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Meet New Member Paige Martin from P.E.I Pelvic and Breast Health Inc.

06 Jul 2022 10:31 AM | Anonymous

This week, we introduce you to Paige Martin from PEI Pelvic and Breast Health. Paige joined as a PEIBWA Member in January 2022.

Name of Business:  PEI Pelvic and Breast Health Inc. 

What kind of work did you do in the past and what inspired you to start your own business?

 I was working as a physiotherapist in an orthopedic clinic when I started doing additional training in pelvic health. I quickly realized that women's pelvic health in our province was greatly underserved. I knew that the only way to make a change was to dedicate my full practice to treating pelvic and breast conditions. So I did just that, I left my ortho caseload and opened a clinic dedicated to treating women's pelvic health. 

How long have you owned your business?

 June 2021

What challenges have you overcome?

It was very nerve wracking leaving a full ortho caseload, not knowing if I would even be busy enough to stay afloat. It is a double edged sword, I am incredibly busy, but that means there are a lot of women who still need help. 

What have your successes been? 

Every time I get an email from a patient telling me their successes, I take it on as my own. "I no longer have pain with sex" or "I can jump on a trampoline with my kids and not pee my pants" or "I had the best birth experience I could have hoped for".

Have you had any unexpected surprises?

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have to make monthly lube orders haha

What services does your business provide? 

  • Incontinence
  • Urinary Frequency & Urgency
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Constipation
  • Low back pain
  • Tailbone pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Internal pelvic pain, including:
    • Vaginismus - involuntary contraction of muscles around the opening of the vagina
    • Endometriosis - the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus and/or other organs
    • Interstitial Cystitis - chronic bladder pain

We also treat and educate those that are preparing for pregnancy, delivery and postpartum recovery, lactating parents with blocked milk ducts/mastitis, and babies with latch issues or oral restrictions.

What sets you apart from your competitors?

I don't like to think about other pelvic health physiotherapists as competitors, because we are all working towards the same goal. I have a great admiration for them and we often consult each other when we have challenging cases. The only difference would be that my caseload is 100% pelvic and breast as opposed to also treating typical orthopedic conditions.

What areas do you serve?

I treat patients island wide. I operate in Cornwall but I am currently seeing patients from Souris to Tignish. 

How can people contact you?