Taryn particularly loves treating pre and postnatal women, and helping women of any age to manage vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence. She was one of the first physiotherapists in Perth to be trained in pessary management for vaginal prolapse and now offers this important service at FitRight HQ. Taryn loves empowering women to be proactive about their pelvic floor health, and she is working hard to help to bridge the gap between the fitness industry and the pelvic health industry.
Where do you work as a Physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?
For most of the last 13 years, I have worked in private Physiotherapy clinics in Perth and London, treating people with a variety of different pelvic floor muscle issues (bladder and bowel problems, painful sex, vaginal prolapse etc) as well as doing pregnancy and postnatal assessments for exercise prescription and to manage common aches and pains in the childbearing year. This has now culminated in the opening of a clinic in Applecross called FitRight HQ – A Centre For Women’s Health & Exercise, where I can treat Women’s Health Physiotherapy clients alongside two other Women’s Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists, and a midwife who is a Lactation Consultant. The ultimate dream job!
Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?
I teach the Baby&Me, Toddler&Me and Empower classes in Ardross.
What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?
I absolutely love feeling like I’m making a positive impact on someone’s experience in the childbearing years and beyond, and that I’m doing my little part to help prevent these women from suffering with common pelvic floor muscle related issues in the future. If we can empower women earlier in life to change habits and optimise their muscles, then at menopausal age hopefully they can avoid common problems like prolapse and incontinence that maybe their mothers and grandmothers suffered from. I never feel like FitRight instructing is work – I get to exercise and chat with like minded women every week!