Andrea is a registered physiotherapist with extensive post graduate training and clinical experience in pelvic health dysfunctions, for both men and women. In 2003, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Queens University & prior to that a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with honours at Ottawa University. Andrea began her physio career in Burlington, Ontario, where she gained experience in all areas of hospital medicine and rehabilitation care. Then she returned to the Ottawa area to join a private orthopedic practice in 2010. Andrea has two young children, and has a strong interest in health and wellness of pre and post-partum moms. Andrea takes pride in offering assessments and individualized treatments of pelvic health dysfunctions such as; bowel/ bladder complaints (frequency, urgency, incontinence), pelvic organ prolapse, postpartum abdominal separation, prenatal care, as well as various forms of pelvic pain (vulvodynia, persistent lumbopelvic & pelvic girdle pain).
Andrea is also a pelvic health educator and regularly hosts public workshops in her local community and offers health professional colleagues (such as residents physicians, physio and massage therapists), 1-1 in clinic shadowing/ mentorships and most recently has joined the Pelvic Health Solutions team, as a teaching lab assistant. Andrea is the co-founder of BIRTHtalks workshops for pregnant moms, and the CORE + floor rehabilitation physio program for new moms. Most recently, Andrea was thrilled to be invited to experience and present a pelvic health educational and interactive workshop at the most recent 2020 CPMG/ CWIM fitness challenge and retreat in Canmore, Alberta. Andrea enjoys the outdoors with her family, her new puppy, participates in a home-based fitness training program, as well a managing a growing private pelvic health practice in Perth, Ontario.
Pam Cupak has 9 years of professional experience, continued research and education, and a lifetime of personal sport and fitness experience, Keeping you on track and motivated is her primary goal. As a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, 200Hr Yoga Teacher, Core Confidence Specialist, Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialist, Mom of 2, Run Clinic leader, Physiotherapy Assistant, she has the passion, energy and focus to help you find what you are looking for in fitness. Working closely with Andrea & Annabelle, the pelvic health physiotherapists, Pam instructs all the supervised postpartum CORE + floor and ALL WOMEN’S CORE + floor rehab programs. Find more out about Pam at her personal fitness site https://pamcupakfitness.com.
Annabelle McNutt (nee Porter) graduated from Queen’s University with both a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master’s of Physical Therapy. She has worked in both Ontario and Calgary, Alberta at busy private clinics and has recently relocated back to the area with her husband and son. Annabelle has been keen on working in pelvic health since her very first student placement with Andrea Picket in 2014. Now, since having a baby herself and taking the necessary certifications, she is so excited to begin practice in this area. Annabelle hopes to bring light to the importance of pelvic floor preventative and rehabilitative care, ending the stigma behind talking about sexual health, bladder/bowel function and the wellbeing of our “private parts”. Annabelle enjoys living a very active lifestyle with many forms of exercise and has a special interest in teaching and participating in Ballet Barre. She is so excited to be joining the team and looks forward to helping all clients reach their goals and live their fullest lives.
Andrea Misener has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph. Andrea has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1997, working at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient programs treating clients with neurological, orthopaedic, prosthetic, and cardiorespiratory issues. As a busy mother of four, Andrea is very aware of the challenges of breast feeding. She is also very aware of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for community support in this very worthwhile investment. Due to her belief in life long learning and ongoing interest in women’s health issues, Andrea has added breast health Physiotherapy as a new area of focus to her practice. She provides assessment and treatment for inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast as well as breast cancer rehabilitation. Andrea is excited to be joining Andrea Picket Physiotherapy in women’s health promotion and treatment.
Lynn received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours from Acadia University. She began practice in Sackville, Nova Scotia in 2002 where she gained experience in work and motor vehicle accident, sport injuries and rehabilitation. Following a move to Ottawa, Ontario she gained experience in private practice in areas of athletic training and conditioning, corporate fitness, health and wellness consulting, personal training, physical conditioning, work hardening, office ergonomics, exercise prescription, orthotic construction and functional capacity evaluations. She continued her learning and education in a hospital setting specializing in post operative orthopedics, cerebrovascular accident, geriatric and ambulatory care, acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, co-morbid conditions, kinesio taping, back education, diabetic teaching, stroke care and management, health and safety awareness, infection control, palliative care services and obtained Glad Certification. She has 2 children and enjoys an active lifestyle of running, skiing and swimming. She has a strong commitment to lifelong learning and is excited to offer aquatic therapy and rehabilitation in Perth and surrounding communities.
Tracy holds a B.Science in Kinesiology and 200HR RYT Yoga Diploma with Hamsa Yoga. She has spent her career working with people of all different ages and injury histories. Assisting people to heal and to improve or maintain their mobility has been her challenge and her passion.
When Tracy was faced with chronic pain and a major change in lifestyle, she was drawn to using Yoga as a healing modality. Now Tracy combines the science of Kinesiology and her Yoga Teacher Training and applies this in her work to help others to heal and to improve their lives. She has been fortunate to lead exercises for an inspiring group of high-risk seniors. It is her belief that Yoga should be available to everyone, and that all can benefit. Tracy has taken additional training in Teaching Yoga to Seniors, Chair Yoga and Ursui Reiki. She is a Bonefit and HeartWise Certified Instructor and in May 2020 embarked on an 800 hour journey to becoming a Certified Yoga Therapist.