PT, BScPT, MPhil
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Paediatric and Developmental Physiotherapy
Nicole Prieto is a registered physiotherapist who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2011. She has worked in various fields of physiotherapy – including paediatrics, neurology, orthopaedics, and women’s health.
Nicole developed a strong passion for working with families when she began her career as a physio for children with developmental disabilities. She currently sees people of all ages and is passionate about empowering her patients to live a good quality of life.
To best serve the families under her care, Nicole pursued further training in mechanical (manual) therapy, paediatric neurodevelopmental therapy, and most recently, pelvic health physiotherapy. Her keen interest in women’s health and pregnancy was developed through her frequent interactions with new moms and moms-to-be. This kindled a fascination with the wonderful changes and challenges that a woman’s body goes through within the perinatal months. She obtained training and certification for pelvic floor physiotherapy through pelvic health solutions, and is continuing to pursue further knowledge in women’s health, nutrition and wellness.
Physiotherapy – involves the assessment of the function and integrity of different body components such as muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerves, to understand how they manifest as symptoms that may affect a person’s quality of life. Changes in these areas can lead to issues with mobility, pain, balance concerns, and decreased strength. Through targeted exercise, activity or behaviour modification, and the use of modalities such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound, the capacity of the body to heal is facilitated – and the person is enabled to return to their regular activities.
Pelvic Physiotherapy – is a specialized branch of physiotherapy that deals with the structures forming the pelvic floor. Much like regular physio, pelvic physiotherapists work with the muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerves of the pelvic floor that get irritated, painful, weak, or tight in various stages of life. Backed by evidence, pelvic physio helps in addressing sensitive issues – most of which people are uncomfortable to discuss and more so, seek help for – through the careful internal assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor. Within the patient’s comfort, most exercises are done with the physio monitoring the pelvic floor through palpation inside the vagina or rectum.
with Nabila Jutha
Nabila Jutha graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom with her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2014. Prior to completing her Masters, she graduated with Honours from McMaster University, majoring in Kinesiology. Nabila has since had a passion for working with and interacting with people in a rehabilitative setting. Her work as an orthopaedic physiotherapist developed a special interest in pelvic floor rehabilitation, working with prenatal and postpartum women in particular. She pursued specialized training in pelvic rehabilitation through Pelvic Health Solutions, a leading organization in pelvic health in Canada.
Using a variety of treatment modalities, including manual therapy, functional taping techniques, exercise prescription, and acupuncture, Nabila aims to help her clients manage and overcome the difficulties that pregnancy and labour present in women’s health. Nabila has experience assessing and treating conditions including, but not limited to, diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual pain.
When Nabila is not in the clinic, she enjoys staying active with ball hockey and yoga!