Initial Assessments

Initial Assessments

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 (scroll down to see list of recommended providers).

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 and postnatal related issues such as incontinence, prolapse and abdominal muscle separation.

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.

If you are pregnant you have the option either do the assessment:

  • As part of a small group workshop in PregEd (please note that if this screening assessment finds any specific issues then you will be encouraged to follow up with an individual physiotherapy session), which also includes 2 hours of education
  • As a one-on-one individual assessment (30-60 minutes) with a physiotherapist who can assess your pelvic floor muscles (please note that most physiotherapists are not trained to do this).

If you 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 (please note that most physiotherapists are not trained to do this).

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 or a real time ultrasound assessment, however below you will find a list of physiotherapists around Perth and Mandurah that are recommended by FitRight, and 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 and ask to be booked in for a ‘FitRight Assessment’, and specify if 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, and that the payment is completely separate to FitRight. Appointment costs will vary between practitioners.

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

Back in Motion Physio
Rebekah Taylor
9313 3414

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

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 are asymptomatic

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
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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