About us

We are Wellington’s only clinic that focuses exclusively on pelvic health, with over 25 years experience.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy was established by Liz Childs. It has grown substantially and Liz now has a carefully chosen team of dedicated and passionate pelvic health physiotherapists committed to providing personalised, expert treatment for their patients.

Staff attend courses and conferences, along with regular inhouse training, to ensure they all provide up to date and consistent evidence-based treatment. You can be sure that whoever you see, you will get the same quality care.

Right to left: Sarah Boyle, Stephanie Jones, Liz Childs, Kate Freeman

Left to right: Sarah Boyle, Stephanie Hansen, Liz Childs, Kate Freeman 
                         (see below for further details)

Our Staff

Sarah Boyle, pelvic health physiotherapist

Sarah Boyle

Sarah is a highly experienced physiotherapist who has worked in women’s health since 2007, in both Australia and New Zealand. She was a member of the Women’s Health team at Wellington Hospital for many years and joined Liz at Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in 2017. Sarah presents regularly at antenatal classes.
Sarah’s areas of expertise include:

  • pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction 
  • pregnancy and post-natal work
  • bladder, bowel and prolapse issues
  • pre and postoperative gynaecological treatment
  • advice on safe exercise options to prevent pelvic floor dysfunction
Stephanie Jones, pelvic health physiotherapist

Stephanie Hansen

Stephanie is an experienced physiotherapist who has undertaken extensive women’s health study and is up to date with research in the area. She is also a Yoga and Pilates
teacher. As an active sports woman herself, Stephanie has a keen interest in ensuring safe return to exercise for women of all ages – be it high level or taking a walk.
Stephanie’s areas of expertise include:

  • rehabilitation after surgery
  • safe return to exercise for women after childbirth or surgery
  • pregnancy and post-natal patients
  • prolapse, bladder and bowel dysfunction
  • pelvic and sexual pain issues
Kate Freeman, pelvic health physiotherapist

Kate Freeman

Kate has had a long background and interest in pelvic health physiotherapy. She completed additional training in 2019 and has experience with both inpatients and outpatients – including bladder and bowel problems, prolapse, pregnancy and postnatal care. She also sees people with pelvic pain.

Kate, like the rest of us, is passionate about what she does. We all love being part of a team, and we’re all committed to continue furthering our knowledge, and help make positive changes to people’s lives.

Sophie Ryan, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Sophie Ryan

Sophie is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist working in private practice since 2012 in both Auckland and Wellington, including working extensively with high level dancers.

After completing formal placements in pelvic physiotherapy as part of her degree she commenced her mentorship and training under Liz Childs in 2021, and in 2022 she became a part of the Pelvic Health Physiotherapy team.

Sophie treats all pelvic floor related conditions including bladder concerns and pre and post-natal checks, and has a particular interest in treating clients with:

  •  Pelvic pain including those with endometriosis or hypermobility
  • Bladder urgency
  • Sexual dysfunction / dyspareunia / vaginismus  
Elaine Clisham, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Elaine Clisham

Originally hailing from Scotland, Elaine moved to New Zealand in 2019 and has been travelling the country pursuing her passion for physiotherapy.

Elaine completed a degree in Sports and Exercise Science before graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with a Physiotherapy degree. Since qualifying, she has worked in Scotland in public health and since moving to New Zealand has worked in private practice, FPC female rugby and with the New Zealand Defense Force. She has gained experience in a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, and since 2022 focused her learning on pelvic health.

Elaine enjoys supporting people in Aotearoa with all pelvic health issues including bladder dysfunction, bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, pre-natal and post-natal care.  Elaine believes in a holistic approach to care. She uses education and exercise to provide evidence-based rehabilitation and aims to empower clients to take control of their own recovery. She enjoys working with you to achieve your goals and provides a friendly environment in which to do so.



Liz Childs, pelvic health physiotherapist

Liz Childs

Liz has been practising pelvic floor physiotherapy since 2002. She enjoys helping people with pelvic health problems, treating both women and men. 

Liz has completed postgraduate pelvic floor study at the University of Melbourne. She speaks regularly at conferences and gives presentations to health professionals. She also
teaches at the University of Otago Medical School in Wellington, and is on the National Executive of Continence New Zealand.

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