Services that are specifically designed to support Pre & Post Natal wellness and physical heath are offered at our clinics in downtown Toronto. A woman’s body endures significant physical changes in a relatively short time span during and after pregnancy.
This wonderful time can also be quite challenging due to the changes in posture, core muscle balance, breathing patterns, joint mobility and physical demands. These changes lead to increased stress on the joints, muscles, ligaments and nervous system. This explains why so many pregnant woman and new mothers experience back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence among other issues.
Physiotherapists are trained to properly assess, treat, educate and offer preventative measures to help pregnant and post-partum woman. Our specially trained physiotherapists can guide pregnant woman and new mothers on appropriate exercise programs to stay fit, resolve aches and pains, ensure a fast recovery after delivery and to prevent the occurrence of issues in the future.
They will advise you of what exercises and activities are safe and appropriate at every stage. In addition to exercises, our physiotherapists may provide education, bracing options and manual therapies that will alleviate your discomfort and restore optimal function so that you can care for yourself and your new baby.
At Rebalance Sports Medicine, we also have experienced Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists who specialize in the assessment and management of Pelvic Floor dysfunction. Pregnancy and labour bring about many physical changes around the pelvic floor and women can be left with scar tissue and lack of pelvic muscle control among other conditions.
In many countries, pelvic floor physiotherapy is part of the standard of care for women who have babies because it is proven to be effective and helpful for this population. If you have more questions or would like to find out how Pelvic Physiotherapy can benefit you, contact us today!
Pilates is a safe, gentle and effective mode of exercise that will help you stay connected to your core and help you maintain your strength, flexibility and fitness throughout your pregnancy.
It can also contribute to a faster recovery after birth and prepare your body for the physical demands of bending, lifting, leaning and carrying your growing baby.
Pilates is very complementary to physiotherapy. If your physiotherapy goals require corrective exercise strategies then you may be eligible for our Clinical Pilates program which is a combination of physiotherapy and Pilates treatment that is individualized to your body’s specific needs and will help you reach your Physiotherapy goals even faster.
Clinical Pilates is one on one and offered by our highly trained Stott Pilates instructors but is supervised and guided by your physiotherapist.
Registered Massage Therapists and Chiropractors can alleviate the joint and muscle aches related to your pregnancy. Additionally, they can treat the injuries and/or muscle tension that can develop from the repetitive tasks required to care for your baby.
All of our registered massage therapists and chiropractors are experienced in treating pre & post-partum women.
Our Naturopathic Doctor can work with you to provide natural treatment strategies to resolve any health concerns that may arise during pregnancy and/or postpartum. Naturopathic medicine can be helpful to manage symptoms of pregnancy, muscle and joint aches, colds & flus during pregnancy or while breast feeding in addition to helping you adjust your nutritional requirements.
In addition to clinical nutrition and counselling, our experienced Naturopathic Doctor can safely provide acupuncture, offer lifestyle modifications, stress modification techniques, vitamin supplementation and may suggest homeopathic medications that are proven to be safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
These services may be covered by your extended health benefits plan. Contact us today to book your appointment.