About Today’s Guests: Kate Hooper and Allison Bryant
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy - Continence and Women's Health
Mums, wives, physios, daughters, friends, chauffeurs, organisers of many lives!
Allison has been a physiotherapist for 27 years, working in the area of pelvic floor physiotherapy for 23 years. She has worked in public hospitals and more recently in private practice. Allison is the Secretary of the Public Hospitals Queensland Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Clinical Network. She is a Past President of the Queensland Branch of the Continence Foundation of Australia; she was the Winner of the Conni Australian Physiotherapist of the Year Award in 2019 (winning a trip to Sweden to attend the International Continence Society Conference in Gothenburg). Allison runs workshops to help other pelvic floor physiotherapists develop confidence with techniques to manage bowel conditions.
Kate is a physiotherapist with post graduate qualifications in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She has been working in the field of Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health since 2002 and only treats conditions involving pelvic floor dysfunction.
She has extensive experience treating urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, prolapse, functional bowel disorders and persistent pelvic pain.
Kate has three children and understands how important it is to remain active. She believes that although the pelvic region of our body is important, it should not rule our lives. As such the goal of all treatments is to ensure you can live your life to its fullest with minimal impact from pelvic floor dysfunction.