Jelena Toma Pelvic Health & Orthopaedic Physiotherapist Vancouver Port Coquitlam

Jelena Toma, Registered Physiotherapist

Pelvic Health & Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
Individualized Running Program – Running Analysis, Gait Analysis
ICBC & WorkSafeBC

Monday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Port Coquitlam)
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Vancouver)
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Port Coquitlam)
Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Vancouver)
Friday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Port Coquitlam)

Education
Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) – University of Toronto
Master of Science in Physiology and Pharmacology (MSc) – University of Western Ontario
Bachelor of Medical Science with Honors (BMSc) – University of Western Ontario

Certifications
Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence (Pelvic Health Solutions)
Level 2/3A: Female & Male Pelvic Pain (Pelvic Health Solutions)
Orthopedic Manual Therapy Level 1 and Level 2 Upper
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Jelena graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science and a Master’s degree in Physiology and Pharmacology before pursuing her Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. After completing her research degree, Jelena wanted to use her research skills in a clinical setting. As an active individual who has a passion for nutrition and fitness, physiotherapy quickly became the career path that allowed her to combine all of her interests.

Jelena has gained experience with clients in a variety of clinical settings ranging from geriatrics to athletes. Her passion for orthopaedics and women’s health has led her to complete advanced manual therapy levels, as well as pelvic health post-graduate training in the assessment and treatment of incontinence and pelvic pain in men and women. Her treatment philosophy is focused on using manual therapy to optimize joint mobility, and evidence-based exercise prescription to create control and strength. She strives to educate and empower her clients to take control of their health, and to work as a team to achieve their goals.

In her spare time, you will find Jelena at the gym, going on hikes, or in the kitchen trying a new healthy recipe. She is looking forward to working with you on your health and fitness journey! 

Click here to see Services that Jelena offers
Back injury therapy Joint injuries therapy Post-operative care
Back pain therapy Kinesio taping Post-surgical rehabilitation
Biomechanical evaluation Loss of balance therapy Pre-surgical rehabilitation
Carpal tunnel treatment Manual therapy Pregnancy-related ailments therapy
Chronic pain therapy Motor skills related problems therapy Rehabilitation exercise
Concussion management Muscle injuries therapy Running evaluation
Falls prevention program Osteoarthritis therapy Shoulder care
Functional rehabilitation Pain management Sport injury physiotherapy treatment
Gait analysis and training Perineal and pelvic rehabilitation Sport physiotherapy consultation
General reconditioning Peripheral nerve injury therapy Stress management counseling
Genital pain therapy Personalized exercise program Tendinitis treatment
Global postural rehabilitation Physical evaluation Therapy excluding manipulation
Incontinence therapy Post COVID-19 rehabilitation and recovery Virtual physiotherapy consultation

What do you like to do in your free time?

So I’ve recently moved to Vancouver, so right now I’m just taking some time exploring, but my main focus to move here is spending some time on trails, going hiking, doing cycling, and then you’ll also find me in the kitchen cooking and trying new recipes.

What kind of physiotherapy do you do?

I have a really strong focus on coaching and motivating my patients and showing them how movement can really help to heal and rehab their injuries. I’m also a pelvic health physiotherapist so I treat all genders for incontinence, pelvic pain, painful sex and I will also treat patients who are needing some assistance both pre and postnatally.

Why physiotherapy?

So after working on a masters degree where I was doing a lot of lab intensive work, I just realized that I needed something a little bit more clinical. I’m a very extroverted and social person and so I just wanted to be in a career that allowed me to explore that a little bit more. And being someone who is really active, it just kind of made sense to start to incorporate some of the clinical things that I really enjoyed about my masters degree into something like physio so the fit just made sense and I’ve been loving it ever since!

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?

The body is so resilient and that’s something that I’m always explaining to my patients because success is not going to be linear. So it’s all about finding some encouragement when we’re having those dips, but knowing that as we continue to progress through your program and you stay focused on what we’ve talked about, that you will reach that peak, and I’m really excited to work with you to get there.

What do you like about Westcoast SCI?

Westcoast SCI is a great place to work because of the team. So we all work really collaboratively together to make sure that we’re always learning and always helping each other fill in some of those gaps. And being able to work together really allows us to make sure our patients are as successful as they can be in their journey. The clinic is also really beautiful, so it’s a great place to be because it just feels like this happy, healing environment.