Helena Frawley

Assoc Professor


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Personal profile


Dr Helena Frawley is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and researcher. Alongside her position at Monash University, she is the Head of Cabrini Centre for Alllied Health Research and Education, at Cabrini Health. 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 dysfunction: pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, incontinence and pelvic floor problems following pelvic surgery, including for pelvic cancer.  Her other research interest is translational research, including implementation of clinical practice guidelines.

Helena is active internationally in this area of work, as a member of several international working groups and committees. She is committed to improving pelvic floor function.

External positions

Head, Cabrini Centre for Allied Health Research and Education, Cabrini Health

2012 → …

Research area keywords

  • pelvic floor muscle
  • pelvic floor exercise
  • pelvic pain
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • incontinence
  • translational research
  • guideline implementation


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