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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.

Unlike other pregnancy and postnatal assessments, these appointments screen for bladder, bowel and musculoskeletal issues, and assess that you’re 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 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 (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. 

iApplecross
LifeCare Riseley Physiotherapy
Robyn Hickmott
9364 4073

Applecross Physiotherapy
Lucy Warren
9316 1186

Aubin Grove
Aubin Grove Physiotherapy 
Tara Soh
 9499 1006

Baldivis
Rockingham Women’s Health Centre
Angela Pontifex
9591 8943

Clarkson
Perth Pregnancy Centre
Julie Lynch, Katie Greenfield
0435 259 254

Cockburn Central
Lifecare Cockburn ARC
Michelle Hall
9417 3733

Como
Back in Motion Physio
Rebekah Taylor
9313 3414

Doubleview
Nest Physiotherapy
Shelley Kennedy
0422162816

East Fremantle
Silas St Physiotherapy
Phoebe MacKellar
9339 2111

Innaloo
Impact Physiotherapy
Kate Greenfield
94463833 

Joondalup
Body Logic
Sarah Kenagy, Rebecca Dallin
6401 3346

Karrinyup
Karrinyup Physio
Jamie Maxwell
9245 1011

Kelmscott
Armitage Medical Centre
Sophie Dunnet
9390 4444

Lathlain
West Coast Health and High Performance
Marika Hart
62551990

Mandurah
Peel Maternity & Family Practice
Dianne Edmonds
9534 8133

Total Concept Physio
Katie Drage
9555 9854

 

Melville
Move Well Physiotherapy Melville
Rebekah Taylor
9330 6100

Midland

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

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

Palmyra
Sportreat
Louise Millward
9438 2400

Rockingham
Insight Physio
Rachelle Symons
9527 3844

Shoalwater Physiotherapy
Angela Pontifex
9527 2236

Sorrento
Nicole Weir Physiotherapy
0438 559 644

South Perth
South Perth Physio
Rachelle Symons
9368 6599

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

Wembley
Lifecare Wembley
Jenny Tweedie
9489 6266

Genesis Physiotherapy
Cheryl, Lauren, Lucy, Taryn 
9284 0919

Yokine
Life Ready Yokine
Libby Borman
9440 3443

 

Physiotherapists who can perform screening assessments only

Only book with these physiotherapists if you are asymptomatic

Byford
Body&Motion Physiotherapy 
Tracey McLaren
0477 140 196

 

Cannington
Cannington Physio
Jenna Bovell
9351 8737

 

Cockburn
Roar Physiotherapy
Amber Whiteford
0433 723 375

 

Cottesloe
Eric Street Physiotherapy
Jessica Crage
9384 9374

 

Currambine
Live Well Physio Currambine
Amy Relo-Fisher
9304 1000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingsway
LifeCare Kingsway
Georgia Graffin
9409 3993

Mandurah

4Life Physiotherapy
Cassie Budd
9583 5200

Murdoch
Southcare Physio
Ella, Claire, Ellen
9332 2132

North Perth
North Perth Physiotherapy
Lillie Tucker
9328 8389

Willetton
Lifecare Willeton
Emily Hunter, Bella McLernon
9310 5358

Wembley
Genesis Physiotherapy
Lisa Dallin
9284 0919