One of the main factors that differentiates FitRight from other exercise options is that it is essential for all participants to have an initial assessment with a physiotherapist who specialises in Women’s Health. 

Unlike other pregnancy and postnatal assessments, these appointments screen for bladder, bowel and musculoskeletal issues, and assess that you are correctly activating your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. This enables the class to be adjusted to suit your personal core muscle capabilities and ensures that you aren’t doing anything that could cause or worsen common pregnancy, postnatal and women’s health related issues such as incontinence, prolapse and abdominal muscle separation.

Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 health precautions, we have added NEW online course options which can be accessed from your home. Initial screening assessments (via Telehealth) are recommended, so that these classes can be tailored to suit your needs. However, we are understanding at this time, and it is not essential to participate in the online classes. 

Physiotherapists conducting Telehealth Assessments
Physiotherapists with extra training in Women’s Health
Physiotherapists who can perform screening assessments

If you are pregnant:

You have the option to do your assessment as either:

  • Part of a small group workshop in PregEd which also includes 2 hours of education (please note that if this screening assessment finds any specific issues then you will be encouraged to follow up with an individual physiotherapy session)
  • A one-on-one individual assessment (30-60 minutes) with a physiotherapist who can assess your pelvic floor muscles

If you are postnatal or attending a Woman class:

You will need to do your assessment as one-on-one individual assessment (30-60 minutes) with a physiotherapist who can assess your pelvic floor muscles.

Individual Initial Assessments

For individual assessments, you are welcome to see any physiotherapist who can assess your pelvic floor muscles with either a vaginal examination (if you are experiencing symptoms) or a real time ultrasound assessment, however below you will find a list of physiotherapists around Perth and Mandurah that are recommended by FitRight. You will be able to see which are the physiotherapists who have post graduate training in this area and are able to perform vaginal examinations.

You will need to organise this appointment by contacting the clinic that is convenient for you and asking to be booked in for a ‘FitRight Assessment’. Please specify that you would like a physiotherapist who specialises in Women’s Health. Attend with a comfortably full bladder in case an ultrasound assessment is required.

Please note that this appointment is rebatable on private health insurance (code 500 for Initial Physiotherapy) and that the payment and bookings are completely separate to FitRight. Appointment costs will vary between practices and Physiotherapists.

If you see one of the recommended Physiotherapists your assessment results will be sent directly to FitRight (please keep in mind this can take a few days). If your Physiotherapist is not on this list, or if they are in the public health sector, please contact us so that we can ensure that the assessment will be adequate. We will likely need you to contact the Physiotherapist (for privacy reasons) and and ask them to complete an assessment form or send a copy of your clinical notes.

For further information please read our blog post about initial assessments to learn about:

  • Why this assessment is different to any appointments you will have with doctors and nurses during and after your pregnancy.
  • What the difference is between a non-invasive real time ultrasound assessment, and a vaginal examination of the pelvic floor muscles, and when we would recommend the latter.

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Physiotherapists conducting Telehealth Appointments

See these physiotherapists if you would like an assessment via Telehealth

Movement ePhysio

Jess Vanson

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To book a Telehealth FitRight assessment, please email Jess. Cost is $45 for a 45 minute assessment & advice consult. This may be eligible for private health insurance rebates, so please check with your health fund.

PhysioInq Manning

Taryn Anderson

9450 4433

To book a Telehealth FitRight pre-online exercise assessment, contact PhysioInq and request a 30min Telehealth appointment. This may be eligible for private health insurance rebates, so please check with your health fund.

Roar Physiotherapy Cockburn

Amber Whiteford

0433 72 33 75

To book a FitRight online consultation, please contact the number above and request a Telehealth FitRight appointment. This may be eligible for private health insurance rebates, so please check with your health fund.

Physiotherapists with extra training in Women’s Health

See these physiotherapists if you have any bladder, bowel or sexual pain issues, or if you aim to return to high level exercise.

LifeCare Riseley Physiotherapy
Robyn Hickmott
9364 4073

Applecross Physiotherapy
Lucy Warren
9316 1186

Aubin Grove
Aubin Grove Physiotherapy
Tara Soh
9499 1006

Rockingham Women’s Health Centre
Angela Pontifex
9591 8943

Perth Pregnancy Centre
Julie Lynch, Katie Greenfield
0435 259 254

Cockburn Central
Lifecare Cockburn ARC
Michelle Hall
9417 3733

Nest Physiotherapy
Shelley Kennedy

East Fremantle
Silas St Physiotherapy
Phoebe MacKellar
9339 2111

Impact Physiotherapy
Kate Greenfield

Body Logic
Sarah Kenagy, Rebecca Dallin
6401 3346

Karrinyup Physio
Jamie Maxwell
9245 1011

Armitage Medical Centre
Sophie Dunnet
9390 4444

West Coast Health and High Performance
Marika Hart

Peel Maternity & Family Practice
Dianne Edmonds
9534 8133

Total Concept Physio
Katie Drage
9555 9854

Physio Inq
Taryn Anderson
9450 4433

Hillview Physiotherapy
Tamara Crook, Alison Lutz, Anna
9274 5666

LifeReady Midland
Valerie Lorenz
9250 7772

Mosman Park
Featherstone Physio and Pilates
Jess Vanson, Felicity Munro
0413 159 206

Mount Lawley
Mercy Physiotherapy
Lara Diepeveen
9271 9422

Southcare Physiotherapy
Taryn Watson, Rachelle Symons, Robyn Hickmott, Chelsie Doncon, Ellen Mitchell
9332 2132

Louise Millward
9438 2400

Complete Physiotherapy
Rebekah Taylor
9203 7070

Insight Physio
Rachelle Symons
9527 3844

Shoalwater Physiotherapy
Angela Pontifex
9527 2236

Nicole Weir Physiotherapy
0438 559 644

South Perth
South Perth Physio
Rachelle Symons
9368 6599

Body Logic Physiotherapy Subiaco
Natalie Bull, Judith Thompson, Sophie Dunnet, Georgia Sudlow, Sarah Kenagy
9381 7940

Lifecare Wembley
Jenny Tweedie
9489 6266

Genesis Physiotherapy
Cheryl, Lauren, Lucy, Taryn
9284 0919

Life Ready Yokine
Libby Borman
9440 3443

Physiotherapists who can perform screening assessments only

Only book with these physiotherapists if you aren’t having any pelvic floor related issues.

Body&Motion Physiotherapy
Tracey McLaren
0477 140 196

Cannington Physio
Jenna Bovell
9351 8737

Roar Physiotherapy
Amber Whiteford
0433 723 375

Eric Street Physiotherapy
Jessica Crage
9384 9374

Live Well Physio Currambine
Amy Relo-Fisher
9304 1000

LifeCare Kingsway
Georgia Graffin
9409 3993

4Life Physiotherapy
Cassie Budd
9583 5200

Southcare Physio
Ella, Claire, Ellen
9332 2132

North Perth
North Perth Physiotherapy
Lillie Tucker
9328 8389

Lifecare Willeton
Emily Hunter, Bella McLernon
9310 5358

Genesis Physiotherapy
Lisa Dallin
9284 0919