Lise Brown

Lise Brown

5 Barina ave
Mooroolbark VIC 3138

Focus area: Prolapse Urinary Incontinence & Overactive Bladder (OAB) Post partum recovery
Pregnancy is a chance a woman gets in her life to discover her body and learn how to protect it. She can combine the best care for her baby (which starts during this magical period and continues after birth) with skin on skin, breastfeeding and all the love she can bring to her little treasure. My aim is to make this journey as smooth as possible for her and her baby.

Lise Brown - Maternity Care & Women's Health

My Treatment Approach

Pregnancy, childbirth and the following recovery is a sacred time in a woman’s life. Your body modifies itself and everything should be nicely orchestrated to face these major changes. However, things don’t always go to plan: weight gain, hormonal changes, lack of exercises, previous trauma or injuries, complicated births can all lead to pain, dysfunctions, damage of the structures that support your body such as ligaments and fascias and pelvic floor muscles.

My role is to educate you and guide you through what deserves to be a beautiful journey. You will be able to fully experience it, prevent as much damage as possible and enhance your recovery.

I also treat any dysfunctions that lead to pain and stiffness during pregnancy and after birth.

Here is what I offer to women during their pregnancy:

1. Pregnancy

1.1 Treatment:

Back pain (neck, mid, low back):

  • Pelvic girdle pain management
  • Diastasis Recti management (abdominal muscle separation)
  • Digestion difficulties: reflux, constipation
  • Pregnancy massages
  • Induction massages
  • Breach baby: Gentle treatment and advice to help baby turn

1.2 Education:

Pelvic floor muscle Assessment

  • Abdominal muscle Assessment
  • General posture
  • Individualized exercise program
  • Ante natal education class to prepare for delivery and post natal care

1.3 Prevention Program:

This is a unique program covering the whole pregnancy (from conception through birth until approximately 3 months after birth, or as long as required).

It includes a thorough assessment and individual treatment that identifies the risks you may be exposed to, as well as an educational program covering the whole period of pregnancy to 3 months onwards.

My techniques include yoga and postural approaches, as well as physiotherapy and myotherapy knowledge, together with my own experience of having three children (all active births).

The sessions can be chosen separately according to your needs:

  • Posture awareness
  • Correct breathing techniques
  • Pelvic floor muscle awareness
  • Ante natal education session to prepare for delivery
  • Education session about post natal care for women from a physiotherapist’s perspective

2. Birth attendance:

I have been passionate about deliveries since I became pregnant with my first son in 2005 and trained in France regarding birth positioning in 2005 and 2007. The majority of pelvic floor damage is caused during childbirth and I truly desired, as a physiotherapist, for women to learn and understand how we could help our own body to give birth without creating too much strain and damage on our pelvic organ support (pelvic floor and fascias).

My aim is helping each woman cultivate a strong sense of confidence in her body during the birthing process and guide her through her journey using a range of mind-body approaches and hands-on techniques.

Please call me or write me an email for further information regarding birth attendance information.

3. Postnatal Treatment:

  • Home visits: from birth to 6 weeks for a good start
  • Pelvic floor and abdominal muscle assessment and management
  • Incontinence
  • Diastasis Recti management (abdominal muscle separation)
  • Back pain (neck, mid back and low back)
  • Pelvic pain

4. Breastfeeding:

I work in collaboration with lactation consultants.

Physiotherapy treatment has been found to be very successful with management of mastitis and engorged breasts using a combination of ultrasound therapy, lymphatic drainage, taping and education on its management.

  • Home visits for a good start including assessing breastfeeding positions
  • Treatment of mastitis
  • Treatment for blocked milk ducts

4. For all women:

  • Pelvic floor and abdominal muscle assessment and management
  • Incontinence
  • Chronic conditions ( see chronic pain section)

5. Nursing Pillow (Click Here)

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