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Pelvic Floor/Prenatal/Postpartum Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are primary health care providers with an important role in health promotion and the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. Pelvic floor physiotherapists, have obtained additional training to be able to complete internal exams. This allows our practitioners, to have an in depth understanding of your core health and provide the best care and treatment possible. Please book w... Read More

Physiotherapists are primary health care providers with an important role in health promotion and the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. Pelvic floor physiotherapists, have obtained additional training to be able to complete internal exams. This allows our practitioners, to have an in depth understanding of your core health and provide the best care and treatment possible. Please book with one of our pelvic health practitioners for your pelvic/prenatal/postpartum assessments.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are primary health care providers with an important role in health promotion and the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. We understand how the body works and the mechanics required to keep it functioning optimally. During your sessions, your physical therapist will use their expert knowledge in combination with hands on clinical assessment techniques to assess, diagnose ... Read More

Physiotherapists are primary health care providers with an important role in health promotion and the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. We understand how the body works and the mechanics required to keep it functioning optimally. During your sessions, your physical therapist will use their expert knowledge in combination with hands on clinical assessment techniques to assess, diagnose and treat your symptoms. We offer a manual therapy approach, as well as Functional dry needling (IMS) and medical acupuncture to help you return to function as quickly as possible. Please check out the Canadian Physiotherapy association, or the physiotherapy association of BC for more information.


Clinical Pilates


Exercise Rehabilitation

Exercise rehabilitation with a pelvic floor focus! Our exercise rehabilitation professionals focus on pregnancy, postpartum and pelvic floor strengthening. YOU MUST FIRST BE ASSESSED BY ONE OF OUR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS BEFORE BOOKING EXERCISE REHABILITATION. If you are looking for pre-natal, postpartum and pelvic floor personal training sessions, please contact us directly to book.


Kinesiology / Athletic Therapy

Kinesiologists are trained movement experts! Exercise and movement are one of the best ways to heal faster, prevent injury and increase your overall feelings wellbeing. Kinesiologists provide exercise rehabilitation for all injuries including those sustained at work, at play and motor vehicle accidents. ICBC has now approved 12 sessions with a registered Kinesiologist to help you recover faster... Read More

Kinesiologists are trained movement experts! Exercise and movement are one of the best ways to heal faster, prevent injury and increase your overall feelings wellbeing. Kinesiologists provide exercise rehabilitation for all injuries including those sustained at work, at play and motor vehicle accidents. ICBC has now approved 12 sessions with a registered Kinesiologist to help you recover faster from your injuries. Some extended health plans also provide coverage for Kinesiology.

Choose this option for Kinesiology appointments and ICBC.


TeleHealth

Connect with a registered physiotherapist, kinesiologist or physiotherapy support worker from the comfort of your own home! These sessions are perfect for those individuals who would like to connect with us to ask questions, progress your exercises, update your therapist on your progress to date, immediate postpartum recovery support and for pelvic floor prenatal education. Contact us to see if... Read More

Connect with a registered physiotherapist, kinesiologist or physiotherapy support worker from the comfort of your own home! These sessions are perfect for those individuals who would like to connect with us to ask questions, progress your exercises, update your therapist on your progress to date, immediate postpartum recovery support and for pelvic floor prenatal education. Contact us to see if a virtual therapy session is right for you!


Breast Health

Our registered physiotherapists are trained to treat medicated mastitis and clogged milk ducts. If you are struggling with breast health postpartum, we are here to help!


Hypopressives

The Hypopressives® Training technique incorporates a full body restorative approach to retraining your core and pelvic floor. This is a postural and respiratory approach that can safely and effectively reprogram the inner core system (pelvic floor, diaphragm, transverse abdominals, and multifidi muscles) to address and manage symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction and to promote long term pelvic... Read More

The Hypopressives® Training technique incorporates a full body restorative approach to retraining your core and pelvic floor. This is a postural and respiratory approach that can safely and effectively reprogram the inner core system (pelvic floor, diaphragm, transverse abdominals, and multifidi muscles) to address and manage symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction and to promote long term pelvic health.

