Lisa Flanders is a Registered Physiotherapist in Ottawa, Ontario with specialized training pertaining to pelvic floor physiotherapy. She completed a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba prior to completing a Master of Science, Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.
Lisa began her career in orthopedic physiotherapy, which she loves and continues to practice, but had a keen interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy. Following several post-graduate courses on pelvic floor physiotherapy, it became a passion for her. She realized many individuals have common concerns related to pelvic health but are often too embarrassed to seek advice, or are unaware that treatment is available. Her goal is to improve the health and quality of life of her clients. She wants to remove the stigma surrounding pelvic health concerns and assist her clients in regaining a connection to their pelvic floor and optimize their health and function.
Lisa is trained in the Integrated Systems Model approach through Diane Lee & Associates, which looks at the whole person when determining the cause of dysfunction. Lisa sees patients with a variety of concerns related to orthopedic and pelvic floor health, including chronic pain, acute injury, sports injury, male and female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginismus (painful penetration), vulvodynia (pelvic pain), diastasis recti and coccydynia (tailbone pain). Each client is unique and Lisa uses a variety of techniques to tailor each treatment plan to the individual. She has a keen interest in learning and continuing education and has completed a variety of post-graduate courses in pelvic health, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and acupuncture.