Associate Professor Helena Frawley is a pelvic floor physiotherapy researcher. She leads the women’s health physiotherapy research program at Monash University. Helena completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne in 2008, and gained Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2011, as a Specialist Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist.
Her research is focused on pelvic floor muscle measurement studies and conservative therapies to treat pelvic floor disorders: pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, incontinence and post floor disorders following treatment for pelvic and breast cancer. Helena has a strong interest in translational research, and implementation of clinical practice guidelines.
Helena is active internationally in this area of work, as a member of several peak body working groups and committees. She is currently Chair of the International Continence Society Working Group for Standardisation of Terminology for Assessment of Pelvic Floor Muscle Function and Dysfunction. She is committed to improving outcomes in people with pelvic floor dysfunction.