Hypopressives can help to:
• Eliminate pressure on the pelvic floor
• Improve tone and function of the pelvic floor muscles and inner core to eliminate common pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms such as incontinence, prolapse, diastasis recti and hypertonicity
• Decrease the severity of a prolapse
• Improve abdominal tone and increase connective tissue strength
• Release tension in hypertonic pelvic floor muscles
• Pelvic floor and core muscle activation
• Increase vascular flow

Hypopressives allow our core and pelvic floor muscles to recover and promote their expected functions: to anticipate movement, maintain stability and continence, to support our pelvic organs, control our sexual function and pleasure while under subconscious control and in coordination with breath.

Gloria Cheung (she/her) BSc (Kinesiology), MPT Other designations: CAFCI, FDN 1, Pelvic Floor Rehab Urosante Level 1 Connect Therapy™ Series Graduate Dr Linda Joy Lee Certified Rost Therapy Clinician for Pelvic Girdle Pain during and after Pregnancy Calibrate Clinical Pilates (Mat and Reformer)

I completed my Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Sydney in 2013 after obtaining my Bachelors of Kinesiology degree at SFU. Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, I worked as a Kinesiologist, where I gained experience with prescribing exercises and addressing movement patterns. My passion for travelling and learning led me to study Physiotherapy in Australia. Running is my passion and endurance training is my therapy. I have completed numerous half-marathons, marathons and some sprint triathlons.

My interest for Womens’s health sparked when I was a young girl watching my mom suffer from gynaecological issues. I wanted to learn more and help more women which led me to get certified in Pelvic Floor Rehab with UroSantἐ in 2016. I am passionate about life long learning and have completed numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, and dry needling. I completed the Connect Therapy™ Series and Thoracic Ring Approach with Dr. Linda Joy Lee which involves whole body assessment, finding the drivers of dysfunction and treating the whole person.

The body and mind are interconnected and I strive to create a safe space for people to talk about their pelvic health. I believe strongly in listening to my clients, providing hands-on treatment with a focus on education, active exercise and treating the root cause of the problem. Recently, I trained with Calibrate Pilates, a Pilates training program for Rehabilitation professionals. I enjoy integrating Pilates based exercises into my practice to help clients move with more ease, build a stronger foundation and create more body awareness. As a new mom, I was lucky to have a very positive birthing experience. Our bodies and mind go through an amazing transformation. My goal is to provide women with the confidence and knowledge to trust their bodies during the journey of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. I want to empower women to understand their bodies and help women transition through different stages of life: Bump and beyond and to return to the things that they LOVE to do. I am excited to join the awesome team at BUMP supporting other women.

Gloria Cheung (she/her) BSc (Kinesiology), MPT Other designations: CAFCI, FDN 1, Pelvic Floor Re... Read More

Krista (she/her) is a fitness coach specializing in pelvic floor health in movement and exercise. Her own experience with common pelvic floor related symptoms is what lead her to specialize in this area over 5 years ago. Having three children of her own, she has dealt with diastasis, umbilical hernia, back and hip pain, prolapse and incontinence. Through a combination of pelvic floor physiotherapy and retraining her body through core and pelvic floor focused strength and conditioning, she was able to quickly heal from a hernia repair surgery and create a functionally strong body to reduce and eliminate her symptoms.

Krista is a Master Trainer for Bellies Inc. a Canadian organization where one of several missions is to train fitness professionals and teach them strategies for working with postpartum women. She has taken additional pelvic floor focused courses including The Female Athlete, a program hosted by an Australian physiotherapist, designed to look at strategies to help women expand their symptom free zone and eliminate the fear of movement.

Krista has expanded her exercise knowledge and training among a range of fitness disciplines, from general group fitness to weight training and CrossFit. She is a certified BCRPA Weight Trainer and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Through over 9 years in the fitness industry, and 5 years of experience working as a pelvic floor fitness expert, Krista uses a variety of exercise theories to help women from beginner to advanced fitness levels safely reintegrate back into exercise. Building strong, functional bodies has been a proven tool to help women heal from pelvic floor dysfunction.

