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Postpartum Pelvic Health

Pelvic-perineal dysfunctions, are the most common diseases in postpartum women[i], and yet postpartum pelvic health is generally not recommended or discussed as part of standard care in Canada. Postpartum is generally defined as beginning immediately after the birth of a child. The truth is once you deliver a child you are ‘postpartum’ for the rest of your life. But for too many women, recovery from childbirth is also lifelong when it doesn’t have to be. In France, seeing a pelvic physiotherapist post-partum is the standard of care. Ob-gyns prescribe postpartum women 10-20 sessions of pelvic physical rehab and it is covered as [...]

Pelvic Floor Exercises for Incontinence

While it would be great it there was a one-size fits all treatment for incontinence, the reality is that we are all individuals, and require our own unique exercise plan. That is why it is important to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist for assessment and a recommended program of pelvic floor exercises for incontinence tailored to your individual needs. To better understand the logic behind this, let's discuss the nature of pelvic floor dysfunction, how pelvic floor exercises can help, why it is important to optimize the function of these muscles and how long it can take to see results. [...]

Incontinence Treatment without Surgery

As a pelvic physiotherapist, I treat clients who are experiencing urinary leakage or urinary incontinence, and dealing with the discomfort and inconvenience that comes along with it. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a conservative management approach to incontinence treatment and yet many people are not aware of it as an effective alternative to surgery. I am sure you have heard the expression, ‘I laughed so hard I nearly peed my pants!’ It’s a common turn of phrase that makes light of what is actually a common problem that can be quite emotionally painful and isolating. Unfortunately, many people simply accept that [...]

Women’s Health Services

Propel Physiotherapy’s trusted healthcare team provides leading-edge services to special populations. When it comes to women, we offer customized programs tailored to address their unique conditions and specific needs to provide effective treatment at every stage of life. Learn more about our integrated health services for women and the therapists who provide them at our Etobicoke and Pickering clinic locations. Perinatal Massage and Doula Services  Perinatal massage is a treatment focused on the changes that happen to a woman’s body during the perinatal period — generally beginning between 20 and 28 weeks of gestation and ending between the first and [...]

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