We are extremely fortunate at Canberra Allied Health to have an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who specialises in women’s health, including endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS and pelvic floor dysfunction. In early 2023 Cailyn Murphy was diagnosed with Stage IV endometriosis after 8 years of being told that she “may have suspected endometriosis”, or the symptoms she was experiencing were “just a bad period”.
Cailyn is very passionate about changing this narrative and her own lived experiences are what drove her to specialise in this area. She also brings a wealth of knowledge about self-management strategies and support networks and can work with you to help you feel confident and empowered within your own body. Cailyn understands the difficulties associated with many of the women’s health conditions outlined above, but she also knows how to assist in the long-term management of them by providing clients with the education and resources to gain more independence.
Our exercise physiologists can support:
- Dysfunctional movement patterns associated with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain
- Endometriosis and adenomyosis symptom management
- Exercise prescription that supports the management of PCOS
- Tailoring an exercise program to support pelvic floor dysfunction and other pelvic floor symptoms
- Postural orthrostatic tachycardic syndrome (POTS), fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome – individualised exercise program to assist with quality of life and symptom management
- Post surgery (laprascopy) return to exercise/movement
- Pregnancy and post-partum – individualised exercise program prescription
- Cancer’s such as breast or gynaecologic – individualised exercise program to promote movement throughout treatment and recovery, fatigue and other symptom management.
- Reducing chronic pain with functional movement
- Pain education and management techniques such as graded imagery and motor activity as well as breathing and body scanning techniques.
- Education and recommendations for exercise and the menstrual cycle, also known as cycle syncing.