Kelli Berzuk


Post-Grad Certification in Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation—University of Melbourne
Canadian Physiotherapy Association: Clinical Specialist Certification - Women's Health
Past-President of the Women's Health Research Foundation of Canada
Canadian Acupuncture Foundation Certification
Physiotherapist & Clinic Owner


Dr. Kelli Berzuk is a physiotherapist and the owner of Nova Physiotherapy and founder of its divisions; IPPC-Incontinence & Pelvic Pain Clinic, and Nova Physiotherapy & Women's Health Centre. She received her post-graduate pelvic floor education through the American Physical Therapy Association, Certification in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation & Continence through the University of Melbourne, Australia, a Master of Science in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and her PhD Doctorate in Urogyne-Colorectal Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She obtained her acupuncture certification through the Canadian Acupuncture Foundation.

Areas of Practice

For over twenty-five years she has focused her clinical practice to pelvic floor physiotherapy and the treatment of bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse. She is an advocate for the prevention and correction of pelvic floor dysfunction in women, men and children and has presented at hundreds of functions to raise awareness to the importance of pelvic floor health. Kelli is the author and publisher of the self-help book, “I Laughed So Hard I Peed My Pants! A Woman’s Essential Guide for Improved Bladder Control.” (

She is also active in scientific research and in 2008 was the recipient of University of Manitoba Research Development Award. Kelli is published in internationally respected pelvic floor medicine journals, and in 2013, the University of Manitoba awarded her with the Distinguished Dissertation Award for her ground-breaking research thesis, “Effects of Increasing Awareness of Pelvic Floor Muscle (PFM) Function on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD).”

Kelli sits on provincial, national and international Boards and Committees, acts as a journal reviewer for various international urogynecology journals for the promotion of research in pelvic floor health, and sits on the editorial board of the Current Sexual Health Reports Journal.

Awards & Recognition

In 2009, Kelli was awarded the Leonore Saunders Mentorship, and the Robert A. Macbeth Traveling Fellowship awards. In 2012, she was nationally recognized within the first-ever graduating class of Canadian Physiotherapy Clinical Specialists and remains the sole physiotherapist in Manitoba with this distinction, with only 4 in the field of Women’s Health in Canada. The same year she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for her lifetime dedication to education, research and clinical practice in the field of Women’s Health.

Why does she do what she does?

Kelli has treated thousands of patients (men, women and children) suffering with pelvic floor dysfunction and the successful results obtained over the years supports her belief that much of this can be improved, resolved, and even prevented. She is passionate about raising awareness toward the importance of pelvic floor muscle health and how neglect and injury to this muscle can lead to challenging issues with bladder, bowel and sexual health, and pelvic pain. She works toward correcting erroneous information regarding exercise for the pelvic floor muscle and why proper exercise prescription following a thorough pelvic floor examination by a qualified clinician is critical. By raising awareness and knowledge toward this important health topic, much pelvic floor dysfunction may be prevented!

Katie Dalmaijer


Physiotherapist working in the area of neuromusculoskeletal (orthopedic) and pelvic floor physiotherapy 


Katie graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2017 and a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2019. Katie places a lot of value in continuing education. She has taken numerous courses in Orthopedics and Pelvic Floor, including currently taking Acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada. She began the pelvic floor residency program at Nova in January 2020 where she’s had invaluable mentorship and learning opportunities. She plans on furthering her education in orthopedics and pelvic floor and plans to enroll in a university program for pelvic floor physiotherapy in the future. 



Katie practices in the areas of both orthopedic and pelvic floor physiotherapy, where she enjoys using therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and education to empower her patients. Katie’s passion for pelvic health began well before entering the physiotherapy program, and it continues to grow. She now treats bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction, supportive dysfunction, and pelvic pain disorders in both men and women, as well as prehab for an array of differing procedures, and women pre and post-partum.  Whether she is treating a sprained ankle, a painful jaw, or a pelvic issue, she is excited to continue learning from each of her patients. 



Katie has always been fascinated by the human mind and body. Through her undergraduate studies she began to better understand physiotherapist’s depth of knowledge of the body and the impact they could have on the body’s biomechanics, pain, function, and quality of life. Katie is passionate about helping people achieve their best physical health and is a big advocate of physiotherapy. She enjoys her pelvic floor practice, broaching potentially uncomfortable or painful topics with compassion and empathy. Her goal is to educate her patients well, making known how common these potentially debilitating issues are, and that physiotherapy can help!


