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
 
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
 
2020
  • attended Advanced Manual Techniques for the Pelvic Pain Patient with Vicki Lukert: Christchurch, NZ
  • attended an Introduction to Pelvic Floor Conditions in the Client with Neurological Conditions with Carina Siracusa: online, USA
  • attended An Introduction to Bowel and Bladder Conditions of the Paediatric Client with Carina Siracusa: online, USA
  • attended An Introduction to Treatment of the Paediatric Pelvic Floor Patient with Carina Siracusa: online, USA
  • attended Men’s Health Masterclass Pudendal Neuralgia - essential concepts for Physiotherapists with Pierre Roscher: online, South Africa
  • attended Men’s Health Masterclass Male Sexual Dysfunction and the role of the Pelvic Physiotherapist with Pierre Roscher: online, South Africa
  • attended Men’s Health Masterclass The pelvic Floor – Function and Dysfunction with Pierre Roscher: online, South Africa
  • attended The Nuts & Bolts of pelvic floor training in Prostate Cancer – a clinical & research-base approach with Jo Milios: online, Western Australia
  • attended Pelvic Support System in Postpartum Recovery, Pelvic Pain and Prolapse with Kathe Wallace, online, USA
  • attended Resus Nelson CPR course: Nelson, NZ
 
2019
  • completed training for the SALINE PROCESS, a course focused on whole-person healthcare: Nelson, NZ
  • attended Bi-annual pelvic floor research update covering the most recent research, clinical advances and clinical practice guidelines in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended S.T.R.A.I.T Method Scar Tissue Release Foundations course with Marjorie Brook from the USA: Nelson, NZ
  • attended and organised a Pelvic Womens and Men’s Health seminar with PNZ: Wellington, NZ
 
2018
  • attended and had exhibition at Pelvic Floor introductory course with S and S Training, Hamilton, NZ
  • attended Women's 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
  • attended Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence Treatment with Pessaries with Dr Tams and Dr Davies: online, USA
  • attended Physiotherapy Assessment and Management for Persistent Pain course with Tracey Pons: Nelson, NZ
  • attended Chronic Pelvic Pain workshop with Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Meeting: Nelson, NZ
2017
  • attended The Nuts and Bolts of Men's Health course with Jo Milios: Wellington, NZ
  • attended Overactive Bladder Advanced Course with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis with Trish Wisbey-Roth: Nelson, NZ
  • attended Men's Health Educational day with Continence New Zealand: Auckland, NZ
  • attended and Advanced Pelvic Floor course - Objective Testing with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended and Advanced Pelvic Floor course – Addressing Sexual Dysfunctions with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Professional Standards consultation evening with Physiotherapy Board: Nelson, NZ
  • attended and had exhibition at 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 and had exhibition at 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
  • attended The Obstetric Pelvis course with Michelle Lyons: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Continence Educational day with Continence New Zealand: Auckland, NZ
 
2015
  • attended Advanced Bladder Diary Analysis with Women's Health Training Associates: online, Australia
  • attended Diabetes Mellitus and Bladder function with Women's Health Training Associates: online, 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
  • attended Advanced Pelvic Floor Course on Pelvic Floor Relationship to Exercise, Sport and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, 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
  • atttended Research updates from recent American Urogynaecological Conference, Beth Shelley: online, USA
  • attended Female Sexual Arousal and Female Ejaculation with Taryb Hallam from Women's Health Training Asso:  online, Australia
  • attended Nocturia with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: online, Australia
  • attended the Use of Mesh for Gynecological surgery, International Urogynaecological Association: online, worldwide
  • 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 with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Advanced Overactive Bladder Course with Taryn Hallam from Women's Health Training Associates: Auckland, NZ
  • attended Sex addiction and the impact on brain function presented by Clinical Psychologist: online, USA
  • Attended a talk on What guides our professional practice with Janet Copeland: Nelson, NZ
 
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
  • Attended Advanced Manual Techniques for the Pelvic Pain Patient with Vicki Lukert: Tauranga, 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

    2018

    • spoke at Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ National conference: Wellington, NZ

    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