Integrated Treatment for Pelvic Floor Health


Physiotherapy and Manual Therapy for Women
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Integrated Treatment for Pelvic Floor Health


Physiotherapy and Manual Therapy for Women
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Do You Suffer From?

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We Can Help.



Why is Pelvic Health Important?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy and manual therapy is not just for treatment of incontinence. Weak or dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles can cause, or contribute to, a myriad of conditions.

Since the pelvic floor is the only stabilizing muscle that is oriented in the horizontal plane, it performs a critical role in spinal stability during all activities. Often chronic back, pelvic or groin pain that does not resolve with usual treatment is related to poor pelvic floor muscle function.

The pelvic floor muscles along with the deep abdominal and back muscles work together to provide lumbar stability, and weakness in one can impact function in the other muscles. It is important to assess all of the deep stabilizers together.

Real-time Ultrasound Imaging is the only tool that can look at the muscles as they function in real time to pinpoint delays or dysfunction in muscle contraction of these deep stabilizers.

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Why is Pelvic Health Important?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy and manual therapy is not just for treatment of incontinence. Weak or dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles can cause, or contribute to, a myriad of conditions.

Since the pelvic floor is the only stabilizing muscle that is oriented in the horizontal plane, it performs a critical role in spinal stability during all activities. Often chronic back, pelvic or groin pain that does not resolve with usual treatment is related to poor pelvic floor muscle function.

The pelvic floor muscles along with the deep abdominal and back muscles work together to provide lumbar stability, and weakness in one can impact function in the other muscles. It is important to assess all of the deep stabilizers together.

Real-time Ultrasound Imaging is the only tool that can look at the muscles as they function in real time to pinpoint delays or dysfunction in muscle contraction of these deep stabilizers.

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Who We Are

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DR. LOIS LOCHHEAD

PT, MSc, PhD, Registered Physiotherapist, Women’s Health/Pelvic Floor/Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging

Lois uses Real-time Ultrasound imaging to assess and treat women with low back, pelvic floor, groin, hip and pelvic/tailbone issues. Her treatment approach combines manual therapy and myofascial release techniques along with training of the deep stabilizers of the low back, abdomen and pelvic floor using RTUS to provide biofeedback ensuring correct exercise performance. Lois recently completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

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HALYNA VREKEN

BKin Hon, RMT, DOMP, Osteopathic Manual Therapist

Halyna graduated from McMaster University with a honours degree in Kinesiology before completing her Massage Therapy diploma, and has practiced as an RMT since 2009. She completed her DO(MP) designation for Osteopathic Manual Therapy in 2019. Her treatment includes both manual therapy and osteopathic approaches within the scope of massage therapy. Some of the main types of osteopathic influence include osteo-articular mobilizations, cranial-sacral work and fascial release. Other treatments may include working with the viscera (the guts!) in order to help the musculoskeletal system through manual therapy, as well as post-surgical and scar tissue treatment.

Who We Are

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DR. LOIS LOCHHEAD

PT, MSc, PhD, Registered Physiotherapist, Women’s Health/Pelvic Floor/Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging

Lois uses Real-time Ultrasound imaging to assess and treat women with low back, pelvic floor, groin, hip and pelvic/tailbone issues. Her treatment approach combines manual therapy and myofascial release techniques along with training of the deep stabilizers of the low back, abdomen and pelvic floor using RTUS to provide biofeedback ensuring correct exercise performance. Lois recently completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

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HALYNA VREKEN

BKin Hon, RMT, DOMP, Osteopathic Manual Therapist

Halyna graduated from McMaster University with a honours degree in Kinesiology before completing her Massage Therapy diploma, and has practiced as an RMT since 2009. She completed her DO(MP) designation for Osteopathic Manual Therapy in 2019. Her treatment includes both manual therapy and osteopathic approaches within the scope of massage therapy. Some of the main types of osteopathic influence include osteo-articular mobilizations, cranial-sacral work and fascial release. Other treatments may include working with the viscera (the guts!) in order to help the musculoskeletal system through manual therapy, as well as post-surgical and scar tissue treatment.



Contact Us

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1 - 19126 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2P1

(15 min from Coquitlam Centre.
12 min from Hwy #1 Exit 44 to Maryhill Bypass.
5 min from Golden Ears Bridge.)

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604-319-6876

(Text messages preferred)

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Contact Us

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1 - 19126 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2P1

(15 min from Coquitlam Centre.
12 min from Hwy #1 Exit 44 to Maryhill Bypass.
5 min from Golden Ears Bridge.)

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604-319-6876

(Text messages preferred)

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