Hello, and welcome to your “Knew Life”!
Knew Life Physiotherapy is a team of registered physiotherapists with special interests in Pelvic Health.
At Knew Life, we treat men, women, and children suffering from pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and bowel & bladder conditions.
Our team will provide you with the knowledge you require to treat your pelvic floor dysfunction and free yourself from the often devastating and embarrassing consequences of living with a pelvic floor dysfunction.
Physiotherapist & Founder of KnewLife Physiotherapy
Hi! I’m Christina Dzieduszycki. Registered Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. I treat men, women and children, suffering from Pelvic Pain and Bowel & Bladder dysfunction.
For over 20 years I have worked as an exercise specialist and helped injured military personnel, chronic pain sufferers, patients with neurological impairment, spinal cord injuries, and cancer survivors, learn rehabilitative exercise programs that helped improve the quality of their lives.
I am a strong believer in integrating rehabilitative exercise into patient treatment to not just treat existing conditions, but to also prevent new injuries.
I have a Masters in Physiotherapy and a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. I am currently looking to pursue a PhD in Physiotherapy at McMaster University, looking at the effectiveness of pelvic floor physiotherapy in preventing post operative incontinence in men who have had their prostates removed as a result of prostate cancer. Looking specifically at which approach is more effective; “PRE-habilitation” or Rehabilitation.
You may have heard me on radio shows like “Ask the Expert” or read about my services in the Hamilton Spectator.
I am a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and Women’s Health Division.
Most recently nominated for the Women of Distinction award.
I am also bilingual (English/French).
Hi! My name is Laura Vanderveen.
I moved to Hamilton in late 2020 from rural Manitoba, where I worked as a Registered Massage Therapist. I studied at the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba where I was co-valedictorian of my graduating class.
At age 16 I was propelled into the world of doctors, chiropractors, and physiotherapists following the diagnosis of my scoliosis. I have developed a lot of practical knowledge about the human body over the years on my health journey, in addition to the formal education I received.
Due to this, I have a strong interest in holistic health and wellness and a passion for physical exercise.
I am excited to use my organization and customer service skills in an environment that offers much needed physiotherapy treatments!
Hello! My name is Alena Reenders.
In pursuit of an out-of-province experience, I moved from Winnipeg to Hamilton in 2017 to begin my post-secondary education at Redeemer University. I am graduating this year with an honours degree in Kinesiology and hope to become an occupational therapist or physiotherapist in the near future. This past fall I had the pleasure of being an intern at Knew Life and loved it so much that I wanted to continue working alongside Christina! Although I am not a registered PTA or personal trainer I am capable of providing similar services including exercise coaching and offering extra help during assessments.
With an extensive background in sports, particularly in volleyball, my love for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle has grown as well my enthusiasm in educating others about the importance of physical health as I continue my studies at Redeemer.
I am excited to integrate exercise to help achieve your “knew” life goals!
Hello, my name is Fei Chi Yang (Fei). I am a Physiotherapy Resident specializing in musculoskeletal conditions. I obtained my Master of Science degree in Biophysics from McMaster University and my Master of Physical Therapy degree from Western University. I have a strong passion and devotion to helping people regain trust in their bodies after an injury. I use a combination of postural education, manual therapy, and exercise prescription to help patients take ownership of their rehab journey and teach them the tools to live a pain-free life.
My curiosity for human movement and extreme flexibility has led me to study aerials silks, pole, and contortion from renowned circus coaches and contortionists around the world. I have also taken post-graduate courses with Pivot Dancer and the Circus Doc Emily Scherb to help me understand the unique conditions and injuries pertaining to dancers and circus artists. I often incorporate circus specific training into my rehab program to help clients build a strong and robust movement pattern.
I have a strong interest in pelvic floor conditions and am looking forward to developing my pelvic floor specialty under the guidance of Christina. I provide services in English and Mandarin.
- Level 1 CPA Orthopaedic Division (Manual Therapy)
- Level 1 Acrobatic Arts Teacher Training
- Leve l Exercise prescription for the UE/LE by Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
- Assessing & Treating Dancers and Artistic Athletes by Pivot Dancer
- Circus Fusion – Circus Medical Education by Emily Scherb
- FMT Basic and Advanced Kinesiology Taping and RockPods (Cupping) by RockTape