Pooja Patel

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Known for her empathetic nature and eye for detail, Pooja has always had an interest for learning about the intricacies of the human body. After graduating from York University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with honors, she went on to earn her Master’s in Science in Physiotherapy from McGill University. The decision to become a Physiotherapist was an easy one for her.

The profession aligns her passion for service, with the medicinal effects of movement, helping to empower her patients to find joy and comfort in their bodies.

A big believer in continuous growth and learning, she has completed all of her pelvic health levels, her acupuncture certification (including cupping and gua sha), and has taken courses in orthopedic manual therapy, CranioSacral therapy, nutrition and chronic pain management. Pooja strives to provide the best quality of care as she possibly can, which led her to seek out learning opportunities following graduation. She is grateful to have received extensive mentoring and has furthered her skillset in women’s health (internal and external pelvic floor assessment and treatment), mastitis/blocked ducts treatment, post- mastectomy/gynecological cancer rehabilitation, as well as pilates based exercise prescription.

She has experience treating conditions such as: chronic low back/hip/SI joint/groin/pelvic girdle/tailbone pain, rectus diastasis (aka “mummy tummy”), pelvic organ prolapse, urinary/fecal incontinence, painful intercourse, constipation, bladder pain, preparation for labour and delivery, and has a particular interest in endometriosis and myofascial pelvic pain. Pooja works side by side with her patients to create a plan that’s motivating and specific to them, and provides an open and non-judgmental environment to discuss pelvic health.

Pooja treats pelvic health conditions as well as orthopedic injuries using a holistic, biopsychosocial approach, looking at how the whole body works together. Her approach involves a combination of education, customized exercise prescription, myofascial release, orthopedic manual therapy and acupuncture. Last year, she completed her 200hour yoga teacher training in Nepal and enjoys integrating yoga-based movements into exercise programs. She is currently taking a pilates reformer course to further her knowledge in functional movement therapy.

An avid foodie and explorer, you can find her wandering through the city for good eats or finding a new trail to hike through. She likes to stay active with yoga, running and is always trying out new activities like boxing and dance. She is grateful to be able use her passion for female empowerment and healthy living to help clients return to the activities they most love in life.

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