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

About

Sharon and Celia are Physiotherapists who specialise in the area of Continence and Pelvic Health.

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 we can help you. If you have seen GP's, Specialists & alternative therapists with no or little answers then we can help you.
 
As Physiotherapists we offer you a friendly professional approach. We love our job and have a passion to see our patients healed and restored. We 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
 
2017
  • attended The Nuts and Bolts of Men's Health course with Jo Milios from Western Australia; Wellington
  • attended Overactive Bladder Advanced Course with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland
  • attending Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis with Trish Wisbey-Roth: Nelson
  • attending Men's Health Educational day with Continence New Zealand: Auckland
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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.

Celia's Educational and Learning Background

Formal Education:

  • 2015 - Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Women's Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
  • 2010 - Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago University, NZ
  • 2006 - NCEA Level 3, Collingwood Area School, NZ

 

Conferences and Courses Attended

2017

  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Overactive Bladder Course; Auckland
  • TBI Management of Chronic Low Back Pain Lecture; Nelson
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Celia's Background and Physiotherapy journey

I grew up in Golden Bay attending Collingwood Area School until starting Otago University in 2007. Here I completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy and started working as a Physiotherapist at Invercargill Hospital in 2011. This is where I discovered my passion for the area of Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. After two years of hospital work I moved with my partner to Adelaide in South Australia where I worked full time in private practice Physiotherapy for four years. This included Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapy, musculoskeletal injuries, teaching ante-natal and post-natal Pilates classes, providing educational presentations to local groups (such as GP's, Women's groups, gyms and ante-natal classes).

While living in sunny Adelaide I also completed my post-graduated certificate in Continence and Women's Health at Curtin University in Perth. I loved learning and working in this area of Physiotherapy at my job in Adelaide city and the more rural Adelaide hills. After leaving Adelaide in 2016 my partner and I spent 6 months travelling before moving back home to New Zealand.

During my time working as a Physiotherapist I have treated women through all life stages including pregnancy, post-natal recovery (including mastitis care), menopause, osteoporosis, pre- and post-operative care. As a qualified Pilates instructor I am experienced in teaching specialised pregnancy, post-pregnancy and rehabilitation classes. I love working with women at any stage of their life to assist them in optimising their pelvic and overal health whether it be to improve bladder and bowel problems, stay active during pregnancy or return to sport post-natally.

Outside of Physiotherapy I love to ride and compete in equestrian events, run around the beautiful trails here, cook and read a good book. Recently I am having lots of fun having started mountain bike riding and playing hockey!

It is very exciting to be joining Sharon as part of the Restore Physiotherapy team and continue to provide specialised pelvic floor physiotherapy care to the community. It is so great to be living back in New Zealand and to call Nelson home!