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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...

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...



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