Allied health services Mandurah

Physiotherapy, psychology and counselling services for women and children

We offer allied health services to women and children in Mandurah and the Peel region.

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Our women’s and children’s health physiotherapist, psychologist and counsellor look forward to helping you and your family.
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Physiotherapist Mandurah

Physiotherapy for women

Physiotherapy is available for pregnancy and postnatal conditions including:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck, rib or thoracic pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Weak abdominal muscles
  • Separation of abdominal muscles
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Mastitis
  • Painful episiotomies, tears or scars
  • Continence problems
  • Exercise advise and prescription
  • Tens rental for labour
  • Labour preparation and relaxation

Postnatal Physiotherapy

After your baby is born, it is recommended that you seek advice from the physiotherapist if:

  • Your baby was larger than 4kg or had a head circumference of 36cm or more
  • Your baby was born with the assistance of either forceps or vacuum
  • You had a third or fourth degree tear
  • You feel a dragging or heavy feeling around the vagina
  • You still have pain and/or swelling at or around your stitches site
  • You have painful and/or swollen haemorrhoids
  • You experience loss of bladder or bowel control or sensation
  • You have back or pelvic pain
  • You have mastitis
  • You have a gap of more than 2 fingers width between your abdominal muscles
  • You would like to return to high impact sport 

The physical changes from pregnancy to your abdominal muscles and pelvic floor occur over the 9 months of pregnancy and during the birth, and research is showing that your postnatal recovery is still occurring between 6 – 12 months after birth, or longer. This will depend also on how well you have been able to do your postnatal exercises during this time.

This means that you can benefit from postnatal physiotherapy 1 year, 2 years, 5 or more years after pregnancy and birth if your abdominals are still weakened and stretched, or you have any pelvic floor issues.

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Psychologist Mandurah

Psychology services for women and children

If you find certain aspects of your life difficult, rest assured you are not alone. At Nest Medical, we work respectfully and collaboratively with you to discover the source of the problem and explore realistic options for coping and how to put in place change mechanisms to help resolve and overcome the issues. 

Why meet with a psychologist?

Life can be hard and tough. Everyone’s situation is unique. Daily tasks such as your job, housework, and family occasions, can become increasingly overwhelming and leave you feeling drained/exhausted and unable to cope.

At Nest Medical, our psychologist works with children, adolescents and adults.

Our aim is to help:

  • Create a healthy mind
  • Improve your well-being, outlook and attitude
  • Overcome hurdles
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Define what is bothering you

Our interests include working with individuals experiencing difficulty with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Difficulties with pregnancy
  • Fertility issues
  • Miscarriage
  • Antenatal and postnatal mental health
  • Adjustments to the various stages of parenthood

We use different approaches depending on the patient. This may include:

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive Psychology
  • Motivational Interviewing
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Counsellor Mandurah

Counselling services for women and children

You may be experiencing struggles in your life and are unsure of how to move forward. Depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship issues may all be taking their toll and you want some positive way forward. 

Rise Counselling knows only too well that compassionate counselling can provide relief, strategies, and help with goal-setting that can turn your life from a struggle into a fulfilling journey.

Whatever the reason you are looking for some guidance and solution-focused therapy, we can help you – and you will leave with hope.

Ring: 0407 986 217 or email:

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Christine Coleman

BA in Psychology/Education, BEd (Education/Counselling), Masters of Applied Psychology

Our in-house psychologist; Christine Coleman works with our patients to create plans to improve emotional health and well-being as well as how to make meaningful changes to reach their goals. Christine has over 25 years of experience working in both public and private practice with a broad range or psychological presentations.

Christine is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and has full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia/Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).

As a psychologist, Christine enjoys meeting people and working together to help them regain a sense of well-being and balance in life. Every person is unique and it is satisfying to gently look at unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and find ways to respond differently which contribute to positive changes in their life. In her free time, Christine enjoys exploring nature reserves or going for long beach walks and trips to the theatre.

Dianne Edmonds

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Elite Personal Trainer (Cert III and IV in Fitness ) from Australian Fitness Network

Dianne Edmonds is a physiotherapist and antenatal educator who has a special interest in pregnancy and postnatal health and fitness and has been working in the area for over 20 years. She has a focus on pregnancy and postnatal core training including creating education courses in this area for fitness professionals through AIF Network in Australia, and Fitpro in the UK. She has helped develop the Pre and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines for AusActive, to guide women and fitness professionals around pregnancy and postnatal fitness.

At Nest Medical, Dianne is involved in running our antenatal classes; Pregnancy Essentials and Preparation for Childbirth with our midwives.

Dianne hosts the Running to the Core podcast focusing on postnatal return to fitness, available on Spotify and Apple podcasts.

Louise Pattison

Endorsed midwife

Bio coming soon

Corrinne Thorneycroft

Endorsed midwife

Bio coming soon

Martine Lee


Martine was born in North East Arnhem Land and moved to Mandurah as a child. Prior to working in health care, she worked in the banking sector. 

Completing her Bachelor of Nursing in 2013 and Graduate Diploma in Midwifery in 2017, she is now furthering her studies in Child and Adolescent Health.

