Kate von Schellwitz,
Registered Physical Therapist
Hi there, I'm glad you're here.
I'm Kate, a physiotherapist and a mom of two. I treat people of all ages and genders, and I have the incredible privilege of working particularly with new and expectant mothers in addressing pelvic health. I treat issues related to painful sex, bladder issues, pelvic girdle pain, diastasis recti, birth prep, postpartum recovery, and menopause. I also work with athletes and people at all fitness levels to help them recover from acute injuries, optimize their performance, and simply feel better in their day-to-day lives.
Originally from Vancouver Island, I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria and graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. Since then I've trained extensively in pelvic floor physiotherapy and pelvic girdle pain with Dayan Physiotherapy, ROST therapy, and Pelvic Health Solutions. I also have training in functional dry needling/IMS, and manual therapy- and I continue taking courses all the time because I love learning and figuring out ways to help my patients. I'm currently completing a certification as a pre and postnatal corrective exercise specialist.
I'm here to listen to you, figure out what needs to be changed or tweaked, and then help you do that- and make it feasible in the context of your life. I look at you as a whole person in the context of your whole life and my approach is based on empathy, education, and empowerment. In working with me you can expect a ton of education in combination with exercise prescription ( a lot of this too), manual therapy, and functional dry needling.
My goal is to get you doing what you want to be doing, and to not need me in the long run.
LGBTQ clients welcome and celebrated here. I am certified by Trans Care BC to provide gender affirming care.
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