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Pelvic Physiotherapy in Trans Health

Pelvic Physiotherapy in Trans Health

Pelvic Physiotherapy in Trans Health

This course includes
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Certificate of completion

There are more surgeons performing Transition Related Surgeries than ever before, and as such, more patients undergoing these surgeries.  The majority of these patients are left to navigate a healthcare system where few providers have experience and/or are comfortable caring for and addressing the possible complications of the surgeries. We need to ensure that these people are cared for in the best possible way.

In June of 2019, Women’s College Hospital was the first public hospital to perform vaginoplasties in Canada. This is the first program in Canada to include pelvic physiotherapy as part of their care team. There is a huge role for pelvic physiotherapy within the trans population, whether they are undergoing surgery or not. This lecture will provide an overview of the different surgeries available for trans people who choose to have surgery as well as the role physiotherapy can play in their pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery.

About the Instructor: Céleste Corkery, Physiotherapist

Céleste Corkery earned her Physiotherapy degree from the University of Ottawa in 2008. She is passionate about advancing her knowledge and expertise through continuing education. This has led her to pelvic health physiotherapy. She believes in patient-centered care and her focus is on empowering her patients through rehabilitation.

Céleste practices at Women’s College Hospital and is both a member of the chronic pain team with the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI) and a member of the surgical team for the Transition Related Surgeries (TRS). In her free time, she can be found on or in any large body of water.

The instructors
Pelvic Health Solutions

Pelvic Health Solutions is an evidence-based teaching company that was founded in 2010 by Nelly Faghani and Carolyn Vandyken, out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario, an under serviced health concern in this province. Since the inception of our teaching company, pelvic health physiotherapy has blossomed from a handful of physiotherapists to well over 300 therapists now rostered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists. Pelvic Health Solutions provides continuing education courses for a variety of practitioners, including mentoring and clinical resources for therapists to utilize with their patients. Our mission is to provide evidence-based, biopsychosocial resources to patients and health care practitioners for the assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.
Course Material included in this course
  • Pelvic Physiotherapy in Trans Health
  • Welcome and Slides
  • Introduction
  • Terminology
  • Transition Related Surgeries at WCH
  • Post-Operative Pelvic Physiotherapy
  • Complications
  • Other Considerations
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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