get back your freedom, strength and independence
These are some of the issues we hear from clients.
" This is the third gas station bathroom today in only a 2 hour trip".
"I can't travel, I have to find a bathroom too often"
"I used to hike and ski and be so active and capable. Now I can barely get my driveway shovelled"
"This bulging in my vagina is getting worse and I have no idea what to do about it"
" I saw myself in the mirror and can't believe how bent over I have become"
"I am only 45 and already I have to buy Poise pads for bladder leakage"
" My low back pain is constant and nothing seems to help"
"Every time I try exercising I either pee my pants or hurt my back."
"When did I get so weak?"
If these issues sound familiar, know that these are common, but not normal.
WE CAN HELP
Meet the Thrive Team
Founder & Hypopressives Coach
Carmen, is the founder and head coach at Thrive and Kootenay Hypopressive. Carmen has degrees in Physical Education, Adapted Physical Activity and Outdoor/Environmental Education. She also holds a Masters in Environmental Education and Lifestyles.
After enjoying being physically active all her life, she found after becoming a mom, and heading into mid-life that she was struggling to stay active, and even things that used to be easy, like shovelling the driveway or gardening left her sore and tired. After searching for ways to improve her life and health, she found Hypopressives for pelvic floor and core strength and knew this was something she had never seen.
"Practicing Hypopressives for the last six years has been life changing for me. I regained strength in my core and pelvic floor, improved my posture, stopped snoring, lost weight, resolved issues of incontinence and the frequent urge to pee. Most importantly it reversed the symptoms of my prolapse that I didn't even know I had! I am now able to live a full and active life once again and want others to experience the same freedom.
I started Kootenay Hypopressives based in my home of Creston, BC, Canada and have now developed the Thrive Clinic to offer my program to more women. In the Thrive clinic, whether in person or online, you get so much more than hypopressives. I combine Hypopressives (low pressure training system) with my background and tools in kinesiology, and adapted physical activity. In addition I have a lifetime of experience teaching and coaching. My goal is to work together to create a program that is specific to you. I am a fully certified Hypopressives Trainer with the International Hypopressives Council and began my practice over 2 years ago. In that time, my clients lives have been transformed.
My approach is a fun, cooperative effort between us both, and I commit to coaching with compassion, care and individual adaptation.
I would love to help you change your life!
Pelvic Physiotherapist Advisor
Joanne graduated from UBC in 1983 with a dual degree in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy .In 2008, Joanne began focusing on pelvic (for men and women) and women's health physiotherapy education and certification. Pelvic yoga therapy and yoga teacher training blended with a lifelong love of movement studies including Hypopressive Level 2. Joanne assesses, treats, educates and advises women and men with pelvic and/or cancer concerns.
About the Clinic
Located in the beautiful town of Creston, BC, Canada
#10 223-16th Ave N
We have a small, open space for one on one coaching, and small classes.
This is also where we hold our zoom sessions- so you can access our help from where you live.
Time zone! Yikes! Creston doesn't change time, but all around us does.
The times in the booking system are in Mountain Standard Time.
If this hurts your brain just shoot us an email and we'll help you figure it out.