiotherapy intervention, I feel that you need further

investigation or specialist advice, I will discuss this with you.

 

How often will I need to come to physiotherapy?

Of course this depends on your problem, but generally I will give you some advice/

exercises to do regularly at home and then see you again after two to four weeks. You

may need to come for at least four to six visits, but this is very flexible and we will discuss

your treatment plan each time we meet.

 

What is the cost?

If you have medical/health insurance you may find that physiotherapy is covered. Check

before you come. Otherwise the cost is:

$100 for first assessment and $45 for follow up visits (inclusive of GST)

$55 per pregnancy and postnatal related assessment and $30 for follow up visits (inclusive of GST)

ACC surcharge of $7 per visit.

There is a $10 nonrefundable charge for the loan of equipment (eg: belts).

 

Contact details: 13 Lorne Street, Hamilton, PO Box 145, WMC

Telephone: 07 843 4406 or 021 152 2350

Email: linrose@xtra.co.nz

Thames clinic: monthly at 408 Queen St Thames, contact details as above