FROM SARINA >
We are still operating as physiotherapy is seen as essential services. however at a reduced capacity.
We are taking COVID19 and your health very seriously. We are practicing social distancing in the waiting rooms, and spacing our patients, so there is minimal overlap.
This also gives us time to stringently clean beds, EFTPOS terminal, door handles etc. etc.
We are also currently conducting telephone consults and looking at video/ telehealth consultation in the next 2 weeks.
Please contact the office if you are interested in a telehealth consultation.
Take care and keep well,
ABOUT THE TEAM
Sarina Priori graduated in 1990 with a physiotherapy degree from the University of Sydney. She is passionate about continence and pelvic floor rehabilitation and has been working solely in this area since 1999. In 2003 she underwent further training and completed a postgraduate certificate in continence and pelvic floor rehabilitation from Melbourne University. She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and past chairperson of the NSW Continence and Women’s Health Group (APA). She also worked at the Continence Foundation of Australia in NSW as a health promotions officer and clinician. She has lectured at various conferences and courses in her chosen field to other health professionals, physiotherapists and the general public.
Sarina has been a physiotherapist for over 30 years, and I have been specialising in the field of continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy for the last 20 years. She is often asked why she chose to specialise in this field, her response is that finds this area fascinating, challenging and ever changing. She states that “helping people with incontinence and pelvic floor has given me immense job satisfaction.”
She feels fortunate to have assisted many women, children and men over the years, in their journeys towards optimal pelvic health.
In 2000, she commenced working at the Continence Foundation in NSW as both a Continence Promotions Officer and Clinician/ Physiotherapist. She gained great experience and realised that pelvic health was a major quality of life issue and people were often reluctant to seek help. She learnt that better pelvic heath could be achieved with physiotherapy including simple and specific exercises and lifestyle education.
In 2003, after completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation at the University of Melbourne her skills and knowledge base had expanded. She has a caring and holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of the whole person with attention to an individual’s goals, to ensure the best possible outcomes. She aims to empower people to take control of their own health.
She keeps current by regularly attending national and international conferences and courses, to provide the most up to date information and treatments for her patients.
In her spare time Sarina loves to cook and entertain, tend to her extensive cactus collection, bushwalk and do yoga.
Her practice has grown and she is happy to introduce Eddie Gonano (men’s health and general physiotherapy) and Bo Li ( women’s health/pelvic girdle and general physiotherapy) to the practice.
Eddie Gonano graduated from Cumberland College of Health Sciences (now University of Sydney) in 1988. Since graduating over 30 years ago, he has been working in the fields of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, orthopaedic rehabilitation, injury analysis, management and prevention in the corporate space. He also has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy, and has worked with various premier league soccer teams as the team’s physiotherapist before having a family.
In 1997 he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. He has strong analytical skills with a caring and holistic approach. He has a strong focus on integrating progression of exercise for complete rehabilitation and self-management.
In the last three years his interest in men's health has grown, following his father suffered with urinary incontinence after prostate cancer treatment. He is able to utilise his excellent assessment skills and ‘exercise as treatment’ approach to rehabilitate his pelvic patients back to good health and self-management.
In his spare time Eddie loves to ski, analyse and play soccer, rollerblade, watch movies and spend time with his two sons.
Bo Li has been practising in the area of women's health and incontinence since 2009. She graduated from University of Sydney in 2003, and has extensive physiotherapy experience in general musculoskeletal physiotherapy in private practice. She has also worked in the fields of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in both public and private hospitals.
Her passion in women's health and incontinence developed after having had her own children. She now loves to help manage issues such as incontinence, prolapse, dyspareunia, pregnancy pain/ pelvic girdle pain, abdominal separation, getting stronger after pregnancy and general post-partum rehabilitation.
She has a holistic approach, carefully listening to her client's goals, prioritising goals and assessing the body as a whole. She enjoys using Real Time Ultrasound to ensure and provide feedback to her patients on how the whole core/pelvic floor/ abdominal system is functioning. She incorporates the principles of strengthening, Pilates and optimising movement and load to achieve the best outcome. Achieving the best quality of life is always the aim with her patients.
In her spare time, she loves to unprofessionally skate, surf mini-waves, lift weights, play music, sing and DIY projects!
Urinary and faecal incontinence, post natal pelvic floor weakness, abdominal diastasis/ separation, vaginal prolapse, pelvic pain and painful intercourse, pelvic girdle pain, pre and post-partum assessments, ultrasound for mastitis, constipation and defecation disorders, recurrent UTI.
Pre and post-operative prostatectomy pelvic floor instruction, including the use of real time ultrasound, constipation, faecal incontinence and pelvic pain.
Day and night time wetting, urinary frequency and urgency, constipation and faecal soiling.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your physiotherapist will take a thorough history and perform a physical examination, which may include real-time ultrasound, in a private and comfortable room.
We will look at all contributing factors to your condition including bladder habits, bowel function, lifting and exercise and provide you with a guided and comprehensive treatment plan, addressing all factors.
Treatments include education about your current condition, muscle rehabilitation program, including strengthening or stretching/ relaxation, bladder and bowel regimes, electrical stimulation, biofeedback and use of vaginal pessaries if required.
Parkway San Clinic
208/172 Fox Valley Road Wahroonga
Shop B046A LG Level
Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre
345 Victoria Avenue Chatswood
3 hour free parking
43 Langdon Road Winston Hills
Parking on-premises or at the
Winston Hills Shopping Centre