There was a point in Myranda Reimer’s (BSKin'14, MPT'17) life when she started noticing the women around her expressing concerns about their pelvic health.
She was transitioning from a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology to a Masters in Physiotherapy when an older female friend confided in her about trouble controlling her bladder and the traumatic surgery she had to stop her leakage.
Then, her best friend’s sister had a baby. She was cleared for exercise and eager to return to her active lifestyle, but started experiencing pelvic pain and was told she would likely never run or lift weights again.
“That was the moment when I realized women are having concerns and it really doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of information or support for (them) to kind of get over this hump of ‘Yeah I feel better day to day, but as soon as I get into some of that heavier lifting or higher impact, things kind of start to crumble,'” Reimer says in an interview with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
“My older friend’s story got me interested, and maybe got me listening a bit more to the women in my life, and my friend’s sister, her story scared the s — out of me.”
The 30-year-old, who says she’s been called a “meaning maker,” took her curiosity and fear and turned them into the cornerstone of her career, becoming a women’s health physiotherapist with pelvic floor certification.
Reimer runs her business, Myranda Reimer Physiotherapy, out of an office at Synergy Strength and Conditioning in Saskatoon. There’s a big blue “peanut ball” to help support positions during labour tucked behind a table, and pelvic models on her desk.
It’s a small space built on a big dream to help women feel confident moving through all stages of their lives.
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