Clinical Director of Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy

Master of Physiotherapy Continence and Pelvic Floor, Postgrad Exercise For Women Cert, Post grad Cardio pulmonary Exercise Cert

Liana is the founder of Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy and has had over 20yrs experience in treating clients with pelvic floor dysfunction and continence issues. She is extremely passionate about her work and takes a keen interest in ongoing education. She tutors at Melbourne University for the Post Grad Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor each year. She has a special interest in continence issues post prostatectomy, pregnancy, prolapse and exercise throughout life.

She is the mother of 6 wonderful children. A keen skier, tennis player and loves travelling.


Appointments with Liana Johnson

Please note – appointments with Liana Johnson are limited due to demand and current work schedule, please call the Clinic for next appointment availability. Online bookings for Liana are currently not available, Thank you.


B. Physiotherapy APAM

B. AppsSc (Human Biology) Postgraduate Certificate Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy) Level III APA Aquatic Physiotherapy Certificate (Hydrotherapy)

Claire graduated from La Trobe University in 2003 and enjoys working both in the public and private sector in the areas of pelvic floor physiotherapy, women’s health, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.

She holds postgraduate qualifications in aquatic physiotherapy (hydrotherapy) and pelvic floor physiotherapy and is a member of Eastern Health’s Clinical Leadership Groups in Aquatic and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.

Claire treats pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and sports & spinal injuries.


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

BAppSci(Phty) Post Graduate Certificate Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Judy has over 14 years experience in treating pelvic floor dysfunction and continence issues in both men and women. She is a current Board member and past President of the Continence Foundation of Australia Victoria Branch (CFA VIC) and has been involved for many years helping to organise ongoing education programs through the CFA VIC Physiotherapy Group.

She has also worked as a paediatric physiotherapist and taught yoga in a past life and continues to use yoga and related practices in addition to Pilates, walking and gardening in order to maintain fitness and quality of life. She has a daughter living in London which provides a good incentive to add travel to her interests.


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Bachelor Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Certificate Physiotherapy Continence and Pelvic Floor, APAM

Alice has worked extensively as a physiotherapist in both the public and private sectors, working specifically with women for the last 10 years. Alice is passionate about empowering women in all stages of life in their health and fitness journeys. She has particular interest in helping women with pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic girdle pain, ante and postnatal care and problems associated with lactation.

Alice also holds an ongoing senior physiotherapy position at The Mercy Hospital for Women where she enjoys mentoring younger physiotherapist and students. She has three beautiful young children and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (including the Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Group) and the Continence Foundation of Australia



B App Sc (Physio) Grad Certificate Post Exercise for Women

APAM (Women’s Health Special Interest Group member)

Gill has been a physiotherapist for over 25 years and has worked specifically in Women’s Health for 15 years in a variety of public and private hospitals and clinics.Gill continues to work at a busy public maternity hospital where she treats women with various problems and symptoms both during and after pregnancy, as well as help train and mentor junior physiotherapists and physiotherapy students who are new to Women’s Health.

She is also the founder of Babes On Board pre and post natal exercise classes. With great excitement, Gill is bringing Babes on Board to Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy. She will also be part of the physio team providing individual consultations. Gill is mum to 3 amazing young people.



Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Masters Post-natal Exercise

Emily takes the Mums & Bubs class. She has clinical expertise in Womens Health Physiotherapy in which she has been working for 15 years. Emily has worked in both public and private healthcare & also has two young children of her own. She has completed post-graduate training in pregnancy & post-natal exercise and completed a Masters Research Degree in post-natal exercise.

Emily also lectures in the undergraduate & postgraduate physiotherapy courses at La Trobe University & University of Melbourne.


B.App.Sci(Phty) Level 1 Certification Lymphoedema Management

Kath has worked in the women’s health arena for 30 years in both the public and private healthcare setting. She assists women with pelvic floor and continence issues, provides care to the pre-and post-natal woman and exercise advice and classes for the older woman. She trained 10 years ago as a lymphoedema practitioner,  and assists both men and women with this condition.

Her greatest passion has always been childbirth education, offering individual and small group  facilitation in birth skills for women and couples preparing for labour.

She lectures in the Physiotherapy undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University of Melbourne.

Kath also facilitates Celebration Day For Girls – a mother-daughter workshop providing contemporary menstrual education. Aimed at 10-12 year olds, it seeks to inform and affirm young girls on the threshold of their womanhood.


