Hannah Graetz

Hannah Graetz

MClinPhty(Continence & Women’s Health), BPhty

Hannah is a titled Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist with an interest in vulvovaginal conditions in women and sexual pain & pelvic pain disorders in women and men. She is a senior physiotherapist at The Royal Hospital for Women and has been involved in the development of Advanced Practice Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist-led screening clinics in urogynaecology, gynaecology and urology departments at Barwon Health in Victoria and SESLHD in NSW. She holds a clinical teaching position at Curtin University and provides clinical supervision for postgraduate continence & women’s health physiotherapists in Sydney. Hannah is passionate about empowering women and men to improve their pelvic health across a range of bladder, bowel and sexual conditions that span the life stages.

Qualifications

2017-2019 Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists – WMPH Specialisation Training Program
2015 Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence & Women’s Health), Curtin University of Technology
2009 Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Newcastle

Current Positions

2016-present; Senior Physiotherapist Royal Hospital for Women
2016-present; Australian Physiotherapy Association Professional Practice & Standards Committee member & titling examination assessor
2016-present; NSW Vice-Chairperson, Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Australia
2016-present; Clinical Supervisor, Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence & Women’s Health), Curtin University of Technology

Past clinical positions

2013-2015 Project Lead & Clinical Lead Physiotherapist (Continence & Women’s Health), Barwon Health, Geelong
2012-2013 Physiotherapist, Western Australia
2010-2011 Physiotherapist, Royal Darwin Hospital

Past professional appointments

2016-2017 Project lead physiotherapist & recipient of $50,000 funding– Advanced practice C&WH physiotherapy in urogynaecology/gynaecology – South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health
2014-2015 Project lead physiotherapist at Barwon Health for Department of Health Victoria grant for Advanced practice C&WH physiotherapy project
2014-2015 Clinical lead physiotherapist and project lead, Barwon Health Persistent Pelvic Pain Clinic

Memberships

International Urogynaecology Association (IUGA)
International Society for Study of Vulvovaginal Disorders (since 2016)
Continence Foundation of Australia (since 2011)
APA member (since 2009)
WMPHA member (since 2011)

Teaching

2016-present; Clinical Supervisor, Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence & Women’s Health), Curtin University of Technology
2016-2017 – Clinical Tutor, Postgraduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehabilitation, University of Melbourne
2016-present – APA lectures evenings Sydney
2016 – Guest Lecturer in Continence & Women’s Health, Graduate Entry Doctor of Physiotherapy program, Macquarie University
2016 – Guest Lecturer in Continence & Women’s Health, Graduate Entry Master of Physiotherapy program, University of Sydney

Research experience

Graetz H, Briffa K, Thompson J. 2018. Investigating models of continence care and service provision in regional Australia: a retrospective clinical audit. ANZCJ; 24:2; 36-42.
2018 – IUGA Conference, Vienna Austria, poster presentations
  ♦ Risk factors in vulvodynia: a systematic review (Graetz H, White A, Frawley H)
  ♦ Assessment of red flags in pelvic health: consideration of a framework for use in clinical practice
  ♦ Advanced Practice Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapy in Urogynaecology – poster
2017 – ISSVD Conference, Mendoza Argentina, abstract presentation – Risk factors in vulvodynia: a systematic review (Graetz H, White A, Frawley H)
2017 – World Congress of Physical Therapy – Asia West Pacific, Bangkok Thailand, abstract presentation – Investigating models of continence care (Graetz H, Briffa K, Thompson J)
2017 – Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, Sydney, abstract presentations
  ♦ Risk factors in vulvodynia: a systematic review (Graetz H, White A, Frawley H)
  ♦ Investigating models of continence care (Graetz H, Briffa K, Thompson J)