Meet Your Physiotherapists
(Perinatal, Pelvic Health & Orthopaedic)
Owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy
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 mom or looking to regain confidence in your core and body, I want you to feel hopeful about 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!
I believe you deserve a support system that will work together to help you attain and live the life you want. I'm 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'd 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), NCPT
Owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy
Anita is 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. 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 few physiotherapists in Canada to have completed physiodoula training which blends physiotherapy expertise with birth doula support and now assists this professional course taught in Canada.
Anita is passionate about helping pregnant clients connect more with their body including pelvic floor plus keep you active and comfortable during pregnancy while you prepare for birth which will give you a head start on your postpartum recovery. She enjoys helping postpartum clients navigate their recovery and return to activities they love including exercise, sports and dance without pain and pelvic floor symptoms.
No one can guarantee how your birth will go however having worked with hundreds of expecting moms in her physiotherapy practice, Anita has seen how working together with your body (rather than against it or ignoring it) benefits not only you in pregnancy but also during birth and your postpartum recovery.
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.
Outside of work, you can find Anita practicing yoga or Pilates, strength training or enjoying the outdoors and spending quality time with her husband and energetic 7 year old daughter and 4 year old son.
Laine Wall, PT, MScPT, HBSc HK, MCPA, C/NDT
(Pelvic Health, Orthopaedic, Neuro)
Laine Wall, (PT) , MScPT, HBSc HK, MCPA, C/NDT
Laine was born and raised in the City of Kawartha Lakes. A dedication to athletics, fitness, nutrition and holistic healthcare from a young age lead to her passion for physiotherapy. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Guelph; followed up with a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Since moving back to Canada in 2013, Laine has focused her physiotherapy practice in both orthopaedic, pelvic health and neurological settings. She has completed several post grad courses for orthopaedic care, pain management and a STOTT Pilates matwork instructor's course.
Additionally, Laine is registered with the NDTA, holding an NDT certification through the Toronto Rehab Institute NDT certification program using techniques for those recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury.
She has a passion for working with perinatal and postpartum clients and believes that resolving pelvic floor weakness or pain has the ability to significantly improve someone's life physically, functionally and emotionally.
Laine believes in a holistic, whole body approach and uses a variety of methods to balance tension with strength, improve overall function and return her clients to an active lifestyle.
To keep active, Laine enjoys lacrosse, soccer, yoga, pilates and taking on the Millbrook valley trails with her growing family.