The Pioneer Pelvic Pain Clinic | Albany

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Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

The Pioneer Pelvic Pain Clinic has a multidisciplinary approach that provides comprehensive care to patients suffering from pelvic pain. Our dedicated Patient Support Coordinator will work closely with you, your treating GP and allied health providers. The clinic has built a network of providers that can be included in your management plan, that will be specifically tailored to you, your needs and priorities.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Katie Stan-Bishop

Whilst not all patients may require the help of our Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, many will.
Katie holds a postgraduate Masters Qualification in Continence and Pelvic Health (Curtin University 2015). Katie has over 15 years of clinical experience in Physiotherapy.
Chronic pelvic pain may affect everyone differently. For some it may impact on how the muscles and nerves in your pelvis function. The muscles in your pelvis may become tense as a response to other sources of pain and inflammation. This tension may cause muscle spasms for the muscles inside and around your pelvis. These spasms may feel like painful cramps; however, it may also impact on how your bladder and bowel function. Increased muscle tension around your pelvis may also make it difficult to relax your muscles, this can make sexual intercourse, pap smears and using tampons painful. It is not unusual to feel pain or tension in the structures and joints near your pelvis, such as your hips and lower back.

Katie Stan-Bishop

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Chronic pain can have an impact on work, school, relationships, sport, sleep, mood and quality of life. A pelvic health physiotherapist will work with you to help you understand your pain and discuss ways to treat and manage some of the challenges you may be facing and optimise your quality of life.
Subsidised first visit: Pioneer Pelvic Pain Clinic is able to subsidise your first visit to our physiotherapist. Our Pelvic Pain Clinic Coordinator will provide more information if you are referred to our Physiotherapist.
Appt length Fee Rebate
60 mins
Patients on a Care Plan will receive a Medicare rebate of $60.35

Private Health Cover rebates are available, you will need to contact your provider to determine the amount of rebate you may be eligible for.

meet our team

The Pelvic Pain Clinic Team

Dr Carly Roxburgh

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Dr Christine Oosterhuis

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Dr Erica Clarke

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Katie Stan-Bishop

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
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Rianan Simpson

Patient Support Coordinator
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Please contact us with any queries via email or by calling 9842 2822.
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