Nurturance Health Team
Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio (she/her)
MScPT, BSc (hons), CAFCI, CD(DONA)
My name is Mandy and I am passionate about the pelvis! I believe the pelvis serves as the foundation for many fabulous things like pregnancy, birth and babies (including 3 of my own). It’s our centre of creation. The passion I have for the pelvis led me to become a pelvic health physiotherapist, as well as a birth doula.
In addition to my professional training, I am also motivated by experiences in my own body. Although its taken me some time to look back on it as a positive, I’ve faced many of my own pelvic health trials… incontinence, prolapse, diastasis recti… I intimately understand the physical challenges and joys that come along with the journey of living life in a female body.
I also love learning, and I spend a lot of time weeding through much of the information I find to synthesize it into something trustworthy, practical and usable for my own life, and not to mention for my work too. Since this is sometimes a lengthy and convoluted process, I love to share the end results in hopes that others can benefit too.
My passion for the pelvis and birth also led me to create the Birth Better series for childbirth preparation and I love speaking and teaching about the pelvis. When I’m not working in the clinic, you will likely see me hanging out with my kiddos and husband (hopefully outside), volunteering as a Girl Guide leader, or moving my body. Physical activity is my fave, in all sorts of forms. And if I’m not outside, I just might be baking!
I have a big dream for a strong world, full of strong families and strong mothers/parents.
Michelle Friesen (she/her)
After graduating in 2007 from the University of Alberta, I have worked primarily in the field of orthopaedics assessing and treating sport, life and work related injuries. After struggling to find balance in my body post children I found new passion in the study of women’s health. I have embarked on a journey of better understanding my own body and how it can function without normalizing some of these fears we have as we transition to motherhood; maintaining our sense of self, returning to sports/fitness and managing the day to day physical challenges of caring for our families. I am confident as Women, Athletes, andÂ Mothers we are capable of all these activities with the right guidance and understanding.
I have pursued a number of post-graduate courses; Herman & Wallace Female pelvic floor dysfunction and treatment, Advanced Clinical reasoning, Spinal and Peripheral manipulation, Evaluation and Management of Running Injuries, Kineticore Functional Dry Needling and CAFCI Acupuncture. I look forward to meeting you in clinic to develop a personalized plan to meet your goals and help your body move to meet the demands of life.