Meet The Team
Richa Rehan, Physiotherapist
Founder of The Pelvic Experts | Certified Dry Needling Practitioner | Certified Yoga Practitioner | Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Practitioner | Spinal Manipulation Practitioner
Richa Rehan founded Harmony Physiotherapy and The Pelvic Experts in 2010 to fill the many gaps in care for people suffering from pelvic health conditions. As a past national-level basketball player, she understood the negative impact of muscle injuries and pelvic health conditions firsthand.
She saw too many women being told that their symptoms (i.e. bladder leakage, pelvic pain, pain with sex, etc.) were normal or that there was nothing that they could do about them. The only solutions these women were told were to take pain medication, undergo invasive procedures, or just live with it.
Richa made it her mission to educate people about their pelvic health issues, which may be common, but are definitely not normal! She strives to help people make the best decisions about their pelvic health while creating a positive healing experience.
She is a mother, a scholar, and an athlete. As a mother, Richa knows how difficult it can be to prioritize health and fitness. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, running, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and their golden retriever.
Richa has completed an array of post-graduate courses in the area of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling, Sports Rehabilitation, Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from leading educational institutions around the world. Richa is also a Certified Yoga Practitioner and will often combine the principles of Yoga with Advanced Sports and Pelvic Rehabilitation strategies and best research to bring together the best solutions to help manage pain and injuries.
Richa incorporates her many years of clinical knowledge, advanced skills, and education in the area of Pelvic Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to help identify even subtle mechanical imbalances and impairments with her patients to help with a faster recovery from injuries and prevent further recurrences.
Richa incorporates cutting-edge research in her clinical practice and strives to combine the best treatment tools to not only provide pain relief from your present condition but also prevent any future injuries.
Richa has also served as an Examiner for the Board Physiotherapy National Licensing Exams and is a Member of the Sports and Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Richa is rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the Controlled acts of Manipulation (Adjustment) of the Spine, Acupuncture, Dry Needling, and performing the Controlled activities involved in providing Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Care. Richa has also co-authored a screening tool for screening Pelvic Health impairments within Outpatient Healthcare settings and is the Co-Director of the DN4MSK Dry Needling Program.
Veronica Lach, Physiotherapist
Certified Dry Needling Practitioner | Women’s Health & Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Practitioner | Level 1 Manual Therapy
As a past competitive sprinter and current weightlifter, Veronica understands the importance of performance and preventative rehab in order to maintain a healthier quality of life and remain engaged in activities symptom and pain-free.
When Veronica was introduced to Pelvic Health, she realized there is so much more to the human body. Since then, she has been passionate about helping women achieve their goals, whether for prenatal or postpartum care, improving bladder control, being intimate without pain, and other pelvic dysfunctions.
As a physiotherapist, Veronica strives to restore optimal function by implementing an individualized, evidence-informed treatment approach that emphasizes hands-on techniques, custom exercises, and education. Each person is unique and therefore needs a program specifically designed for them and their lifestyle.
In her free time, Veronica enjoys weightlifting at the gym, and paddleboarding when the weather is warm.
Laudina Ahiable, MscPT
Certified Dry Needling Practitioner | Women’s Health & Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Practitioner
Laudina’s favorite part about working at The Pelvic Experts is being able to empower patients with the tools to improve their quality of life.
In her free time, Laudina loves trying new restaurants (especially ones with spicy dishes), listening to John Legend, and watching movies.
Thea’s favorite part about working at The Pelvic Experts is that she gets to meet and interact with people every day. It is incredibly rewarding for her to see clients leave feeling better than when they arrived.
When she’s not at work, Thea loves traveling to warm and sunny places, playing sports, and reading.
Zannat Nahar obtained her Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery degree from Usmani medical college, Bangladesh which is regulated by the Royal College of Physicians (CP) a British Professional membership body. After coming to Canada, Zannat chose to focus her work entirely on chronic pain. She worked as an IV (intravenous) therapist and physician’s assistant in an Integrative pain clinic for 7 years. She also had her hands on training on Manual Muscle release and Chronic Pain Rehabilitation using Meridian channels (a form of traditional chinese medicine) while working in the pain clinic.
Zannat is a registered member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. She graduated with Honours and Academic Excellence awards from International Academy of Massage where she exceeded her practical experience requirements. She understands that the need to treat not just the obvious symptoms but also the underlying problems associated with all conditions. Combination of her extensive medical knowledge and skills with structural alignment by Myofascial Release (finding restrictions in the tissue and treating them by gentle yet very precise manual pressure), cupping, Trigger points DIC Posture improvements, Stretch and strengthening of muscles, Somatic Techniques, Osteopathic Joint manipulations and relaxation techniques allow pain free movements and stress-free life that sustained long after therapy.
Zannat has extensive training on prenatal, post-natal and infant massage to provide the best care for new moms and mom to be. She is confident to treat anyone with posture related condition (upper and lower cross posture), Hyper and hypo Kyphosis/lordosis, scoliosis, and Injury related conditions like tendinitis, strain/sprain, musculoskeletal condition like tendinosis, neck, back, shoulder pain and also MVA related conditions like whiplash and TMJ alone with any sort of chronic pain.
Zannat loves life! She enjoys spending time with her husband and kids. Her hobbies are gardening, cooking and entertaining friends and families. For her ‘Laughter is Medicine’.