Postpartum Physiotherapy

Important for new or seasoned moms regardless of if you’ve had a vaginal or caesarean birth, beginning as early as 4 weeks postpartum. Whether your little one is 3 months or 13 years old, it's never too late to benefit from pelvic health physiotherapy.

Find out:

  • How to reconnect and retrain YOUR core to create optimal support for your body after birth.

  • How to prevent, manage, reduce or resolve common postpartum conditions including low back/ pelvic girdle/ tailbone pain, urinary/fecal incontinence, prolapse, pubic symphysis dysfunction, diastasis (abdominal separation), internal pelvic pain during intercourse.

  • How to decrease scar tension from birth (caesarean or vaginal) to decrease pain and help your core to work effectively.

  • What exercises are efficient to strengthen your core (kegels aren't always the answer).

  • Effective steps to return to the exercise and sports you enjoy after giving birth.

*Postpartum appointments that occur as early as 4 weeks consist of external assessment and treatment only unless specified by your doctor/midwife. Internal assessments after birth can begin after your 6 weeks follow up with your doctor/midwife.

Your individualized treatment may include any of the following:

  • Education about the causes that can be contributing to your symptoms.

  • Internal pelvic floor manual therapy to decrease tension and increase strength/support for your pelvic and whole body system

  • External manual therapy

  • Manual scar release techniques to improve core function and decrease pain (vaginal, cesarean, episiotomy, appendectomy)

  • Acupuncture and dry needling

  • Craniosacral therapy

  • Kinesiotape

  • Guidance and individualized support with returning to exercise and sports you love

  • Home exercise program tailored to your goals which may involve strength training, yoga and Pilates based therapeutic exercises

All physiotherapy consultations are one-on-one with your registered physiotherapist either virtually or

in-person in a private treatment room.

* Anita and Laine are both happy to collaborate with other health, birth and fitness professionals you may be working with. If you don't currently have a support team, they can recommend other professionals that can help you reach your postpartum and health goals.

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Peterborough , Ontario 705-243-4923

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Disclaimer: This website is for general information only and is not meant for or to replace assessment, diagnosis or treatment for any medical symptoms or condition. Please speak with your doctor, midwife, physiotherapist or other qualified health professional about your concerns and care.

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