Hello, I’m Ibbie – Physiotherapist, Owner, and Clinical Director at The Mama’s Physio.
One thing you should know about me is this: I absolutely love what I do. I consider it an honour and a privilege that you would allow me to work with you to help optimize your overall health and wellness.
My interest in women’s health began when I was completing my Master’s degree in physiotherapy at Queen’s University. I completed a rotation in international health and travelled to a rural hospital in Uganda, East Africa. As I worked in the maternity ward of the hospital, I saw first hand how meaningful and essential it is to women to have a health advocate and coach on their team, especially when it came to childbirth and the post-partum period. It was a profound experience which planted a seed in me that would grow over time and soon be birthed.
The Mama’s Physio came into being because I saw a need for new, expecting, and experienced mothers – and all women really – to be informed with basic knowledge and skills that can truly transform their pelvic health. There is so much women are capable of – and we often don’t realize it. My goal is to walk alongside women in their journey towards greater health – and celebrate with them when they did more than they thought they could do!
I live with my incredibly supportive hubby (couldn’t do this without him!) in London and I have four little ones ages 6, 4, 2, and under 1. They are the ones who have taught me about what is truly important in this life. They are the reason why I’m so passionate about women’s health.
Life is full. Life is zany. Life is beautiful. As a busy mom and working woman, I can certainly appreciate the many challenges that women face – from breastfeeding, to fatigue, to having such limited time, to feeling very inadequate sometimes. I completely understand what my clients are experiencing because truly, we are in the same boat. There is no judgement here – just grace. I strive for excellence in all that I do and I treat the women in my care the way I would like to be treated.
I look forward to working with you and helping you have a better experience living well in your body.
I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in Kinesiology in 2005, and obtained my Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2007. I have worked in Ottawa and London in private and public settings, and have attended a number of national and global conferences to keep up with my knowledge base. I have also completed many post-graduate courses, including my certification levels in pelvic health. And I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to learning, so you can always find me reading up on the most recent research evidence in the world of women’s health.
My clinical interests include women’s health, peri-natal care, pelvic and sexual health, integrated, collaborative and holistic treatment of the whole person, and global health issues. I also really enjoy working with female athletes and giving seminars and workshops on all things pelvic health.
I am registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and Ontario Physiotherapy Association. I am also a member of the Women’s Health Division of the CPA and past a executive member of the Global Health Division of the CPA.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org