Elise Fraser’s clinical interests lie in two main areas; Clinical Pilates and Women’s Health Physiotherapy.
Elise commenced DMA Clinical Pilates training in 2005 and has specialised in the field for more than 10 years. Elise has worked extensively utilising Clinical Pilates for rehabilitation of both acute and chronic spinal conditions, pregnant and postnatal patients, headache and postural pain, joint hypermobility syndrome and sports-specific rehabilitation.
Elise is passionate about working with women and completed Post Graduate studies in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation in 2008 at The University of Melbourne and is currently completing her Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy (Women’s Health). Elise has specialised Women’s Health Physiotherapy assessment and treatment skills, including the use of Real-Time Ultrasound for the evaluation of abdominal and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
Elise also holds an appointment at the Mercy Hospital for Women as a Senior Clinician Women’s Health Physiotherapist. She is experienced in the management of pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions (including pelvic girdle pain, thoracic and coccyx pain), return to sport after childbirth, incontinence, prolapse, chronic pelvic pain (vulvodynia/vaginismus), obstetric perineal trauma, mastitis, pre and post-operative pelvic/continence surgery rehabilitation and pre and postnatal abdominal and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (men and women). Elise also works as a tutor and examiner for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Physiotherapy students at Melbourne University and La Trobe University.
Elise takes a patient-centred, evidence-based approach in working with a full spectrum of patients; from elite athletes, women pre and post pregnancy, and all who have an interest in optimising their physical health and getting back-on-track to living with an active, healthy body.
Research / Publications
Professional Conference Presentations
- Presenter, Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) lecture – Breasts, bras and biomechanics (2016)
- Presenter, CFA/IUGA Conference – Physiotherapy management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) (2015)
- Presenter – CFA/IUGA Conference: Physiotherapy management of Obstetric Perineal Trauma (OASI) (2014, 2015)