Tami Prado-Tecter


Physiotherapist working in the areas of neuromusculoskeletal (orthopedic) physiotherapy and pelvic health


Tami received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from the Fundação Hermínio Ometto University in Brazil in 2017, and her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences degree from the University of Manitoba in 2019. She greatly values continuing education and has completed additional training in clinical Pilates, manual therapy, novel exercises for persistent pain management, as well as female and male pelvic health. Tami has recently begun the pelvic floor residency program at Nova where she hopes to develop her skillset to provide patients with the best holistic and evidence-based care possible. Tami also aims to complete her acupuncture certification in the near future and eventually enroll in an interdisciplinary university program for the management of persistent pain.



Tami draws on a unique blend of international and local physiotherapy training to guide her practice. She is proud to offer orthopaedic and pelvic floor physiotherapy services in both English and Portuguese to the Winnipeg community. Tami strongly believes exercise is the key to long-term relief and prevention, but also uses hands-on therapy and lots of education to build a trustworthy relationship with her patients and empower them to become the leaders of their own recovery process.


Tami feels that physiotherapy chose her, not the other way around. She was involved in competitive dancing during most of her adolescence but what attracted her to physiotherapy was the ability to meaningfully change people’s lives and support them during the highs and lows of being a human. Tami cares deeply for her patients and always hopes to make a difference by spreading her bright personality, listening to people’s stories, and advocating for her patients' wellbeing and the physiotherapy profession.

Lynne Gagnon


Post-graduate certification: Pelvic & Perineal Rehab – University of Montreal


Lynne received her first Bachelor of Science degree from the Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface in 2003 and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy (with distinction) in 2007, from the University of Ottawa. In 2014 she completed the post-graduate pelvic and perineal rehab program offered through the Univeristy of Montréal.

Areas of Practice

Lynne joined the Nova Physiotherapy team in 2009 when she decided to focus her career in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She treats men, women and children for bladder, bowel, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ descent. She is passionate about pelvic floor health and believes that raising awareness and preventative wellness is an integral part of her work. She has done presentations for mom groups around the city and for medical students, for education on prevention and correction of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Why she does what she does?

Raised in a French family and an active participant in the French community, one of Lynne’s goals has been to provide bilingual services. Passionate about pelvic floor function and dysfunction, Lynne is also aware that this is often a difficult subject to approach for patients. She strongly believes in active listening and a patient-focused approach to treatment, so that patients could feel comfortable in sharing their stories and receive the best treatment possible. She uses her skills as a physiotherapist to rehabilitate the pelvic floor for optimal health, but also loves to teach and educate patients on maintenance and preventative strategies in order to maintain pelvic floor health. She knows she has accomplished her goals in raising awareness when she hears her patients sharing the knowledge they have gained on pelvic floor health with their friends, family and/or coworkers.

Kim Hodges


Post-grad Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physiotherapy-American Physical Therapy Association

Certified in Acupuncture




Kim completed her physiotherapy degree from the University of Manitoba in 1996, and spent the next ten years at the Health Sciences Centre working primarily in out-patient orthopaedic physiotherapy. In 2007 she joined IPPC and has since concentrated her practice to the area of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Her post-graduate pelvic floor education was obtained through the American Physical Therapy Association, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia in conjunction with the University of British Columbia. She became certified to practice physiotherapy acupuncture in Manitoba in 2002. Kim continues to follow current research and participates in continuing education courses to enhance her expertise in treating pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.

Areas of Practice

Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and pelvic physiotherapy have been Kim’s focus of treatment since 2007. She treats men and women with bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain, women with pelvic organ descent, and children experiencing issues with bladder and/or bowel. Kim’s experience in orthopaedic manual physiotherapy and exercise instruction, along with her passion for sports, health and wellness have been invaluable to her practice.

Why does she do what she does?

PFM dysfunction can greatly impact psychosocial and physical health. Fortunately, physiotherapy can play a significant role in the prevention, improvement and often resolution of pelvic floor muscle related symptoms in both the male and female population through individualized education, manual therapy and active exercise.

Kaitlyn Joyal


Canadian Acupuncture Foundation Certification & Certified in Dry Needling 

Physiotherapist working in the areas of neuromusculoskeletal (orthopedic) physiotherapy, as well as, pelvic floor physiotherapy.



