Lauren Riddell

Physiotherapist – On Maternity Leave

Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Canberra in 2013 and went on to work in biochemistry at the Canberra Fertility Clinic for 2 years. She then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra in 2017 during which time she also worked at the Canberra Sleep Clinic.

Since then, Lauren has completed professional development in the fields of musculoskeletal dry needling and Women’s health and incontinence. With her background in fertility biochemistry, Lauren’s special interests are based around women’s health; including incontinence, prolapse, pre and postnatal care and birth trauma.  Follow this link to see what a typical women’s health physiotherapy assessment involves.

Lauren’s Scope of practice includes:

Assessment and management of…
Urinary incontinence including urge and stress incontinence
• Nocturia
• Increased frequency
• Constipation
• Fecal incontinence
• Fecal urgency
Prolapse – including cystocele, rectocele and uterine prolapse
• Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
• Ante-natal and postnatal care
• Birth related trauma
• Exercise in pregnancy and post birth
• Rectus diastasis

Skills include
• Vaginal examination
• Bladder diary assessment
Real time ultrasound
• Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation and retraining
• Exercise prescription for complex pregnancy conditions
• Bladder retraining and rehabilitation
• Compression garment prescription
• Prenatal and postnatal garment prescription

In her spare time Lauren enjoys baking sweet treats and sewing.