Proactive Pelvic Health

Start your New Year MINDFULLY!

If you're interested in taking better care of yourself, exploring a deeper sense of ease and are willing to actively engage in your own health and wellbeing, then consider taking the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshop. Registration is now open for our winter...

November is Incontinence Awareness Month

Here is an excerpt from an article in Physiotherapy Today written by Physiotherapist, Nelly Faghani.  She speaks to the prevalence of Incontinence and how Physiotherapy is integral to incontinence treatment. 'There are over 3.3 million Canadians suffering from urinary incontinence (UI) with only 1 in 12...

PPHC at The National Women’s Show

Ladies, come one come all!  Don't miss this fabulous show taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre November 1-3, 2013!!  A show dedicated to women and their needs.  Take advantage of show specials and freebies.  Informative presentations will also be held throughout the weekend...

How can I optimize my own fertility?

By: Carolyn Dew Practitioner of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine An ever increasing number of couples today are experiencing trouble conceiving as approximately 20% of Canadian couples are challenged by fertility issues.  On a journey that can feel completely out of your control, there are steps...

MBSR summer session now open for registration!

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program: Mindfulness as described by Jon Kabat-Zinn is 'the intentional cultivation of nonjudgemental moment-to-moment awareness'. The Proactive Pelvic Health team offers the MBSR program as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. This program consists...

Vaginismus: How Can Sex Therapy Help?

By Adrienne Bairstow, MSW RSW Individual, Couple and Sex Therapist Vaginismus refers to the involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles that occurs when attempting to insert something into the vagina.  This may occur with intercourse, tampon insertion or pelvic exams.  Women and their partners often describe it...

Pfilates at Proactive!

Many of you may be familiar with the very popular fitness form of Pilates, but did you ever imagine there would be a pilates exercise program specifically for your pelvic floor muscles? Pfilates was developed by Dr. Bruce Crawford, a Urogynecologist from the USA.  His research...



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