ORTHOPEDIC & PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Dior Krolak, Physiotherapist
Clinical Practice Area: Women’s and Pelvic Health, Orthopedics
Areas of Interest: Women’s and pelvic health, including pregnancy and postnatal care, All musculoskeletal conditions, and pediatrics such as torticollis/plagiocephaly, toe-walking, and motor milestone delay
Dior was first introduced to pelvic health when shadowing a pelvic health therapist in physiotherapy school. From that moment on, she was drawn to this area of physio as a way to help her clients achieve wholeness in mind and body. She is especially drawn to helping mothers (current and to-be) because when you can help a mom, you help her whole family!
Soon after beginning her career in orthopedics, Dior completed additional training to assess and treat bladder and bowel incontinence, diastasis recti, prolapse, pelvic pain, and other related conditions.
Since then she has continued to round out her unique skill set, which includes visceral fascia mobilization and hypopressive training along with other techniques and exercises.
Dior places a strong emphasis on goal-oriented care and is sensitive to the intimate nature of her patients’ healthcare. She is a strong believer that movement is medicine; through this principle and her work as a physiotherapist she loves to help her clients optimize their quality of life!
Dior has completed post-graduate course work in orthopedics and in pelvic health. Some of her coursework has included:
- Lynn Watson’s Shoulder Level 1
- Soft Tissue Release
- Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant.
Within the pelvic health realm, she has under her belt:
- Pelvic Health Solutions Levels I, II, and III, Female Athlete (Antony Lo)
- The Abdominal Wall After Pregnancy and Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (Diane Lee)
- Cesarean Section Prep and Recovery (Jaclyn Seebach)
- Hypopressives Level 1.
- Visceral fascia mobilization for the Urinary and Reproductive systems (Ramona Horton)
In her spare time Dior is an avid cyclist, ultimate frisbee player, skate-skier, curler, and piano player. You’ll rarely find her sitting still!
Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (CAMPT) Student Award of Excellence – Western University 2018