Krista (she/her) is a fitness coach specializing in pelvic floor health in movement and exercise.... Read More

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Lacey Forsyth (she/her), Owner & Registered Physiotherapist BA.(Hons); MA; MPT Other designations: CAFCI, FDN 2, CAPP-OB

I graduated from the University of BC with my Master’s in Physical Therapy after receiving my Master of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 2010. I have a passion for helping others live their healthiest and best life.

My interest in pregnancy and postpartum physiotherapy started when I was pregnant with my second child. I was very curious about how women dealt with the physical, emotional and psychological changes in pregnancy. After working for a number of years in various areas of public and private practice, I realized there was significant gap in clinical care for pregnant and postpartum women which inspired me to open Bump physio & co in 2018.

Over the past few years, I have gained valuable experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation, treating sports injuries and post surgical rehab. I have taken a number of post graduate courses to advance my skills. Most recently I completed my Obstetric Physiotherapy certification (CAPP-OB) through the American Physiotherapy Association. I am also fully certified in medical acupuncture and Functional Dry Needling (Kinetacore). I am a passionate life-long learner and continue my ongoing education and I’m active member of the Physiotherapy Association of BC and the triities community. 

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Lacey Forsyth (she/her), Owner & Registered Physiotherapis... Read More

Hello,

I’m Ale (she/her), I was born in Colombia and moved to North Vancouver when I was 7 years old. Here, I fell in love with all that BC has to offer. I grew up as a competitive swimmer and received a swimming scholarship to Concordia University in sunny Irvine California. Here, I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sports Science. A few years later, I moved to Kingston Ontario to complete my Masters’ of Physical Therapy degree at Queens University.

My Why?

My entire life, I have always loved helping others. In becoming a physiotherapist, I am privileged to help my clients improve their quality of life. I believe, this is the best gift I could ever give someone. While I was a student, I quickly realized, that I had a keen interest in pelvic health.

I am passionate about working as a pelvic floor physio because there is a huge gap in care. I want to bring more awareness and knowledge about what women can do to improve their quality of life pre and postpartum. More importantly, to empower women with the knowledge to better understand their pelvis and how it ties so closely to everything we do and how our bodies function. I also enjoy and have experience working with adults and children in orthopaedic rehabilitation and sports injuries.

I have completed my Pelvic Health Levels 1-3 through Pelvic Health Solutions as well as a Soft Tissue Release Course. I am eager to continuing my education to better serve my patients.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I love exploring BC’s hikes and will jump into any body of water when given the opportunity. I am thrilled to be a part of the amazing team at Bump and I look forward to improving your pelvic health soon!

And Yes, I am fluent in Español :)

Hello, I’m Ale (she/her), I was born in Colombia and moved to North Vancouver when I was 7 year... Read More

Hi, I’m Natalie (she/her). a.k.a. Mama to two adorable kids and wife to an ultra-patient IT consultant 😊 I have over 18 years of clinical experience in Sports and orthopaedic physiotherapy and more recently I’ve become certified in Clinical Pilates and in Pelvic Health.

My interest in Pelvic Health started in my 1st pregnancy in 2015. Having experienced some firsthand challenges pre and post-pregnancy, I explored and learned ways to make my pregnancy journey meaningful and successful. Education has been a powerful tool for me, both in preparation for pregnancy, in pregnancy and in my postpartum recovery.

It is my passion to educate and empower clients. It allows your recovery to be less limited by unfounded fears (both in thought and movement!) and to focus on the gains (outcomes?) and goals of the visit. I am an advocate for human movement and mechanics! Both in my day-to-day life and clinical practice, I am always guided with the belief that everyone has a voice or journey to be shared and heard.

I value lifelong learning, and my additional course work includes: Calibrate Pilates (Reformer and Mat), Pelvic Health Level 1, Level 2 Orthopedic Levels in Manual Therapy, ROST Therapy training for Sacro-Iliac Pain, Power Over Prolapse course, K-Taping Pro Course.

Personally, I value faith, family and integrity. I enjoy “park hopping” with my kids, unplanned picnics with the family, fabulous farmer’s market finds and discovering great hole in the wall restaurants or small cafes! I look forward to meeting you!

