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Women’s and Mens Health Physiotherapy

Pain and dysfunction in your pelvis and pelvic floor can impact your life in a big way. You don’t have to live with issues such as incontinance (leaking), pain with intercourse or pelvic girdle pain. Our specialised Women’s and Mens’ Health Physiotherapist Alina can help.

What women’s health problems can Alina assist you with?

  • Incontinence and urgency (rushing to the bathroom) of urine or stools
  • Constipation, straining or bowel/ bladder emptying problems
  • Pain or inability during intercourse (including vaginismus, vestibulodynia and vulvodynia)
  • Persistent pelvic pain (from endometriosis or painful periods)
  • Persistent lower back pain and pelvic girdle pain due to pregnancy
  • Pubic symphysis pain, sacroiliac pain, anorectal pain, tailbone pain and clitoral pain
  • Pelvic floor trauma during childbirth or trauma induced
  • Overactive and bladder pain syndrome (including interstitial cystitis)

What about Men’s Health?

Alina is also qualified to provide Physiotherapy for those with pelvic health concerns in male assigned bodies. Mens health conditions that Alina can assist with include:

  • Constipation, anal pain and bowel problems
  • Pelvic, testicular and penile pain
  • Preperation and rehabilitation for Prostate Cancer
  • Erection problems
  • Peyronie’s management

Pregnancy Physiotherapy

Women’s health physiotherapy plays an important role in your pregnancy journey for a number of reasons. A women’s health Physiotherapist can help prevent pelvic floor issues such as urinary incontinance and prolapse, assist you to have a comfortable pregnancy and help with post birth rehabilitation. Women’s health physiotherapy can support your pregnancy in the following ways:

  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation before, during and after pregnancy
  • Pelvic floor and abdominal check up 6 weeks after birth
  • Treatment for pregnancy and post natal aches and pains
  • Pre-birth risk assessments and birth preparation
  • After birth return to exercise (including high impact)

Please visit our pregnancy physiotherapy page for more information!


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Alina Filipe Nunes

Alina (Aline Filipe) is an APA titled pelvic floor physiotherapist, with a Masters and a postgraduate diploma in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy from Curtin University and graduating from a diploma in Counselling. She is involved in research and advocacy in sexual and pelvic pain and has recently moved to the Blue Mountains. Aline is trained in pelvic floor physiotherapy for female and male (designated at birth) conditions as well as kids/ paediatrics.

Having lived with pelvic pain most of her life, Alina can empathise with those living with pain. This led to her creating her volunteering and mentoring platform The Pelvic Tuner. Alina helps people with pelvic pain, and mentors other pelvic floor physiotherapists about pelvic conditions such as incontinence, sexual and pelvic pain, anorectal problems and prolapse.

Currently working towards studying Sexual Health and Counselling.

Outside of work you will find her either singing or upside down doing Aikido, Lyra Hoop or Pole dancing.

Alina has a strong passion for advocacy, research, and pelvic health. With over 13 years of experience in clinical practice, she is constantly learning and improving her knowledge to provide the most effective, up-to-date and research-based treatment for her clients.

Having lived with pelvic pain most of her life, Alina can empathise with those living with pain. This led to her creating her volunteering and mentoring platform The Pelvic Tuner. Alina helps people with pelvic pain, and mentors other pelvic floor physiotherapists about pelvic conditions such as incontinence, sexual and pelvic pain, anorectal problems and prolapse.

Alina aims to create a safe haven for all who want to face their condition and embrace life again.

Outside physiotherapy, Alina loves music and dancing. You’ll often find her either dancing or playing music.



Diploma in Counselling – Majoring in Abuse, Relationship Counselling and Conflict Resolution and Mindfulness Based Therapies – Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors – to be completed in 2021

Master of Clinical Physiotherapy – Major in Continence and Women’s Health – Curtin University – finished in 2020

PG Diploma Women’s Health Physiotherapy – Escola Superior de Tecnologias de Saúde de Lisboa (ESTESL) and the Portuguese Physiotherapy Association

Barre Body Teacher Training – to be completed in 2021

Published Articles

How Might We Screen for Psychological Factors in People With Pelvic Pain? An e-Delphi Study. February 2021.Physical Therapy. Vol 101 (4). DOI:10.1093/ptj/pzab015

Changing pain perception with Yoga- A Physiotherapy Perspective. Official Journal of the International Yoga Teachers Association. Summer 2017 (Jan-Mar). Page 18-19


Pelvic floor and sexual function, female (designated at birth) perspective. Society of Australian Sexologists

Pre and post natal pelvic floor care for optimal indigenous Australian maternal outcomes. The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)

Pelvic pain and genito pain penetrative disorder. Australian Physiotherapy Association

Genito pelvic pain- penetrative disorders. Blackheath Physiotherapy & Pilates

Optimizing back and pelvic health in the workplace. Safety in Action Conference

Return to Exercise postpartum / Retorno ao exercicio no periodo pos parto. MasterScienceLab

The role of Physiotherapy in the rehab of pelvic organ prolapse / O papel da Fisioterapia no tratamento do prolapso dos órgãos pélvicos. MasterScienceLab

The Female athlete triad – The role of the Physiotherapist / A Triade da Atleta Feminina. +Fisioterapia Physiotherapy group

Additional training

Compassion focused therapy certification – 2021

Research Update 2019, 2020, 2021 – WHTA

Advanced Anorectal Disorders Symposium – WHTA

Complex Trauma: adult survivors of childhood abuse – MHPN

Advanced Pessary management  – WHTA

Sexology in Practice Symposium 2018 – Society of Australian Sexologists

Advanced Pelvic Floor Assessment Workshop – Peter Dietz

Michelle Lyons: Sydney Menopause Course – Pelvic Floor Exercise

The Female Athlete- The Physio Detective – Anthony Lo

Pelvic Floor – Implications Regarding Exercise, Sport and MS dysfunction – WHTA

Advanced Pelvic Floor Objective Testing – WHTA

Confronting Cases and Trauma – WHTA

The male sensitive examination consultation – Andrology Australia

Male Genital Examination – Andrology Australia

Therapeutic Yoga Level 1 and 2 – Unite Health Australia

PINC Cancer Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Program– PINC

Advanced Pelvic Floor – Sexual Dysfunction – WHTA

Sexual Function and Activity in Men – APA

Objective assessment of Hip and Groin – APA

Talk on Sexual Rehab Education for Healthcare Professionals – APA

Advanced Pelvic Floor POP/SUI  – WHTA

Mastering the Martians – Men’s health – REDSOK

Pelvic nerves: manual therapy & neurodynamics (International masterclass)

Advanced Pelvic Floor – Genitourinary & Anorectal Pain Disorders – WHTA

Pelvic and sexual dysfunctions – Portuguese Physiotherapy Association

Master Expert of Hypopressive Abdominal Gymnastics – Marcel Caufriez

Basic Hypopressive Abdominal Gymnastics – Marcel Caufriez

Clinical Pilates Matwork 1 – Portuguese Institute of Clinical Pilates


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