Kaitlyn graduated from the University of Manitoba's Masters of Physiotherapy program in 2016. That same year, she successfully challenged the Level One Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Since then, she has completed both the Upper and Lower Quadrants of the Level Two Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy. In 2017, Kaitlyn completed her acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and in 2020 completed her dry needling certification through the same institute. In addition to her dry needling, acupuncture and manual therapy certification courses, Kaitlyn has taken courses on the Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter and Adaptations for Children with Disabilities. In 2019 Kaitlyn began the pelvic floor residency program at Nova. She has completed the level one Herman and Wallace course and is looking forward to completing the University of Melbourne pelvic floor certification in Australia.



Kaitlyn has had a unique beginning to her career in physiotherapy that has given her the opportunity to help a variety of populations including athletes, seniors, adults and children. She enjoys using therapeutic exercise, education, dry needling, acupuncture and manual therapy to help her patients attain their goals. Her passion for movement and exercise inspires her to be creative when treating anything from a sprain, to post-op rehab, to pelvic floor issues relating to pregnancy, postpartum, and more. Kaitlyn approaches pelvic floor physiotherapy with a holistic perspective and often incorporates her orthopedic experience and exercise knowledge into assessment and treatment.  Kaitlyn offers physiotherapy services in both French and English languages. 



From a young age Kaitlyn has been involved in a variety of recreational and competitive sports. Paired with exposure to the challenges and successes of physical disabilities and injuries--no other profession would satisfy her love of people and desire to help. As a principle, Kaitlyn's goal is to help her patients improve their quality and enjoyment of life--understanding that each individual has a unique set of goals to attain this. 

Lindsay Stern

BMR-PT, BA, PGCertPhysio (Pelvic Floor Physio)


Lindsay Stern is a physiotherapist at Nova Physiotherapy. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. She has taken post-graduate courses in pelvic floor physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is certified in acupuncture and successfully challenged the Level 1 Orthopaedic Physiotherapy exam. Lindsay obtained her Post-Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, in 2015 through the University of Melboure, which completed her pelvic floor physiotherapy residency/mentorship program.

Areas of Practice

Lindsay began her mentorship with Dr. Kelli Berzuk in the pelvic floor division of Nova Physiotherapy while completing her final year of her physiotherapy degree. Lindsay works with patients suffering with all forms of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction including bladder and bowel incontinence/urgency/frequency, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction.

Why does she do what she does?

Since being introduced to pelvic floor health briefly during her 3-year physiotherapy degree, Lindsay knew she had found her true calling. Little understood and even less talked about in society, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can lead to poor quality of life, depression, anxiety and avoidance of social, sexual, occupational and physical activities. Lindsay believes in empowering the public with the knowledge that pelvic floor dysfunction is often preventable and treatable and often does presentations to increase awareness. Her goal is to break the taboo and encourage open discussion about these very common and often debilitating issues.

Lesia Yereniuk

BScPT, MPhysio (Women's Health & Pelvic Floor Physio)

Post-grad Certification in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation-University of Melbourne


Lesia Yereniuk has practiced as a physiotherapist in the field of pelvic floor physiotherapy at the Incontinence & Pelvic Pain Clinic for over 15 years. She received her post-graduate pelvic floor education through the American Physical Therapy Association, a Certification in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation through the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Masters degree in Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation also through the University of Melbourne, Australia. 

Areas of Practice

Over the past 15+ years Lesia has practiced in all areas of pelvic floor pre and rehabilitation including: bladder and bowel dysfunction, supportive dysfunction, pelvic pain syndromes and sexual dysfunction educating, treating and empowering women, men and children of all ages.  She has spoke and continues to speak to various prenatal and postpartum women's groups focusing on educating on the importance of pelvic floor health during these stages of a women's life in prevention of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Why does she do what she does?

Lesia is passionate about educating, motivating and empowering all individuals of the importance of pelvic floor health. Much of her practice focuses on preventative education but also sharing responsibility with the client to actively treat the dysfunction.  Following a period of active treatment she provides guidance to patients to effectively manage symptoms independently.  Her practice is compassionate and respectful in assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. She feels a critical part of being a medical professional is to provide accurate research-based information and for clients to be assessed and treated by a qualified professional. To be part of this type of rehabilitation is very gratifying as a professional as these types of dysfunction significantly reduce quality of life.