Dr. Brooke Winder

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Pelvic Health Specialist

Brooke is a Southern California-based physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and pelvic floor health for dancers. She also serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance at California State University, Long Beach, where she Coordinates the Bachelor’s degree program in Dance Science and teaches courses in Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Wellness and Pilates. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Performing Arts Medicine Association, and Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Brooke provides backstage care for touring professional dance companies, physical therapy services for summer dance intensives, and community workshops to dancers and dance educators. She is also passionate about educating the dance world about pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain, and empowering dancers to know how to address these symptoms.

She has previously published in The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice magazine. She has presented research at venues such as the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Annual Conference and the Performing Arts Medicine Association International Symposium. Brooke earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Chapman University. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, a Certified Pilates instructor through Body Arts and Science International, and a former professional dancer with Orange County-based Backhausdance.

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Toronto Location

Pivot Sport Medicine
2288 Bloor St. West,
Toronto, ON

Ottawa Location

Ottawa Osteopathy and Sports Therapy
2197 Riverside Dr #601
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3