Our physio's are highly experienced and are committed to improving the overall health and fitness of men & women.
Physiotherapist & Acupuncturist
Genia works at our Elsternwick clinic on Tuesday's (9.00am-5.30pm), Wednesday's (1.30pm-6.00pm) and Friday's (9.00am-1.00pm).
Genia works from the rooms at Monash Obstetrics on Wednesday mornings from 9.00am-12.30pm.
I have graduated as a Physiotherapist from Latrobe University in 2000. My special interest in Women’s health started shortly after when I got a graduate position at Royal Women’s Hospital. Since then I have also completed postgraduate studies in Women’s Health at Melbourne University and I have over 15 years of experience working in the areas of continence, pelvic floor dysfunction and perinatal musculoskeletal conditions. I am a keen advocate of exercise to optimise a health through all life stages and I have many years of experience in teaching Clinical Pilates as well as general exercise classes. Recently I have completed my Masters in Applied Science at RMIT majoring in TCM Acupuncture, which I use to complement my Physiotherapy skills.
I have worked in both private and public sectors in Australia as well as in Europe (The Netherlands), working as a Physiotherapist, a Clinical Pilates Instructor as well as an Acupuncturist.
I am a member of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Women’s Health Special Group, a member of Continence Foundation Australia as well a member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). I am also very active in ongoing education as I believe it enhances my practice, providing best care according to the up-to-date evidence-based medicine and years of professional clinical experience.
Professional interests and expertise:
- Musculoskeletal conditions common in perinatal period such as Pelvic Girdle pain, back pain, carpal tunnel etc
- Abdominal separation/diastasis
- Bladder and bowel dysfunction
- Pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Chronic pain
- Education and training on TENS for labour
- Exercise in pregnancy and postnatal period
- Breastfeeding issues – blocked ducts, mastitis, poor supply
- Teaching use of TENS for labour
- Exercise for older women – during premenopausal and postmenopausal time
- Acupuncture for fertility, during pregnancy and postnatal recovery as well as for general musculoskeletal issues and general wellbeing
Personal interests outside of work:
When not working, I love spending time with my husband, my teenage son and two very active dogs. To maintain my own well-being and life balance I enjoy my regular Yoga and Pilates exercise, I love cooking and discovering the world through travelling.