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Dinah Hampson

February 6, 2024

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Registered Physiotherapist

Dinah completed her BA in Health Studies at Queen’s University and BSc in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Her passion for Sport Physio led her to being an active member of Sport Physio Canada, completion of her Sport Physio Diploma, and is a Registered International Sports Physiotherapist. Dinah has completed her Diploma of Manual & Manipulative therapy, Pelvic Health IMS and kinesiotape certifications and is an examiner for new Sport Physio candidates.

Dinah founded Pivot Sport Medicine in 2003 and 15 years later co-founded Pivot Dancer. Years of classical ballet training brings a technical eye to her treatment of dancers and artistic athletes. Dinah has completed her certification in Progressing Ballet Technique and, with Pivot Dancer, consults with clinicians and dancers around the world. Appraising pointe shoe fit and foot mechanics and developing improved access to resources for dancers are amongst Dinah’s unique skill sets.

Dinah is committed to education; she holds a status faculty position at the University of Toronto faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy and regularly supervises clinical internships.

Dinah has been honoured with teaching and mentorship awards from many students. Her credentials extend to:
• Medical team member for the Summer Olympic Games,  Special Olympics, Paralympic, Pan American, Winter and Summer Canada Games, Canadian National Fencing team physiotherapist and High Performance Committee member.
• She was one of two therapists representing Team Canada for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games 2010 in Singapore, and Chief Therapist for the 2013 and 2015 World University Games.
• Dinah has specific experience covering many sports including fencing, cycling, gymnastics, tennis, diving, boxing, rugby, water polo, swimming, athletics, canoe kayak and more.

When not working Dinah likes to cook great food, spend time with friends, work out and stay fit. She is passionate about enjoying every day to the best of its potential and is happiest using her knowledge to promote high performance in others.

Combining orthopaedic and pelvic floor assessment skills for full muscular patterning is a special focused lens through which to evaluate patient motor patterns. Dinah has found adding pelvic floor training for paediatiric enuresis in addition to men’s health and women’s health, from pregnancy through menopause, to be clinically rewarding.  Through the Pivot She and Pivot Fit programming, Dinah is embracing new treatment opportunities.

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