Pelvic Physiotherapy in Trans Health
There are more surgeons performing Transition Related Surgeries than ever before, and as such, more patients undergoing these surgeries.
The majority of these patients are left to navigate a healthcare system where few providers have experience and/or are comfortable caring for and addressing the possible complications of the surgeries. We need to ensure that these people are cared for in the best possible way.
In June of 2019, Women’s College Hospital was the first public hospital to perform vaginoplasties in Canada. This is the first program in Canada to include pelvic physiotherapy as part of their care team.
There is a huge role for pelvic physiotherapy within the trans population, whether they are undergoing surgery or not. This lecture will provide an overview of the different surgeries available for trans people who choose to have surgery as well as the role physiotherapy can play in their pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery.
About the Instructor: Céleste Corkery, Physiotherapist
Céleste Corkery earned her Physiotherapy degree from the University of Ottawa in 2008. She is passionate about advancing her knowledge and expertise through continuing education. This has led her to pelvic health physiotherapy. She believes in patient-centered care and her focus is on empowering her patients through rehabilitation.
Céleste practices at Women’s College Hospital and is both a member of the chronic pain team with the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI) and a member of the surgical team for the Transition Related Surgeries (TRS). In her free time, she can be found on or in any large body of water.
Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) is an evidence-based teaching company that aims to educate and empower physiotherapists, healthcare professionals, and everyday people about pelvic health.
PHS was founded in 2010 out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario at a time when it was an under-serviced health concern. PHS provides continuing education courses, mentoring, and clinical resources for a variety of practitioners with the goal of equipping them to deliver evidence-based, biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.
Our company also exists as a way to connect people experiencing pelvic health concerns to pelvic health physiotherapists in their area. PHS has ultimately blossomed into a community of curious people who are committed to providing hope and healing to those who suffer from pelvic health issues.