I have completed Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia in 2003. 

Since then as part of my professional journey, I have worked both in private orthopedic practice and in-hospital acute and outpatient care settings. With a passion for optimizing one’s wellbeing, from 2007, I have focused clinical interest mainly on the pelvic floor and abdominal dysfunction, both female and male, perinatal health and paediatric clients.

Presently I work at On The Coast Physio, Sechelt, Reformotiv Physio + Pilates, Vancouver and also enjoy the team approach to the versatile population of pelvic floor clients as the physiotherapist for the BC Centre for Vulvar Health at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver. Home visits are also available both on Sunshine Coast, BC and in Vancouver, BC.

In the past I have worked at the BC Women’s Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, Prostate Cancer Supportive Care at VGH and Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic (now Envision Physio); which provided me with an ongoing challenge and learning opportunity. 

When not working with the clients, I enjoy my family, hiking, time spent on the Sunshine Coast and company of my dog.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Pediatric Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

  • Supporting Individuals with Autism in Physiotherapy Settings (Canucks Autism Network)    

  • Certificate of Anatomical Acupuncture – CAFCI 

  • Marcy Dayan advanced training and mentorship; male, female client, pelvic pain, prostatodynia, vulvodynia, prolapse, pessaries, gender reassignment surgery (GRS) care

  • The Physiotherapy Approach for Dyspareunia and Physiotherapy for Male Urinary Incontinence (PR2) Claudia Brown and Marie-Jose Lord. Pelvic Floor Solutions.

  • Continence and Pelvic Floor Re-education in the Female Patient (PRI) Penny Willson and Pat Lebliech, UBC and BCW

  • Cecile Rost Pregnancy Related Pelvic Pain.

  • Mulligan Concept and Manual Therapy (lower quadrant, lumbar spine and pelvis dysfunction) 

  • Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Lower Quadrant level I and II

  • Kinesio KT1 and KT2 taping therapist

  • K-taping Women's Health therapist

Maryla Podgajny

Registered Physiotherapist

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