As an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist and specialist women’s health physio, Jen Plath is able to treat the whole family – and help you live your best life.
Director & Principal Physiotherapist
As a physio, Jen Plath’s job is to help her patients achieve the most from their bodies – whatever their particular goals might be.
She has almost 15 years’ experience working in private practice general physiotherapy–treating backs, headaches, ankle sprains and the like. She treats athletes, ironmen, regular Joes, mums, teenagers and children and is qualified in dry needling. Jen’s specialty though is women’s health physiotherapy.
A Townsville local, Jen completed university in Brisbane before returning home to work in private clinics and build a career as a specialist generalist musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Several years ago she increased her focus on women’s health, gaining qualification through the Women’s Health Training Association in Sydney, and completing advanced training in pelvic organ prolapse, bladder incontinence and pelvic pain including pain during intercourse.
“The world of women’s health physiotherapy is seeing great progress in evidenced-based treatments,” says Jen. “I think a catalyst for this was the hard-fought campaign for public awareness around bladder incontinence; but the world of pelvic floor physiotherapy really includes so much more. We have successful strategies for managing bladder urgency, painful intercourse, prolapse, bowel issues, and you don’t need a referral to see a women’s health physio.
“Without a doubt the number one line I hear in my daily work is, ‘I never knew that this sort of physiotherapy existed – thank you!’”
Having established Physio Vida last year, Jen is able to offer her general physiotherapy services as well as specialised women’s health physio, with her personalised service as the owner-physio.
“My patients might be training for the next Cairns Ironman, or just trying to get through their day without discomfort. I even treat some families, each person with their own ailments,” says Jen. “My role is to listen, understand and help improve comfort and function.
“There is great satisfaction in giving people pain relief and a better understanding of their injury.”