About

9815 2555

Consulting at

40 Lemana Crescent, Mount Waverley

It’s business almost as normal. We understand at this time it is difficult for everyone, however your health and well being is of upmost importance to us. Our Physio’s can discuss with you whether it’s important to see you in our rooms, or whether it’s suitable for an Online consultation where you can discuss your issues over a secure teleconference connection. Either way you will still be getting the best advice and a pathway forwards towards better health. Call 03 9815 2555 for more information.

Performance Plus Womens Physiotherapy provides expert advice and care for all things across all stages of a womens lifespan. We are passionate about women’s health, pregnancy-related disorders and exercise, and pelvic floor related conditions. Servicing the South Eastern Suburbs such as Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Burwood, Chadstone and Oakleigh, our experienced staff work with Specialists to ensure you receive the best possible care. We provide the Women’s Health Service on the wards of Waverley Private Hospital, managing Obstetrics and Gynaecology Physiotherapy Services and we have Ourpatient Consulting rooms at 40 Lemana Crescent Mount Waverley. From Ante Natal Care through to Post Menopausal Stages, we can advise you on the best solutions to your problems.

With over 7 years experience and dedication to women’s health, Sammy and Kiera provide a wealth of knowledge, expertise, care and support to women across the lifespan. Both Sammy and Kiera have completed their post graduate certificate for Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation at Melbourne University and attend regular professional development courses to remain up to date with the management of women’s pelvic health conditions.

Sammy and Kiera understand the sensitivity of your symptoms and pride themselves on the supportive and professional service they provide to all women with a wide variety of pregnancy and pelvic floor issues.

Services

Performance Plus Physiotherapists Sammy and Kiera, will provide exceptional care to all women across the lifespan. Whether you are pregnant, recovering from childbirth, experiencing bladder or bowel problems, pelvic pain or prolapse symptoms, Sammy and Kiera will provide you with the guidance and treatment to achieve your health goals. 

Scientific research shows individually tailored pelvic floor physiotherapy management can successfully change your symptoms and improve your quality of life. 

Women’s Pelvic Health 

  • Bladder control problems: urinary leakage, urgency and frequency, inability to empty and pain with urination. 
  • Bowel control problems: constipation, difficulty emptying your bowels,  leakage or urgency. 
  • Painful sex/penetration
  • Pelvic Pain (dyspareunia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, pudendal neuralgia, Endometriosis)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse and pessary fitting

Pregnancy 

  • Pelvic floor and core muscle strengthening
  • Abdominal Muscle Separation 
  • Pelvic girdle, back, neck and wrist pain 
  • Exercise in pregnancy 
  • Varicose veins
  • Constipation or Haemorrhoids 
  • Preparation for childbirth 

Post Birth 

  • Recovery after birth (vaginal and cesarean) 
  • Abdominal Muscle Separation
  • Pelvic floor and core muscle strengthening
  • Safe exercise after birth 
  • Mastitis and engorgement 
  • Perineal pain after birth/painful episiotomy scar 
  • Return to intimacy post birth 
  • Caesarean scar recovery 
  • Bowel urgency, frequency or constipation
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse and pessary fitting 
  • Urinary leakage, incomplete emptying or reduced bladder sensation 


Our team

Kiera Hannigan

Kiera Hannigan

Physiotherapist & Rehab Pilates Instructor

Kiera graduated as a Physiotherapist from La Trobe University in 2010 and has since undertaken post-graduate training in continence and pelvic floor rehabilitation at The University of Melbourne.Kiera has worked extensively in pre and postnatal care, clinical Pilates, pelvic floor rehabilitation, orthopaedics and aged care. Kiera enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge and has presented at the Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society Conference and The Epworth Freemasons Endometriosis Group.Kiera has a special interest in pregnancy and post birth conditions and pelvic pain. She understands the sensitivity of your symptoms and the associated challenges and is committed to providing the highest standard of treatment to enhance your quality of life.

Samara Nanayakkara

Samara Nanayakkara

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Samara has worked extensively as a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor in private practice since graduating from Monash University in 2009. Her background and passion for fitness began long before becoming a physiotherapist, teaching group exercise and clinical pilates to help her clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Samara is passionate about women’s health, pregnancy-related disorders and exercise, and pelvic floor related conditions. She has undertaken post-graduate study in this field from the University of Melbourne.   Samara has been a gymnast, competitive cheerleader, body sculptor and is now a professional dancer and weekend warrior!

Why us?

20+

years practicing

Physiotherapy

50,000+

patients

treated

Public
and Private

Hospital Trained

Therapists

Individualized Treatments