Danielle van Andel (she/her)
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist & Clinical Director
Pure Pelvic Health was established by registered physiotherapist and experienced pelvic health practitioner Danielle Van Andel. Danielle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph with an interest in Reproductive Biology. In 2008 she graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy.
It was at McMaster that Danielle first became interested in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. She took her first pelvic health course in 2010. After briefly working in a combined pelvic health and orthopedic practice, Danielle changed the focus of her career and accepted a position at The Center For Pelvic Health in Cambridge, ON in 2012. Here she participated in an intensive mentor ship program in Pelvic Health. Most recently she was the Clinical Leader at The Centre for Pelvic Health.
As a life long leaner Danielle continues to pursue additional education in the area of pelvic health care. She has participated in multiple international conferences including the First World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in Amsterdam, the Third World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in Washington, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Conference in San Diego. She has also participated in many courses and conferences on persistent/chronic pain including the NOI group s Explain Pain, and the International Spine and Pain Institute Conference in Minneapolis.
Danielle is also passionate about teaching, and is an Associate Clinical Professor (Adjunct) within the School of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She has had speaking engagements for many different health professions including Family Medicine Maternal Newborn Rounds.
Danielle’s goal for Pure Pelvic Health is to create a friendly, clean, comfortable, professional environment where clients are at ease. Treatment is always based on the current best practice and the latest available research in the field.
When not treating her clients, speaking with physicians, and participating in continuing education, Danielle can be found playing with her two children, gardening, hiking, horseback riding or reading.
Silvana Yee (she/her)
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Silvana Yee graduated from the Queen’s University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in physiotherapy. After graduating, Silvana focused on orthopedics and sports medicine outpatient physiotherapy for the first ten years of her career. In 2011 Silvana began incorporating pelvic floor physiotherapy into her practice. Excited by the results that pelvic floor physiotherapy provided her patients, Silvana was committed to building her practice and making pelvic floor physiotherapy more readily available.
As a life long learner, Silvana continues to seek out educational opportunities to further develop her skills and knowledge in the area of pelvic health. Silvana’s passion for pelvic health keeps her up-to-date and aware of the changing needs of her patients. Silvana is a well rounded pelvic floor physiotherapist treating men and women of all ages, children, and individuals in the transgender community who are preparing for or who have undergone bottom surgery.
In her time away from work, Silvana loves trying new recipes in the kitchen with her son, travelling the world, and playing any sport to stay active.