Joyce PhotoJoyce Steele

When Joyce began her career as a physical therapist after graduating with distinction from the University of Alberta, she worked with a wide range of clients from geriatrics to weekend warriors to professional athletes. In the process, she treated a variety of conditions from post-op to general orthopedic dysfunctions. Thirteen years into her career, she decided to specialize in providing individual, one-on-one care to women with pelvic floor dysfunction. “I just realized that these conditions are under-treated and under-served,” she says. “I wanted to help.”

A thirst for knowledge and a passion for being able to provide patients with the most up-to-date care has resulted in a long and varied list of continuing education. This has allowed her to integrate knowledge from pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, multi-system anatomy, physiology, and biomechanical components of pelvic floor dysfunction into effective treatment programs personalized to each individual patient.

Joyce’s goal is to provide woman suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction with the most current evidence-based care available.  Her current assessment and treatment techniques include both internal and external manual therapy, biofeedback and patient education to empower the patient for self-care management. 

She is one of three clinicians in the State of Oregon that is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction.  She is also among the first group to test and achieve the Pelvic Rehabilitation Provider Certification.

When not at work she can be found exploring the great outdoors with her husband and their three young children.

Professional Organization Member of:
• American Physical Therapy Association, since 1997
• American Physical Therapy Section of Women’s Health
• International Continence Society
• International Pelvic Pain Society
• Interstitial Cystitis Association

• National Association for Continence
• National Vulvodynia Association


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