Proactive Pelvic Health

Top 3 Reasons You Have Nipple Pain with Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can be a great way to bond with your baby and provide them with nutrition, and antibodies to protect from disease. It can be a little uncomfortable at first to find a position that works for you and for baby. Nipple pain with breastfeeding...

Vulvar Dermatological Conditions

Just one Google search with the keyword “vagina” and a countless number of words automatically follow to complete the sentence.  Some of these include “vagina itch”, “vagina discharge”, “vagina burning”, and even “vagina cancer”.  I shudder to think how many people are searching online for...

What is Central Sensitization?

What is central sensitization? Central sensitization is defined as the amplification of pain by mechanisms of the central nervous system. It is now understood that it can occur independent of peripheral injury or inflammation and it is widely recognized that central sensitization is involved with nearly...

The Evidence of Perineal Massage

Perineal massage is a technique used to prevent/reduce perineal trauma during a vaginal delivery. Several studies have been conducted over the years to determine the evidence regarding the effectiveness of perineal massage and how to implement it. Here are the main take home points that...

The wonder of the ‘wanderer’ vagus nerve

The vagus nerve is one of the twelve cranial nerves of the body and it is one of the longest nerves in your entire body. The vagus nerve is the tenth cranial nerve. It originates in the brainstem and carries nerve fibers that transmit and...

Positions for Labour and Delivery

Currently in North America, the majority of birthing parents who deliver their babies vaginally do so laying on their backs or in a semi-reclined position.  As well as being the most common, it’s also the most represented in media like TV shows and movies.  As...

Pelvic Health Considerations in Cycling

Cycling is certainly a good option for most individuals but there can be some drawbacks to this activity for those struggling with pelvic health concerns. Read this article by Clinic Director and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Angelique Montano-Bresolin to learn more about pelvic health considerations in...

Cesarean Birth and your Pelvic Floor

Approximately one third of all births in Canada are delivered by cesarean sections (c-section or c-birth).  Some of the many factors that healthcare providers take into consideration when planning for a c-section include the position of the fetus (for eg. breech), labor dystocia (i.e difficulty with...

Vaginal Moisturizers

What is the purpose of a vaginal moisturizer? Vaginal moisturizers are often recommended for those who are experiencing the uncomfortable symptom of vaginal dryness.  Vaginal dryness can be felt deep inside the vaginal walls as well as around the outer layer that surrounds the opening of...



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