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 exploring.  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 put into practice in 2008 the “Pelvic Floor Program”, integrating insights from her research and her clinical foundation in orthopedics. With an enthusiasm for teaching and raising awareness about pelvic health, she was invited to give numerous pelvic health presentations for the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopedic Division, and began to offer regular small group “Education Nights”  and community presentations to the public. Heather founded Core Connections Physiotherapy Clinic in 2011. She went on to complete her pessary fitting training in Montreal in 2012. In 2014, Heather completed the 150-hour Integrated Systems Model training with Diane Lee and keenly integrated the new concepts of mechanical drivers, neural plasticity and motor control retraining into her practice. Recent training in anorectal disorders and balloon techniques have expanded her treatment options for clients with constipation and fecal incontinence. She is hoping to slowly complete her Barral Visceral Mobilization courses over the next few years to deepen her understanding of the visceral and fascial systems.

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

Outside of the clinic, Heather loves to spend her time in the Gatineau Park, hiking, cross-country skiing and swimming in Meech Lake.  She has a passion for photography, international travel, backcountry canoe camping, and cycle touring with her family . Her 4 year-old son, Nikko and partner, Sergey, fill her heart with love and joy.

Email: heather@core-connections.ca
Hours: Mondays 9-12 pm
Services offered in both English and French