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Meet Patricia Neumann PhD, FACP

We’re excited to announce that our new CD, Pelvic Floor Muscle Relaxation for Women and Men with Chronic Pelvic Pain is narrated by Dr. Patricia Neumann.

Dr. Patricia Neumann is an Australian Specialist Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, who was awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2010. She has a PhD in Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia where she is an adjunct researcher, associated with the International Centre of Allied Health Evidence. She is also a practitioner, consulting at Pelvic Pain SA (in Adelaide, South Australia), a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to the management of pelvic pain in men and women. More information about the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia can be obtained at

Dr Neumann has researched and published on many areas of pelvic floor dysfunction, female stress incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, male urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy, neuroscience education for women with pelvic pain and physiotherapy for women with provoked vestibulodynia. She has contributed chapters to two books and has lectured widely nationally within Australia and internationally.


First Author:

Neumann P, Fuller A, Sutherland, Panuccio C. Quantification of pelvic floor muscle function using transperineal ultrasound prior to radical prostate surgery: a reliability study. (2015) In Press: Physical Therapy Journal

Neumann P, Fuller A, Sutherland P. Pelvic floor muscle contraction with verbal instructions – do men get it? Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal, The , Vol. 21, No. 1, Spring 2015: 84-88.

Neumann P, Burnett A, Scammell A, Thompson J, Briffa K. Training of Australian health care providers in pessary management for women with pelvic organ prolapse: Outcomes of a novel program. Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal, The, Vol. 21, No. 1, Autumn 2015: 6-8, 10-12.

Neumann, P, Grimmer KA, Deenadayalann, Y 2006 Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and adjunctive therapies for stress urinary incontinence in women: a Systematic Review. BMC. Women’s Health 6:11.

Neumann P, Grimmer K, Grant R, Gill V. The costs and benefits of physiotherapy as first-line treatment for female stress urinary incontinence. ANZ J Public Health 2005;29:416-421.

Neumann P, Grimmer K, Grant R, Gill V. Physiotherapy for female stress urinary incontinence: a multi-centre observational study. Australian &New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, June 2005; 45:226-232.

Neumann P, Grimmer K, Blizzard L, Grant R. The expanded paper towel test; an objective test of urine loss for stress incontinence. Neurourology & Neurodynamics 2004; 23:649-655.

Neumann P, Gill V. (2002). Pelvic floor and abdominal muscle interaction: EMG activity and intra-abdominal pressure. International Urogynecology Journal 13:125-132.

Clinical practice guidelines for use of support pessaries in women with pelvic organ prolapse (2012). In collaboration with International Centre for Allied Health Evidence. Available at:


Boucaut R, Coffee J, Neumann, PB. Safe manual handling: Pelvic floor considerations. Physiotherapy 2008. 94:314-318.

Grimmer KA, Milanese, S., Mulley, B, Neumann PB, Maddison, T, Bialocerkowski A, Kumar, S, Deenadayalan Y., Dryden., Hillier, S. CAHE Outcomes Calculator: An Allied Health Initiative to improve practice. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. October 2005. Volume 3 Number 4.

Thompson, J. A., O’Sullivan, PB, Briffa, NK, Neumann, PB. Differences in muscle activation patterns during pelvic floor muscle contraction and valsalva manoeuvre. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2006 25:148-155

Thompson, J. A., O’Sullivan, PB, Briffa, NK, Neumann, PB. Assessment of voluntary pelvic floor muscle contraction in continent and incontinent women using transperineal ultrasound, manual muscle testing and vaginal squeeze pressure measurements. International Urogynaecology Journal. 2006. 17:624-630.

Thompson, J. A., O’Sullivan, PB, Briffa, NK, Neumann, PB. Altered muscle activation patterns in symptomatic women during pelvic floor muscle contraction and valsalva manoeuvre. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2006 25(3): 268-276.

Thompson, J. A., O’Sullivan, PB, Briffa, NK, Neumann, PB. Comparison of transperineal and transabdominal ultrasound in the assessment of voluntary pelvic flroor muscle contractions and functional manoeuvres in continent and incontinent women. International Urogynaecology Journal. 2007 18(7): 779-786.

Thompson, J. A., O’Sullivan, PB, Briffa, NK, Neumann, PB, Court, S. Assessment of pelvic floor muscle movement using transabdominal and transperineal ultrasound. International Urogynaecology Journal. 2005. 16: 285-292.

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