Samantha Cattach, B.Phty
Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Sami is an Aussie who completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, in 2010. She very quickly found her passion in perinatal and pelvic health and was lucky enough to receive further training and mentorship in this area while working in Calgary from 2012-2015.
She then started and ran her own successful women’s health focused practice in Brisbane for 6 years before moving back to Calgary. During this time she was highly involved in raising awareness for women’s pelvic health in the community, including being presenter at multiple Women’s Health conferences.
Her focal areas of treatment include:
- Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain – including sacro-iliac pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, coccyx and low back pain
- Exercise in pregnancy
- Preparing the body for birth – including the pelvic floor muscles, perineal massage, optimal foetal positioning
- Pelvic floor recovery and rehabilitation
- Safe return to exercise after baby – whether it be to walking and pilates, or building up to running and weights and beyond
- Abdominal separation or Diastasis Recti (DRAM) management and rehabilitation
- Sexual function after baby
- Bladder and bowel dysfunction
- Overactive Bladder, Urgency and Frequency
- Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
- Urinary hesitation and retention
- Sexual pain
- Vestibulodynia, vulvodynia and vaginismus
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Including endometriosis and PCOS
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Of the bladder, bowel, and uterus
- Also experienced in pessary fitting
Sami loves learning from, collaborating and communicating with other practitioners to best support her patients in their journey. She strongly believes in caring for and treating the whole person (not just the diagnosis) to help women feel confident in their bodies. She has also trained under biomechanist Katy Bowman (Nutritious Movement), and her love of whole-body movement and natural movement play a large role in the big-picture care for her patients.
Outside of the clinic, Sami enjoys snowboarding and hiking, cycling, playing piano, and spending time with her family. She has two young active boys who keep her on the run, and has loved soaking in their joy and wonder in seeing snow for the very first time.