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

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
 
2018
  • attended and had an exhibition at Pelvic Floor introductory course, Hamilton, NZ
  • attended Pelvic Pain course with Michelle Lyons: Christchurch, NZ
  • attended and spoke at Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ National conference: Wellington, NZ
  • attended Pessary fitting workshop with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended CPR and chocking course: Nelson, NZ
  • attended and had exhibition at Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Conference: Nelson, NZ
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
  • attended Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis with Trish Wisbey-Roth: Nelson
  • attended Men's Health Educational day with Continence New Zealand: Auckland
  • attended Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ National conference: Auckland, NZ
2016
 
  • attended Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference: Dunedin
  • attended Physiotherapy New Zealand National Conference: Auckland, Nelson
  • attended Survivorship Day for Nelson Regional Breast and Gynaecological Cancer Trust: Nelson, NZ
  • attended Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ national conference: Christchurch, NZ
  • attended Male Sexual Function and Pelvic Pain course with Holly Herman: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Systematic Comprehensive Checklist for Evaluation & Treatment of Pelvic Pain patients course with Holly Herman from the USA: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Anorectal Pelvic Floor disorders course, Women's Health Training Associates: Australia
  • attended Fans of the Hip Myofascial course with Tom Myers: Christchurch, NZ
 
2015
  • joined in webinar on Advanced Bladder Diary Analysis with Women's Health Training Associates: Australia
  • joined in webinar on Diabetes Mellitus and Bladder function with Women's Health Training Associates: Australia
  • attended Sexuality and Sexual Function course with Talli Rosenbaum: Wellington, NZ
  • attended International Pelvic Floor Symposium: Christchurch, NZ
  • attended course on Physiotherapy for the Male patient with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction with Vicki Lukert: Tauranga, NZ
 
2014
  • attended Basic CPR course: Nelson, NZ
  • joined in webinar on Sports and the Pelvic Floor with Women's Health Training Associates: Australia
  • joined in webinar on Sex, lies and sub-urethral mesh with Women's Health Training Associates, Australia
  • attended Advanced Chronic Pelvic Pain Genitourinary and Anorectal disorders course with Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Continence Study Day for South Island Continence advisors and Physiotherapists: Christchurch, NZ
  • observed Paediatric Bladder assessment and treatment at Nurse Maud Nursing Services: Christchurch, NZ
  • attended Mulligan Concept and the Sacroiliac Joint and Pubic Symphysis Course with Mark Oliver: Nelson, NZ
  • viewed webinar on Sexual Pain Disorders with Talli Rosenbaum: Israel
  • attended Advanced Stress Urinary and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Course with Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended workshop on perineal repair after childbirth, Nelson Marlborough DHB Midwife Education Day: Nelson, NZ
 
2013
  • joined in webinar on research updates from recent American Urogynaecological Conference, Beth Shelley: USA
  • joined in webinar on Female Sexual Arousal and Female Ejaculation with Women's Health Training Asso: Australia
  • joined in webinar on Nocturia with Women's Health Training Associates: Australia
  • joined in webinars (x3) on the use of Mesh for Gynecological surgery, International Urogynaecological Association
  • attended course on Care-based management of musculoskeletal dysfunction in the Obstetric client with Jill Boissonnault: Rotorua, NZ
  • attended intensive 3-day Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Course, Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Advanced Overactive Bladder Course, Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • joined in webinar on Sex addiction and the impact on brain function presented by Clinical Psychologist: USA
 
2012
  • attended Australia and NZ Vulvovaginal Society 2012 Biennial Scientific Meeting: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Physio Assessment and Treatment of Overactive Pelvic Floor Muscles & Pelvic Pain seminar with Beth Shelley: Auckland, NZ
  • attended the Nelson/Marlborough Hip Symposium: Nelson, NZ
  • attended Prolapse Assessment and Management workshop with Margaret Sherburn: Wellington, NZ
  • attended Physiotherapy Myofascial Release and Pelvic Pain workshop with Vicki Lukert: Tauranga, NZ
  • attended Safeguarding Children and Young People seminar: Nelson, NZ
  • attended Basic CPR course: Nelson, NZ
 
2011
  • attended Sexual Health Seminar: Nelson, NZ
  • attended Smokefree Basic Training and ABC Smoking Cessation in Practice seminar: Nelson Hospital, NZ
 
2002-2009
    • attended Pelvic Floor First seminar: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
    • Qualified as a Natural Family Planning Teacher: Australia Natural Family Planning: Perth, Western Australia
    • attended Basic Pelvic Floor Assessment and Treatment course: King Edward Memorial Hospital: Perth, Western Australia

     

    Speaking and Presentations

    2016

    • Presented research paper at Urology Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference: Dunedin, NZ 
    • Presented research paper at Physiotherapy New Zealand conference, Auckland, NZ
    • Presented at Survivorship Day for Nelson Regional Breast and Gynaecological Cancer Trust: Nelson, NZ
    • Presented to Curves Business Owners National meeting in Wellington, NZ
     
    2015
    • Presentation of research paper on Adolescent Urinary Incontinence by Kathy Briffa at the Continence Foundation of Australia 24th National Conference of Incontinence: Melbourne, Australia 
    • Presentation of research paper on Adolescent Urinary Incontinence by Kathy Briffa at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Conference: Singapore
    • Presented at Endometriosis NZ meeting with topic Endo's Grumpy Neighbours: Nelson, NZ
     
    2014
    • Presented at a Nelson Bays PHO health evening on the Pelvic Floor and Sexual Health: Motueka, NZ
    • Spoke at the Nelson Prostate Support group on pelvic floor muscles and prostatectomy: Nelson, NZ
     
    2013
    • Presented workshop on the Pelvic Floor Muscles, Home Schooling Conference: Nelson, NZ
    • Presented at a Midwife education day on Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Postnatal care for 3rd and 4th degree tears: Nelson, NZ
    • Presented workshop on Overactive Pelvic Floor Muscles to Physiotherapists: Nelson, NZ
    • Presented workshop on the Role of the Pelvic Floor Muscles to Osteopaths: Nelson, NZ
    • Presented at Teenage Sexual Health Seminar on vulvodynia, vulval health and pelvic floor muscles: Nelson, NZ
    • Presented at a Midwife education day on Pelvic Organ Prolapse and management in pregnancy and postnatal: Nelson, NZ