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

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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

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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

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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

What Does Your Poop Say About You?

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I’m my house, with two small children, poop is a regular topic of discussion. Poop jokes, poopy diapers, conversations about how frequently each child pooped. Needless to say we are not shy about discussing our poop.   However, if that is not your reality (and lucky you) you may not be paying close attention to a vital marker of health. … Read More

Everything You Need to Consider About Pelvic Floor – A Poem

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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

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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

Demystifying Diastasis-Rectus Abdominus

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The first year of mother-hood is accompanied by vast physical, hormonal and emotional changes. The female body undergoes remarkable transformation during pregnancy, the most obvious change being the growth of the abdomen, stretching to accommodate the growing fetus. In fact, studies show that during the third trimester around 70% of pregnant women develop a condition of over-stretched abdominal muscles (Boissonnault … Read More

Your Bladder Matters! –  5 Common Myths About Bladder Habits

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As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I love to talk about the pelvic floor and bladder interaction as it relates to incontinence (refer to my previous posts, “Paediatric Incontinence” and “Pain Down There”). Research has shown that approximately 1 in 5 adults over the age of 20 report some type of lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS)2. A healthy bladder is a … Read More

Paediatric Incontinence: How to Help Children Who Suffer From Poor Bladder Control

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Approximately 90% of children achieve urinary continence by the age of 5, but what is it like for those 10% that are “accident-prone”? Day- or night-wetting for children is not only uncomfortable but can also limit participation in sports, sleepovers and other social activities; and although less than 1% of affected children continue to experience incontinence into adulthood, it is … Read More

Pain Down There?

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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