Top 5 Reasons to visit a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist DURING your pregnancy

If you recently found out you are pregnant, congratulations! Pregnancy is an absolutely incredible journey, and the physical changes your body will go through to support the growth of your little one (and to bring them into the world) will be remarkable. However, these same physical changes can lead to some unpleasant symptoms and conditions:… Read More

8 questions all women with low back and hip pain should be asking!

ATTENTION all women with lower back and hip pain! Are your physiotherapists asking you the following eight questions? If not, share this information with them! Have you ever been pregnant or given birth? Recent or otherwise. Do you ever leak urine with coughing, running, sneezing, laughing or lifting? Do you experience increased bladder urgency, or… Read More

Physios… Are we asking our female clients all the right questions?

When you assess a female client with lower back and/or hip pain, are you asking these questions? Have you ever been pregnant or given birth? Recent or otherwise. Do you ever leak urine with coughing, running, sneezing, laughing or lifting? Do you experience increased bladder urgency, or feel the need to urinate more than 8x/day?… Read More

Intro to Pelvic Floor Exercises: the Kegel

The most basic pelvic floor exercise in 5 easy steps: the Kegel. Starting position: something comfortable — lying down, sitting or standing. Try different positions!! — your awareness of your pelvic floor muscles will likely be different depending on the position. We are going for maximal body awareness here. Breathing matters: your pelvic floor muscles… Read More

3 Tips for eliminating hip/lower back pain during pregnancy

If you’re pregnant and experiencing hip or lower back pain, you are not alone! Joint aches and pains are definitely common during pregnancy, and can make walking, standing, sitting and sleeping uncomfortable. But just because these symptoms are common, they should not be considered a “normal” part of pregnancy. If you are experiencing any hip… Read More

Are you Pregnant? Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a must!

I think most of the women I have talked to who are pregnant or who have been pregnant, share what I call their “horror stories” … tailbone pain, low back, or hip pain throughout their pregnancy, sciatica, incontinence, prolapse, perineal tearing, painful sex months after delivery… I hear stories from women more than 15 years… Read More

5 Basic Functions of your Pelvic Floor

Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sits like a bowl within your pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles have attachments to your pubic bone, tailbone and pelvis. They are working throughout your day in many ways you may not have ever realized… 5 Important Functions of the Pelvic Floor Muscles: Sphincteric: The muscles… Read More

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

by Dr. Sonya Hamilton Chiropractors often utilize instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization therapy (IASTT) when managing certain conditions as part of their treatment plans. We often get questions about how IASTM works, and to whom it may benefit. What is IASTT? Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy is an evidence informed approach to the management… Read More

Naturopathic Services

Dr. Andreia Horta ND. Welcome everyone to Foundation Physio’s Blog! I am one of the new recruits at Foundation Physio, offering Naturopathic Doctor Services, which is covered by most corporate benefits plans. First, I should probably tell you I have been in school for a long time. I did 4 years of Psychology, plus another… Read More

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