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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Projects 2013 2020

Research Output 2005 2019

An allied health rehabilitation program for patients following surgery for abdomino-pelvic cancer: a feasibility and pilot clinical study

Frawley, H. C., Lin, K. Y., Granger, C. L., Higgins, R., Butler, M. & Denehy, L., 27 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Attributes of physiotherapy continence clinicians: a qualitative perspective

Slade, S. C., Hay-Smith, J., Mastwyk, S., Morris, M. E. & Frawley, H., 1 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Physiotherapy (United Kingdom). 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Motor Function and Perception of Health in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia

Næss, I., Frawley, H. C. & Bø, K., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Sexual Medicine. 16, 7, p. 1060-1067 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pelvic floor outcomes in patients who have undergone general rehabilitation following surgery for colorectal cancer: A pilot study

Lin, K-Y., Denehy, L., Granger, C. L. & Frawley, H. C., 2019, In : Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 35, 3, p. 206-218 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Program evaluation within the research translation framework

Brusco, N. K. & Frawley, H. C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Physiotherapy. 65, 2, p. 63-64 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

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