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Alison Lutz

Hillview Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapy was founded in 2010 by physiotherapist Alison Lutz. Alison graduated from Curtin University School of Physiotherapy in 2000, and very early in her career developed an interest in, and passion for, the field of women's health physiotherapy. Following completion of some non-physiotherapy-related study (and overseas travel), Alison commenced work in a large, private maternity hospital in Perth, WA. Here her passion was fuelled by working in the inpatient maternity, outpatient and hydrotherapy settings.

Further postgraduate training extended Alison's interest to working with men - particularly in the areas of post-prostatectomy incontinence and pelvic pain - and children with bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Memberships
We are proud to be a member of the following organisations:

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA)

Gynaecological Awareness Information Network Inc. (GAIN)

International Children's Continence Society (ICCS)

International Continence Society (ICS)

After completing the Curtin University of WA Master of Clinical Physiotherapy in Continence and Women's Health, Alison decided to move her work closer to her home in Perth Hills, and founded Hillview Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapy, in Midland. Hillview is a family business founded on principles of excellence in physiotherapy practice and empathy in supporting women, men, babies and children, on their journey towards improved health and wellbeing.

Since the arrival of Jamie and Anais Lutz in 2012 and 2015, respectively, Alison now works part-time alongside other postgraduate continence and women's health physiotherapists at Hillview. Alison is passionate about continuing education and professional development, and enjoys pursuing her journey as a "lifelong learner", along with the team at Hillview. She especially enjoys growing and providing a unique service for the local community.

Alison is a member of the APA Continence and Women's Health Group, Continence Foundation of Australia, and the International Children's Continence Society.

Rachel Tarca

Rachel joined the Hillview Physiotherapy team in 2013, and returned after taking a year off to travel the world with her husband in 2014. Rachel graduated from physiotherapy at Curtin University of WA in 2007 and began her career in a large private maternity hospital, where she first met Alison Lutz and began realising her passion for treating women's health issues.

Rachel completed her Pilates training in 2008 and is a keen enthusiast and teacher of clinical Pilates now at Hillview Physiotherapy, for women of all ages - including during pregnancy. Rachel also commenced studying her Masters in Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapy through Curtin University in 2012, which she completed in 2016 after finalising her collaborative research into the effects of hypnobirthing.

Rachel loves taking all kinds of exercise classes and is very interested in exercise rehabilitation. She also really enjoys the variety she gets working with women, men and children with bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction. When she's not at work, Rachel loves sewing, cooking, entertaining, going to the beach, and caring for her bubbly toddler, Eliza.

Amy Tinetti

Amy joined the Hillview Physiotherapy team in 2016. Amy first graduated from physiotherapy at Curtin University of WA in 2008, and commenced studying a Masters in Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2015. Amy came from a musculoskeletal and Pilates background but found that she had a strong interest in treating women's, men's and pelvic health issues, and saw the need for more physiotherapists skilled in this area. So, after the birth of her first son, she decided to pursue this passion, and completed her postgraduate study in 2017, after finalising a research study into the help-seeking behaviours of women with pelvic floor dysfunction.

When Amy isn't working she is busy looking after her very active pre-schooler, Myles.

Kirsten Ryan

Kirsten joined the Hillview Physiotherapy team in 2017. Kirsten first graduated from physiotherapy at Curtin University of WA in 2002, and shortly thereafter moved to rural WA to work in a public hospital setting, gaining a wide range of experience and physiotherapy skills. In 2004 Kirsten embarked on an international working holiday, and after 3 years travelling and working throughout the UK, Europe and Africa, Kirsten settled back in Perth in 2007 where she worked in the public hospital setting in a variety of roles.

In 2008 Kirsten decided to pursue her passion for women's health physiotherapy via further study, completing a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Continence and Women's Health. In 2011 and 2014 Kirsten welcomed two baby boys into the world and is looking forward, with her family, to welcoming her third baby in October 2017.

When Kirsten is not at work she is usually running around after her two active boys.
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