Services that are specifically designed for Pre and Post Natal Physical Heath are offered at our clinic 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.
The Role of Physiotherapy
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!
The Role of Pilates
Pilates is a safe, gentle and effective mode of exercise that will help you stay connected to your core, 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. That is at Rebalance Sports Medicine we offer Rehab Pilates, which is a combination of physiotherapy and Pilates treatment that is individualized to your body’s needs. Rehab Pilates is one on one and offered by our highly trained Stott Pilates instructors but is supervised and guided by your physiotherapist.
The Role of Registered Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care
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 and post partum women.
These services may be covered by your extended health benefits plan. Contact us today to book your appointment.