Our Staff: Laura Werner
Uro-Gynecology and Lumbopelvic Health
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Clinical Pilates Instructor
Laura Werner is a Registered Physiotherapist with specific training in the management and treatment of pelvic floor, abdominal, uro-gynecological and lumbopelvic dysfunctions. She earned her Masters of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of British Columbia in 2008 and her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology Degree in Athletic Therapy from the University of Calgary in 2002.
Her passion to work in the field of women’s health developed while working at BC Women’s Hospital. After taking postgraduate courses in pelvic floor rehabilitation, she sought the training of Marcy Dayan, who has taught and worked extensively in this field. Laura mentored intensively with Marcy and was asked to join her practice. She worked at the highly regarded Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic for 5-years. Laura has also worked for the renowned Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program at Vancouver General Hospital. Laura is a Registered Physiotherapist with specific training in the management and treatment of incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation and the pregnant and postpartum pelvis.
Laura balances her professional life with her family of 5 (husband and their three children). She is an avid yoga practitioner and former instructor. She is also a Certified PhysicalMind Mat Pilates Instructor.
Laura Werner, Registered Physiotherapist with 5-years experience treating uro-gynecology and orthopaedic conditions has relocated from Vancouver to our main Victoria Physiotherapy clinic located at 100B-3200 Shelbourne Street. She has extensive experience in treating pelvic floor, abdominal and lumbopelvic dysfunction. Conditions treated include:
- bowel and bladder incontinence (stress and/or urge related) for both females and males
- pelvic organ prolapse
- vaginal pain and vaginismus (provoked or unprovoked vuvlar vestibulodynia or vulvodynia)
- male genital and pelvic pain
- defecation dyssynergia
- pelvic girdle pain (sacroiliac and/or symphysis pubis pain)
- low back pain
- core stabilization
- pre-natal and post-natal care
- diastasis rectus abdominus
- blocked milk ducts
- post-operative Pelvic Floor Recovery and Rehabilitation
Laura Werner Practices at our Main Victoria Physiotherapy Clinic located at 100B-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC, V8P 5G8.
To book an appointment with Laura please call us at 250-598-9828.
Laura is accepting new patients.
Laura Werner Testimonials
"Laura Werner gave me an understanding of what was wrong with me and totally changed my feeling about my situation. I knew I had a prolapsed uterus and most likely needed surgery. She showed me in detail, with pictures, exactly what a prolapsed uterus was and how the pelvic floor muscles were involved. With her biofeedback machine, she helped me understand what a kegel exercise was and how to do it correctly and even actually see the pelvic floor muscle in action as I did my kegels. She also helped me to know what general exercises were safe for me to do to support my pelvic floor prolapse.
In my opinion, she is perfect for this job. You absolutely know she really cares about helping you. She immediately removes any discomfort, with her kind, understanding, positive and cheery demeanor. She gives 110% in her effort to make you feel comfortable, to help you understand your situation, and Laura does everything she can to help you. I left feeling that this did not have to be the end of the road; that I may not require surgery and that I could possibly fix this problem with kegels. I cannot think of anything else you could ask from a pelvic floor physiotherapist in Victoria."
CM, February 2016, Victoria, B.C.
Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 locations in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our clinics offer Physiotherapy, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) & Dry Needling, Kinesiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Vestibular, Dizziness & Balance Rehabilitation, Women's health (peri-partum and incontinence), Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Aquatherapy, Pool Therapy, Real Time Ultrasound, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment, Electrical Modalities, Pelvic Floor Physio, Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy, Incontinence Treatment, Sports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment, Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Clinical Pilates and Custom Knee Bracing, Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation. We are proud members of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy(CAMPT), the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC)