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"Get up — get onto that trampoline! Move and feel good." – Ana Whelan

About

At Durham Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Ana and Kate offer compassionate and respectful care to men and women of all ages. We discuss what brings you in for therapy, educate you about how your body works and then discuss various treatment options. Our focus is solving pelvic health issues relating to incontinence, persistent pelvic pain including endometriosis or interstitial cystitis; pregnancy and post-partum; painful intercourse; pelvic organ prolapse; pre- and post-surgical hysterectomies and prostatectomies, menopause and pelvic rehabilitation.

"Motion is lotion — we are born to move." – Ana Whelan

Ana Whelan

Ana Whelan, ​ Owner and Registered Physiotherapist

Ana Whelan received her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from Queen’s University in 1994 and her Bachelor of Education Degree from Ottawa University in 1995. After teaching for the Toronto District School Board for 3 years, she decided to pursue her passion in Physiotherapy. In 2000, she graduated from McMaster University’s Physiotherapy program. Over the past 19 years, Ana has taken her advanced manual orthopaedic courses levels 1 to 3 and enjoys a hands-on, manual therapy approach with her patients. She has taken many courses over the years including acupuncture, manual lymph drainage, prevention of running injuries, osteoporosis treatment and prevention, and recently her pelvic health courses. Currently, Ana is a teaching lab assistant for Pelvic Health Solutions, a teaching company for physiotherapists in some of the specialized courses listed below.

She is a member of the Women’s Health Division, Orthopaedic Division, Pain Science and Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Over the last 5 years, Ana has specialized in pelvic health physiotherapy and has taken many courses listed below.

  • Level I: The Physiotherapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence
  • Level II: The Physiotherapy Approach to Female and Male Pelvic Pain
  • Level III: Treating Pain: A New Model Of Care
  • Pregnancy And The Pelvic Floor
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain, Coccydynia And The Pelvic Floor
  • Relieving Sacro-Iliac And Pubic Pain During And After Pregnancy – Cecile Rost Course
  • Pain Care Yoga – Neil Pearson Course
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders And The Pelvic Floor
  • Oncology and the Pelvic Floor
  • Cultural Implications of Sex, Shame & Vulnerability
  • Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: Urinary System – Ramona Horton
  • The Use of Pessaries For Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) In Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – Louise Perrin
  • The Fascial Connection To Restore Movement
  • 5th Pelvic Health Symposium
  • Menopause: An Integrative Approach for Physiotherapists – Michelle Lyons
  • Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: The Reproductive System – Ramona Horton
  • K-Taping and women’s health
  • Acupuncture and dry needling
  • The Male Pelvic Health Masterclass
  • The Evil Triplets of Pelvic Pain (and their friends)

Ana has completed 2 Boston Marathons, Goofy Challenge in Disney and a Half Ironman in Muskoka. She is currently active in curling, biking, skiing and running after her 3 boys.

"All movement is good movement. Movement matters." – Kate McCormick​

Kate McCormick, Registered Physiotherapist

Kate McCormick graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 1987. For the past 31 years she has worked in both a hospital and private practice setting. Initially, her primary focus was orthopaedics and sports injuries. Kate has completed over 20 post graduate courses in the field of orthopaedics, advanced manual therapy, pain management, and acupuncture.

Kate has always had a passion for women’s health which has now become her primary focus. She has completed her Pelvic Health courses with Pelvic Health Solutions and is now pleased to offer these important services to her patients. She has the professional expertise to treat women and men who suffer from loss of bladder and bowel control, prolapse, constipation, pelvic pain and pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. As well she treats pregnant and postpartum women. She wants to empower her patients to take control of their health and get them back to the activities they love.

Over the last 5 years, Ana has specialized in pelvic health physiotherapy and has taken many courses listed below.

  • Level I: The Physiotherapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence
  • Level II: The Physiotherapy Approach to Female and Male Pelvic Pain
  • Level III: Treating Pain: A New Model of Care
  • Pregnancy And The Pelvic Floor
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain, Coccydynia And The Pelvic Floor
  • Understanding The Brain To Treat Persistent Pain – Debbie Patterson Course
  • Pelvic Neurodynamics
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders And The Pelvic Floor
  • Relieving Sacro-Iliac And Pubic Pain During And After Pregnancy, Cecile Rost Course
  • Advanced Clinical Experiences, Levels I to III
  • Oncology and the Pelvic Floor
  • Cultural Implications of Sex, Shame and Vulnerability
  • The Female Athlete,  Bulletproof Your Core and Pelvic Floor – Antony Lo
  • Trauma and the Pelvic Floor, Lisa Aldworth, 4th Pelvic Health Symposium
  • The Use of Pessaries for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) In Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – Louise Perrin
  • Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: Urinary System – Ramona Horton
  • Menopause: An integrative approach for physiotherapists, Michelle Lyons
  • Piston Science Level 1 and 2, Julie Wiebe
  • From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor, Julie Wiebe and Susan Clinton, 6th Pelvic Health Symposium
  • The Evil Triplets of Pelvic Pain (and their friends)

Kate enjoys working out, biking, curling and hiking.

Visit our FAQs page to learn about what you can expect when working with us.

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

– Anne Lamott