For all women to feel seen, heard and understood.
Her Connection is a specialised Physiotherapy service for women.
With a special interest in Women’s and Pelvic Health, we are able to cover all the stages of life and challenges that women face.
We listen to your story. We assess the whole body. We diagnose and treat with evidence-based and patient-centred care.
- Pelvic Pain
- Prolapse and Pessary Fitting
- Antenatal Care including birth preparation
- Urinary Incontinence
- Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction
- Post-Natal Care and return to exercise assessments
- Mastitis and Blocked Ducts
- Menopause care
- The Female Athlete
- Painful Intercourse
Anna Lanyon – Pelvic Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Tamara Woods – Pelvic Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Genevieve Fleeton – Pelvic Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Born and raised in Wagga Wagga, Anna Lanyon has always had a strong interest in the body. After completing her tertiary education in both Science and Physiotherapy in 2007, Anna worked in the public sector at Wollongong Hospital before moving to the UK and working for elite sporting teams in London.
When Anna was pregnant with her first baby, she gained an appreciation for the complexity of women’s body and started training in Women’s Health. After 3 babies and working at a top women’s health clinic in Sydney, Anna and her family moved back to the Illawarra, and recognised the need for a unique physiotherapy practice focused on Women. By Women. Her Connection Physiotherapy.
Anna uses her skills in Musculoskeletal, Connect Therapy and Women’s Health to connect the whole body, as well has having an excellent ability to listen to her patients’ stories and making them feel valued, understood and empowered. Areas of particular interest are chronic pelvic pain, pregnancy, post-natal, incontinence, prolapse and pessary fitting.
Master of Physiotherapy – University of Sydney 2008
Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Nutrition) – University of Wollongong 2007
- Introduction into Women’s Health Physiotherapy – Women’s Health Training Associates
- Advanced Pelvic Floor Prolapse and Stress Incontinence– Women’s Health Training Associates
- Advanced Pelvic Pain Genitourinary and Anorectal Disorders – Women’s Health Training Associates
- Advanced Pelvic Floor Implications Regarding Exercise, Sport and MS Dysfunction – Women’s Health Training Associates
- Advanced Pessary and Gellhorn Fitting – Women’s Health Training Associates
- Advanced Lactating Breast workshop – Melinda Cooper
- Pelvic Skills Workshop – Professor Hans Peter Dietz
- The Sports Thorax – Connect the whole body to optimise performance with the Thoracic Ring Approach – Dr LJ Lee
- The Sports Pelvis and Hip – Dr LJ Lee
- Level 1 Shoulder Course – Lyn Watson,
- Dry Needling, Level 1 with GEMt
- Clinical Yoga for Physiotherapists
Tamara, a highly experienced physiotherapist, has dedicated 17 years to specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and the past 11 years to Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Her deep passion lies in providing comprehensive care for women with pelvic health and musculoskeletal concerns. She strives to empower her clients with the knowledge and understanding to effectively address and manage their specific issues. In addition to her clinical practice, Tamara has embraced the role of educator in recent years. Tamara co-created a widely acclaimed Birth Course called “Born Ready,” which has now expanded to multiple locations across Australia. Furthermore, she imparts her expertise to aspiring Pelvic Health Physiotherapists through her own courses, workshops, online membership platforms (The Pelvic Health Community), and teaching on the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) streams. She is also lucky enough to now co-host the Pelvic Health Podcast alongside Lori Forner and Jo Murdoch. Teaching has not only allowed Tamara to share her knowledge but has also provided her with valuable opportunities to learn from others. She firmly believes that by working collaboratively, Pelvic health Physiotherapists can achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CURRENT WORKPLACE
- Sydney University. Bachelor of Applied Science Physiotherapy 2007
- Pelvic health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Anaria, Southern Nest and Her Connection Physiotherapy
- APA Level 1 and 2 presenter/tutor
- WHTA Pessary Tutor
- Co-Director of Born Ready
- Co-host of the Pelvic Health Podcast.
- APA committee member for Women’s and Mens’ Pelvic Health.
- WHTA Introduction to Women’s health 2012
- WHTA Advanced OAB 2014
- WHTA Advanced SUI and POP 2014
- Melinda Cooper. The Lactating Breast 2014
- WHTA Advance Pelvic Pain 2015
- Advance Pelvic Skills Workshop (Peter Dietz) 2015
- Melinda Cooper. Advanced Lactating Breast workshop (2018)
- WHTA advance Bowel Disorders 2021
- WHTA Research Update 2021
- Lori Forner Transperineal RTUA 2022
- WHTA research Update 2022
- Barbara Hunderford. Treatment of the Lumbar spine and pelvis (muscle energy) 2009
- Barbara Hungerford. Functional exercise and rehab for lumbopelvic stability 2010
- Lyn Watson. Shoulder level 1 2010
- GEMt Dry needling 2015
- Connect therapy Series (12 month program), including thoracic rings 2017.
- Diane Lee Diastasis and the Abdominal wall 2018
I grew up in Canberra and am one of five kids. I was always a really active kid – you’d rarely find me inside! I gave nearly every sport a go but my main focus was netball. I was brought up to give my best and to help others which led me towards a career in physio and a move to Sydney to achieve that goal. After nearly ten years I have finally settled into the big smoke and am here to stay!
In my spare time I enjoy swimming, running and going to the gym, as well as exploring new walks and trying new restaurants