Martine had her own children through Nest Medical and joined the team in 2018. When not at work, Martine enjoys spending time cooking, hiking and camping with her family.

Kim Hanly


Kim mainly grew up in Perth with some time spent in Queensland. After completing a Bachelor of Nursing at Edith Cowan University, Kim worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as a Registered Nurse and then completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Midwifery. During her 20s, Kim lived in Seattle USA where she worked as an Obstetric Nurse.

Kim has focused on all areas of midwifery, from antenatal clinic, through to birth suite and the postnatal ward. Kim worked in Osborne Park Hospital before joining the practice in April 2011 and in addition to her role as a midwife, now teaches the 3 antenatal education classes that she has developed over the years.

Card making, reading and travelling tends to fill up her free time as well as taxiing her children to swimming, drama and sailing.

Elaine Daniels

RN, RM, Graduate Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Elaine grew up in Perth and has a Diploma of applied Science (Nursing), Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing), Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing & Midwifery and a Graduate Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education.

After starting her career as a general nurse working at Royal Perth Hospital in the early 90s, Elaine lived in England then travelled around Europe and Africa. On returning to Australia in 1996, Elaine worked in Royal Perth Hospital then at Warren District Hospital in Manjimup where she completed her midwifery qualification. In 1999 Elaine moved to Mandurah and working at Peel Health Campus and the Australian Nursing Federation before joining the Nest family in 2012. Elaine has just passed the IBLCE Certification Examination and has the right to use the title International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) helping more women with any breastfeeding concerns and questions.

Outside of work, Elaine is very family focused; actively involved with the local Surf Life Saving Club, and taking her children to numerous dance recitals and swim carnivals!

Dr Michelle Howell


Dr Michelle Howell is an Australian-based health professional. Michelle is trained as a paediatrician and practices in Mandurah.

Special interests:

  • Managing ADHD,
  • Autism spectrum disorder,
  • Learning difficulties and
  • Developmental delay.

Dr Gregg Eloundou


Dr Gregg Eloundou is an outstanding consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist offering services in all aspects of obstetrics care and also has a wide range of experience in office, outpatient and surgical gynaecology.

Special interests:

  • Menstrual and bleeding disorders
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Colposcopy
  • Fertility investigation
  • Menopause
  • Minimal access surgery

Professional membership:

  • Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Dr Alex Thng

GP Mandurah

Bio coming soon

Dr Karine Hay

MBBS, DCH, Bachelor of Nursing

Dr Karine Hay loves all areas of medicine, but has a particular interest in children and women’s health. Prior to working as a GP, Karine worked at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) for 3 years, alongside WA’s best paediatricians, and completed her Diploma of Child Health during this time. Because of her love of paediatric medicine, Karine continues to work part time in the Emergency Department at the Perth Children’s Hospital, which helps to keep her skills and knowledge up to date. 

Since graduating from the University of Notre Dame Medical School in 2011, Karine has also spent time working in Fremantle Hospital and KEMH for women, and has experience in general adult medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, and all areas of women’s health including IUD insertion.

Prior to studying medicine, Karine worked as a Clinical Nurse at PMH for 10 years, predominantly in the Intensive Care Unit.

When not at work, you will find Karine enjoying family time, reading fiction novels, down the beach, and spending time with friends.

Dr Danni Gitsham

GP Obstetrician

Dr Danni Gitsham is a GP Obstetrician who studied at The University of Melbourne and completed her Advanced diploma of obstetrics and gynaecology at King Edward Memorial Hospital. 

She is a rural generalist, holding a fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Danni has worked in various places around Australia, including Perth, Karratha, Darwin and Gladstone in central Queensland and has volunteered in Papua New Guinea.

Danni also holds a Masters of Public Health and tropical medicine and has an interest in travel medicine.

Dr Peter Kell

GP Obstetrician/Director. MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG (Adv) GP Obestrician (C-Level)

Peter grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, before moving to WA. Before medicine he worked as an electroplater and metallurgist, then studied Alternative Medicine. Married with 6 children – He is a committed Christian with a deep desire to help and support people, and to always act with honesty, integrity and love. 

Peter is a GP-Obstetrician, MBBS (UWA) FRACGP (Fellow Royal Australian College GP), DRANZCOG (Adv.) (Advanced diploma or Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Graduate Diploma Rural GP, CCPU (Certificate Clinician Performed Ultrasound). Adjunct Lecturer (University of Note Dame GP-Obstetric representative Woman and Children’s Health Networks Doh WA. Chair of Obstetric review Committee PHC (8 yrs), Member MAC PHC (8 yrs).

He founded Nest Medical, then called Peel Maternity and Family practice, in 2006, a unique collaboration of GP-Obstetricians, midwives, specialists and allied health practitioners. He is passionate about improving care for pregnant women, both in pregnancy and delivery. He believes good maternity care requires a team of doctors and midwives, along with allied health professions, working together without competition. Outside of work and when not on call, Peter enjoys spending time with family and friends, sometime over a glass of his favourite wine!