Liz graduated from LaTrobe University in 2006. In 2010 she completed her post graduate certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. She has held positions in public and private hospitals and continence clinics and decided to move into private practice in 2012.
Liz joined Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy in 2018 before welcoming her daughter into the world. Liz enjoys all aspects of women’s and men’s health. Liz has a passion for empowering her patients in their road to recovery. There is no greater joy than watching someone leave the room with a solid plan and a skip in their step.


Bachelor Physiotherapy (The University of Melbourne) Post Graduate Certificate Physiotherapy (Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation)

Bec has been a physiotherapist for over 15 years, working in both the public and private sector in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Since completing her  Post graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation she has been working both privately and as part of the Eastern Health Continence Service in the area of Pelvic Health.   Bec is passionate about working with patients to meet their goals and takes a functional and practical approach to treatment.


Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne), Post Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health (Pelvic Floor) (University of Melbourne)

Following the completion on her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2009 Michelle entered private practice where her passion for pre and postnatal physiotherapy was born.   After finishing her Post Graduate studies in pelvic floor physiotherapy she travelled overseas and secured the lead Women’s Health Physiotherapist role at the Royal London Hospital.

Now back in Melbourne, Michelle is a senior Physiotherapist with the Eastern Health Continence Service. She has expertise treating both men and women with lower urinary tract symptoms. She also works on the post natal and uro-gynaecological surgery wards at Frances Perry House.

In her spare time Michelle loves hiking and camping and getting to the snow as much as possible over the winter months.


B.App.Sc (Physio), M.Womens.Health, PhD, FACP
Dr Margaret Sherburn PhD, FACP
Coordinator, Women’s Health Programs
Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences

The University of Melbourne, 3010

Margaret has been a Continence ad Women’s Health physiotherapist for most of her career. Her passion for women’s health began when she had her own two children, and she began running pre and postnatal exercise classes and leading innovative childbirth education classes. Currently she is a senior lecturer in the Physiotherapy Department at the University of Melbourne. Her main areas of research and clinical practice are management of pelvic floor dysfunction in women with pelvic pain, prolapse or incontinence, the use of ultrasound as a rehabilitation tool, and the role of exercise for women. She is a Continence and Women’s Health Specialist Physiotherapist, a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, isimmediate past Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal. Outside of work she loves to head to the outback or the garden, and spend time with her young grandchildren.


Anna is an experienced Physiotherapist who has worked across private practice, community and outpatient clinics, aged care and hospital settings.  She is passionate about empowering her clients and undertakes regular professional development, to ensure that she can continue to to offer the most effective evidence-based treaments.

Anna has a special interest in assisting women experiencing incontinence, sexual dysfunction and mastitis.

On her days off, Anna loves reading and spending time outdoors with her dog, Maisy.


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Postgraduate Certificate Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy)
  • Level 3 APA Sports Physiotherapy Certificate
  • Certified Clinical Pilates Instructor

Jodie graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2002 and has gained 20 years of clinical experience in the areas of musculoskeletal, women’s health and pelvic floor physiotherapy. Her clinical career has included 14 years working with elite female athletes for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) as well as private practice roles.

Since 2010, Jodie Dakic has been a lecturer in undergraduate and post-graduate programs in the Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University and is currently the Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health Stream Lead. Jodie has combined her extensive clinical experience with a strong research interest in women’s health conditions impacting female athletes and is currently completing her PhD investigating pelvic floor disorders in exercising women/female athletes.

Her main clinical and research interests include pelvic floor disorders, pre and postnatal health conditions and exercise for women across the lifespan. Jodie is a member of the International Continence Society, Australian Physiotherapy Association (Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Group) and the Continence Foundation of Australia.

Jodie is a mother of three children and in her spare time loves running, swimming and reading.


Doc. PT and BHlthSc MOTP
PGrad Cert. Exercise and Women’s Health (UMelb)
PGrad Cert. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (UMelb)

Jessica is a Physiotherapist with and Occupational Therapy background, who graduated from Melbourne University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2016.

Jessica has pursued further education in Women’s Health completing her post graduate certificate in Exercise for Women and Pelvic Floor from Melbourne University.

Jessica enjoys working with women across all stages of life and believes in an individual and tailored approach to treatment.



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