Amy Hansen is a qualified physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction including urinary incontinence, prolapse conditions, bowel management and pelvic pain for women, men and children.
Amy graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 1996. Upon graduation she was awarded 'The Rosemary E. Wilson Memorial Prize for Caring and Giving'. Not surprisingly, she developed a special interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy following the birth of her children. She is a registered member of the Continence Foundation of Australia and the Women's Health Training Institute. She regularly attends seminars, short courses and specialist training to extend her clinical skills and stay abreast of recent advances in pelvic floor techniques.
Amy's career experience has included roles at Hornsby Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital, Lady Davidson Hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital in Kent, The Royal London and at Coonabarabran Base Hospital as the sole physiotherapist. She has a wealth of experience in areas ranging from antenatal and postnatal care to amputees, fracture clinics, outpatients, intensive care, cardiac intensive care, neurological rehabilitation orthopaedic, medical and surgical wards. She now runs her own practice in Port Stephens working closely with GPs, physiotherapist colleagues and other pelvic floor specialists .
In her spare time Amy enjoys trail running, the odd triathlon, hiking, good coffee, art galleries and belly laughing with friends.
Amy is passionate about pelvic floor health and speaks regularly at community events, aged health groups and support groups. Increasing awareness of the importance of a healthy pelvic floor and good bladder and bowel habits is paramount to ageing well and improving quality of life. Amy presents this complex and somewhat taboo topic in a light-hearted and engaging way. If you'd like to invite Amy to speak at your event please email us or phone 0438 009 979.
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