Meet Dr. Mamawah Bourque as she talks with Voyage Houston about her journey to a career in pelvic health and physical therapy.
Community Highlights: Meet Mamawah Bourque of Awareness Pelvic Health
Today we’d like to introduce you to Mamawah Bourque.
Hi Mamawah, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’ve always been drawn towards service and science. The medical field intrigued me but I struggled initially to determine which aspect of health care I was drawn to. After weighing the options and reflecting on what elements of health care fit me as a person, I knew being a physical therapist was what I wanted to do. Once I determined my goal, I stayed the course through all the challenges. I completed my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX, then continued to complete my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, TX. I got married and started my family during physical therapy school. It was a wild ride, but I’d do it all over again. I feel I am the woman, mother, and therapist I am today because of the grit and tenacity it took to meet the goals I aspired to achieve.
Fast-forward over 10 years later, I have had a successful career in physical therapy providing quality care in administrative and clinical roles. I have worked with individuals after injuries as well as led a team of 20 therapists as a supervisor of therapy services for over 7 years. For the last 2 years, I have focused my area of practice solely on Women’s Health and Pelvic Health issues treating pelvic pain, painful sex, incontinence, pregnancy, post-partum, and a myriad of other pelvic dysfunctions. I obtained specialized training and have an Advanced Certificate in Women’s Health that I obtained from my alma mater Texas Woman’s University (it’s safe to say I love my Alma Mater).
Starting my own practice, “Awareness Pelvic Health”, was a growing desire as I advanced in my understanding of pelvic health conditions. The pandemic lit a fire in me to re-assess how I continued my career as a physical therapist. Pelvic health physical therapy re-lit a passion in me to provide service in this niche area of practice that has minimal resources in the community. Since transitioning to solely providing care in this area of practice, I’ve engulfed myself in learning of pelvic dysfunction so that I could provide impactful care to my clientele. It has been so rewarding to help these individuals and I have found my space as a physical therapist.