Lauren Clarke is a Physiotherapist who works with Pelvic Floor and Lactation Issues.
Lauren became interested in pelvic floor health after seeing how easily a person’s quality of life could be affected by their symptoms when treating patients in the early years of her career. She observed that those she was caring for with pelvic floor problems could not exercise properly, or participate in many aspects of day-to-day life that we often take for granted, without bothersome and sometimes embarrassing symptoms.
Lauren wanted to help and so began additional postgraduate training at The University of Melbourne in the areas of pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercise for women across their lifespans. She has worked in these fields over the last seven years across both public and private health.
What Conditions Does Lauren Treat?
With regards to women’s health and wellbeing, Lauren’s main clinical areas of interest are:
- Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (urinary or faecal incontinence, vaginal prolapse, sexual, or chronic pelvic pain),
- Conditions associated with the lactating breast, and,
- Musculoskeletal pain in pre- and post-natal women.
She really enjoys assisting pre- and post-natal women to return to the exercise and sport that they love before pregnancy.
Lauren treats females, males, and children. She is passionate about empowering individuals to help to manage their own health via exercise and lifestyle changes.
Lauren is also employed as a senior clinician at Sunshine Hospital where she works on both the gynaecology and maternity wards as well as in outpatients managing the conditions mentioned above.
Outside of work Lauren enjoys keeping fit with trail running and bushwalking, and spending time with her two young daughters.
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