Meet the Team
Masters Continence and Women’s Health
Professional Certificate Conservative Management of Prolapse
Rachel has been awarded a Title by her Professional Association. "APA Titled Physiotherapists are highly qualified with expert knowledge and skills in their area of practice. The APA Title serves as a professional mark of distinction." Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Working as a physiotherapist since 2003, Rachel worked mainly in neurological rehabilitation and women’s health. This has taken her across Australia, as well as living and working in Tasmania for over 10 years.
People living with neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s Disease, MS and stroke, often experience pain, sexual dysfunction and bladder and bowel issues.
This overlap of symptoms inspired Rachel to her Masters in continence and women’s health and further study in pelvic pain, especially Endometriosis, Bladder pain and pain with sex.
- Registered with AHPRA
- Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
- Member of Australian College of Physiotherapists
- Member of the Continence Foundation of Australia
- Member of the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
- Member of the International Pelvic Pain Society
- Vice Chair of the Board Women's Health Tasmania
- Tasmanian Rep APA Womens, Mens Pelvic Health special interest group
Rachel Andrew, Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist
Louisa Cordingley, Physiotherapist Pelvic Health
Graduate Certificate Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. Melbourne University
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Academic Medalist). James Cook University
Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Exercise Science. Victoria University
Lymphoedema Management upper limb and lower limb level I
Aquatic physiotherapy – level 1 & 2
Louisa has been working as a Physiotherapist for ten years. She has worked in rural, remote and metropolitan areas across Australia, predominately in neurological rehabilitation. Louisa's interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy began when she was working for the Sunshine Coast Hospital in 2014, completing post graduate training in 2019.
Passionate about pelvic health, clinical rehabilitation and educating women to understand their own bodies and feel empowered, Louisa plans to continue further study in this area over the next three years.
For the last 18 months Louisa has been working within the Pelvic Health and Lymphoedema team at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She enjoys working with a diverse range of women, has a strong interest in pelvic pain management and very much believes that rehabilitation for persistent pelvic pain is possible.
Master of Health (Research)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons.)
Post Graduate Certificate Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Professional Certificate Pain Science and Rehabilitation
Professional Certificate Practice Education
Enrolled in Dimensions of Yoga (Yoga Instructor in the Satyananda Tradition)
Cate is passionate about empowering women to manage and overcome pelvic health challenges. Cate also has expertise in children’s continence, having worked with the Children’s Continence Service at the Royal Hobart Hospital for the past fifteen years.
Working as a physiotherapist since 1995, one of Cate’s career highlights was working as a community physiotherapist in the remote Kimberley Region or Western Australia. Cate has specialised in continence and pelvic health for the past fifteen years, since having her own children. More recently she has developed expertise in pain education through her involvement with not for profit organisation Pain Revolution. Cate is an experienced yoga practitioner and has recently enrolled in Yoga Instructor Training in the Satyananda Tradition.
Cate Andrews, Physiotherapist Pelvic Health