FinishLine Physiotherapy
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Our Vision is “Helping individuals maintain an active life.”

Mission:

Finishline Physiotherapy will help get to the bottom of it! Through individualized education, exercise and personal goals Finishline Physiotherapy will empower each patient to realize and resolve their pelvic floor issues. Through a team oriented environment; we are women helping women, and moms supporting moms! As professionals and moms we believe support, education and perseverance will help you regain your independence to maintain an active healthy life.

The 21st century mother is faced with many unique challenges. Many women are not only mothers, but professionals, caregivers, volunteers and leaders in the community. Often their own health and happiness are set aside for others needs. As a result, the muscles, joints, and bowel and bladder habits can be disrupted. Finishline Physiotherapy can help with resolving this disruption. With extensive orthopedic experience, certification in pelvic floor health and a special interest in womenís health and wellness, Finishline Physiotherapy will provide you with the support and autonomy you need. We use a holistic approach to help strengthen your physical, mental, social and emotional outlook towards your health and wellness. If you are not familiar with a Physical Therapistís education please click here to discover more about our thorough education:

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"I am a mother of four and can appreciate the benefits of physiotherapy. My needs have ranged from pelvic floor workouts to increasing range of motion throughout my body to improving my physical health postpartum. My children are also very active and with that comes the periodic injury.  Leona has an extensive amount of knowledge in all these areas and always takes her time assessing and providing treatment. Living with discomfort is not the ideal way to live and by consulting Leona I am able to work within my limits as well as improve mine and my family’s quality of life.  Involving a knowledgeable and competent physiotherapist should be on every families care list." --Coby Farrelly

Spouses/Men & Children:

Not a pelvic floor issue? Not a Woman? Leona has been treating sport-related injuries since 1998. Whether it is a sprained ankle or nagging shoulder injury, Finishline Physiotherapy has the knowledge, experience and training to get you back to an active life.

Our Founder:

Leona Ham - Finishline PhysiotherapyLeona Ham also known as Leona Shaw graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Initially as a Certified Athletic Therapist, Leona began her career with a focus in Sports Physical Therapy. After experiencing her own pelvic health struggles, Leona realized her passion for womenís health. She has been seeing patientís with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction since 2009.

Leona has attended numerous conferences that focus on pelvic pain, pelvic medicine and continence. She has spoken to various mom groups, doctorís, the Primary Care Network nurses, female ministry groups in her community and has presented at the Alberta nurses neonatal education day. Leona does free presentations on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction at the Okotoks Library 2-4 times/year. In addition to seeing patients one on one, she teaches prenatal exercise classes and provides a seminar to educate pregnant women on exercise, posture, movement mechanics, injury prevention and pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy. Leona also enjoys educating others, she consults to the University of Alberta Rehabilitation Medicine Satellite Campus Team in Calgary to help assistant teach in the Bridging Program. Leona has and continues to volunteer as a therapist in a variety of sports and events in her community.

Her Highlights Include:

(1) traveling to Germany with the Canadian Trampoline and Tumbling team for their world championships in 2003. This was a special moment as Karen Cockburn, one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians, won her first World Championship. 

(2) Training the men’s hockey team that won Gold for Team Alberta at the 2003 Canada Games. 

(3) Medical trainer with her son and daughter's Hockey Team in the Okotoks Minor Hockey League.

Leona has a sincere and empathetic approach towards all of her patients. Exercise and activity  are important to her and she understands the frustrations women have when their favourite activities are limited due to pelvic health issues or other injuries.  Because of this Leona created her own practice operating as Finishline Physiotherapy with a mission of “Helping individuals Maintain an Active Life.”

Leona has certificates in:

  • Women’s Urinary Incontinence
  • Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Level 2 Certification in Hypopressive technique
  • Anatomical Acupuncture Certificate
  • Level 1 Visceral Therapy
  • Paediatric Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Certificate,
  • Level 1 Certificate in Visceral Fascial Treatment for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • PYTI-c Yoga Therapy Certificate
  • Rost Therapy Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain Certificate
  • Antony Lo Courses -  Bullet Proof Your Pelvic Floor  and  The Female Athlete
  • Level 3 Certificate in Manual therapy from and accredited International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapists (IFOMPT).