Physiotherapist Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy A qualified Physiotherapist, following a 4 year undergraduate degree, with good general qualifications. Not yet undertaken any post graduate study.

Masters/Doctor of Physiotherapy Has completed a 3 to 4 year undergraduate degree in a science based area followed by a 3 year post-graduate Masters of Physiotherapy to become Qualified Physiotherapists. They have not yet specialised in a certain field of physiotherapy.

Post Grad Cert (Continence and Pelvic Floor) Has completed a post graduate certificate course at university (comprises one subject of a Masters) developing comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, assessment and current evidence based practice in treating issues related to women’s, men’s and children’s Pelvic Health. All physiotherapists who treat pelvic floor related issues at Fitwise have this qualification.

APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist An APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Titled Physiotherapist is a highly qualified physiotherapy professional with expert physiotherapy knowledge and skills. They have completed a Bachelor or Masters of Physiotherapy then a Clinical Masters of Physiotherapy or equivalent and have been awarded the title by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. They have a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, pathology, physiology, assessment and current evidence based practice in treating issues related to Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health.

Specialist Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist A Specialist Women’s Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist has achieved advanced specialised training and successfully completed clinical and oral examinations to be admitted as a fellow to the Australia College of Physiotherapists.

Both our directors, Libby Oldfield and Gen McGlashan, have achieved fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP) – both in 2010 - and are therefore recognised as Specialist Physiotherapists.

There are only 9 Specialist Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists in Australia.

A Clinical Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Specialist Physiotherapist is skilled at assessing difficult and complex Physiotherapy problems, particularly those that have not responded to previous treatment. Our Specialist Women’s Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists, Gen McGlashan and Libby Oldfield, work with other physiotherapy practitioners both at Fitwise and other practices to help you get the optimal results from your management and treatment.