The Pelvic Expert provides holistic and research-based online programs for pregnancy, birth recovery, chronic pelvic pain and menstrual issues.
High-quality women’s healthcare at your fingertips.
At The Pelvic Expert, we are a team of highly qualified health professionals including physiotherapists, nutritionists, exercise specialists, and pain educators. We have experts from all across the world specialising in women’s health and pelvic health, including abdominal separation, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary & faecal incontinence, constipation, anal sphincter injuries, endometriosis, period problems, back pain, pelvic pain and sexual pain.
The Pelvic Expert was co-founded by Heba Shaheed, a physiotherapist and nutritionist with 7 years of experience in women’s and pelvic health. Heba has supported over 2000 women on their journey to better health and wellbeing, and instructed over 1200 therapeutic yoga and Pilates exercise classes in her career. Heba has also battled with multiple chronic pelvic pain conditions including endometriosis, and has recently become a new mum.
The Pelvic Expert provides an online platform of self-service solutions to support women from all across Australia and the world. Women can now receive women’s health physiotherapy, nutrition and exercise advice in the comfort of their own home, and be part of a community of women with similar issues.
*Rebates with some health funds are available for our online programs*
Case Study: Pelvic Pain
Case Study: Pregnancy
Ms U self-referred for back pain and pubic pain during her third trimester, and mentioned fatigue as well. She was found to have abdominal separation and weakness in her deep abdominal muscles and her gluteal muscles, and not engaging her breathing diaphragm well. She was given a home program of posture, breathing, core and strengthening exercises. She was also found not to be eating enough protein and healthy fats, and was low in iron. Within 4 weeks of dietary adjustments, posture and exercise, Ms U’s back pain and fatigue had reduced.
Case Study: Postpartum
Ms M self-referred as since giving birth, she began suffering from bladder leaks while at the gym, and thought her pelvic floor was weak. She was found to have prolapse of her bladder and rectum. She was fitted with a pessary to support her prolapse and given basic pelvic floor coordination exercises. Over 12 weeks, she was taught to activate her entire core system and ensuring she could activate her whole core during basic exercises such as pelvic bridges and progressed on until she could do heavy-weighted squats. Ms M can now run, jump, lift heavy weights and do Muay Thai, without any leaking.
*Disclaimer: By law, registered Australian physiotherapists cannot share direct client testimonials on their websites or social media.
Real woman case studies have been used to highlight benefits of physiotherapy and nutrition.
Dr Susan Evans
Pain Medicine Specialist
Dr Natasha Andreadis
Professor Marc Gladman
Pelvic Floor Specialist