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The Committee

President

 Annette Innes

Continence physiotherapist

Annette has been a member of the SA committee since the last CFA National Conference in SA was being planned, with a one year break in 2012. In more than 40 years as a physiotherapist, there has been plenty of time for experience in management, including on Australian Physiotherapy Association committees at a state and national level, a term as SA APA President, and as the past owner of Hahndorf and District Physiotherapy Service for 26 years. Her passion for continence management began in 1983, attending and then tutoring on Pauline Chiarelli’s early courses for physiotherapists. 

She encourages other health professionals to join the committee, and promises that benefits will exceed the cost both personally and professionally.

 

Vice President   

Kathryn Warr

Physiotherapist - Women's Health 

Kathryn is the founder and Principle Physiotherapist at IvoryRose Physiotherapy, which is a Private practice located in Norwood.  Ever since Kathryn began her career in the Physiotherapy industry she has had a special interest in Women's health and continence issues. She has recently relocated to Adelaide from NSW where she previously worked in 2 very busy Obstetric and Gynaecology clinics as well as working part time as a certified childbirth and parenting educator.

Kathryn has recently joined the CFA SA branch committee in an effort to become more involved in education and health promotion throughout the State regarding the sometimes sensitive topic of continence. Throwing herself in the deep end immediately, she has also recently taken the role of Vice President of the SA branch.

She loves being part of what the CFA committee is doing for the community and encourages other young health professionals to join to become part of the conversation!

 

Treasurer

Fiona Roney 

Continence physiotherapist

 

Dr Ian Tucker

Urogynaecologist  

Ian Tucker – Urogynaecologist. Currently Vice President CFA National and Vice Chairman of UGSA (Urogynaecology Society of Australasia]. Ian specialises in the advanced treatments of the pelvic floor and has also been a pioneer in the field of neuromodulation of bladder function.  

 

Dr Ashani Couchman

Urological Surgeon 

Dr Ashani Couchman in a urological surgeon who is a sub-specialist in Transitional (adolescent) urology and Neuro-urology.

She graduated from Auckland Medical School followed by high profile fellowships at the Institute of Urology (London), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (London) and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London) and Western General Hospital (Edinburgh). During this time she worked with world leaders of sub-specialties of Transitional urology, Neuro-urology and Paediatric urology.

She is in practice at Continence Matters, a private sub-specialty urology practice focused on the management of bladder dysfunction in men and women. She is also the urologist at the Hampstead rehabilitation hospital and undertakes clinic and operating lists at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Ashani has published clinical research in her sub-specialty fields and edited a reference textbook on urinary incontinence. She continues to be a reviewer of the Journal of Paediatric Urology, a peer reviewer of the British Journal of Urology International and a member of the Cochrane Collaboration. She remains passionate about the multidisciplinary management and transitioning to adult care of patients with complex needs with a clear patient-centric view geared towards improving quality of life.

  

Dr Ailsa Wilson-Edwards

Urologist

Ailsa Wilson Edwards is a urologist at Continence Matters, based at Calvary North Adelaide, who works with men and women with a wide range of functional urological disorders. Her special interests include surgical and nonsurgical treatments for urinary incontinence, bladder pain, fistula, urethral diverticulum, neuromodulation, prolapse and fluoroscopic urodynamics.

 

Di Semmler

Continence physiotherapist

Di is a physiotherpaist in private practice, with a long time speical interest in women's health and continence issues. Di is a former Senior Women's Health Physiotherapist at the Women and Children's Hospital.

Di has been a committee member of the CFA for many years having held the role of President of the SA branch and is a former member of the National board

 

Rosalie Donhardt

Registered Nurse SA Continence Resource Centre

Rosalie Donhardt has worked at the SA Continence Resource Centre for over 10 years. The South Australian Continence Resource Centre is a state wide continence information and advisory service located at the Independent Living Centre. The Continence Resource Centre is funded by the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion and is affilliated with the Continence Foundation of Australia. Rosalie has been involved in working parties, projects and assisted with the development of position papers relating to continence issues. Rosalie is a member of the CFA SA Branch committee and a member of the Nurses for Continence interest group.

 

Scott Wood

Scott works for Medtronic supporting Neuromodulation therapy for bladder and bowel incontinence.

 

Nicola Bennett

Registered Nurse Consultant of the Community Lifestyle Advisory Program at PQSA.

Nicola has been a Registered Nurse for 33 years. She started her Nursing career at the RAH in Surgical and Spinal/Orthopaedics. Nicola and her husband then spent 6 years in Alice Springs where she worked in General Surgical and Orthopaedics at the hospital  then in Aged Care as Assistant Director for 5 years. She returned to the RAH to the  Acute Spinal Injuries Unit for 16 years and has now been in her current role as a community Spinal Nurse for 10 years with ParaQuad SA. This role has a very large focus on Bowel and Bladder education and management and she recently completed a Graduate Certificate In Continence Management and Promotion.

Nicola was a successful recipient of sponsorship to attend the Cairns CFA conference and has since joined the CFA, become an active committee member and Scientific Committee member.

Nicola has a keen interest in Bladder and Bowel issues in particular neurogenic issues and products and cost of continence products are an area that she strongly advocates for, for her clients.

Nicola is married and has 2 grown up children, she enjoys travelling in particular to the Pacific where her and her husband are fortunately renovating a house. She also loves to walk and read.

 

Claire Osterstock

Physiotherapist

Claire Osterstock has been a Physiotherapist for 17 years, and founded Adelaide Physiotherapy & Pilates Studio in 2006.

Claire is a passionate physiotherapist with a special interest in treating clients with complex chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She also has an interest in both women's and men's specific health needs, in particular pelvic floor rehabilitation and pelvic pain.

Claire is proficient in the use of Real Time Ultrasound to assess core stability, performs dry needling, and does second opinion work for chronic back pain sufferers. She is also a DMA Level 4 Pilates instructor and is very experienced in exercise prescription.

In recent years Claire has been dedicating more time working on site as a consultant physiotherapist at many large companies, aiding businesses to become proactive in health and safety, and minimise the risk of injury. Claire also runs training in ergonomics, and facilitates discussions around the need for workers to be more active during the day.

Claire is the founder of Olive & Bee Intimate Cream, the first 100% natural, Australian made personal lubricant.  Many women are sensitive to synthetic substances in lubricants, and so Claire developed a chemical free lubricant which is currently being commercialised.

Claire is mum to Sienna and Harper, and step mum to Kirsten. Claire and her husband Mark spend most of their free time working on their beautiful property in the Adelaide Hills.