Pelvic Health Physiotherapists

SINEAD DUFOUR, PT, PhD

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Dr. Sinéad Dufour is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University.  She completed her MScPT at McMaster University in 2003, her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western in 2011 and retuned to McMaster in 2013 to complete a post-doctoral fellowship.  She contributes to both the Master of Science in Physiotherapy program and the and Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University. Her current research interests include: conservative and lifestyle approaches to manage pelvic pain, conservative approaches to optimize pelvic health, technologies to support pelvic floor rehabilitation, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision in women’s and pediatric health.  Sinéad currently collaborates with faculty from both the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics on various research projects.  She was the recipient of one of the International Continence Society Research Awards in 2017, the Elaine Meadows Research Scholar award (American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health) in 2018 and is an invited speaker at conferences around the globe. Dr. Sinéad Dufour is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University.  She completed her MScPT at McMaster University in 2003, her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western in 2011 and retuned to McMaster in 2013 to complete a post-doctoral fellowship.  She contributes to both the Master of Science in Physiotherapy program and the and Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University. Her current research interests include: conservative and lifestyle approaches to manage pelvic pain, conservative approaches to optimize pelvic health, technologies to support pelvic floor rehabilitation, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision in women’s and pediatric health.  Sinéad currently collaborates with faculty from both the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics on various research projects.  She was the recipient of one of the International Continence Society Research Awards in 2017, the Elaine Meadows Research Scholar award (American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health) in 2018 and is an invited speaker at conferences around the globe. 


Sinéad stays currently clinically through her work as the Director of Pelvic Health Services at The World of my Baby (the WOMB) in Milton, Ontario.  Her clinical practice focuses on optimizing women’s and children’s pelvic health.  She is also an associate of Pelvic Health Solutions, an active member the Urogynaecology Committee of the Society of Obstetricians of Gynaecologists of Canada and a proud mother of twins.

 

JENNY TELFER-CRUM, BScHK (Hons), MScPT

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THE WOMB - MILTON
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.

Connect with Jenny through her blogs:

Exercise During Pregnancy: When & What? Advice from a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Why I don't hate Crunches, Crossfit and Bootcamps for Moms

Sex After Baby: What everyone wants to know, but sometimes is afraid to ask!

Grandmas have vaginas too!

LEA DAMATA, MScPT

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Lea is a graduate from McMaster University with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy, and York University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Since completion, she has continued her education by challenging her Manual Therapy Level 1. She has also pursued pelvic health physiotherapy, an area which she has developed a true passion for. Her clinical interest includes women’s and paediatric’s pelvic health. She treats a variety of pelvic conditions including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, and perinatal care. Lea’s diverse paediatric experiences, including her work at McMaster Children’s Hospital and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, has also fostered a special interest working with children. She was the recipient CanChild’s Paediatric Research Award in 2017. 

Lea is a strong advocate of women’s health and holds a Public Relations subcommittee position with the Women’s Health Division. She is also as a member of the Orthopedic, Pediatric Division and Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Most importantly, she is committed to empower her patients on their active recovery, to improve their health, well-being and quality of life.

GERDA HAYDEN, MScPT

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Gerda squareGerda is a highly skilled physiotherapist who takes pride in delivering holistic care.  She keeps abreast of the latest evidence based research and applies this to clients.  Her thorough, insightful and effective assessment enables the development of an integrated and comprehensive client centred treatment strategy. Gerda utilises manual therapy, electrotherapy and dry needling amongst other techniques and has a special interest in postnatal clients and all Women’s Health conditions.  Gerda has been a physiotherapist for 12 years in South Africa, England and now Canada! She is a mother to young boys and has taught Pilates for the last eight years as well.


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