Who we are

Philosophy

We view the pelvis as foundational in the human body. 

The pelvis is fundamental to walking, running, jumping, sitting, sleeping and digestion.  The pelvis is the main support for the bladder, bowel, reproductive organs, abdomen and upper body – including the neck, jaw and cranium.  Many conditions such as endometriosis, prolapse, incontinence, constipation, back pain, hip pain and headache, involve the muscles and tissues of the pelvis.

At Consano, we investigate the systems within the body that may be contributing to the presenting problem.  We take time to listen and to explore possibilities.  We are very active in helping the body to heal itself.

Sometimes problems people have had for a long time, physical and emotional, ‘show up’ in the pelvis.  Sometimes new experiences, like the birth of a baby, bring about a sudden change to the pelvic tissues.  Sometimes past trauma shows up as current pelvic pain.  We believe the symptoms, are our body’s way of communicating a need for change.  We work with women, men and children who are interested in making this change.

Our Team

Alison Wroth

Alison is the Principal Physiotherapist and founding Director of Consano Pelvic Health Centre in Guildford.

Since first learning about women’s health as an undergraduate Alison was drawn to this field of physiotherapy, and gained valuable experience from her work in a large Perth maternity hospital from 2004-2010. With a desire to be independent and a strong work ethic, Alison started her own private practice, Hillview Physiotherapy, in 2010. Hillview specialised in pelvic health physiotherapy for women, men and children – the first practice of it’s kind in Perth at the time. Over the past decade Alison grew this much-needed service to be a centre of excellence for pelvic health physiotherapy in the community. She now works with a team of like-minded, passionate professionals at Consano. Alison works with women and men of all ages, as well as children, to restore pelvic health.

 

Alison was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Curtin University of WA in 2000. Desiring to deepen her understanding of humans and of life, Alison went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies in 2004, winning the John Yates Award for Academic Achievement from Tabor College upon graduating. Eager to specialise in pelvic health physiotherapy, Alison continued her postgraduate journey at Curtin University of WA, completing a Graduate Certificate of Clinical Physiotherapy in Continence and Women’s Health in 2009; in 2010 Alison graduated as the top student and was awarded a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy in Continence and Women’s Health from Curtin University of WA.

 

Alison is an active member and the current chair of the Women’s Men’s and Pelvic Health special interest group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) in WA. She contributes to teach-ing and learning in pelvic health physiotherapy across university and professional development courses, as well as community groups. At Consano Alison individually mentors pelvic health physiotherapists. She loves holding the space for patients to express their concerns. Having worked with Sharon Faye from Clear Perceptions since 2017, Alison has a deep interest in understanding how the inner world of humans, particularly emotions, impacts physiology, physical function, movement and behaviour. She views this perspective as integral to practising holistically with women, men and children. Alison actively builds Emotional Strength, and sees this as a pathway to healing in pelvic health patients. Alison is curious about and believes in the untapped, inner resources of humans as they move towards their pain.

 

Alison is also a 4th generation vegetarian. She feels proud that her 102 year old grandmother started this way of life in 1929 and that her own children are 5th generation. In recent years Alison has captured a love of running and plans to improve this skill and be a proficient nonagenarian runner.

Malina Kelly

Malina is an experienced and passionate pelvic health physiotherapist. Malina joined the Consano team in September 2020 after having gained a wealth of experience as a senior physiotherapist in rural WA.

Born and raised in the mining town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 600km East of Perth, Malina had a keen interest in physical pursuits throughout her childhood, becoming well acquainted with the local physiotherapy services.  From an early age Malina decided physiotherapy was the career she wanted to pursue, and in 2006 was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy with Distinction from Curtin University of WA, winning the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health and Western Australian Country Health Service Prize for the Entry Level Programs Graduate demonstrating excellence in their rural clinical placement.  Malina’s interest in the pelvic floor lead her to complete her final year self-directed project in this area, and in 2007 she presented her research findings at the Australian Physiotherapy Association national conference in Cairns.

 

Malina’s early interest in pelvic health saw her pursue postgraduate study.  In 2019 Malina was awarded the Max Zusman award for the student with the highest mark in Advanced Management of Pain Disorders, and in 2020 Malina was awarded a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy in Continence and Women’s Health from Curtin University of WA. Malina is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, engaged in ongoing professional development. In 2005 Malina was awarded the National Continence and Women’s Health Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (WA Chapter) Prize.

 

Malina’s enthusiasm lies in providing women, men and children with a safe space to heal from their pelvic symptoms.  She has a particular interest in pelvic pain, and has a deep understanding of the impact pelvic health symptoms can have on a person’s quality of life.  Malina appreciates that the pelvis houses some of the most beautiful moments of a person’s life along with some of the most painful.  She approaches each patient with respect, care and understanding.  Every day at Consano Malina is in awe at the resilience of the human spirit and the complexity and beauty of the pelvis.

 

Malina is committed to healthy living.  She is interested in building Emotional Strength as well as physical strength, and loves to challenge herself in both areas!  She is a mum to two energetic children and enjoys learning and laughing with them daily.  She also enjoys good coffee, painting, music, going to the ballet, reading, getting out in the sunshine and being close to water.

 

Jocelyn Hobbs

Jocelyn has benefitted firsthand from the care at Consano over the years, from pregnancy and postnatal pool classes, through to the exploration of her own pain and ongoing journey of healing.

Jocelyn is passionate about providing every patient she encounters with the individual support they need as they navigate their own health care journey. Joining the Consano team in reception in 2023 has provided her with the opportunity to do just that, in an environment where she can continue to learn every day. She continues to be fascinated by the connection between the mind and body, between emotional and physical experiences and going from strength to strength as she realises her own capabilities.

Jocelyn comes from a health care background, with over 16 years of experience in pharmacy and physio environments, as well as having received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from UWA in 2010.

Jocelyn is also a keen calligrapher and artist, enjoying getting messy and creative with her two curious daughters, covered in paint from head to toe, or digging her feet into the dirt while gardening with her dog by her side.

Our Approach

Our name CONSANO is the latin word for ‘to cure, heal, remedy and restore’.

This is the essence of what we do.
We use our specialised pelvic health physiotherapy training and our unique holistic approach to cure, heal, remedy and restore the pelvic health of our patients

Who we are

Our Centre

Our Pelvic Health Centre in Guildford has been specially designed to suit the specialised requirements of our patient treatment rooms and classes.

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