Meet Our Team


Trisha Ching

Director/Founder/Senior Physiotherapist

•  Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) : University of Sydney

•  Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pessary: University of South Australia  

•  Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

•  Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

 

Trisha is the founder of Sydney Women's Physiotherapy and has over 17 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 (women/men/children) 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

• Musculoskeletal and Women's Health Physiotherapist

• 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, Thursdays, and Friday.


Marissa Joseph

Physiotherapist

• Bachelor of Physiotherapy

• Musculoskeletal and Women's Health Physiotherapist

• 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 Strength and Rebuild and Mums and Bubs exercise classes on Wednesdays and Fridays.


Kimia Sharifi Nasab

Physiotherapist

•  Bachelor of Physiotherapy ACU (Honours)

•  Musculoskeletal and Women's Health Physiotherapist 

•  Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

 

Kimia studied her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree at Australian Catholic University. In her third year of university, she started her research study for her Honours Program where she investigated the effects of tape applied at the hip in female runners. Kimia graduated with First Class Honours at the end of 2018. Her research was presented at Westmead Hospitals’ Allied Health Research Symposium and at the APA Transform Conference in Adelaide in 2019.

 

Since graduating, Kimia commenced work at Westmead Hospital where she worked collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team in a variety of fields including cardiothoracic, respiratory, ICU, neuroscience, musculoskeletal, orthopaedics and rehabilitation. Since finishing her new graduate year, she has continued at Westmead Hospital upskilling in the areas of Women’s Health and Outpatient Physiotherapy. Kimia runs weekly post-natal classes and, hydrotherapy classes for ante-natal and post-natal women.

 

Throughout her studies and early work career, Kimia has had a passion for the area of Women’s Health Physiotherapy. She has completed further training in the areas of urinary incontinence and urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain disorders and pelvic girdle pain. She has also had extensive mentoring with experienced physiotherapist Trisha Ching which has allowed her to develop the confidence and skillset to effectively practice in the area of Women’s Health Physiotherapy. She is also APPI Matwork Pilates trained.

 

Throughout her studies and early work career, Kimia has had a passion for the area of Women’s Health Physiotherapy. She has completed further training in the areas of urinary incontinence and urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain disorders and pelvic girdle pain. She is also APPI Matwork Pilates trained.

 

Kimia has a great love for the outdoors and is a regular 6am-er at her local gym where she enjoys completing boxing, pump and core classes. She also enjoys running, having completed the Blackmores Bridge Run and Half Marathon.

 

 

Kimia’s experience in both the public and private Women’s Health sector and her extensive biomechanical knowledge obtained from her honours work, will enable Kimia to provide a whole body, integrated approach to her practice.

 

Kimia consults on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


Shanice Gabriel

Physiotherapist

•  Bachelor of Physiotherapy ACU 

•  Musculoskeletal and Women's Health Physiotherapist 

•  Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

•  APPI Certified Pilates Instructor

 

Shanice studied a bachelor of physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University. Upon finishing her degree Shanice has worked in private practice and with sporting teams. A keen sports person herself, Shanice played many different sports growing up but now you can find her after clinic hours doing weights, yoga, Pilates or boxing at the gym. 

Shanice is very passionate about women’s health Physiotherapy, ante and post natal care as well as keeping women as health as they can be across their lifespan. Seeing individuals live the best life they can is her physiotherapy goal and dream. 
Shanice is an APPI certified Matwork and equipment Pilates instructor and believes that exercise is a vital part of rehabilitation for any condition.
Shanice consults on Tuesdays.

Bonnie Broomfield

Physiotherapist

•  Bachelor of Health Science

•  Masters of Physiotherapy

•  Musculoskeletal and Women's Health Physiotherapist 

•  Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

 

Bonnie graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master of Physiotherapy. Since graduating in 2013, she has predominantly worked in private practice building up her skills and knowledge and has treated a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Bonnie took a special interest in Women’s Health and has since completed several courses in this area. Bonnie has also completed courses in Clinical Pilates, including Matwork, Equipment and Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certification Level 1, Sports Level 1 and Dry Needling.

 

Bonnie strives to be understanding and compassionate with all her patients. She loves helping people reach their goals, whatever they may be. Bonnie utilises both manual therapy techniques and exercise rehabilitation in her treatment plans.

 

 

When Bonnie is not looking after her clients, she loves the simple things in life. She loves any time spent with her family and friends and playing sport, particularly Netball. She is always up for a new challenge and one day this may be trying to play golf with her Golf Pro husband.

 

Bonnie consults on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday mornings.