Lauren Earles

Head Physiotherapist

Women’s Health advocate, Physiotherapist and coffee lover. 

Lauren is Geelong born and bred (Go the Cats!) but studied and lived in QLD for 11 years before coming back to Geelong in 2019 (via Canada and NSW). 

She has been a Physiotherapist for 13 years and has had a special interest and focus on Women’s Health Physiotherapy for the last 5 years. Her early Physio career saw her work in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, including working for the Australian Winter Olympic Team for 3 years! In that role, she was the head Physiotherapist for the Australian Skeleton Team (a sport where they go head-first down a bobsled track!). She attended the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia where she looked after the Australian sliding sports athletes (skeleton, bobsled and luge). That crazy sports but amazing athletes and a phenomenal experience.

Over the past 5 years, she blended her passion for Sports Physiotherapy with Women’s Health Physiotherapy. The female body is incredible and having a full understanding of the external and internal structures of the body allows me to have a very holistic and thorough approach to management. Her passion for Women’s Health also stems from a personal point of view, being diagnosed with Endometriosis, Adenomyosis and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and understanding the difficulties those with chronic pelvic pain experience. 

Clinically, she sees a range of women of all ages, including those with pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse, pregnancy, postnatal, menopause and pelvic pain. Her passion is also in raising awareness of Women’s Health issues because so many women suffer in silence with conditions that can effectively be treated by Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

She is trained to do internal vaginal examinations for Pelvic Floor Muscle and Pelvic Organ Prolapse assessments and is also trained to fit pessaries for prolapse.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Physiotherapy, Bond University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (double major sports science and biomedical science), Bond University, 2006
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association

Women’s Health

  • Member of Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA)
  • Introduction into Women’s Health Physiotherapy, WHTA
  • Female Pelvic Pain, Michelle Lyons
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Prolapse and Stress Incontinence, WHTA
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Musculoskeletal, Exercise and Sport, WHTA
  • Women’s Health Research Update 2020, WHTA
  • Trauma Informed Physiotherapy Practice, WHTA
  • Birth Choices Course, WHTA
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Advanced Anorectal Disorders, WHTA
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Pessary Fitting, WHTA
  • Preparing the Pelvic Floor for Birth, Pelvic Health Mentoring / Natalie McConochie

Musculoskeletal / Sports

  • Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Kinesiotaping /RockTape
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • DMA Clinical Pilates level 1+2
  • The Pregnant Pelvis