The Benefits of Pelvic Physiotherapy

Presenter: Nelly Faghani
Original Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

During this webinar Nelly will discuss:
  • What is pelvic floor physiotherapy?
  • The function of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Benefits of good pelvic floor function
  • What’s involved in a pelvic physiotherapy assessment?
  • Should everyone be doing pelvic floor exercises (kegels)?
  • What types of treatment can a physiotherapist that treats pelvic dysfunction provide?
  • How do you find a pelvic floor physiotherapist?

Nelly Faghani's Biography:

Nelly Faghani graduated from the University of Toronto in 1996. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, International Continence Society, International Pelvic Pain Society and International Urogynecology Association and is a Committee Member for International Continence Society (Physiotherapy and Children and Young Adults). Nelly currently owns and operates 5 physiotherapy clinics in the GTA. She has been exclusively treating pelvic floor dysfunction since 1998 and continues to see clients full time at 3 facilities around the GTA. She has developed an educational company in 2009 called Pelvic Health Solutions that teaches postgraduate courses to registered physiotherapists who are interested in treating pelvic floor dysfunctions and is an ongoing mentor to many physiotherapists currently practicing pelvic health.
Nelly has spoken at various rounds, symposiums and conferences including The Urology Update, Canadian Ambulatory Care Conference, Ontario Physiotherapy Association Interaction Conference, Southlake Hospital OBGYN Clinical day, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologist Annual Conference SOGC, Mount Sinai Mature Women’s Day and St. Michaels Women’s Health Symposium. Additionally, she has developed continence programs that have been implemented in many long term care facilities across Ontario and has been a spokesperson for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and she has been on Global TV discussing the role of physiotherapy for pelvic pain. Nelly has volunteered for the Canadian Continence Society in various public forums, has co-authored a chapter on incontinence in a neuro-urology text book and is currently working on research with Princess Margaret Hospital about various exercises used with PPI. Nelly is a proud mother of two amazing boys.  Her supportive husband makes everything possible!

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