Sue Croft was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2023 for her services to community health as a physiotherapist.
Sue graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1977 and initially practised general physiotherapy at Princess Alexandra Hospital – then moving to the Spinal Injuries Unit. She then worked in the Mater Hospital Intensive Care Unit for 4 years. Following the birth of her children, she tutored at the University of Queensland developing an interest in Women’s Health. Since 1988, Sue has worked continuously in Women’s Health and Continence promotion and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.
Sue is a registered physiotherapist, a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the National Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Pelvic Health Group, the International Continence Society, IUGA and a Committee member of the Queensland Branch of the Continence Foundation of Australia.
Sue’s ongoing commitment to Continuing Education is important to ensure that the most recent research is being accessed in order to provide the best evidence-based treatment strategies for her patients. Conferences, workshops and journal articles are regularly used to update knowledge and up-skill. Sue is regularly asked to lecture at education forums for medical staff, physiotherapists, nurses and for the public.
She presented the physiotherapy perspective at a pain workshop at the IUGA conference in September, 2012; presented at a colorectal conference in Auckland in September 2013; has lectured at numerous GP training events over the years; presented at the Stomal Therapy Conference in 2017; has organised the CFA State Conference in Brisbane in 2018; spoke on Sexual Dysfunction at UGSA in March, 2019; presented at The National Sonographers Conference in June, 2019; was Co-Chair of the Continence Foundation of Australia’s National Conference on Incontinence 2020 and is presenting two lectures at the Women on Fire Conference in the UK (via webinar) in April, 2021
She is a passionate advocate for women’s health issues, is active on Instagram and Facebook with respect to these issues and writes a blog on pelvic floor dysfunction, bladder, bowel, prolapse and pelvic pain problems and solutions.
Sue is very pleased to announce that ‘Pelvic Floor Recovery’ has been translated into a German language book “Beckenbodenrehabilitation – Physiotherapie für Gynäkologische und Kolorektale Chirurgie“.