Proactive Pelvic Health

Pessaries for Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence

What is it? A pessary is a removable silicone device that is inserted into the vagina like a tampon. Purpose 1. Pelvic organ prolapse: to lift/support the pelvic organs from below and decrease symptoms of heaviness, pressure or bulging. 2. Stress urinary incontinence: to decrease urinary leakage by compressing...

Prenatal Osteopathic Care

Prenatal Osteopathic Care From the moment you discover you are pregnant, the amount of information and advice, warranted or not, is overwhelming. You equip yourself with the best baby gear, collect books, attend hypnobirthing class, prenatal pilates and attempt to prepare as best as you can...

How to Choose the Right Sunscreen for you and your Family

It's that time of year where you're likely donning lighter clothes , spending time outside, and filling up on vitamin D. Therefore, finding a sunscreen that works for you is incredibly important because it's one of the necessary ingredients to protect your skin. Here's what you...

Healthy Posture: How to hold and lift your baby

Caregiving for a baby can be a 'heavy' job. Lifting, holding and carrying are done repetitively throughout the day. It is important to equip yourself as a parent with tools to prevent common injuries that are often associated with the daily activities of caring for...

Pelvic Pain in Males

It comes as a surprise to many that males have pelvic pain issues. These issues for females have received increased attention recently, but often men have struggled with their pain for months and even years before seeking attention from a pelvic health physiotherapist (1). Muscle, Nerve...

Constipation 101

What is Constipation? Constipation is classified as having hard or lumpy stool that is difficult to pass. It is normal to have a bowel movement anywhere from three times per day to three times per week; as long as the stool is soft and comfortable to...

Sit Ups and Planks after Childbirth – are they safe to do?

Guest Blog by: Janette Yee, AT, RMT As an athletic therapist, I find that there is a lot of inaccurate information on the web about diastasis rectus abdominus (DRA) recovery (or, 'how to fix split abs'). A common misconception is believing that performing abdominal exercises will...



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