Sonia Scharfbillig completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2000 and went on to complete a Master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy in 2004, both at the University of South Australia. She completed the requirements for the title of Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist from the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 2011.
Sonia is a member of the:
- Australian Physiotherapy Association;
- International Continence Society;
- Continence Foundation of Australia;
- Adelaide Pelvic Pain Network
The following areas of female and male pelvic floor dysfunction can be assessed and managed at Pelvic Floor Health:
- leakage from the bladder with coughing, sneezing, exercise (known as stress incontinence in men and women )
- bladder urgency (overwhelming urges to empty, feeling like you are needing to go to the toilet all the time, men and women)
- vaginal prolapse (bulging and heaviness through the vaginal area)
- assessment of the pelvic floor muscles before/after prolapse or incontinence surgery (women)
- assessment of the pelvic floor muscles before/after prostate surgery (men)
- weak pelvic floor muscles (after pregnancy or childbirth)
- altered sensation during intercourse (feeling too loose through the vaginal area)
- painful intercourse (feeling too tight through the vaginal area)
- female chronic pelvic pain
- male chronic pelvic pain
- leakage from the bowel
- difficulty emptying the bowels (constipation or obstruction, men and women)
- coccyx pain (men and women)
Pelvic Floor Health also provides assessment and management options for children with bladder and bowel issues.
This includes bedwetting, constipation and/or leakage from the bladder or bowels.