Heather Grewar, Physiotherapist

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Heather is the dedicated founder of Core Connections Physiotherapy.

She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She pursued post-graduate training in orthopedic manual therapy and completed her Fellowship from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2008.  She went on to complete her  Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Queens University in 2005 and published her research paper exploring the links between orthopedic dysfunction in the thoraco-lumbopelvic region  and stress urinary incontinence (Manual Therapy 2008; 13: 375-386; A Manual Therapy Approach to the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence). Over the next few years,  she spent some time in Nepal and northern India, trekking, meditating, and experiencing the presence of mindful, spiritual Tibetan and Hindu communities. With a growing passion for women’s health, Heather pursued post-graduate training in female urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, pre and post-natal exercise. Inspired to fill in some of the many gaps in treatment for women with stress urinary incontinence, Heather developed and introduced the early “Pelvic Floor Program”, putting into practice insights from her research paper and her clinical foundation in orthopedics. With an enthusiasm for teaching and raising awareness about pelvic health, she gave pelvic health presentations for the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopedic Division, and offered regular small group clinic pelvic health education nights and community presentations. Her pessary fitting training in Montreal in 2012 made it possible for her to offer pessary fitting for clients with prolapse.  In 2014, Heather completed the 150-hour series training with Diane Lee in the Integrated Systems Model, and keenly integrated these new concepts of mechanical drivers, neural plasticity and motor control retraining. Recent training in anorectal disorders and balloon techniques have deepened her treatment options for clients with constipation and fecal incontinence.

Heather is a member of the Orthopedic and Womens Health Divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Outside of the clinic, Heather loves to be in the Gatineau Park and has a passion for international travel, backcountry adventures, cycle touring and photography.  Her son, Nikko and partner, Sergey, keep opening her heart.

Email: heather@core-connections.ca
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-12 pm
Services offered in both French and English