The Women's Health Division Team
Alison Gordon (she/her) is a physiotherapist who practices in both pelvic health and orthopaedics. She is passionate about lifelong learning, creating a positive patient experience, treating the whole person, and blending orthopaedic and pelvic health practices. Alison is currently on maternity leave with her first child, and is eager to practice what she preaches and explore post-natal fitness.
Amanda Homen (she/her) completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016 at D’Youville University. She has been practicing Pelvic Health since then. She is a strong advocate for evidence-based practice and encourages continuing education. She is an instructor of Pelvic Health courses (D’youville University & Pelvic Health Solutions), and the owner and clinical director of a clinic in Toronto (Thrive Hive Physiotherapy). Outside of work, you will find Amanda walking her dog, taking a yoga class, or experimenting in the kitchen.
Stephanie Boone (she/her) graduated from McMaster University in 2021 with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy after completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Acadia University. She is trained in pelvic health physiotherapy and is so happy to be working full time at The Pelvic Health Clinic by Erika Burger in Dartmouth, NS.
Outside of work and volunteering, Stephanie loves doing pilates and yoga, eating out at fun restaurants, and spending time with her family (she is a proud aunt!).
Julie Medwid (she/her) is a rural physiotherapist working in the area of pelvic health and sports injury rehabilitation. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2014 and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2018. Julie pursues further education to better support her community and make healthcare more accessible. She is also working to improve accessibility to pelvic health through education and advocacy roles. Outside of her role as Physiotherapist, Julie enjoys working in general fitness, golfing and cross country skiing.
Catherine Rastin (she/her) is currently completing the final year of her MSc in Physiotherapy at McMaster University after finishing her BSc in Kinesiology at Western University. During her time at Western, she volunteered in an exercise and pregnancy research lab, which sparked her interest in this field. Catherine is passionate about advocating for gender equality and pelvic health, and plans to practice in this area when she graduates. Outside of school, she loves staying active, baking, and art and crafts.
Clara Rastin (she/her) graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Physiotherapy after completing her Bachelor of Science from Western University in Kinesiology. She is working as a physiotherapy resident in orthopedics with an interest in pelvic health. She is passionate about advocating for underserved populations in healthcare and gender inequality. Outside of work, Clara loves to hike, play tennis, and workout.
Marylène Charette (she/her) received her MHSc at the University of Ottawa. Since 2016, she has been a registered physiotherapist in Gatineau, Quebec where she is practicing in pelvic health. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Population Health with Dr. Linda McLean. Her research focuses mainly on the assessment of current practices of women with urinary incontinence, including referral patterns of family physician & barriers and facilitators to conservative treatment such as physiotherapy.
Rendalyn Preun (she/her) graduated with a MPT from the University of Saskatchewan and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne. She has taken the opportunity to work in multiple Canadian provinces in a variety of practice areas including rural/remote, pelvic health, and acute care physiotherapy. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, reading, and board game nights!
Sarah Jane Conrad (she/her) received her BSc.PT in 2004 from the University of Alberta, shortly after she completed her postgraduate pelvic health training, and this is where her passion has remained. She has been fortunate to see how pelvic health has been integrated into different health systems by working internationally in The Netherlands and, most recently, on a project in Peru. In September, she completed her MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alberta under Dr. Doug Gross and Dr. Linda McLean (University of Ottawa). Her research project was investigating patient-reported outcome measures used in the pelvic organ prolapse population for both surgical and conservative management settings.
Marie-Ève Lavoie (she/her) is currently in the final year of her MSc in Physiotherapy after completing her BSc in Physiotherapy at Laval University. She is currently achieving a business profile focused on a pelvic and pediatrics health project. Her interest in pelvic health increased during her Bachelor’s degree and she wanted to become more involved in spreading the benefits of pelvic health treatment. Marie-Ève wants to pursue further courses in pelvic health at the end of her Master's degree and practice in this area. In her free time, she likes to play volleyball, listen to music, and spend time with her friends and family.
Our Subcommittee Members
The WHD would not be able to accomplish all it has for our members without our dedicated subcommittee members. These WHD members volunteer their time to help the WHD create and produce content for our members.
Knowledge Translation Subcommittee