Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
M.ScA PT, B.Kin, BAS
With a background in fitness, kinesiology, and physiotherapy, and a passion for pregnancy and babies, Michelle was naturally drawn to pelvic health physiotherapy. Michelle completed level one during her Masters in Physiotherapy at McGill, and levels two and three with Pelvic Health Solutions thereafter. Michelle has since completed additional courses in pregnancy, pelvic girdle pain, and dermoneuromodulation.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to prepare a mother for her perinatal journey. Michelle is proud to be a part of this interdisciplinary village at The WOMB. Michelle strongly believes in informed childbirth and preparing the body and mind for labour and delivery. Preparation, not planning, as few childbirths go according to plan. As a pelvic health physiotherapist, Michelle’s intention is to educate and support women throughout their perinatal journey. This includes pain education, optimizing breathing and movement strategies, and restoring proper function to the pelvic floor. These same approaches apply to other common conditions such as incontinence and prolapse. Michelle also has a special interest in treating chronic pelvic pain conditions and working to desensitize the nervous system. Science has confirmed a mind-body connection that is an essential part of Michelle’s practice.
Michelle is passionate about sharing her knowledge of this very important emerging field in physiotherapy. Michelle became a mom in August 2019 and loves watching her little one grow and learn.