Introducing Theresa Schmidt, Physiotherapist ~By Theresa Schmidt, BScPT~
Hello to the community of Fort Langley Massage Therapy and Holistic Health!
I am pleased to join this practice, bringing with me over 25 years of extensive physiotherapy experience. After completing my BSc degree in Physiotherapy at UBC followed by a Manual and Manipulative Therapy Diploma, I expanded my knowledge by incorporating holistic health with a focus on the study of women’s health.
I began my career at the Arthritis Society, where I spent several years learning the importance of slowing the progression of pain/inflammation by maintaining good body and joint health. This is a passion I still carry with me today.
Following the Arthritis Society, I moved to my own practice where I expanded my clinical skills to include more varied musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries.
After having two children and experiencing post-partum challenges of having a weak core/pelvic floor then having a c-section, women’s health came to the forefront in my career.
I bring to this practice a holistic approach to women who suffer from a pelvic floor disorder including incontinence, prolapse and chronic pelvic pain. Of the many continuing courses I have taken, I found learning the Hypopressive technique most impressive for pelvic health. This posture and breathing exercise is an extremely effective treatment to retrain the core of post-partum women. I have seen amazing results with strengthening the core/pelvic floor, re-establishing body awareness and reducing incontinence or prolapse.
I look forward to working with women to “Restore their Core” at Fort Langley Massage Therapy and Holistic Health!