Kirby Birch

Senior Physiotherapist

Pelvic Floor and Pregnancy Physiotherapist

Meet Kirby Birch

Kirby is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who graduated from Latrobe University in 2017. Kirby has always been passionate about all areas of Women’s Health, leading her to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy to specialise in this area.

Kirby has spent the majority of her career working within the private practice field and has also gained further qualifications in both Clinical Pilates and Dry Needling.

Kirby has special interests in treating women throughout the child bearing years, with particular skill and experience in managing pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and post natal abdominal separation. Kirby also holds a keen interest in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction in pelvic pain conditions (e.g. vaginismus, sexual pain and endometriosis). Kirby is passionate about educating and empowering women, to help them achieve optimal pelvic health in all stages of life.

Kirby also holds a keen clinical interest in the management of neck related pain and headaches, and enjoys utilising a combined approach of manual and exercise therapy to help her clients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small.

Outside of the clinic, Kirby enjoys keeping active, being outdoors, and spending quality time with her loved ones.

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Latrobe University)
  • Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (Latrobe University)
  • Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne) – TBC 2023
  • APA Dry Needling Physiotherapy Level 1
  • DMA Clinical Pilates: Unit A
  • DMA Clinical Pilates: Unit B
  • Level 1 Mat Pilates
  • Reformer Pilates
  • APA Introductory Women’s Health Physiotherapy Level 1
  • APA Spinal Physiotherapy Part A
  • Understanding Dementia online course (University of Tasmania)
  • Understanding Multiple Sclerosis online course (University of Tasmania)

Kirby loves working with clients of all ages to help them achieve their health goals

Book your Appointment with Kirby below:

NOTE: If you are new to the clinic, please book an initial appointment first. If you have an account with us, be sure to LOGIN and re-book / manage your classes from your My Account dashboard.

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1. Physiotherapy

This appointment is for an Initial assessment and treatment session with a Senior Physiotherapist. Please select this appointment type if you are a new client to Perform. What to expect: This appointment is a 45 minutes session and includes: - Full assessment with clinical tests - Manual therapy - Exercise prescription (mobility and strengthening exercises) - Return to sport/work plan

2. Women's Health Physiotherapy
3. Clinical Pilates + Exercise

Is where one of our Senior Physiotherapists performs a full movement assessment reviewing your biomechanics and movement patterns and how they may inter-relate with your injury. The physio then prescribes and teaches you specific clinical pilates exercises on the reformer to address any movement of biomechanical impairments.

6. Testing + Analysis Consultations

During this appointment you will meet with your Physio, and discuss your sport, its requirments and your goals. We will then perform a sport specific strength assessemnt using our VALD performance equipement to give you tagible data, that will guide your rehab, and training.

8. Online Physio

An Initial appointment will be an online consultation. During this consultation your Physio will take a full history of your injury and run you through some movement tests. You will get the usual advice, education and exercise regime you would, just as if you attended the clinic.

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Location Perform Physio - Ivanhoe
Practitioner Kirby Birch

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