Meet Anita Lambert
Anita is the co-host of the popular To Birth & Beyond podcast.
Nice to meet you!
My guess is that a trusted friend, family member, doctor or midwife recommended pelvic health physiotherapy or your intuition told you that there must be a way to prevent or heal conditions related to pregnancy, birth or beyond. Whatever path brought you here, I'm really glad you've come.
Whether you're thinking of becoming pregnant, currently pregnant, a new or seasoned mama or looking to regain confidence in your core and body, I want you to feel hopeful and empowered about embracing this journey to become more knowledgeable about how to reach your health goals.
Having gone through pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum recovery twice, I bet we share a lot in common. There are so many conflicting opinions on 'what's too much or too little exercise' or even what type of exercise is safe and effective. We worry if the many uninvited symptoms such as leaking urine, prolapse, diastasis and pelvic pain are normal or where to turn for guidance to maintain our health while trying to conceive, grow, birth and raise a little human being. This is why Holistic Health Physiotherapy came to be.
My practice is focused on guiding you to prevent, manage, reduce or resolve physical symptoms that are common during pregnancy or postpartum while staying active and doing exercise YOU enjoy. This will ultimately help you become stronger and more confident in your body more than ever!
"It doesn't just take a village to raise a child.
It takes a village to raise a mama."
I am a piece of the bigger puzzle for you- a part of your village. Generations ago, women had the whole village for support during pregnancy and raising children; these days, those villages have been lost. I believe you deserve a support system that will work together to help you attain and live the life you want; a full life. I am happy to work together with your doctor, midwife, and other health professionals such as naturopathic doctor, chiropractor, massage therapist, osteopath and psychologist. If you don't have a team surrounding you, I would be happy to recommend a village of support that is specific to your needs and goals.
Learn to trust your body again and work with it rather than against it. Thank you for allowing me on your journey.
With grace and gratitude,
Anita Lambert, PT, MSc (PT), BKin (Hon), PMA®-CPT
A Registered Physiotherapist (Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic) with a focus on women's health, specifically prenatal and postpartum care as well as a Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified in Acupuncture / Dry Needling. She graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2009. Anita is one of the select few physiotherapists in Canada to receive advanced training in labour support, which blends orthopaedic physiotherapy expertise with birth doula support.
Growing up as a ballet dancer and athlete, Anita was always fascinated with how the body moved and healed. Her love for sport led her to become the team therapist for the McMaster University women’s rugby and basketball teams.
She completed her Pilates rehab training during her final physiotherapy clinical placement in Brisbane, Australia alongside working with semi-professional ballet dancers and brought this knowledge back to Toronto to start off her physiotherapy career including becoming an on-site physiotherapist for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen.
Her passion to promote health and wellness in the world of dance led her to become President of Healthy Dancer Canada, a federal not-for-profit organization with a mission of facilitating communication and collaboration among the dance community, health professionals and researchers.
Outside of work, you can find Anita practicing yoga or Pilates, at the gym or enjoying the outdoors and spending quality time with her family.