Hi, I’m Natalie (she/her). a.k.a. Mama to two adorable kids and wife to an ultra-patient IT cons... Read More

Brigitta (Bri) (she/her) completed her Master of Physiotherapy at Western University and her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Queen’s University. Bri found her passion for pelvic physiotherapy after completing a women’s health placement where she assessed and treated pre and post-natal clients. Her favourite part about women’s health is helping women understand their own bodies and feeling empowered herself through the deep connections that are made through this partnership. She approaches each assessment and treatment with a holistic lens and loves educating patients so that they can feel confident in pursuing and achieving any goal they set out to do – big or small!

Bri grew up just outside of Algonquin Park in Ontario, and she pins her outgoing and bubbly personality to the countless hours she spent immersing herself in the outdoors and meeting new people through all walks of life. When outside of the clinic, you can find Bri hiking, camping, travelling, playing sports, and trying to pet every puppy she sees. She will make you feel warm and welcomed the second you step into your first appointment with her. She can’t wait to meet you at Bump Physio and help you achieve your goals!

Brigitta loves continuing her education and has successfully become certified in the following:

•Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence (Pelvic Health Solutions) •Level 2: The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens (Pelvic Health Solutions) •Clinical Pilates Instructor (Calibrate Pilates) •Cultural Competencies in Pelvic Health for Rehabilitation Professionals (Pelvic Health Solutions) •Cesarean Birth: The Role of Physiotherapy in Preparation & Recovery (Pelvic Health Solutions) •Certified Sport & Emergency First Responder (Canadian Red Cross) •Level 1 Sport Physiotherapist (Sport Physiotherapy Canada)

Brigitta (Bri) (she/her) completed her Master of Physiotherapy at Western University and her Bach... Read More

Alison Martin, Registered Physiotherapist BComm, MPT Other designations: PH Level 1, PH Level 2B

Hello! My name is Alison (she/her). I grew up in the Prairies and have gradually moved west, making BC my home. I completed my Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2000 from the University of Saskatchewan and went on to work in business. I love being outdoors, and through activities like running and hiking I sustained some injuries for which I sought out the expertise of local physical therapists. I fell in love with the profession of physiotherapy and decided to take a chance! In 2011, I completed my Masters of Physiotherapy degree at the University of British Columbia. My interest in women’s health started during my studies, and I took my first pelvic health course in 2012. Life took me to a different area of practice while I had my own children, working in both private orthopedic practice as well as in acute care and rehabilitation within Fraser Health.

Since returning to practice in pelvic physiotherapy, I’ve had the pleasure of taking numerous courses, including:

• Pelvic Floor Level 1 & Level 2B (Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute) • Caring for the pregnant patient • Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (Dayan Werner Pelvic Rehab) • Coccydynia (Rost Therapy) - ongoing • Soft Tissue Release • Ortho Level 1 • Vestibular Rehabilitation • Concussion management workshop (Concussion Rehab Works)

I am also excited to be currently taking a course called PhysioYoga and the Pelvic Floor, as well as a course on female athletes and being ready for high-intensity training and impact postpartum.

I have two, very energetic young boys. My labours were very fast (precipitous) and I ended up having an episiotomy with my first child. Through my postpartum journey I have dealt with pelvic floor dysfunctions including pelvic pain and scarring, prolapse, and incontinence. To help with my recovery, I saw a pelvic floor physiotherapist who helped me resolve my concerns. Pelvic health is a lifelong journey for us all!

In my spare time you will usually find me out and about with my boys. Yoga is a daily part of my life, I enjoy hiking, and I am working on my own return to running. Next on my list of ventures is to begin some basic trail riding with my boys!

I am so happy to have joined Bump Physio & Co and I look forward to helping other women achieve their pelvic health goals!

Alison Martin, Registered Physiotherapist BComm, MPT Other designations: PH Level 1, PH Level 2B ... Read More

Hi! I’m Savanna (she/her), I grew up in Seattle, WA and made my way up north to Vancouver in 2013. Here, I completed my Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. During those 4 years of school I quickly realized the incredible opportunities BC had to offer and knew then and there I was never leaving! I then completed my Master of Physical Therapy at UBC and solidified this place, I am so grateful to call home.

