Trish Brunelle earned her Diploma in Physiotherapy from Mohawk College in 1988 as well as her Bachelor of Health Sciences from McMaster University in 1989. Trish started her physiotherapy career in Mental Health Services at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health. This experience taught her the valuable skills she needed to work with a variety of people, building on her use of the biopsychosocial model that she learned in her undergraduate training, while working on her team-building skills. After moving to a small outpatient clinic 2 years later, Trish initially focused most of her continuing education on orthopaedics. As happens, interesting patient problems often took her in search of new knowledge including visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture until she found her way to Pelvic Health 15 years ago.
Five years ago, Trish opened GetMoving Physio in Barrie, Ontario just steps from Lake Simcoe and the clinic continues to grow. She fits pessaries, teaches hypopressives, teaches Pfilates, works primarily in pelvic health, attends births in her physio-doula role, and is a frequent guest speaker in the community. Trish designed a clinic space that is less clinical and more inviting in the hopes of making Pelvic Health Physiotherapy more of a comfort experience. She lives north of Barrie with her husband and she can often be found on her paddleboard or snowshoes.
Trish firmly believes that a healthy and functional mom, means a healthy and happy baby. Her pelvic health experience has shown her that the focus during birthing is often to birth a healthy baby with sometimes less regard for the health of the birthing mother. She is a passionate advocate for having some balance of health concerns in the delivery room. This led her to increase her knowledge in this area in order to use physiotherapy knowledge of biomechanics, combined with traditional doula wisdom, to help women maintain some locus of control during their birth while attempting to reduce maternal injury. Trish has been to over 20 births and her knowledge continues to grow with each one