our staff

Celia Bolton – Founding Physiotherapist

Celia is the founder and director on Innerstrength Healthcare and mother of a teenager. She graduated as a physiotherapist in 1991 and has lived in the Geelong area since 1998. She has been working in the area of pelvic health since 1996.  Celia has furthered her tertiary studies to increase her knowledge including a Women’s Studies (1997), Continence and Pelvic floor Rehabilitation (2000) and Exercise for Women (2007.) More recently Celia has become a certified 1 Giant Mind meditation teacher, studied Nature Based Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Family Violence to complement her passion for mind-body holistic care. Celia has applied for a position of Director on the Board of Directors for the Continence Foundation of Australia.

Sally Morgan – Dietician

Sally is an accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist with degrees from University of Melbourne and Deakin University.After broad clinical experience at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne she moved to the Geelong region where she has had a varied career in dietetics.Over the past 25 years Sally has worked firstly in nutrition research at Deakin University where she gained her Master of Science, before moving on to a private practice in nutrition and dietetics.
Sally has a special interest in helping those with irritable bowel syndrome, but is also interested and has a broad experience in helping those with diabetes, overweight, underweight and heart disease.
Sally is able to translate the latest guidelines from clinical research into practical advice so that patients are able to make sustainable changes to their diet to improve quality of life at all ages and stages of life.

Dr Jo Sheedy – Psychologist

Jo joined Innerstrength in March 2017, holding dual qualifications in both psychology and physiotherapy. She initially qualified in physiotherapy in 1990 and subsequently worked as a physiotherapist for 20 years before pursuing a passionate interest in mind-body health and retraining as a psychologist. She studied an honours degree in psychology  before going on to study a Masters of Psychology/PhD through Monash University. Jo’s PhD thesis explored psychological risk and particularly resilience factors associated with coping with chronic pain. Jo has experience in treating a range of psychological conditions. She uses a variety of therapies that include cognitive-behavioural, acceptance and schema based approaches. Jo provides individualised, respectful and evidence-based psychology treatment. She works in a highly collaborative manner to help her clients achieve meaningful and lasting change.

Conditions include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychological management of chronic pain
  • Adjustment to chronic health conditions
  • Assistance with recovery from injury or health problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Sleep problem
Karen Donaldson – Physiotherapist

Karen graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 2006. Her previous study includes Bach. Applied Science (Human Movement) and Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT in 2001. Karen enjoys working in the field of exercise rehabilitation and human movement. Her predominant focus involves the teaching of Clinical Pilates to patients within the women’s and men’s health sector. Since finishing post-graduate studies in Clinical Pilates at DMA Melbourne, she instructs regular Clinical Pilates classes, focusing on strength, conditioning, balance, postural correction and injury prevention. Life outside the rehabilitation world includes a passion for mountain biking, surfing and keeping up with her 2 young and cheeky sons, Will and Archie.

Isobel Atkinson – Physiotherapist

Isobel graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2006 and From Melbourne University with a postgraduate certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in 2014. Isobel has a particular interest in paediatrics and is a clinical lecturer at Deakin University on this topic.  Isobel is a mother of two young children and understands the highs and lows of parenting.

Natalie Anderson – Physiotherapist

Natalie graduated from La Trobe University in 2009 and has completed post graduate studies in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and Exercise and Women’s Health. Natalie has extensive experience in managing pelvic floor disorders in both men and women including incontinence, prolapse, bowel dysfunction and sexual dysfunction. Natalie has a specific interest in managing persistent pelvic pain and assisting her clients to return to physical activity after pregnancy or surgery. Natalie is experienced in delivering clinical pilates rehabilitation and has completed courses in advanced dry needling. Natalie is extremely passionate about assisting her patients to achieve their rehab goals.

Laura Callea -Physiotherapist

Laura graduated from Melbourne University with honours in 2011. Laura quickly developed a strong interest in Women’s Health and completed her post graduate certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in 2014. With this specialisation she has a strong interest in pelvic floor rehabilitation to manage conditions such as incontinence, prolapse, bowel dysfunction and sexual dysfunction. Laura also has strong knowledge and experience in the management of pelvic and back pain in the pre and post-natal periods and is enthusiastic in utilising Pilates therapy in the rehabilitation of her patients. Outside of work Laura’s interests include playing hockey, walking the beach and drinking good coffee!

Anastasia Pchelina – Physiotherapist

Anastasia graduated from Melbourne University in 2009 and has worked in a private practice setting since then. She has completed courses in Clinical Pilates and Dry Needling and has dealt with various musculoskeletal conditions over the years. Encouraging proper movement patterns and exercise focused rehabilitation is her main focus. Anastasia loves working with expecting mums and helping them enjoy this special time of their life.

