After pregnancy, you may notice uncomfortable changes in your emotional being as well be navigating some physical changes. We can help you.
Pelvic floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor by a trained Pelvic Physiotherapist. Depending on the concern, it may include hands-on therapy, exercise prescription, and patient education to address specific conditions, prevent pelvic floor issues, and prep for labour and delivery.
Pelvic Physiotherapy may help address the following signs, symptoms, and conditions:
- Bladder leakages
- Bladder urgency + frequency
- Bowel leakages or incontinence
- Bowel urgency
- Abdominal separation
- Pelvic girdle pain (vaginal, low back, hip, pubic, groin, tailbone)
- Pain with sex
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Chronic constipation.
Our focus is to realign the pelvis so it can heal nicely.
The delivery itself can cause physical shifts. We make sure that everything is sitting in the correct position to help in recovery and minimize the recurrence of low back pain in the future.
The upper back and neck can also be a source of tension because of the change in load with carrying the baby, looking down and also with breastfeeding.
The following are key points for mom and baby:
- Realign pelvic structures after birth to minimize low back pain episodes
- Manage upper back and neck pain from breastfeeding/carrying baby
- Strategies/exercises to regain strength/stability.
- Common baby issues including challenges with breastfeeding and discomfort or limitations in certain positions which may be impacting nursing, sleep, etc
- Align/balance structures following birth.
Our therapists are experienced in working with postnatal patients and want to make sure massage is a healthy part of your transition to parenthood.
Consider the many benefits of postnatal massage:
- Better Sleep
- Improved Breastfeeding
- Relaxation and Stress Reduction
- Hormone Regulation
- Pain Relief.
Preserving good health after childbirth is important. Childbirth consumes a lot of energy and blood or as we say in Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM) Qi and Blood.
Weakness of Qi and Blood leaves the immune system open to illness. Women lose a lot of Qi and Blood during and after childbirth which results in patients having Postpartum fatigue This can lead to many unwanted imbalances in the body.
Signs/ Symptoms Qi & Blood Deficiency include:
- Poor memory
- Tiredness, fatigue
- Weakness of limbs
- Dizziness, light-headedness
- Pale skin, complexion
- Blurred vision
- Poor appetite
Breastfeeding is healthy for moms and babies, but can sometimes be challenging. Our Lactation support Nurse and Breastfeeding Specialist are now more sought after than ever before. Our guidance and support can help a Mama figure out new methods or at the very least can help ease the emotional journey that is often prevalent during this time.
We can help with:
- Discuss the decision to breastfeed, the benefits, the differences in feeding approaches, the contents of breastmilk
- Breastfeeding basics – positions, latch, signs of a good latch, signs of a poor latch, signs of a good feed
- Early days – what to expect in the transition from colostrum to milk, engorgement, nutrition, debatable topics (soother, bottle introduction, alcohol, sleep, etc.)
Being a new Mom may be a scary experience and having minimal support to guide you through this new phase may cause you additional anxiety and stress.
We can help guide you through this time by addressing some of these issues:
- postpartum depression
- breastfeeding anxiety
- feelings of low self worth
- loss of identity
- general anxiety.