Meet Our Team


Trisha Ching

Practical Principal

•  Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

•  Physiotherapist in Continence and Women's Health

•  Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

 

Trisha is the founder of Sydney Women's Physiotherapy and has over 15 years of clinical experience in Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Physiotherapy. 

 

Trisha is committed to leading her team in providing the highest quality of care to empower each individual patient to achieve their goals with sensitivity, understanding and respect.

 

Early in her physiotherapy career she gained a firm foundation in assessing and treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.  Her most rewarding and challenging role was working as a civilian physiotherapist within the British Army, where she gained a strong interest in treating complex musculoskeletal conditions.  This grounded her skills in biomechanics of the human body.

 

Working opportunities within the hospital System in Women's Health Physiotherapy allowed exposure to working collaboratively with other health clinicians within Ante-Natal Care, Maternity Wards and Pelvic Floor Outpatient Clinics both in Australia and the UK.  Conditions treated included pre and postnatal pain, pelvic floor dysfunction (incontinence, sexual pain, prolapse etc), abdominal muscles separation, young babies with musculoskeletal and developmental concerns.

 

Trisha has done extensive post graduate training within the areas of Women's Health, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and Pain Science.  She believes in a holistic and integrated body systems approach to assessment and treatment. Her expertise in external and internal pelvis assessment is a key feature in the successful outcome of her patient's care.

 

A systematic exercise prescription method is essential for all physiotherapy treatment, hence Trisha incorporates Pilates and functional training style exercises into her patient’s treatment.

 

Trisha is a wife and mother of three daughters.  In her spare time, she enjoys Karaoke with her girlfriends, exercise training in the backyard with her kids and sports mad husband.

 

Trisha consults on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 


Carrie Seow

Physiotherapist

• Masters of Physiotherapy

• Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

• Physiotherapist in Continence and Women's Health

• Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

 

Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Carrie pursued a career in the finance industry working for a global investment bank before deciding to change paths. She graduated from the Master of Physiotherapy program at the University of Sydney where she developed a keen interest in Women's Health. 

 

Carrie completed one of her clinical placements in Women's Health physiotherapy at Westmead Hospital, a large tertiary teaching hospital, where she was mentored to provide inpatient physiotherapy, assessing and managing patients with diastasis rectus abdominis, pelvic girdle pain and post natal pelvic floor inpatient education. 

 

Since graduating, Carrie has completed further training in Women's Health in the areas of female urinary incontinence and urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain disorders, diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles and pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. 

 

Carrie enjoys incorporating Pilates and movement as part of treatment and she has also gained further training in Pilates with Polestar which covers both mat and studio equipment Pilates. She also works part time as a Pilates instructor at another clinic.

 

In her spare time, Carrie enjoys attending Pilates classes, swimming, salsa dancing, snowboarding and playing tennis. Recently, Carrie has embarked on the journey of motherhood, which has enriched her understanding and knowledge of the pregnant and post partum patient. 

 

Carrie is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (Continence and Women's Health Group) and the Women's Health Training Associates. 

 

Carrie consults on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Marissa Joseph

Physiotherapist

• Bachelor of Physiotherapy

• Physiotherapist in Continence and Women's Health

• Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

 

Marissa studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at Australian Catholic University and since graduating has been working in private practice managing pre and post natal conditions such as pelvic girdle pain and continence, musculoskeletal conditions and orthopaedic rehabilitation. She has completed courses in Women’s Health, Dry Needling and Segmental needling, Rocktape and Therapeutic Yoga.

 

Growing up, Marissa played a large variety of sports, coached swimming, been a “gym-goer” and continues to play netball at a competitive level. This experience in a number of sports allows her to understand the varying demands required in each sport which assists Marissa in developing exercise programs that will guide patients appropriately to achieve their goal to return to their sport or form of training.

 

In addition, Marissa practices yoga regularly and believes that the ancient practice has a number of benefits that can be utilised to treat many conditions, in particular, chronic pain. The combination of breath and movement can encourage pain-free movement by allowing the sensitisation of nerves be down-regulated and creating a more in depth body awareness.

 

During her time as a student, Marissa completed a placement at the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick managing children with developmental delay, torticollis and plagiocephaly. Marissa thoroughly enjoyed treating these patients and found that her experience with being a swim instructor (particularly in the younger infants) gave her a further insight in to how children move and develop.

 

Marissa consults Monday to Friday.


Meredith Pireh

Physiotherapist

 Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

• APPI Matwork Pilates Practitioner

 Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

 Member of Childbirth and Parenting Educators Australia

 

Since graduating from the University of Sydney over 20 years ago, Meredith has been most interested in the area of Women’s Health. She has gained experience in both public and private hospitals and in private practice. This has included pre and post-natal physiotherapy and exercise programmes, treatment of gynaecology clients and neonatal physiotherapy. Meredith has enjoyed teaching Childbirth and Parenting classes with a particular focus on Active Birth over the last 20 years in a major public teaching hospital.

 

Meredith has always had an interest in developing and maintaining fitness throughout all life stages. Using exercise as a method for treatment and prevention of injury and improving overall health has lead Meredith to becoming qualified as an APPI Matwork Pilates Practitioner. It is her intention that through regular, enjoyable sessions with take home practice activities that every-body can improve their function.

 

In her spare time, Meredith enjoys fun activities with her husband and four children.

 

Meredith teaches pilates classes on Wednesdays and Fridays.


Tara O'Reilly

Senior Physiotherapist

•  Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)(Hons I)

•  Physiotherapist in Continence and Women's Health

•  Childbirth Educator

•  Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

 

Tara has over 15 years working as a physiotherapist with a special interest in Continence, Women's Health and Paediatrics.  She graduated with honours from the University Of Sydney and since then she has continued to follow her passion, working steadily to build her skills and experience in Women's Health and Paediatric Physiotherapy.  She worked for many years as Senior Physiotherapist in Women's Health and Continence within the public hospital and community health systems, before working as an Academic for the University of Western Sydney, teaching medical and allied health students within her Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Clinic.  She also spent time working as an orthopaedic paedatric physiotherapist in a major Paediatric hospital.  In addition to working as a Physiotherapist, she has spent many years working as a Childbirth and Parenting Educator, educating expectant parents having their babies in both public and private hospitals.

 

Tara has completed extensive postgraduate training in Continence, Women's Health and Paediatrics, having attended training courses in female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, male urinary incontinence, pelvic pain disorders, paediatric incontinence, nocturnal enuresis, perineal trauma, bladder urgency, active birth, breastfeeding, pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, to name a few.

 

Tara is no longer taking on new patients at Sydney Women's Physiotherapy, but existing patients are welcome to contact us if they need to contact Tara.