How Motherhood Changed My Physiotherapy Practice

melanieDysmennorhea, dyspareunia, exercise, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, incontinence, Low back pain, Pelvic Floor, Physiotherapy, Pregnancy, self care, Women's HealthLeave a Comment

There are many skills I need to acquire for my job: knowledge, manual skills and conversational skills to name a few. The most profound skill, however, is empathy. To be able to accurately assess, diagnose and treat my patients, I have to first put myself in their shoes. And of course, I have no problem doing this. From the series … Read More

Why Restorative Bodywork Matters

melanieDysmennorhea, dyspareunia, exercise, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, incontinence, Low back pain, Pelvic Floor, Postnatal, Pregnancy, self care, strengthening, Stretches, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Today, the market is flooded with so many types of group exercise classes. It’s difficult to know what is good for you and what you should avoid, what is ‘healthy’ for your body and what might hurt it. There’s yoga in its many forms, including flow and hot yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, boxing, strength training, and spinning classes. There’s mom & … Read More

12 “Silly” Questions You Will Want to Know the Answers to Before Your Pelvic Floor Exam

melanieDysmennorhea, dyspareunia, exercise, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, incontinence, Low back pain, Mental Health, Nutrition, Pelvic Floor, Physiotherapy, Postnatal, Pregnancy, self care, strengthening, Stretches, Women's HealthLeave a Comment

I was recently asked to sit on a panel about pelvic floor and in preparation for the event I was asked what kind of topics women would most want to discuss.   I knew what I wanted to discuss immediately.   I want to talk about why we don’t talk about pelvic floor.   In Europe, pelvic floor is a … Read More

Stress: What It Is Doing To Your Health and How You Can Get It Under Control

melanieDiet, Dysmennorhea, dyspareunia, exercise, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, incontinence, Low back pain, Mental Health, Nutrition, Pelvic Floor, Physiotherapy, Postnatal, self care, SleepLeave a Comment

Stress means a lot of things to a lot of different people. It can be interpreted as anxiety, worry and tension. It can also be excitement and anticipation. With such a widespread impact, it is almost understandable that it is misinterpreted as something controllable, intentional or solely mental.   Let’s get something very clear. Stress is not just in your … Read More

Wondering if In-Home Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Is For You? A Patient Tells Us About Her Experience

melanieDysmennorhea, dyspareunia, exercise, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, incontinence, Low back pain, Mental Health, Nutrition, Paediatrics, Pelvic Floor, Physiotherapy, Postnatal, Pregnancy, self care, strengthening, StretchesLeave a Comment

Many of our clients are intrigued by the idea of in-home pelvic floor physiotherapy. We created the option because we understood from our clients that sometimes getting out of the house isn’t as easy as it sounds. Sometimes, especially for new moms, just the logistics of leaving the house can be an overwhelming event. Despite it’s convenience, people often wonder … Read More

Meet the Team: Sandra Ghaly, Paediatric and Pelvic Physiotherapist

melanieDysmennorhea, dyspareunia, exercise, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, incontinence, Low back pain, Mental Health, Paediatrics, Pelvic Floor, Physiotherapy, Postnatal, Pregnancy, self careLeave a Comment

Anyone who can calm my children in under 30 seconds is a miracle worker in my books. Sandra Ghaly, our pelvic floor and paediatric physiotherapist is nothing short of that title. Best known for her caring yet empowering nature, Sandra is carving out her niche as one of only two physiotherapists in the city of Toronto specializing in children’s pelvic … Read More

Just Breathe

melanieDysmennorhea, dyspareunia, exercise, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, incontinence, Low back pain, Mental Health, Pelvic Floor, Physiotherapy, Pregnancy, self care, SleepLeave a Comment

Do me a favour. Have a seat. Sit back in your chair. Relax your arms on your your lap. Quiet your mind.   Now, inhale through your nose for a count of four. Fill your belly with your breath, like a balloon fills with air.   Pause.   Slowly, let the breath out through your mouth for a count of … Read More

Everything You Need to Consider About Pelvic Floor – A Poem

melanieDysmennorhea, dyspareunia, exercise, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, incontinence, Low back pain, Mental Health, Nutrition, Pelvic Floor, Physiotherapy, Postnatal, Pregnancy, self care, Sleep, strengthening, StretchesLeave a Comment

Pelvic Physiotherapy. Have you heard that term before? Well let me tell you all the wonderful things, That we can do for your pelvic floor.   Have you had a baby? Maybe two or three? Do you find yourself running to the bathroom, Because you can’t hold in your pee?   Or maybe it happens with coughing, Laughing, jumping, or … Read More

Still Not Feeling Well? Maybe it is Time to Check Your GI System

melanieDysmennorhea, dyspareunia, General health, incontinence, Low back pain, Nutrition, Osteopathy, Pelvic Floor, Physiotherapy, Registered Massage TherapyLeave a Comment

We’ve been talking a lot about pelvic floor issues and by now, you probably have an idea of what sort of issues you should see a pelvic health physiotherapist for – urinary incontinence, prolapse, pain. You probably also have an idea of what you need to do about it – kegels, lengthening, breathing. But what if this is not enough? … Read More

Pain Down There?

melanieDysmennorhea, dyspareunia, General health, incontinence, Low back pain, Pelvic Floor, Physiotherapy, Postnatal, Pregnancy, strengthening, Stretches, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

So you have pain down there, and like many people, you don’t know what to do about it. Many women ignore their pelvic pain for reasons such as – they are embarrassed, they hope it will go away or they think it’s normal to have pain (especially after having kids). Pelvic pain is NOT normal and should be assessed by … Read More