Tory Toogood, Rebecca Sabine and Danae Gardner are Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists who offer onsite consultations to patients who experience pelvic floor dysfunction. In the consultation they will discuss what is worrying the patient, what their goals are, and what they need or want to be able to do. They will perform an examination of their pelvic floor and the surrounding muscles for correct alignment, tone, and activation, as well as control, strength and endurance. This may include an internal examination.
Tory has particular interests inwomen’s health physiotherapy – pelvic floor rehabilitation, management of pelvic pain and incontinence, management of pregnancy related pain, and pregnancy and post natal concerns. She has decades of experience in manual therapies and sports physiotherapy since her time as an athlete at the SA Sports
Institute and the Australian Institute of Sport in the early 1990’s.
Tory is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association,Women’s Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Australia (SA Chair and National Committee representative 2015 – 2018), Continence Foundation of Australia, the International Urogynecological Association, the Urogynaecological Society of Australia, Sports Physiotherapy Australia, and Sports Medicine Australia (past Branch council member). She has extensive post graduate qualifications in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy including the award of ‘Titled member’ from the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a Professional Certificate in Prolapse management and use of Pessaries from the UniSA, in Sports Physiotherapy, in acupuncture and dry needling, adolescent growth and health and in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She lectures regularly for Sports Medicine Australia and the Continence Foundation of Australia (Pelvic Floor First), as well as for the SA branch of the Women’s Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy group of the APA.
As a highly qualified, skilled and experienced pelvic floor physiotherapist Rebecca helps women and men with all problems associated with pelvic floor. That includes incontinence or urgency (bladder and bowel), prolapse or pelvic pain. She understands the impact of hormones and conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis. Male pelvic pain is so common yet not discussed - but help is available. She has the knowledge, the expertise and the empathy to help. Working work a couple of sessions a month with our patients is where she can help women and men with their bowel function including managing long term constipation and incontinence.
She is a professional member of the Australian
Physiotherapy Association, and am on the State committee for the Men's Women's and Pelvic Health group. Also a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia, the International Urogynecological Association, the Urogynaecological Society of Australia, Sports Physiotherapy Australia, and Sports Medicine Australia. With an extensive post graduate qualifications in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy.
After working in both private hospital and clinic settings, Danae developed a passion for Women’s and Men’s health. She has spent the recent years working mostly in a very busy sports physio clinic in Mackay however managed to find the time to further her studies in the specialised area of Women's Men's and pelvic health physiotherapy. In 2018 she completed two Postgraduate Certificates in women's health and pelvic floor physiotherapy through the University of Melbourne. It was then that Danae made the move south to further develop her pelvic floor Physiotherapy skills at Vital Core Physiotherapy. In addition to pregnancy, postnatal and women’s health conditions.