Pelvic Health Physiotherapists
DR. SINEAD DUFOUR, PT, PhD
Dr. Sinéad has worked as a physiotherapist for over 10 years with an emphasis on treating issues in the back and pelvis. More recently, Sinéad added to this expertise by completing additional training in obstetrics and urogyenecology that now allow her to practice with advanced standing through the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario as a rostered Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.Sinéad is committed to lifelong learning as evidenced through her array of clinical certifications in both orthopedics and women’s health domains.
Sinead works with an amazing collaboarive team at The WOMB.Her expertise on the team assists women during pregancy to maximize physical function, correct any sources of back or pelvic pain and best prepare women for optimal birth. Post-natally, Sinéad ensures that women take the precutions needed to prevent or treat “mummy tummy” (aka. diastatis rectus), urinary incontince, pelvic organ prolaspse and any form of pelvic pain. Sinéad is an affilate member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gyencologists of Canada as well as a member of the Divison of Women’s Health though the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Sinéad’s clinical work is complimented by her research and teaching in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University. She is also a pround mother of twins and an advocate for women’s health nationally and internationally.
Sinéad looks forward to helping you achive your optimal function through pregnancy and beyond!
ROBYN SYNNOTT, BKin (Hons), MScPT
Robyn holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. She is a registered yoga teacher and a member of both the Women’s Health and the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Robyn has recently rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the protected acts of internal pelvic physiotherapy as well as acupuncture. She has taken extensive courses in pelvic health, core function, soft tissue release techniques, yin yoga, persistent pain management, acupuncture, and visceral release. She uses this knowledge to help women to prepare for and to ease their birthing experience. Robyn also assists women with their recovery from the birthing and pregnancy process by preventing or treating common pelvic dysfunctions such as “mummy tummy”, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.
Robyn occasionally acts as a supervisor for physiotherapy students at McMaster University and has worked closely with the Clinical Education department. She enjoys dancing, yoga, and hiking as ways to keep active. When she gets the chance, she loves to travel and explore new places.
JENNY TELFER-CRUM, BScHK (Hons), MScPT
Jenny holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. She became interested in Pelvic Health after experiencing chronic hip pain that did not resolve through traditional orthopedic physiotherapy treatment but resolved quickly after seeing a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. Jenny has completed courses in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy that allow her to treat women experiencing pelvic pain, low pack pain, hip pain, pain with intercourse, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse which can occur before, during and/or after pregnancy. Jenny has a special interest in preparing the body for birth and then helping women return to exercise after pregnancy and has taken advanced courses to help high intensity weekend warriors return to their training of choice. Jenny is Rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform internal pelvic exams and is also a member of the Women's Health Division with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.