Francisca Avila

Francisca is a Registered Physiotherapist specializing in pelvic floor related conditions. She is a member of the Women’s Health division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association; the International Continence Society; and the Global Pelvic Health Alliance. She holds a Master of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa (2009), and a Bachelor of Sciences in Human Kinetics from the University of Québec at Montreal (2007). Francisca has developed her proficiency in the field of pelvic health through post-graduate courses and training and she is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of the field to deliver the best care to her patients.

Francisca discovered her affinity for women’s health when seeking alternatives to alleviate her own perinatal related conditions. She provides treatment in a safe and caring environment through a collaborative and evidence-based approach that is tailored to the clients’ needs. Unfortunately, many women believe that pelvic floor related dysfunction is normal and that they just need to live with it. Francisca strives to raise awareness of the benefits of pelvic health so that more women will seek help and improve their quality of life.

Francisca has been a part-time professor and teaching assistant at the University of Ottawa, in Physiotherapy and Human Kinetics. She has also been a research assistant at the Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute. Francisca is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.


  • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Ontario Physiotherapy Association
  • Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • International Continence Society
  • Global Pelvic Health Alliance


Francisca has realized that this field of physiotherapy is unknown to many women who suffer from pelvic floor related conditions. In order to increase awareness of the treatment options available, she created Amankay Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and has partnered with Dunamis Fitness Studio, a boutique training centre dedicated mainly to women. With this partnership, Francisca hopes to increase accessibility to pelvic floor physiotherapy, so that women can resolve their pelvic floor related conditions and get back to doing the activities that they love.

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