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MEET OUR PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Lisa Flanders, Registered Physiotherapist in Ottawa with specialized training in pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Lisa Flanders PT, MSc (PT)

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Lisa Flanders is a Registered Physiotherapist 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.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy became a passion. 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. It looks at the whole person when determining the cause of dysfunction.

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 and visceral manipulation.

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).

Sarah Trottier, Registered Physiotherapist in Ottawa

Sarah Trottier PT, MSc (PT)

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Sarah Trottier is a bilingual registered physiotherapist who completed her Bachelors of Health Sciences in 2012 and her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015 both at the University of Ottawa.

 

She grew up in North Bay, and was very active in the sporting community, which played a huge role in her becoming a physiotherapist. After years of living in Ottawa for school, she had fallen in love with the city and decided to continue her physiotherapy career in the nation’s Capital. Sarah has been working in a private practice setting utilizing skills such as myofascial release, visceral manipulation, manual therapy, acupuncture and dry needling to treat a variety of injuries and conditions.

 

Through her work, Sarah realized early on in her career that she had an interest in pelvic health. She completed post graduate training in pelvic floor rehabilitation, which included courses to assess and treat many pelvic health conditions, such as bladder and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse, and many other related conditions.Sarah understands that pelvic floor issues may be a vulnerable topic, but she believes that her compassionate and positive approach can help clients feel empowered in a comfortable and safe environment.