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

Sharon's Background and the Birth of Restore Physiotherapy

I was born in Greymouth but grew up in Nelson. In 1998 I completed a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy from Otago Uni. I then spent the next year studying at Lifeway College, Snells Beach. In 2000 I married my husband Steve 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/spear fisherman.

In 2011 I started  Restore Physiotherapy which focused on offering excellance in Pelvic Health with a friendly and caring approach. The practice grew steadily and became well known in the Top of the South region. I completed a Master’s degree in Continence and Women’s Health from Curtin University in 2016.

I have also opened a successful online shop selling Pelvic health products which has been running for 9 years.

I sold the physio practice in Nov 2021.

2022 has been an awesome year for me. My husband and I completed a Discipleship Training School (DTS) at YWAM Nelson, we then went on to lead a DTS and are now staffing and living in a faith community at the YWAM base in Wakapuaka. 

I enjoy gardening, walking at the beach, fishing, swimming, reading and kayaking. My kids are 20, 18 ands 16 years old so I have a different role as a mum now and but I’m enjoying the transition.