Uro Santé, a teaching company, was founded in 1994 by Claudia Brown and Marie-Josée Lord. We are two physiotherapists with expert knowledge in the field of pelvic floor physiotherapy, successfully treating patients affected with pelvic floor disorders for more than 25 years.
Claudia Brown M Sc (P.T.)
Claudia received both her B.Sc.P.T. and her Master’s degree at McGill University. She is a clinical physiotherapist who has been treating a variety of pelvic floor disorders for over 25 years.
Now a member of McGill University’s faculty of Medicine, Claudia is responsible for a three-credit complimentary course for Masters-level students on the physiotherapy approach for female urinary incontinence, as well as for 5 hours of lecture for Masters physiotherapy students on pelvic floor physiotherapy.
Claudia lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of pelvic floor physiotherapy, having educated physiotherapists in Barbados, Belgium, Chile,France, Holland and Norway. She has written several articles for the scientific and the lay audience, has been interviewed on television and for lay publications, and has participated in several research projects related to this field.
Claudia is a member of the governing board of the Canadian Continence Foundation. She is the owner and manager of Physiothérapie Polyclinique Cabrini in Montreal and La Clinique de Physiothérapie Concorde in Laval.
Here at Uro-Santé, Claudia Brown is one of the co-owners and an instructor.
Marie-Josée Lord B Sc (P.T.)
Marie-Josee received her B.Sc.P.T. at McGill University in 1984. She is a clinical physiotherapist who has been treating a variety of pelvic floor disorders for over 25 years.
Marie-Josee lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of pelvic floor rehabilitation, has written several articles for the scientific and the lay audience, has been interviewed on television and for lay publications, and has participated in several research projects related to this field.
Marie-Josée has a long history of being involved with the Canadian physiotherapy Association and the Women’s Health division. She was Chair of the division from 2014-2016, and served as the newsletter editor of the division for 4 years. In 2009, she received the prestigious mentorship award for her contribution in this field of physiotherapy.
Marie-Josee is currently working in an interdisciplinary setting at the Clinique AccessMed in Kirkland and at Clinique A, rue McGill in Montreal. Both these clinics offer a very unique concept of pelvic floor dysfunction evaluation, where the patient consults with the physician and physiotherapist as a team.
Here at Uro-Santé, Marie-Josée Lord is one of the co-owners and an instructor.
We teach courses for physiotherapists. We worked on our own expertise for many years before finally starting to teach. We attended courses, seminars and workshops in France and Belgium, and studied the available scientific literature on the subject. Because we are bilingual, we also were able to learn from some of the experts coming from Australia, Norway and England… all before the Internet. As our expertise grew, we were continuously being asked for information from physiotherapists who wanted to learn how to develop their skills in this field. . In response, we created the first Canadian pelvic floor physiotherapy course, which was organised through the Ordre Professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Quebec.
Since then, we have participated in many studies in field of pelvic floor physiotherapy, and are continuously updating our material according to the latest findings in the evidence-based literature. Students travel from across the country to attend our courses, and we also travel to teach. Most of our students try to take all of our course levels. They not only appreciate our teaching style, but they also love the incredible value of the content we are bringing to our courses.
We both enjoy teaching very much and take pride in the fact that, in teaching close to one thousand physiotherapists across Canada, we have indirectly helped thousands of people with pelvic floor disorders.