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Our mission

To be a place where you feel heard, feel cared for, and feel HOPE...

Elle Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health was started in 2014 with a simple premise: To provide restorative evidence-based pelvic health treatment and resources for those in Central Alberta.  It is our goal to nurture and empower individuals in their understanding of their own bodies through intervention, education, exercise, and preventative health care. Our team believes that a collaborative, wholistic and client-centered approach is imperative. We work as a part of a multidisciplinary referral team to ensure that you receive the best treatment and opportunity for wellness.

The field of pelvic health is growing and new research is always emerging. Our staff regularly participates in continuing education and training in order to stay current on practice recommendations. 

  Answers to frequently asked questions about our care, policies and treatment can be found here

We look forward to welcoming you into our cozy and peaceful space to take the first steps in reclaiming your health.

Meet our team


Nicole Schmitt (she/her)
Owner and Physiotherapist

Special Interests: Postpartum, Persistent and Sexual Pain,
Pessary Prescription and Pediatrics

Nicole is the founder and owner of Elle Physio as well as mama to 4 wild kids. She has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist since 2004. Her very favorite thing is walking alongside women and empowering them in their journey to wellness. She is trained to assess and treat pelvic floor dysfunction, pediatric bowel and bladder issues, sexual pain disorders, prolapse, pre and postpartum women, persistent pelvic pain and in the prescription of pessaries. She is currently enrolled in Graduate Studies at the University of Alberta and is completing a Certificate in Sexual Health. Nicole serves as the chair of the Central Alberta Women's Health Association advocating for improved health services for women in our community. She is a member of the Women's Health Division of the CPA, the Canadian Society for Advancement of Gynecological Excellence, and the International Pelvic Pain Society. You can follow along with her @ellephysiopelvichealth or connect with her through email


Joelle Sypkes (she/her)
Contracted Physiotherapist - Pelvic Health

Special Interests: Prenatal, Postpartum, Persistent Pelvic Pain, Pain with Intercourse, Peri/Post Menopause, and Pediatrics

Joelle brings with her a wealth of experience as a clinical physiotherapist and mother of 2 sweet little girls. She is trained in the treatment of pelvic health dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and also holds certificates in Pilates for Pelvic Health as well as Medical Acupuncture. She's especially passionate about helping postpartum women, those experiencing sexual pain as well as women navigating symptoms of menopause and beyond. Joelle's a Central Alberta native, growing up near Three Hills. Twice a month, Joelle travels to Three Hills to practice at our satellite office out of the Kneehill Medical Clinic. Joelle is a member of the Women's Health Division of the CPA. Follow Joelle on Instagram @physio.joelle.breathe or email at


Kelsey Moreau (she/her)
Contracted Physiotherapist - Pelvic Health 
Special Interests: Prolapse, Prenatal, Postpartum, and Return to Exercise

Kelsey has been serving the community of Central Alberta since 2010. She has completed extensive pelvic health training in urinary incontinence, pelvic pain conditions, prolapse and visceral mobilization. She has also pursued advanced orthopaedic manual therapy training and holds a certificate in IMS dry needling. Kelsey is a busy mama of 2 little girls and is walking the same road as so many of our clients with small kiddos. She is a keen learner and goes above and beyond to offer excellence in care. Her passion is to empower female athletes to resume their sport and fitness activities. She also holds advanced education in the assessment and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Kelsey is a member of the Women's Health Division of the CPA. Connect with Kelsey through email


Kayla Williams (she/her)
Contracted Physiotherapist - Pelvic Health
Special Interests: Persistent Pain, Prenatal, Postpartum
and Return to Exercise

Kayla is a Central Alberta native and heads up our Olds office. She has training in treating pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic pain and urinary incontinence. She is a skilled manual therapist and has experience in treating athletes. Kayla has her Biomechanical Dry Needling Certification.  She also brings with her training in breast health including Assessment and Treatment of Breastfeeding Conditions. She is a proud mama to sweet little Madi. Kayla is an active member of the Women's Health Division of the CPA. You can connect with Kayla at or follow her on facebook at Prairie Sage Physiotherapy and Wellness. 


Emily Nadon (she/her)
Contracted Physiotherapist - Pelvic Health
Special Interests: Prenatal, Postpartum, Incontinence, Persistent Pain,  Return to Exercise and Men's Pelvic Health.

Emily is trained in the treatment of pelvic health conditions including incontinence, prolapse and return to sport. She worked as an exercise therapist prior to obtaining her Masters in Physiotherapy from the U of A. As much as exercise and sport inform her treatment style, she uses a gentle whole-person treatment philosophy when providing care. Education is a key part of Emily's approach. 

Emily holds certification in IMS and has completed levels 1, 2 and 3 of her pelvic health training. 


Laura Christie (she/her)
Contracted Physiotherapist - Pelvic Health
Special Interests: Prenatal and postpartum, persistent pain and pain with intercourse

Laura has worked as a physiotherapist since 2013 and brings with her years of experience working with orthopedic, neurological conditions and patients with cancer. Having 2 young children herself, Laura understands the need for sound women’s health care.  Along with training in treating pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence Laura holds certification in functional dry needling. Laura is a central Alberta native, and is excited to be serving the communities of Olds and Three Hills


Loreen Gray (she/her)

Administrative Lead

Loreen is here to help with everything behind the scenes. With several years of hotel and retail management experience her goal is to be the friendly voice answering the phone and keeping everything organized. Born in Saskatchewan she moved to Alberta in 2005 and has been living in Red Deer for the last 13 years. With her husband and 2 daughters you can often find her outside at a playground or walking the trails.

Our space

We want you to feel at ease when you enter the clinic. Our space is designed with your comfort in mind. Filled with natural fibres, local artwork and private quiet treatment rooms we hope you feel right at home when you walk through the door. 

Cancellations and billing

We understand that life is busy and things come up. If you can’t make your scheduled appointment, please give us minimum of 24 hours notice to avoid paying the cancellation/no-show fee. Your time is reserved especially for you. Cancellations made without 24 hours notice will be charged a 50% late cancellation fee, and no shows will be charged the full amount of the appointment. 

Elle Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health is a private, fee for service practice. Payment is due at each appointment. We accept Visa, MasterCard, debit, and cash. We are happy to provide you with an emailed or printed receipt that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. 

 Your privacy

Your privacy is important to us both while you're here, and while you're not. At Elle Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health we are committed to protecting the privacy of personal information. We will not disclose personal information without consent or reasonable and lawful notice except when required or permitted by law. We protect patient privacy by: 

  • Collecting only the personal information required to provide physiotherapy services.

  •  Advising you how your information might be disclosed and obtaining your consent

  •  Safeguarding your personal information.

  •  Sharing your personal information only for the purposes stated and agreed to in a signed consent form or otherwise permitted by law.

  •  Ensuring any contractors hired who may have access to your information also protects the privacy of your information.

  •  Training staff and adapting the office space to ensure maximum protection of your privacy.

  •  Ensuring personal information is current, complete and accurate.

  •  Providing you access to your personal information and a mechanism for requesting corrections.

  •  Having a Privacy Officer available to answer your questions.

  •  Periodically reviewing our privacy policy to ensure it provides adequate protection for your personal information.

For more information on our privacy policies, please press here

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