Laura is passionate about Women’s Health and keenly continues to advance her knowledge in this field of study. Her passion to work in the field of women’s health developed while working at British Columbia Women’s Hospital where she learned how to assess and rehabilitate issues associated with the bladder, bowel and pelvic organs due to dysfunction with the pelvic floor muscles. After taking postgraduate courses in pelvic floor rehabilitation, she sought the training of Marcy Dayan, who has taught and worked extensively in this field. Laura mentored intensively with Marcy and was asked to join her practice. She worked at the highly regarded Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic for over 5-years. Laura has also worked for the renowned Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program at Vancouver General Hospital. Laura’s ongoing commitment to Continuing Education is important to ensure that the most recent research is being accessed in order to provide the best evidence-based treatment strategies for her patients. Conferences, workshops and journal articles are regularly used to update knowledge and up-skill. Laura is regularly asked to lecture at education forums for medical staff, physiotherapists, nurses and for the public. Laura uses Real Time Ultrasound and biofeedback for assessment of pelvic floor disorders. Many clients are visual learners that see their muscles working on the screen and subsequently make a connection that brings about immediate positive outcomes. Laura is a Registered Physiotherapist with specific training in the management and treatment of incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation and the pregnant and postpartum pelvis. Laura integrates her clinical expertise with the latest evidence-based research in the assessment and management of movement disorders associated with musculoskeletal and Women’s Health issues.
Laura balances her professional life with her family of 5 (husband and their three children). Laura is a great advocate for lifelong learning and appreciates the challenges of work life balance. She is an avid yoga practitioner and former instructor. She is also a Certified PhysicalMind Mat Pilates Instructor.
Laura Werner, Registered Physiotherapist with over 5-years experience treating exclusively uro-gynecology and orthopaedic conditions is relocating from Vancouver to our clinic in Victoria! She has extensive experience in treating pelvic floor, abdominal and lumbopelvic dysfunction.
The specific Pelvic conditions Laura Werner commonly treats include:
“Laura Werner gave me an understanding of what was wrong with me and totally changed my feeling about my situation. I knew I had a prolapsed uterus and most likely needed surgery. She showed me in detail, with pictures, exactly what a prolapsed uterus was and how the pelvic floor muscles were involved. With her biofeedback machine, she helped me understand what a kegel exercise was and how to do it correctly and even actually see the pelvic floor muscle in action as I did my kegels. She also helped me to know what general exercises were safe for me to do to support my pelvic floor prolapse.
In my opinion, she is perfect for this job. You absolutely know she really cares about helping you. She immediately removes any discomfort, with her kind, understanding, positive and cheery demeanor. She gives 110% in her effort to make you feel comfortable, to help you understand your situation, and Laura does everything she can to help you. I left feeling that this did not have to be the end of the road; that I may not require surgery and that I could possibly fix this problem with kegels. I cannot think of anything else you could ask from a pelvic floor physiotherapist.”
CM, February 2016
“Laura is an excellent Physiotherapist who got me through post prostectomy issues with grace and empathy. “