For many years I knew I wanted to become a physiotherapist. I loved the idea of helping others and the ability to empower people to optimize their health. During my undergrad I was involved in women’s health rehabilitation where I started to foster this skill. Once I began my Master’s degree, I discovered a keen interest in pelvic health and knew this was a field I wanted to pursue.

Working as a pelvic floor physiotherapist is something I am incredibly passionate about. I believe all women should feel strong, capable, and confident in their bodies. My approach is to create a safe place for people to share about their pelvic health and deliver comprehensive treatment focused on education, exercise, and manual therapy. My aim is to provide clients with a solid foundation of knowledge and awareness of their bodies, and to work together to achieve their goals pre and post-natal. I want to help women feel empowered as they navigate their journey and instill confidence in what their bodies can do. I am beyond excited be a part of the Bump team and help support women in doing what they love.

Certifications: • Level 1 Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy certification • Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1 accreditation

Outside of the clinic you can find me running the Seawall, scaling the neighboring North Shore mountains, or exploring local coffee shops. I have also recently discovered a love for baking and am always looking for new recipes and kitchen hacks to try out!

Hi! I’m Savanna (she/her), I grew up in Seattle, WA and made my way up north to Vancouver in 2013... Read More

Kirstin (she/her) graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Active Health and Rehabilitation in 2017. During her undergrad degree, she completed three co-operative education semesters, two of which were spent in a physiotherapy clinic in an occupational rehabilitation program. Since then, she has gained extensive experience working with occupational rehab, ICBC and personal training clients.

In January 2019, Kirstin started teaching group physio classes with Bump Physio and Lift Fitness. This started to grow her passion for women’s health, and it has only expanded. She values using evidence-based practices to help her clients achieve their physical goals and believes exercise truly is medicine.

She has taken a Soft Tissue Release Level 1 course and has seen the benefit to integrating active releases with activity to help manage pain and recover from injury.

When she’s not in the clinic, Kirstin enjoys a good cup of coffee, reading, yoga, hiking, skiing and soccer!

Kirstin (she/her) graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentrati... Read More

Amy Tao Clinical Practice Lead, Registered Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor B.Sc. (Kin), BFA, MPT, CAFCI

Hello, my name is Amy (she/her). I graduated from the Master of Physical Therapy program at UBC in 2012 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at Simon Fraser University. Dance has been a big part of my life from a young age and sparked a lifelong interest in movement and the human body, ultimately leading me on the path to becoming a physiotherapist.

I discovered the value of pelvic floor physiotherapy after developing pubic symphysis pain during my second pregnancy and pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence postpartum. This firsthand experience motivated me to make a significant career shift and pursue my passion for this area of practice, as I wanted to learn how to help myself and others with similar issues.

Previously, I worked for many years with clients with neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s disease, helping to improve their function and quality of life. This experience has greatly influenced my treatment philosophy of addressing the whole body and the whole person, considering all aspects of their being using a biopsychosocial approach. I am especially passionate about working with clients with chronic/persistent pain conditions, including pelvic pain.

I love to learn and have taken numerous courses including:

• Pelvic Floor Level 1 (Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute) • Level 2 and 3A: Female and Male Pelvic Pain (Pelvic Health Solutions) • Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & the Pelvic Floor • The Abdominal Wall After Pregnancy & Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (Diane Lee) • Exercise Reframed: Exercises for a Sensitive Nervous System • Bowel and Bladder Treatment of the Client with Neurologic Dysfunction • Levels 1 & 2 STOTT PILATES® Rehab Mat and Reformer • Certified in Anatomical Acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada • Basic Bobath Course: The Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Neurological Conditions

In my downtime, you’ll find me exploring the forest with my two boys, paddling a kayak or canoe, on my yoga mat, or dancing in my living room. I feel so fortunate to be a part of the Bump family and am excited to have a role in the personal and professional development of our team and finding innovative ways to improve client care and outcomes!

Amy Tao Clinical Practice Lead, Registered Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor B.Sc. (K... Read More

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