Proactive Pelvic Health

Pelvic Physiotherapy for Bowel Conditions

It has been known for several years that strengthening the muscles of the deep pelvis -the pelvic floor - makes a significant impact for those with bladder leakage. What is increasingly used in clinical practice is retraining of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) to improve...

Levator Ani Syndrome: One Way to Name the Pain

The human pelvis is sometimes referred to as a 'high-traffic area'. It houses a number of different systems: urinary system, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, reproductive system, as well as elements of the circulatory and nervous systems. These systems are in close proximity and share nerves,...

Planning for Pregnancy

Planning for pregnancy can be an exciting time for many! It's also a time to surround yourself with accurate information as you begin this journey. You might find that you don't become pregnant on the first try - which is incredibly common. Statistics show that...

Miscarriage and Mindful Self-Compassion

Together the practice of Mindful self-compassion has been shown to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing and is amongst the most powerful agents of brain change known to science. (Image by Designecologist) I've been practicing mindfulness daily since I first completed the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress...

Osteopathy for Postpartum and DRA

The current standard of care for postnatal people in North America consists of a six-week check up with their family physician or health care provider (WHO, 1998). The six-week check-up involves education around contraception, breastfeeding and involves a vaginal exam or an assessment of any...

Urinary and Sexual Dysfunction in Males

As a follow up to our blog on 'Pelvic Pain in Males', this entry will review some of the urinary and sexual concerns that may arise in male pelvic health. Leakage with Movement, Cough or Lifting The pelvic floor assists the sphincters of the prostate in controlling...

The Many Benefits of Breast/Chest Massage

Did you know that breast (or chest) massage is within the scope of practice of a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)? RMT's who are trained in Ontario receive specific training in breast/chest massage as part of their 2200 hour certification. Advanced training in breast massage can...

Vaginoplasty 101

What is a Vaginoplasty? A vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that results in the construction or reconstruction of the vagina. In this blog, we will be exploring the 'penile inversion vaginoplasty', which is a procedure that uses the tissues from the penis and scrotum to create...

Is Your Postpartum Body Ready for Running?

Guest Blog by: Janette Yee, AT Autumn in Toronto provides the perfect temperature and conditions for outdoor sports. Now you, having just had a baby, can't wait to get back into running. But, how do you get from loose abs, incontinence, and full-body aches and pains...



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