QUALIFICATIONS

REGISTERED

PHYSIOTHERAPIST | OWNER

LAUREN

SUTHERLAND

Lauren is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and comes from a competitive sports background. She grew up playing a wide variety of sports and went on to compete as a lightweight rower on the varsity women's rowing team at UBC.  She continues to stay fit and healthy through her love of hiking, running, weight training, yoga, pilates, tennis and everything outdoors!

 

Lauren has an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from the University of British Columbia in addition to her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto.  She is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Acupuncture provider. She is certified by Titlelist Golf Performance Institute and uses Yoga Physio in her practice.

 

Lauren's extensive post graduate training gives her specific expertise in chronic low back pain, hip and pelvic pain, pre and post natal rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. Her unique skill set allows her to treat you from a multi-dimensional, well-rounded and holistic approach. Lauren is a trauma informed practitioner and has experience working with individuals who have complex medical histories.

 

Lauren is an active member of the Victoria community. She participates in various recreational sports teams and sits on the board of the Victoria Chapter of the Women in Leadership Foundation.

 

 

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2014/2018

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

 

Titleist Golf Level 1 Certified, 2017 

Titleist Performance Institute

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Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & the Pelvic Floor, 2019

Pelvic Health Solutions

Innovative Exercises for the Sensitive Nervous System, 2018

Pelvic Health Solutions

PhysioYoga and the Pelvic Floor, 2018

Shelly Prosko

Female and Male Pelvic Pain, 2018

Pelvic Health Solutions

Clinical Skills for Treating Persistent Pain, 2018

Pelvic Health Solutions

The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence, 2016

Pelvic Health Solutions

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Level 1 Shoulder Specialty, 2016

Lyn Watson

Advanced Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification, 2015

Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute

 

New Advances in Hip Rehabilitation, 2015

David Lindsay

Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture, 2014

Acupuncture Canada 2014

Soft Tissue Release Techniques, 2013

Jim Bilotta

Sport First Responder, 2013-2016

Sport Physiotherapy Canada

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Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, 2013

University of Toronto

Bachelor of Human Kinetics, 2011

University of British Columbia

QUALIFICATIONS

REGISTERED

PHYSIOTHERAPIST | OWNER

LAUREN

SUTHERLAND

Lauren is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and comes from a competitive sports background. She grew up playing a wide variety of sports and went on to compete as a lightweight rower on the varsity women's rowing team at UBC.  She continues to stay fit and healthy through her love of hiking, running, weight training, yoga, pilates, tennis and everything outdoors!

 

Lauren has an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from the University of British Columbia in addition to her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto.  She is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Acupuncture provider. She is certified by Titlelist Golf Performance Institute and uses Yoga Physio in her practice.

 

Lauren's extensive post graduate training gives her specific expertise in chronic low back pain, hip and pelvic pain, pre and post natal rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. Her unique skill set allows her to treat you from a multi-dimensional, well-rounded and holistic approach. Lauren is a trauma informed practitioner and has experience working with individuals who have complex medical histories.

 

Lauren is an active member of the Victoria community. She participates in various recreational sports teams and sits on the board of the Victoria Chapter of the Women in Leadership Foundation.

 

 

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2014/2018

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

 

Titleist Golf Level 1 Certified, 2017 

Titleist Performance Institute

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Trauma & the Pelvic Floor in the age of Covid-19: Treating Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault and Birth Trauma

Pelvic Health Solutions

Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & the Pelvic Floor, 2019

Pelvic Health Solutions

Innovative Exercises for the Sensitive Nervous System, 2018

Pelvic Health Solutions

PhysioYoga and the Pelvic Floor, 2018

Shelly Prosko

Female and Male Pelvic Pain, 2018

Pelvic Health Solutions

Clinical Skills for Treating Persistent Pain, 2018

Pelvic Health Solutions

The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence, 2016

Pelvic Health Solutions

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Level 1 Shoulder Specialty, 2016

Lyn Watson

Advanced Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification, 2015

Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute

 

New Advances in Hip Rehabilitation, 2015

David Lindsay

Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture, 2014

Acupuncture Canada 2014

Soft Tissue Release Techniques, 2013

Jim Bilotta

Sport First Responder, 2013-2016

Sport Physiotherapy Canada

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Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, 2013

University of Toronto

Bachelor of Human Kinetics, 2011

University of British Columbia

CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST

NEALA GRIFFIN

­­­Neala is a Certified Yoga Therapist, dedicated to making yoga more accessible to those living with injury and illness. 

Having first been drawn to yoga as a way to manage her own chronic pain, Neala quickly fell in love with the practice. After exploring a variety of treatments that focused solely on the physical body, yoga provided the opportunity to explore the emotional response to pain. From understanding the connection between the emotional response to chronic pain, and how the brain processes pain - she was able to discover a sense of ease in her body and mind while developing practical tools to effectively manage chronic pain.

In 2012, Neala completed her first yoga teacher training in alignment based vinyasa at Honest Yoga in Burlington, Vermont.  She then went on to complete her 500 hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga at Ajna Yoga, a member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, in Victoria, BC. In 2017 she relocated from Newfoundland, and completed her 800 hour Yoga Therapist Certification.

 

 

Slowing down, backing off and tuning more deeply into the experiences within the body and mind are the basic principles of therapeutic yoga. These principles, combined with educational information, empower students to improve functional movements and self-regulate the nervous system, enabling the body to turn on its natural healing mechanism, and improve overall health and wellness. Neala’s calming presence and sense of humour provide a welcoming, safe environment for clients to explore the benefits of therapeutic yoga.

CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST |

SMALL GROUP CLASS INSTRUCTOR

LAURA NIPP

Laura graduated from York University in 2007 with an Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences.   After working as a Kinesiologist and Yoga instructor for several years, she moved to Victoria where she further pursued education in Athletic and Exercise Therapy. Laura has been a Certified Athletic Therapist since 2011 and has spent the majority of her career working with spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. She began her career as an Athletic Therapist working at PATH SCI injury in Victoria, BC where her love and passion for neuro rehabilitation began to blossom. She has completed various postgraduate courses including: Advanced RT300 FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation), Project Walk © Level 1 Certificate, Soft Tissue Massage and Release, Myofascial Cupping, Kinesiotaping as well as Pre/Post Natal Yoga and Pelvic Floor Yoga teacher trainings.

 

Laura’s sessions involve the combination of individualized exercise, motivation, deep breathing and hands-on manual therapy to help her clients reach their full potential.

 

Laura enjoys running, yoga and exploring the outdoors with her family.

 

© 2020 by Lauren Sutherland Physical Therapist Health Prof Corp