Beth Halford

Pelvic Health and Orthopedic Physiotherapist- Pediatric and Adults

Beth is a registered Physiotherapist, having achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire and her Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. Beth focuses her practice on pelvic floor, orthopedic and pediatric physiotherapy.

In order to provide her patients with the best care possible, she has taken advanced courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, McKenzie and pelvic floor dysfunction. Beth is also a registered yoga instructor.

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Beth’s interest in pelvic health began after giving birth to her daughter and undergoing pelvic floor physiotherapy herself. She began KW Pelvic Health as a response to her desire to help others maintain their active lifestyles while finding solutions to their pelvic health challenges.

In addition to practicing yoga, Beth enjoys many sports. A former captain of the McMaster University women’s swimming team, she remains an avid swimmer. She also enjoys running and cycling. She competes in long-distance triathlons and running, having qualified for the Boston marathon 3x (2015, 2016, 2019) and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships (2014, 2018, 2020). She has also completed multiple Ironmans with a personal best 3rd place finish at Ironman Mont Tremblant in 2019. Beth loves being active and is the proud mother to a young daughter and son.

If a pelvic floor challenge is keeping you from enjoying life, call KW Pelvic Health today. Stop coping. Start healing.

Soodeh Amjadi
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Soodeh Amjadi graduated from Shahid Beheshti University in 2001 with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy. For the next 10 years, she worked as a Cardiac Rehabilitation Physiotherapist in a hospital setting, treating both inpatient and outpatient cases. During this time she was able to collaborate with some of the surgeons in doing research on the effects of exercise therapy for different cardiac problems. Treating patients in an outpatient, hospital setting has broadened Soodeh’s knowledge to a variety of different fields including orthopedics, neurology, sports injuries, pediatrics, motor vehicle accidents, geriatrics, and healing and wound management.

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Over the years, Soodeh has developed a passion for treating different pelvic dysfunctions in both male and female patients. She decided to become a specialist in this particular field and has since completed the necessary courses to become a Pelvic Physiotherapist. Her extensive orthopedic and pelvic health training in combination with her vast clinical experience offers a unique approach for individuals dealing with pelvic dysfunctions including incontinency, prolapse, and pregnancy issues, just to name a few.

Soodeh is committed to providing the highest quality of care to her patients by integrating evidence-based practice along with her clinical experience. She believes in implementing highly individualized treatment plans and relies heavily on manual therapy, exercise prescription and patient education. She values the importance of continuing education and her future plans include taking additional advanced courses to serve the KW community in the best way possible.

In her spare time, Soodeh enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her family and friends.

Stacey Foote BASc Nutrition, MScPT
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Stacy is a registered physiotherapist. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2010.

Stacy is passionate about providing pelvic health physiotherapy and has earned seven pelvic health certificates plus several other courses including Mackenzie and Acupuncture.

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For Stacy, physiotherapy is about hearing your story, what brings you to physio, and using her specialized knowledge and skills, and a very healthy dash of life experience and compassion, to develop a care plan WITH you so that you can achieve your health-related goals.

Since recovering from a neurological condition Stacy is looking forward to slowly getting back into running, resistance training and the gym. She also enjoys hikes and the movies with her husband, spending time with family & her two older kids (the youngest is off to college this year), walks with friends and girls’ night out, daily meditation, our pets & a good book.

If a pelvic floor challenge is keeping you from enjoying life, call KW Pelvic Health today. Stop coping. Start healing.

Helena Dackovic MPT; BSc Health Sci
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Helena is a physiotherapist who started the path to her career in her hometown of Waterloo. She completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences in 2015 at Wilfrid Laurier University, and then went on to Hamilton to further her studies with an MSc in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. Some of her placements and volunteering allowed her to travel and work outside of Ontario, including Vancouver, B.C and Belgrade, Serbia.

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After graduating and becoming a registered physiotherapist, she began working as an orthopedic therapist where she treated patients suffering from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. While she enjoyed every minute of it, she knew that she had a keen interest in women’s health and decided to complete courses specific to pelvic health physiotherapy. Now she enjoys working with patients who are looking for help in areas of physiotherapy related to a person’s pelvic floor.

