Hi, I'm Kate!
Thanks for stopping by! I wanted to introduce myself and let you know how I fell into the pelvic physiotherapy field. Empowering each of my clients to take charge of their pelvic health and optimize their well being is extremely rewarding and I truly love what I do.
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from Queen’s University which I followed up with a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. While at McMaster, I was exposed to some of the research about pelvic health. It was AMAZING! For incontinence in particular, this is a fairly well researched area showing that pelvic physiotherapy HELPS. Also, it boggled my mind that about 1 in 3 women has issues with leaking and about half of all women over the age of 50 have prolapse. I had never even heard of prolapse before! And I had no idea that so many women were peeing when they laughed or jumped, among other things.
This really bothered me. How could so many women have so many pelvic concerns (leaking, prolapse, pain etc) but so few talk about it? And why didn’t these women know that they could seek help and get treatment? A big message in our society is that pelvic changes are normal parts of aging and being a mom and should just be accepted, but that simply is not true. Before I graduated I pursued further training through Pelvic Health Solutions to learn about treating incontinence, prolapse, diastasis, pain, painful sex, and more so I'd be ready to start offering pelvic physiotherapy as soon as I was licensed to practice.
Kate Jones Pelvic Physiotherapy has existed for a few years now but the in-home service was born after the birth of my daughter. I had great midwifery care and was SO thankful that they came to us at home as I could not imagine packing up a baby at that stage in life to get anywhere on time. What if there was a poo explosion? What if she was losing it? What if she had JUST fallen asleep? None of that really mattered much when my care providers came to me and I didn’t need to leave at a specific time to arrive for a scheduled appointment. I realized that many of my clients were late to see me in a clinic or would forget to come or cancel at the last minute for precisely those reasons. Also, it is WAY easier to entertain and put down a baby/toddler/child in your own home than in a clinic that doesn’t have a crib and tons of toys set up. By offering in-home pelvic physiotherapy, I hope to eliminate some of the barriers to mothers trying to seek care.
I live in Hamilton with my lovely husband and our 1 year old daughter. I enjoy tea in huge quantities, Settlers of Catan, and running. As a relatively new mama, I appreciate how hectic life can feel when dealing with exhaustion, limited personal time, and feelings of self-doubt or inadequacy. My goal is to help women, especially mothers, learn how to take care of their pelvic health while juggling the demands of life. I do my best to offer realistic and feasible suggestions to support each client's physical recovery and facilitate the achievement of their goals
I’m excited to work with you and support you as you take charge of your pelvic health!