Member of L’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec
Magali is a physiotherapist working in both orthopaedic and pelvic floor rehabilitation since 2007. After graduating with honours from the Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy at University of Ottawa, Magali pursued continuing education in incontinence, pelvic pain and anorectal disorders from 2007 to 2009, and completed post-graduate studies in the Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Microprogram at University of Montreal in 2014. She continues to sharpen her knowledge with workshops and conferences around the world, including the International Continence Society and International Pelvic Pain Society Conferences.
Having worked in both private setting and hospital, she also has experience in treating a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions. Always looking forward to learn useful treatment tools, she pursued manual therapy training as well as courses on K-Taping, updates on neck and back treatment, treatment of shoulder instability and chronic pain.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation
Magali was attracted to pelvic floor rehabilitation because of its positive impact on the person’s life. Pelvic floor dysfunctions include a wide range of problems, listed below, that can lead to limited function, isolation and/or strain on relationships. A multidisciplinary approach including pelvic floor therapy is shown to help in many of these issues. Over the years, she has seen hundreds of women able to resume exercise, go out again, suppress urgency, sit again without pain, or resume intimacy, and she feels immensely privileged to be part of that process. She understands the private nature of these issues, and respect, trust and confidentiality are essential aspects of the treatment.
Her goal for both orthopaedic and pelvic floor rehabilitation is to help relieve pain, increase function, improve quality of life and favor self-management. She uses manual therapy, muscle techniques, massage, deep tissue release, postural correction, modalities and exercises, with an emphasis on education and self-treatment to help her clients take control over their condition.
Pelvic floor field of practice
(please note Magali will see women only in pelvic floor therapy)
- Post-partum dysfunctions: incontinence, painful intercourse, scar tissue, reconditioning of the pelvic floor and the abdominal wall in an optimal manner after delivery
- Sexual dysfunction: vaginismus, painful or impossible intercourse due to tissue or nerve hypersensitivity, inadequate muscle control and coordination, trauma, cancer/radiotherapy, peri-menopause vaginal atrophy, post-surgery
- Pudendal neuralgia: burning pain in pelvic area in sitting/standing position due to nerve entrapment, overstretch or compression (ex: cyclists, delivery, repetitive heavy lifting)
- Urinary/fecal incontinence due to pelvic floor weakness, trauma, inadequate sphincter control
- Constipation due to hypertonic pelvic floor and sphincter dysfunction
Orthopeadic field of practice:
- Back and neck pain: herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, arthrosis, stenosis, sprain/strain, muscle spasm, cervicogenic headache
- Sciatica and other nerve conditions: pain down the leg or arm, numbness in leg/foot/toes or down the arm/fingers
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist: rotator cuff, elbow and wrist tendinitis, bursitis, post-dislocation, frozen shoulder, post-fracture, sprain/strain
- Hip, knee, ankle, foot: groin pain, knee or ankle sprain, rehabilitation post-ligament sprain or meniscus tear, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis
- Post-surgery rehabilitation: Post-ACL repairs protocol, post-fractures, hip/knee replacement
95$ / Pelvic floor assessment and treatment of 50 minutes
90$ / Orthopaedic assessment and treatment of 50 minutes
65$ / Orthopaedic follow-ups of 30 minutes