About Jenny

Jenny Phillips

I am a Titled Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience, a Pilates instructor and Mum of 2 kids (who are now both taller than me). I am passionate about all aspects of women’s health, and love helping women to be their best, at all stages of their lives.

I have had an interest in women’s health since university, but it was after having my own kids (2004, 2006) that I finally had the chance to work increasingly more in this field. So great was my interest in women’s health that I undertook the rigorous “titling” process, and I became a Titled Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist in 2016.

I have an enormous amount of experience in treating a broad range of women’s health conditions, including incontinence, prolapse, pre/postnatal conditions and pelvic pain. It is such a great feeling to be able to help women make a positive change in their health, so they can enjoy their social lives, work, exercise and sexual relationships once again.

I particularly love helping women get back to health and fitness through exercise. I have over 15 years’ experience in developing and teaching Pilates and other exercise programs to women of all ages. It is such a privilege to be able to follow women during their pregnancy, through the postpartum period and into the next pregnancy. That’s how I got the inspiration for my business name – seeing that whole cycle of life with my patients.

Jenny at work teaching a patient

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduated from the University of South Australia (1998) with Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) with 1st Class Honours
  • Over 20 years’ experience working in Australia and the UK
  • Qualified Pilates instructor
  • Awarded the Title ‘Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist’ in 2016 by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • APPI Clinical Educator – teaching Pilates courses to other health professionals
  • PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
  • APA Member and Deputy Chair of APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Group Professional Development Committee
  • Member of International Uro-Gynecology Association (IUGA)
  • Member of The Continence Foundation of Australia
  • Guest lecturer with APA
  • Guest lecturer at the University of South Australia

What is a Women’s Health Physiotherapist?

Women’s Health Physiotherapists have special knowledge and skills to manage the specific health needs of women at all stages of life.

This includes treatment and management of:

  • Pregnancy-related problems - including back/pelvic girdle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches
  • Problems with postnatal recovery – including abdominal muscle separation, pelvic floor dysfunction, back and neck pain
  • Bladder and bowel problems – including incontinence, urgency and constipation
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain – eg, painful sex, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain
  • Problems related to ageing – eg, osteoporosis, joint pains

A Women’s Health Physiotherapist is more accurately called a Titled Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists who are not Titled cannot call themselves Women’s Health Physiotherapists under APA regulations.

What is a Titled Physiotherapist?

Titling is an award granted by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to Physiotherapists who can demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skills in a particular field. Titling can be awarded across a number of different fields of Physiotherapy.

Titled Physiotherapists may have been granted this award after completing further study (eg, a Masters degree) or by undertaking a rigorous examination process through the APA. In both cases, a Titled Physiotherapist must demonstrate they have highly developed knowledge and skills in that particular field.

Jenny was granted the award of Titled Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist in 2016.