restoring continence, sexual wellness & physical health to people of all ages
 
Restore Physiotherapy Online Shop is OPEN over the holiday period. Expect some delays in deliver times from Dec 29th - Jan 1st and Jan 4-8th.
 
The ability to hire a TENS MACHINE FOR LABOUR is available, pick up is from an address in Stoke via prior agreement. 
 
Thanks for your support and stay safe over the holiday period!
 
Sharon 

About

Sharon is a Physiotherapists who work exclusively in the area of Continence and Pelvic Health with 20 years experience.

If you have a problem with your bladder, bowels, a prolapse, pelvic joint pain, pelvic pain, pain with sex, haemorrhoids/fissures, groin or buttock pain then I can help you. If you have seen GP's, Specialists & alternative therapists with no or little answers then I can help you.
 
I offer you a friendly professional approach. I love our job and have a passion to see our patients healed and restored. I give you quality time and are willing to listen to your story with a compassionate ear.
 

Sharon's Educational and Learning Background

Formal Education
  • 2016 - Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Continence and Women's Health, Curtin Uni, Perth, WA
  • 1999 – Certificate in Christian Ministry: Lifeway College: Snells Beach, NZ
  • 1999 – Certificate in Evangelism: Lifeway College: Snells Beach, NZ
  • 1998 – Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy: Otago University, Dunedin, NZ
  • 1994 – A Bursary: Nayland College: Nelson, NZ
 
Conferences and Courses attended
 
2021
  • attended and organised a Pelvic Women's and Men’s Health seminar with PNZ: Wellington, NZ
  • attended Diastasis Rectus Abdominis – what do you need to know with Gráinne Donnelly: online, Ireland
  • attended Lubrincats and Vaginal Health webinar with Alyssa Tait: webinar, Australia
  • attended Advanced Pelvic Floor course Complex Cases - Trauma with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: online, Australia
  • attended and had an exhibition at Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ National conference: Christchurch, NZ
  • attended Advanced Pelvic Floor course Birth Choices with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: online, Australia
  • attended and organised a Pelvic Womens and Men’s Health Hui with PNZ: Wellington, NZ
  • attended Integrating the Mysteries of the Pelvic Floor into Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with Dr Melissa Davidson: Nelson, NZ
  • attended Sibling Rivalry: low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction course with Carolyn vandyken: online, Canada
  • attended Consideration of a biopsychosocial framework for overactive bladder syndrome and bladder pain syndrome with Carolyn vandyken: online, Canada
  • attended Advanced Pessaries and Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Gaynor Morgan: online, UK
  • attended Birth Time movie at Suter Gallery
 
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Sharon's Background and the Birth of Restore Physiotherapy

I grew up in Nelson and attended all the Nayland schools. In 1995 I went to Otago University where I completed a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy (BPhty) and in 1999 I spent the year studying at Lifeway College, Snells Beach. In 2000 I married and after a short time living in Gore, where I worked at Gore and Winton Physiotherapy - we moved to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and lived there for the next 10 years.

Kalgoorlie is dear to my heart as that is where I had my 3 awesome children (Jahmon, Jye and Leilani), made lifelong treasured friendships at 24x7 Church and discovered an area of Physiotherapy that I love – Continence and Pelvic Health.

Over my time in WA I worked at Kalgoorlie Hospital on the Maternity Ward and Outpatient Department. For the last 2 years I was the Senior Community Physiotherapist. I have treated and/or educated thousands of women throughout all life stages including pregnant, post natal, midlife, menopausal, elderly and surgical patients; I assisted midwives on the ward with bladder and perineum care after birth and helped take antenatal classes. I also had the delight of working at the Goldfields Women’s Health Care Centre where I ran a Clinic for all problems relating to the bladder and bowel, pain with sexual intercourse and vulvodynia (pain in the vulval area). I enjoyed providing community based pelvic floor information sessions. I also travelled out into remote WA to offer a service to Aboriginal and mining communities.

My family and I returned to Nelson in Dec 2010 and since then have enjoyed the Nelson lifestyle. My husband, Steve is a builder and a keen hunter. 

Restore Physiotherapy began in January 2011 and was started out of a passionate desire to offer caring, friendly and specialised pelvic floor physiotheapy to men, women and children.

The business has steadily grown thanks to word-of-mouth and recommmendations from GP's and specialists.

I offer my time (usually for free) to give educational talks to the Nelson Parenting Centre, Hospital run antenatal classes, church and charity groups, fitness groups and gyms.