Jalisa den Hartog
Registered Physiotherapist, Certified Pelvic Health Therapist, Trained Pilates Teacher, BSc. Kinesiology
Jalisa den Hartog is a bilingual (English and French) physiotherapist with a focus on orthopedics, pelvic health and Pilates. Born in New Brunswick, Jalisa's international upbringing took her to Qatar and Oman before returning to Canada. She completed her undergraduate degree with an Honours degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University.
Following her undergraduate studies, Jalisa worked as a research coordinator in the Orthopaedics department at the QEII Hospital, where she acquired in-depth knowledge of surgical protocol and the latest research in sports medicine and orthopaedics. It was during her time at the hospital that she was introduced to the field of pelvic health, igniting her interest in this area.
Jalisa's thirst for knowledge led her to pursue a master's degree in physiotherapy at McGill University. Her passion for pelvic health continued to grow, prompting her to seek further education through continuing education courses in pelvic health, yoga for pelvic pain, and pelvic health for female athletes. Additionally, she completed her training as a Pilates instructor, blending her expertise in movement and rehabilitation.
Jalisa's commitment to advancing the field of physiotherapy is evident through her involvement in research. Her master's research, which focused on urinary incontinence in female athletes, will be presented at the International Continence Society in Toronto, with the aim of improving practices among physiotherapists across Canada.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Jalisa finds joy in various activities. She is an avid sports enthusiast, having been a competitive swimmer for 11 years. Her commitment to holistic care and active approaches resonates in her personal life as well. Jalisa loves to travel, hike, and nurture her artistic side through painting and drawing. In her downtime, she cherishes moments spent with loved ones, including her adorable cat named Tuna.
Jalisa embodies a well-rounded and passionate approach to her work as a physiotherapist, combining her expertise in orthopedics, pelvic health, Pilates, and research to provide comprehensive care to patients of all genders and gender diverse populations.