Women's Health

Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor physiotherapy for women involves the assessment and rehabilitation of the muscles responsible for your bladder and bowel function, sexual function and pelvic / low back stability.

Our physiotherapist has specialized post-graduate training and experience in treating pelvic floor conditions. The pelvic floor can be affected by pregnancy, childbirth, scar tissue, menopause, traumatic injuries, surgery, muscle strain or pelvic / low back pain issues.

Our pelvic floor assessment involves a detailed medical history and can be provided through a telehealth or in person appointment. Our physiotherapist is trained to perform an internal examination to assess the function of your pelvic floor. It is not always needed and of course you can choose not to have the exam.

Treatment for pelvic floor issues may involve manual therapy and relaxation techniques, pelvic floor muscle and core stability exercises, posture assessment, education on bladder habits and recommendations for lifestyle modifications.

Common Conditions

  • Stress incontinence – involuntary loss of urine when coughing, laughing, sneezing or exercising
  • Bladder urgency
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pre and post-op gynecological repair surgery
  • Pre and post natal conditions
  • Abdominal muscle separation – known as diastasis recti
  • Painful intercourse
  • Menopause related vaginal and bladder changes
  • Pelvis or low back pain including SIJ and coccyx

Don’t let your bladder control your day

Located downtown at the Savoy Professional Offices – 777 Blanshard Street, Suite 103, Victoria

Breast Health

In Canada, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Specialist physiotherapy treatment can provide post-op rehabilitation and help manage shoulder stiffness, weakness, pain, cording and lymphedema and help you return to your regular activities and lifestyle.

Our physiotherapist has specialized post-graduate training and experience in treating women who have had breast cancer surgery. Our appointments involve one-on-one care in a quiet private room. Physiotherapy will begin with a detailed assessment and move on to treatment which can include hands on therapy techniques to regain shoulder range of motion, scar massage, myofascial release techniques, joint mobilization and other soft tissue techniques. We can also provide progressive strengthening exercises, monitor wound healing, advise on posture and monitor arm circumference measurements for signs of lymphedema.

We offer compassion and understanding at every stage of your recovery. We are respectful of your many medical appointments and can offer a home exercise program including videos for you to follow. Our professional networking with Island Health’s Breast Health Patient Navigators, RMT lymphedema therapists and Inspire Health will offer you comfort that you are in the right hands.

Common Conditions

  • Shoulder stiffness / weakness
  • Axillary cording
  • Pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Scar tissue management
  • Post-op swelling
  • Radiation fibrosis
  • Joint pain with hormone therapy
  • Post breast reconstruction functional rehab

You’re in the right hands

Located downtown at the Savoy Professional Offices – 777 Blanshard Street, Suite 103, Victoria


Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue which can lead to increased risk of fracture. At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. The most common fractures associated with osteoporosis are in the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder.

Our physiotherapist has specialized post-graduate education and experience in treating patients diagnosed with osteoporosis. We are knowledgeable about medications used for osteoporosis and their side effects.

An initial physiotherapy appointment will involve a detailed medical history along with an assessment of your posture, joint range of motion, strength and mobility. We can provide bracing, education on protection and safe movements to manage recent osteoporotic compression fractures of the spine. For more chronic spinal pain from osteoporosis or after compression fracture we use soft tissue techniques, gentle mobilisations, electrotherapy plus exercises to improve movement, strength, balance and posture. Education is also a key component of physiotherapy as there may be postures, or movements that create pain and stiffness or activities that put your bones at risk of fracture. We can educate you about falls prevention and provide rehab for balance and stepping skills to avoid falls. Weight bearing exercise is one of the main components to manage osteoporosis and we can help you feel empowered to safely return to your daily activities.

Common Conditions

  • Osteoporotic compression fracture
  • Vertebral wedge fracture
  • Osteopenia
  • Kyphosis
  • Spinal deformity
  • Bracing for spinal wedge fractures
  • Weight bearing exercise
  • Resistance training
  • Falls prevention
  • Balance training

Helping you age actively

Located downtown at the Savoy Professional Offices – 777 Blanshard Street, Suite 103, Victoria