restoring continence, sexual wellness & physical health to people of all ages

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.