Often patients who come to her are unsure of pelvic physiotherapy and what it entails, but Helena loves to walk a patient through the entire pelvic program and explain just how it can benefit each individual. She adjusts her treatment sessions so each is specific to the individual’s own pace toward the road to recovery. After the first assessment with Helena, you will feel much better about pelvic health physiotherapy and how it can help!

Outside of work, Helena spends most of her time with her husband and her two little kids.  Anything to do with a beach, music, or dancing, is always on the agenda!

Natalie Fisk
PTA and Personal Trainer

Natalie is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness instructor and Core Confidence Specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a BASc. Nutrition. Natalie is a PTA for the Core Strong Group Physiotherapy Program leading the Mom and Baby Classes. In addition to her work at KW Pelvic Health, Natalie is a personal trainer for Nicole Thorne Fitness and teaches group fitness for Buff Mom. She is passionate about helping women get active and stay active while reaching their fitness goals. As a mother of two young children, she has first-hand experience of the changes women go through during pregnancy and labour and the impact they have on the core and pelvic floor. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach women the importance of training their bodies appropriately and safely and how to recover their core strength.

Kylie Sullivan
PTA; MScKin, BKin, Exercise Physiologist

Kylie is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Core Confidence Specialist.  Kylie recently completed her Masters degree in Kinesiology, where she devoted her studies to exercise physiology and nutrition. Prior to that, she received her B.Sc in Exercise Science, and also competed at Division 1 NCAA level in women’s lacrosse. Kylie’s passion for fitness was cultivated at a young age through her dedication to becoming the best athlete she could be. Her enthusiasm and love for fitness continued to flourish throughout her education, as she learned how impactful physical activity can be.

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Now working as an exercise specialist, she specializes in delivering exercise programs to healthy and clinical populations. Kylie is a strong believer that exercise is medicine and aspires to continue to promote this message at KW Pelvic Health.

Kimberly Schmidt

Kimberly is an incredibly experienced registered massage therapist, practicing in the KW area for almost 30 years.  She graduated from the D’ Arcy Lane Institute in 1991. She has taken numerous workshops over the years, focusing on different pathology’s afflicting the body and how they may be affected during a massage. Kim and her husband enjoy spending time with their two boys, whether it be on vacation or hanging out at home.

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Massage Therapy consists of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. Massage Therapy provides a therapeutic effect to the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to reduce stress, promote tissue relaxation, manage physical dysfunction, and help manage pain. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved.

Penelope (Penny) Harris
Administrative Assistant

Penny is very excited to be apart of KW Pelvic Health! You’ll find her providing a warm welcome to clients. Penny graduated from Sheridan College with a degree in Travel and Tourism. She spent 17 years in the airline industry with Wardair, Canadian Airlines and Air Canada working in the customer service and client care including; reservations and special services assisting young travellers and customers with special needs.

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Additionally, she has worked in several charitable volunteer roles benefiting special needs and social interests including the therapeutic horseback riding program at Pride Stables, cancer, diabetes and local community programs such as Food for Thought. Penny also spent a period of time as an assistant to an immigration physician team for new Canadians. Penny is inspired by spending time watching her daughter horseback ride. Penny shares a great passion for food, the outdoors and spending time with her husband, their 3 children, their family pets and families at their cottage and travelling to new destinations.

Raegan Cressman
PTA (Physiotherapy Assistant)

Raegan is currently studying Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. She joined us as part of her co-op program and has stayed on while she completes her studies. Raegan’s role as a physiotherapy assistant is to help implement therapeutic exercise programs both individually and in small groups under the direct supervision of a registered physiotherapist. She also helps out in administration tasks and is the brains behind our social media accounts. Raegan comes from a very athletic background and currently plays varsity softball. She hopes to continue her education by pursuing a Masters of Physiotherapy.

Erin Weinhardt
Administrative Assistant

Erin has been a part of the KW Pelvic Health team since 2021. She helps out in an administration role helping to manage client care, billing and insurance submissions. Erin also works with Physiotherapy students and residents to assess their practical skills. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from working and volunteering in a number of Physiotherapy settings and clinics.

Join Us

KW Pelvic Health is seeking pelvic health physiotherapists to work at our Laurel Street location.

The ideal candidate should have pelvic health courses level 1 and 2. Mentoring available. New graduates are welcome to apply.