Proactive Pelvic Health

Yin Yoga to Help Ease Pelvic Pain and Tension

What is it? Yin yoga initially called "Daoist" yoga is a style of practice that targets the deep connective tissues and the fascia that covers the body. This style of yoga generally focuses on the hips, pelvis and lower spine and involve passive postures mainly performed...

Feeling Stressed? Try This.

By Kandiss Fernando, Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner People often say, "I feel stressed" or I am "so stressed out", but stress isn't an emotion. It is a normal physiological reaction in the body that can make you feel angry, frustrated, worried, anxious, excited, sad...

Vaginismus: A Client’s Story

Women should not suffer in silence.  Here is a summary of a client's personal experience with vaginismus, now known as genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder. 'After years of disappointment with trying to find a solution for my condition and just before starting pelvic floor physiotherapy, I had already...

Fertility, Pregnancy and Beyond

By Kandiss Fernando R. TCMP After graduating from my Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program (the two most popular modalities in TCM being acupuncture and herbal medicine), I had no idea that a few years later I would spend much of my time working with clients on...

Postpartum Sex: The Impact of Relationship Factors

Guest Blog by Adrienne Bairstow Individual, Couple, and Sex Therapist As a part of my ongoing training, I recently attended the annual conference for the Society of Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). I attended excellent presentations of research updates and clinical best practices on topics including female...

Sex Ed for Kids

Guest blog by Melissa Wong, Registered Physiotherapist Given the recent media coverage and heated discussion over the new Sexual Education Curriculum in Ontario, I thought that this topic would be quite appropriate to blog about. Whether or not you support the new curriculum, most parents will...



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