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Grecia Alaniz

Grecia Alaniz PT, MScPT

Founder / OwnerPelvic Health & Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Born in Toronto and raised in Chatham, Grecia is excited to be back in her hometown and be able to offer her services to better her community.

 

Clinical Interests

  • Persistent Pain Conditions

    Grecia has been no stranger to persistent pain and has become passionate about addressing pain through a holistic approach. She is specifically interested in addressing pelvic and low back pain, central pain mechanisms involved in conditions such as fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.

  • Pelvic Health, Prenatal & Postpartum Care

    The training and experience Grecia has attained allows her to effectively assess and treat a variety of urogenital and ano-rectal dysfunctions in both men and women. She has also worked extensively with prenatal and postpartum mamas to ensure they have the tools to assist them in their delivery and recovery.

  • Orthopaedics

    This has been the foundation for Grecia’s knowledge and practice, where she has experience treating post-operative joint replacements, arthritis and joint pain, and osteoporosis. Grecia is also an advocate for falls  prevention and strives to reduce falls risks in her patients.

Education

  • Master of Science Physiotherapy

    McMaster University

  • Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology
    McMaster University

Courses & Certifications

  • Level I: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence
  • Level II: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Pelvic Pain
  • Level III: Clinical Skills for Treating Pelvic Pain
  • Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: Urinary System
  • Piston Science I: Diaphragm & Pelvic Floor 
  • Piston Science II: Bridge the Gap Between Rehab & Fitness
  • McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Certification
  • Endometriosis and the Gut-Immune Link

Leadership 

  • Research Supervisor
    Physiotherapy Department
    School of Rehabilitation Science
    McMaster University

  • Representative/Accreditation Reviewer
    Physiotherapy Education Accreditation of Canada (PEAC)

Memberships

  • Member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member of the Orthopaedic Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member of the Women’s Health Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Research Publications

  • Dufour S, Daniel S, Alaniz G, DeGroote Y. Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain: understanding practice patterns and clinical decision making. Front Womens Health. 2018.

  • Gabara A, Harrison R, Alaniz G, Birk T, Essah K, Ross C, Hossain R. Simulation through research based theatre: Using drama in interprofessional education to improve healthcare for persons experiencing homelessness. Manuscript submitted for publication.

  • Alaniz G, Dufour S, Dods M, Erceg H, Mascola M, Moreira K. Knowledge of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy among Pre-Licensure Students. Manuscript submitted for publication.

  • Works in progress

    Improving Knowledge of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy among Pre-Licensure Students through Interprofessional Education Workshops (McMaster University)