B Physio (Honours), Grad Cert Physio (Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehab) (UniMelb)
APPI Certified Pilates Instructor
Jessica (Jess) Kostos graduated with Honours at The University of Melbourne in Australia, and has since completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy to become a specialist Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapist. This enables her to assess and treat any dysfunction of the pelvic floor including bladder and bowel issues, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain conditions. Jess is also a certified APPI Pilates instructor and has further training in dry needling and chronic pain management.
Jess has gained extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors. In Australia she worked in a large community hospital as part of a multi-disciplinary maternity team, both on the ward and in the outpatient department. During this time she won an award for her quality improvement project to reduce wait-times for the Physiotherapy Ante-natal Clinic.
Jess also has experience working in multiple private practices specialising in women’s and men’s pelvic health, musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Jess’s experience and training in musculoskeletal, pelvic floor and obstetric physiotherapy is unique and allows for a more holistic approach to treatment.
Jess has a particular interest in treating pre and postnatal women, and would consider herself a guru for anything pelvic related. She regularly sees patients with pelvic organ prolapse, abdominal separation (DRAM) and urinary incontinence. APPI Wimbledon is equipped with real time ultrasound which Jess regularly uses for assessment of the pelvic floor and tummy muscles.
Her clinical approach combines traditional physiotherapy with clinical Pilates, dry needling, education and exercise therapy to treat, manage and promote wellbeing. She is passionate about helping people of all ages achieve their optimal physical health and wellbeing.