Physiotherapy With An Expert Focus On Pelvic Health
We believe that a woman’s body is meant to be healthy, functional, strong, and mobile during pregnancy and beyond!
Although our bodies are incredibly designed to bring forth life, pregnancy and the post-partum stage have the potential to affect our bodies negatively.
Often women believe the myth that these changes are normal, or little can be done, or they have to “just live with it”, or that in time it will heal itself.
This couldn’t be further from the truth!
Our goal is to help you experience what it means to live in a body that works well for you, from inside to out.
Following a comprehensive assessment, we craft a do-able plan designed to address your unique challenges, meet your goals, and optimize your health.
The end result? A body-capable and body-confident women. Doesn’t that sound exactly like who you want to be?
Live your life.
Be able to do what you want to do.
Love your body.
Why We Do What We Do
We believe that a woman’s body is meant to be healthy, functional, strong, and mobile during pregnancy and beyond! Although our bodies are incredibly designed to bring forth life, pregnancy, the post-partum or peri-menopause stage can impact how our bodies feel, how they move, and how they work.
Often women believe the myth that these changes are normal, or they have to “just live with it”, or that in time it will heal itself. This couldn’t be further from the truth!
Our goal is to help you experience what it means to live in a body that works well for you, from inside to out. Following a comprehensive assessment, we craft a do-able plan designed to address your unique challenges, meet your goals, and optimize your health.
The end result? A body-capable and body-confident woman. Live your life. Be able to do what you want to do. Love your body.
Who We Are
It’s rare to find a workplace where everyone loves being present and gels so well together. Not only are we passionate about our work, we also have over 30 years of combined experience to provide you with the best care. We work with our head, heart and hands. We love what we do and we’re here to serve you.
Fun Fact! we speak 5 major languages at our office: English, French, Spanish, Hindi, and Polish!
Did you know that in France it is standard protocol for every woman who has had a baby to have up to 20 visits from a pelvic health physiotherapist? And it’s covered by their government! Why? Because they value the health and well being of their families! While there is much less support here in Canada, YOU can be the one to value yourself and invest in your own health both now and for the future. Every mama, whether trying, expecting, brand new, or seasoned will benefit from working with The Mama’s Physio. The goal is to optimize your pelvic or maternal health by equipping you with knowledge that can make a world of difference. Preventing pelvic dysfunction is much easier when you know what to do and how to do it, and getting checked pre and post-partum can save you a lot of future heartache. Pelvic health physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat the pelvic floor as it works syngeristically with the rest of your system. We have the unique skills to assess and treat areas that other health providers may miss or are outside of their scope of practice.
Yes, absolutely! Issues caused by one or more pregnancies, childbirth, chronically poor ways of moving or menopause often don’t get better on their own. They typically get worse or can manifest later in life. It’s never too late to get checked and we urge you to do so. If you have never actually gone through childbirth yet you find yourself facing various health issues related to pelvic health, such as diastasis recti, incontinence, prolapse, vaginismus or other types of pelvic pain, please do not hesitate to contact us. We work with women in all stages of life and are here to serve you.
No, we are not currently set up to bill directly. However, you will be provided with a receipt for services after payment has been made. You can then send that receipt to your insurance company. It will have all the information they require to process your claim. We unfortunately cannot accept OHIP because our office is not considered an OHIP funded physiotherapy clinic. To find out more about OHIP funded physiotherapy please click here.
Internal examination is the gold standard to properly assess the status and function of the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor physiotherapists are specially trained to assess muscle tone, spasm, strength, structure, function, position, compliance, tissue quality, and more by using manual assessment skills. By completing an internal pelvic exam, we gain a wealth of information which we would otherwise have to guess at. If you provide your informed consent for a pelvic examination, you will be asked to lie down on a physiotherapy table and you will be draped comfortably with a sheet. The process will be explained step by step using an anatomical pelvis model as a visual . The internal examination is a gentle and clean technique (using non-latex gloves) and does not involved a speculum or stirrups. One or two gloved fingers are inserted into the vaginal canal, or one finger is inserted into the rectum in order to access the pelvic floor muscles. It is very important that you feel comfortable at all times. Please know that you can revoke your consent to an internal examination at any time and for any reason – no questions asked.
Yes you can. If you are comfortable with it, internal work can still be done if you are on your period. However we can also focus the session on external work if that is to your preference.
Your children are most certainly welcome. We love little people! We have a room full of toys for them and our receptionist is great at cuddling babies. You’re also welcome to bring a friend along who can watch your baby while you are in with your therapist. If your little one comes into the session with you, we suggest that you have something that will keep him or her occupied and happy so that you can focus on you and get the most from your time with The Mama’s Physio. If you need to attend to a fussing baby, feel free to do so! (We are breastfeeding friendly). However we are unfortunately unable to extend the length of your visit as other clients are booked in and we need to respect their time.
Yes we do. It can be truly impossible to get out of the house sometimes, especially if you’re a new mama who is still healing up, or if you have a higher risk pregnancy, or if mobility is an issue for you. We are happy to accommodate clients in their homes – especially if climbing stairs is a barrier as we are located in a second floor office. Just let us know when you contact us if a home visit is required.There may be an extra fee to account for travel time and mileage.
This question is asked often! A passion for women’s health and advocacy was born when Ibukun was a physiotherapy student completing an international rotation at this hospital. The experience planted a seed which ultimately grew into The Mama’s Physio! Each of our therapists have different story that led her down this path – so feel free to ask when you meet your physio in person. She would love to share!
Want to know more or discover how we can help?
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