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QUALIFICATIONS

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

REGISTERED

PHYSIOTHERAPIST | OWNER

LAUREN

SUTHERLAND (She/her)

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.

 

 

REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST

JAN PLUMB (She/her)

QUALIFICATIONS

A Physical Therapy Approach for Dyspareunia, 2020

UroSante

 

Female Athlete: Ready for Impact and High Intensity, 2020 

Julie Wiebe

Piston Science Part Two: Bridge the Gap Between Rehab and Fitness, 2019

Julie Wiebe

Piston Science Part One: Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult, 2018

Julie Wiebe

Level 1 Continence & Pelvic Floor Re-Education in the Female Patient, 2011

BC Women's Hospital

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Modern Manual Therapy: The Eclectic Approach to Assessment and Treatment, 2017

Dr. Erson Religioso III

Peripheral Manipulation, 2012

Swodeam Institute

Assessment and Treatment of the Functional Foot, 2005

Deb Treloar

 

Manual Therapy for Muscles, 2001

Caritas Health Group

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, 2002

University of Alberta

Jan was involved in a variety of sports growing up, and spent several years working as a recreational gymnastics coach during high school and university.  Her involvement in sports, and recovery from a few injuries, eventually led her to pursue a career in rehabilitation.  

 

Jan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2002.  She has attended several post graduate educational courses to further her knowledge in the assessment and treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.  In 2011 she completed additional training and began working as a pelvic health therapist.  She has experience working with clients to address incontinence, prolapse, painful intercourse, persistent low back or pelvic girdle pain, in addition to pre and post natal rehabilitation.  

 

Jan’s experience in orthopedics as well as pelvic health allows her to take a well rounded and insightful approach to treatment.  She aims to guide and empower clients in their own recovery, working towards goals that are meaningful to them.

 

Jan has worked in clinics in Alberta and British Columbia, with the majority of her career spent in the Victoria area.  Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, sewing, camping, and exploring the outdoors with her family.

 

 

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CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST |

SMALL GROUP CLASS INSTRUCTOR

LAURA NIPP (she/her)

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, Pelvic Floor Yoga teacher trainings and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. 

 

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.

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Meghan Glover (SHE/her)

Meghan is our go to gal for all things Administration at Core Connection! With a diploma in Medical Radiography and currently working towards her Health Sciences degree, her knowledge and experience in the healthcare system allows her to have an empathetic approach when speaking with clients and ensuring they are booked in with the right person. Meghan has a passion for all things organization and when she isn't working you will most likely find her with her two puppies, Arnold and Franco or working on mastering a handstand.