Clair McKenzie – Physiotherapist

Clair completed her physiotherapy degree in 1998 at LaTrobe University and continued on to complete a Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2009 and a Post Graduate Certificate in the Pelvic Floor in 2014.  Clair has worked extensively in the private and public sectors primarily helping people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions such as back, pelvic and shoulder pain and has more recently, inspired by her own experiences having children, has realised a passion for the management of pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women.   After completing the ICCS course for Paediatric Incontinence in 2018, Clair has commenced seeing children for management of bladder and bowel dysfunction Outside of physiotherapy, Clair enjoys a chaotic life with three children and savours her quieter times to drink a coffee, read a good book and go to the gym.

Lianne Craig – Physiotherapist

Lianne graduated as a physio in 1988 and has completed postgraduate qualifications in pelvic floor physiotherapy and myofascial therapy. She is particularly interested in working with clients with pelvic floor dysfunction, both men and women, incontinence, prolapse, bowel dysfunction and sexual dysfunction. She has also had extensive experience in working with chronic pain conditions.

Emily Brown – Physiotherapist

Emily Graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014 with a Masters of Physiotherapy, having previously completed a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne in human structure and function. She has since been working in Private Practice treating a range of injuries and conditions, with a keen interest in Sport and  Women’s Health. Emily has completed post graduate study in Women’s Health, Dry Needling and Clinical Pilates. Currently completing her Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy through the University of Melbourne, Emily is very excited to be working with the Inner Strength Team. Outside of the clinic Emily enjoys time with her family, gym training with friends and spends her weekends working with AFL NAB league athletes at The Geelong Falcons.

Sarah Henderson – Physiotherapist

Sarah graduated with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy (2013) and Bachelor of Exercise Science (2011) from Griffith University and has since worked in the areas of musculoskeletal, sports, pelvic health and paediatrics. Sarah developed a passion for treating pelvic health conditions whilst working in the UK and has since expanded her scope to include postgraduate training in pregnancy, pre and postnatal care, continence, pelvic pain, pelvic floor rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates. Sarah loves to teach and create an understanding of your condition so that your goals can be achieved in an empowering, supportive and collaborative way. She has a particular interest in pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction, as well as paediatric continence, but is equally passionate about providing care for all areas of pelvic health.

Alice Waddell – Physiotherapist

Alice completed a Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2019, relocated to Melbourne and has worked at Monash Health for 12 Months. She has now returned to beautiful Geelong where she is originally from to pursue her passion in Women’s Health. Alice is really excited to be working at Inner Strength Healthcare and loves all things Women’s Health, particularly using exercise rehab to assist people in achieving their goals. Outside of work Alice enjoys catching up with her friends, family, practicing yoga or reading a good book! 

Rebekah Mauger – Physiotherapist

Bek graduated as a physiotherapist in 2015 from the University of South Australia. She instantly found her passion in pelvic floor physiotherapy and went on to complete further studies at the University of Melbourne in the area of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. Her special areas of interest include assisting patients with chronic pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, stress and urge incontinence, and athletes with pelvic floor dysfunction. Bek has worked with all genders experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction and enjoys seeing her patients reach their goals. She prides herself on a personalised approach and takes the time to listen to each patient’s story to ensure no details are missed. In her spare time, Bek enjoys dancing, as well as hiking and camping adventures with her partner and dog.

Rhiannon Butler- Physiotherpaist

Rhiannon graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2018 and since then has worked in both the public and private sectors in Horsham seeing a range of clients in acute, subacute and outpatient settings, including paediatrics and pelvic health. Last year, she relocated to the Surf Coast and is now working at Barwon Health and with us here at Inner Strength. 

Rhi has a keen interest in pelvic health and is looking forward to seeing pre and post-natal women for pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercise/clinical Pilates. This year, she will commence her postgraduate studies in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at Melbourne University. She has previously completed further study in women’s health, dry needling and clinical mat Pilates. 

You can find Rhi in the clinic after hours, providing those late arvo/early evening appointments. Rhi prides herself on her patient-centred approach and evidence based care. Outside of the clinic you will find Rhi running with her Kelpie Ned, adventuring with her partner, playing Netball, and catching up with friends over a coffee and a shop.

Jessica Haysom -Physiotherapist

Jessica graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2009. Since graduating, Jessica has developed a passion for Women’s Health and has extensive experience working across the public health and private sector, both in Australia and the UK. On returning from overseas, Jessica completed her post graduate certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (2019).  

Jessica enjoys working with women of all ages to optimise their pelvic health and specialises in pelvic floor rehabilitation to manage conditions such as incontinence, prolapse, bowel dysfunction and sexual dysfunction. 

Jessica has a particular interest and expertise in pre and post-natal care, including complex birth trauma and perineal tears, musculoskeletal conditions in pregnancy, pelvic floor recovery after birth, facilitating return to exercise and management of inflammatory breast/lactation conditions.  

Jessica is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to achieve their goals and enabling them to remain fit and active during pregnancy and beyond.