Applications of physiotherapy
in the re-education of the pelvic floor and abdominals
in the perinatal period (and beyond…)
Laura Werner MPT, BKin Registered Physiotherapist
Sponsored by the Doulas of Victoria
Friday January 15, 2016 at 7pm
Mothering Touch Centre
975 Fort street, Victoria BC
Admission $5 (Doulas of Victoria Members – Free!)
All birth workers, doulas, midwives, physicians, nurses, anyone interested in the perinatal period, Welcome!!
- review the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor and abdominals
- identify common, but not normal, dysfunctions of the pelvic floor and abdominals that can occur in the perinatal period
- indicate appropriate referrals for physiotherapy assessment and treatment
- discuss an evidence based approach of physiotherapy for pelvic floor and abdominal dysfunction
- identify appropriate referrals for physiotherapy assessment and treatment
Laura Werner is a Registered Physiotherapist with specific post-graduate training in the management and treatment of pelvic floor, abdominal, pre and post pregnancy, uro-gynecological and lumbopelvic dysfunction. She earned her Masters of Physiotherapy Degree from University of British Columbia in 2008 and her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology Degree in Athletic Therapy from the University of Calgary in 2002. Laura is an active member of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia.
After taking postgraduate courses in pelvic floor rehabilitation, she sought the training of Marcy Dayan, who has taught and worked extensively in this field. Laura mentored intensively with Marcy and was asked to join her practice. She worked at the highly regarded Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic for over 5-years. Laura has also worked for the renowned Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program at Vancouver General Hospital.
Laura balances her professional life with her family of 5 (husband and their three children). Laura is a great advocate for lifelong learning and appreciates the challenges of work life balance. She is an avid yoga practitioner and former instructor. She is also a Certified PhysicalMind Mat Pilates Instructor.
Shelbourne Physiotherapy – Cook Street Clinic
308-1175 Cook Street Victoria, BC