Our Staff: Laura Werner
Uro-Gynecology and Lumbopelvic Health
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Clinical Pilates Instructor
Real Time Ultrasound Training
Pelvic Health Clinical Educator
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 is passionate about advancing the standards of care for women's health in Canada and promoting competence in all Physiotherapists working with perinatal populations.
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 over 9 years experience treating uro-gynecology and orthopaedic conditions has relocated from Vancouver to our main Victoria Physiotherapy clinic located at 3200 Shelbourne Street #200. 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 & Massage Studio located at 3200 Shelbourne Street # 200, Victoria, BC, V8P 5G8.
Laura is accepting new patients. To book an appointment with Laura please call us at 250-598-9828.
The cost for an appointment with Laura Werner is $160/hour appointment and $80/30 min. appointment
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 & Saanich, 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, Scoliosis Treatment, Clinical Osteofit Classes, Osteoporosis Treatment, 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, Saanich Physiotherapy, Polestar Pilates, Stott Pilates, Clinical Pilates, PIlates Instructor Training in Victoria BC, Scoliosis Treatment and Custom Knee Bracing, Physiocanhelp.ca.
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), Sport Physiotherapy Canada, SportmedBC, British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), Vestibular Disorders Association, ISST International Schroth 3D Scoliosis Therapy, International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST), Think Local Victoria, Canadian Federation of Independent Business(CFIB), the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) We have a clinic located in the Gordon Head Recreation Centre in Saanich
Shelbourne Physiotherapy staff provide clinical instruction at our Victoria Clinic for students in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. We are an accredited facility for UBC Dept. of Physical Therapy Student Practicums.
Our 3 Victoria Physiotherapy clinics are modern and provide a relaxed healing atmosphere with private rooms available. Many Physiotherapy clinics in Victoria work out of a single room or a basement that does not offer the equipment, resources or space to help you recover properly. Our convenient locations make our clinics easy to access from all the neighbourhoods of Victoria, Saanich, Esquimalt and Oak Bay such as Dockside Physiotherapy Green, Fairfield, James Bay, Oaklands, Fernwood, Harris Green, Jubilee, Hillside Quadra, Gonzales, Rockland, Gordon Head, Cadboro Bay, Uplands, Downtown Victoria, Cordova Bay, Arbutus, Camosun College Lansdowne Campus and the Songhees. We offer appointment times ranging from 7:00AM to 7:00PM for your convenience.Our Multidisciplinary Health Clinic is located right across the street from the Hillside Shopping Centre. we share a building with the Shelbourne Medical Centre which has a walk in clinic and many great General Practitioners.
We are a friendly, local Victoria & Saanich owned and community based health company designed to meet your individual needs. Our mission is to provide Physiotherapy and related services to the communities of Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Victoria West and Esquimalt and help keep these residents active and healthy. We strive to creatively and professionally maximize client functioning and promote life-long wellness.
Our experienced and dedicated Health Care Professionals include Victoria & Saanich Physiotherapists Penny Salmas, Jennifer Kolot, Mark Gottfried, Nicole Gill, Jenna Peters, Brad Curry, Andrew Mills, Meena Sran, Phil Lawrence, Jessica Shave, Kim Lobb, Kathy Murdoch, Laura Werner, Rosie Chamberlin, Ruan Le Roux, Nina Bai, Seung Bai, Eimear Brogan, Faralay Vander Schilden and Blair Braz. Our experienced Victoria BC Kinesiologists include Heidi Nottelman, Larry Muir, Radek Wiechecki and Lindsey Tabish. Our experienced Victoria & Saanich BC Registered Massage Therapists include Taryn Krizan, Selena Curvelo, Dresden Varney, Kathy Pantalon, Molly Scott and Natasha Leclair. Our Certified Victoria Pilates and Yoga Instructors include Sharon McAuley, Dana Carter, Chris Csak, Holly Newton, Regina Flueck, Rhiannon King and Jenny Stewart.