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  • Pelvic floor physiotherapists in Vancouver

    I've been researching pelvic floor physiotherapists in Vancouver. I've come up with four different clinics that do it, usually just one physio at each clinic (but 3, at one clinic) and a couple that do home visits.

    I haven't yet contacted all of them, but where I've found out prices, I include that below.

    I'd like to narrow down the list by recommendations: has anyone tried any of these pelvic floor physiotherapists for interstitial cystitis? How informed did you find each to be about IC, and how much did the treatments help your IC?



    Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists – Vancouver

    Burrard Physiotherapy (Associates & Clinic)
    #702 - 1190 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC. V6Z 2K5
    (Corner of Hornby and Davie above the BG cafe)
    Tel: 604.684.1640
    [email protected]

    7:00am - 7:00pm Mondays to Fridays
    8:30am - 3:00pm Saturdays

    Lynda Lawrence Grad Dip Phys Registered Physiotherapist FCAMT
    Lynda is a UK trained physiotherapist with over 25 years clinical experience and extensive post-graduate education. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists and uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education in her treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. She has specific post-graduate training in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction (symptoms of incontinence and/or pelvic pain) for both women and men. Her interest in Women’s Health issues also includes pre- and post-natal care and the management of osteoporosis.

    Lawrence, Lynda: Incontinence; Osteoporosis; Peri-natal Care; Spinal Manipulation; Vaginal/Rectal Pain; Women's Health


    Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic
    Suite 909 - 750 W. Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 1H8 Map to location
    T: 604-739-3133
    E: [email protected]
      We have relocated to join Envision Physiotherapy at both their South Granville & False Creek locations  Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic has joined the Envision Physiotherapy team.  Marcy Dayan and her associates have moved from the Fairmont Medical Building on West Broadway to both the False Creek & South Granville locations

    Britnell, Susannah Constipation; Home Visits; Incontinence; Orthopaedics; Peri-natal Care; Spinal Manipulation; Vaginal/Rectal Pain; Women's Health
    Dayan, Marcy Constipation; Incontinence; Orthopaedics; Peri-natal Care; Vaginal/Rectal Pain
    Werner, Laura Constipation; Incontinence; Orthopaedics; Peri-natal Care; Vaginal/Rectal Pain; Women's Health

    Marcy Dayan is a registered physiotherapist with specific training and expertise in the management and treatment of urological and gynaecological conditions, and orthopaedics. Since graduating from UBC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 1984, Marcy has completed postgraduate courses in incontinence, pelvic dysfunction, chronic pain and orthopaedics. Active in both clinical practice and teaching, Marcy works in private practice, is a consultant to the Westcoast Women’s Clinic for Midlife Health and is a guest lecturer on Pelvic Pain at the University of British Columbia’s School of Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiotherapy).

    Pelvic Dysfunction (women, men and children)
    -Bladder and bowel control problems (incontinence)
    -Vaginal and rectal pain
    - Pregnancy related back, groin, pubic bone or hip pain
    -Bladder, bowel, uterine prolapse
    -Tailbone pain

    Treatment: Treatment varies depending on the problem. Treatment may include:
    -Core stability and core strengthening
    -Pain management
    -Joint mobilization
    -Exercise programs
    -Pessary fitting


    Marpole Phyiotherapy & Rehabilitation Clinic
    8301 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z8
    604 263 441
    [email protected]

    Monday To Friday: 7am - 7pm
    Saturday: 8am - 1pm

    $ 70 treatments: 30 – 40 minutes
    incl’s ultrasound on pelvis muscle; series of exercises

    Women’s health physiotherapy treatment involves retraining the pelvic floor muscles to restore normal bladder, bowel and sexual function.
    At Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic, pelvic floor physiotherapists Rebecca Weaver and Sally Stelling can help you correct your pelvic floor muscle function and teach you strategies to deal with the following problems:

    -bladder or bowel incontinence
    -painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
    -overactive bladder (frequency and urgency)
    -interstitial cystitis
    -pregnancy-related problems (pelvic pain, incontinence)
    -vulvodynia, vestibulodynia

    Becky Weaver
    Becky Weaver is a registered physiotherapist in Vancouver, BC. Becky graduated from Queen’s University in 2006 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Since then, she has worked in both the hospital setting and in private practice. Becky has a special interest in treating pelvic floor dysfunction, including incontinence and pelvic pain. A list of the post-graduate courses she has taken can be seen here. Becky is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, serving as the Public Relations Chair for the Women’s Health Division, and as a member at large in the Pain Sciences Division. She is also a member of the Vancouver Women’s Health Interest Group.
    Becky works at Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic in Vancouver, BC.
    Click here to make an appointment with her
    Send Becky and email: [email protected]


    Cross Roads Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy
    [not on the list of BC Physiotherapists Assn.]
    350-507 West Broadway, W of Cambie
    604 568 1337’

    Janet = pelvic
    $ 85 / 1 hour


    From listing of BC Physiotherapists Association – Vaginal / Rectal:

    Britnell, Susannah
    Home Visits; Orthopaedics; Spinal Manipulation: *FCAMT ; Constipation; Incontinence; Vaginal/Rectal Pain; Peri-natal Care; Women's Health
    BC Women's Hospital - Physiotherapy 604-875-2126
    Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic 604-739-3133
    Susannah Britnell - Physiotherapy Home Visits

    Cole, Jane
    Home Visits; Incontinence; Vaginal/Rectal Pain; Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
    Jane Cole Home Visits - Vancouver - Burnaby - New Westminster 778-846-7734

    Dayan, Marcy
    Orthopaedics; Constipation; Incontinence; Vaginal/Rectal Pain; Peri-natal Care Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic
    [email protected]

    Lawrence, Lynda
    Osteoporosis; Spinal Manipulation: *FCAMT ; Incontinence; Vaginal/Rectal Pain; Peri-natal Care; Women's Health Burrard Physiotherapy
    [email protected]

    Weaver, Rebecca
    Incontinence; Vaginal/Rectal Pain
    UBC - Bladder Care Centre 604-822-6143

    Werner, Laura
    Orthopaedics: Division Level 1 ; Constipation; Incontinence; Vaginal/Rectal Pain; Peri-natal Care; Women's Health
    Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic 604-739-3133
    Severe IC developed fairly quickly, autumn 2010.
    So severe that I was bed-bound & on 160mg/day morphine to cope with torturous pain levels, and unable to function other than hospital/medical appointments, for seven months. Then, miracle of miracles, something started working. I am steadily lowering the methadone dose level. I have been far out of that desperate nightmare hell zone for several months now and continue to improve.

    - Ranitidine (anti-histamine, H2-inhibitor) 300mg/day
    - Methadone 9 ml/day
    - Instillations:
    - 40ml Kenalog (steroid for inflammation) 2 x per
    week, along with rescue cocktail of heparin,
    lidocaine, sodium bicarbonate
    - 20ml Uracyst, monthly @ $100/per
    - Depo lupron injections for endometriosis, monthly @ $88/per

  • #2
    Hi Lisa,

    I have a wonderful pelvic physiotherapist in Fort St. John. I can ask her if she knows any of the ones you have researched and get her opinion. If you ever get a chance check out lifeisnow website. Neil Pearson is a physiotherapist who specializes in pain management. He works out of UBC but lives in Kelowna(I think). He does yoga retreats on Saltspring Island etc. Check out the podcasts on his website. He has 3 about pain. My physiotherapist has been to his lectures and uses his materials in her practice. Personal Message me if you wish. I currently see Dr. Teichman at St. Paul's in Vancouver. He has an IC clinic there.

    Interstitial Cystitis: Elmiron and Hydroxyzine
    Depression/Anxiety: Remeron, Cipralex and Clonazepam

    *tried instills for nearly a year, had a break then started again for about 4 months...discontinued due to no improvement and increased flares
    * 2 hydrodistentions :

    * currently on "Nabilone" for pain management

    Taken the following:
    Gabapentin no relief but could tolerate it
    Lyricano relief but could tolerate it
    Cymbalta severe depression/anxiety etc.
    Topamax severe nausea and weight loss
    Oxycodone: I could tolerate if I used it for flares only...not for extended use due to constipation

    What helps IC: yoga/meditation are my current treatments along with chiropractic and pelvic physiotherapy and acupuncture

    Other conditions...
    Vulvadynia (amytriptaline cream - no longer using to to irritation)
    Severe IBS
    Chronic Sinus pain (nasal rinse as need)
    Lower back and sacroiliac joint disfunction

    Allergies: Erythromycin, scents and detergents