Corina Avni

Physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic function and chronic pain

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Practice Number: (083) 258-2843

Mobile: 083 258 2843


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Practice: Room 100 Fairfield Suites Kingsbury Hospital , Wilderness Rd, Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Professional Registration Number: PT0063541

Hours of Clinical Health Work:  More than 1000 hours

Year Joined in MSH: 2020

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Corina Avni is a registered physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic function. She has been ‘gloved up’ and working in pelvic health since 1998.

She runs Pelvic Function – a physiotherapy practice devoted entirely to the management of pelvic dysfunction in men, women and children, based at Life Kingsbury Hospital  in Cape Town.  This has provided a particular insight into the range of possible pelvic presentations over the life span and across varied populations.

Particular interests include chronic pelvic pain with multiple pelvic co-morbidity (everything going wrong in the pelvis all at once, including but not limited to sexual dysfunction) and pelvic biomechanics, especially pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. She does however treat anything from bedwetting in children, to women unable to consummate marriage due to pain with penetration, to men who have pelvic symptoms after a long bicycle ride.

She serves as a pelvic physiotherapist on three multidisciplinary teams – the Kingsbury Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Unit (PFDU), Cape Pelvic Pain Clinic (CPPC), and most recently as a Cape Town representative for My Sexual Health (MSH).

Corina is an expert witness for medico-legal claims involving abdomino-pelvic trauma and dysfunction. Occasionally, she is asked to assist with paediatric bladder bowel dysfunction cases from Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

Corina lectures extensively, nationally, internationally and online. She was of the original committee members of the Pelvic and Women’s Health Physiotherapy Group, a special interest group of the South Africa Society of Physiotherapy, being responsible for course development and  delivery. International offerings have included Namibia, Botswana, Dubai and a life-changing 10 days lecturing on pelvic function in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has presented at International Urogynaecology Association (IUGA), International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS) and World Congress Of Physical Therapy (WCPT) conferences.

She is a regular guest lecturer for everyone from the Pain Management Physiotherapy Group to the South African Sexual Health Association. She has written many articles and chapters for books. Corina has graced the radio waves and has been on TV.

Corina embarked on original research to describe pelvic floor muscle function during gait and weightbearing for her Master’s degree.


Physiotherapist- B.Sc. Physio UCT; M.Physio Stellenbosch, South Africa

Additional Sexual Health Related Courses / CPDS:
  • HIV Diploma (CMSA) (2017)
  • WPATH GEI Foundations Course (2021)

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