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Prenatal & Postpartum Physio

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Support for your pregnancy and postpartum journey

From pregnancy announcements to newborn photos to first birthday celebrations, we’re here for every milestone. Your pelvic health matters. You matter. Bump is here to support your journey, the entire way.

We also hold space and provide care for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirths or are undergoing IVF procedures. We recognize these journeys require the utmost empathy and support, and we are here to assist your physical and emotional recovery.

  • Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms in pregnancy. Our physiotherapists can help through manual therapy and soft tissue work, improving your postural alignment, assisting with supportive and corrective exercises, providing guidance on supportive sleeping positions, and discussing pelvic braces or support options.

  • Pelvic girdle pain affects the ring of bones in your pelvis. Common symptoms are pain in the low back, hips, and groin area and can be experienced with walking, climbing stairs, and rolling over in bed. Pubic symphysis dysfunction is one type of pelvic girdle pain that we also treat, which is a common symptom of pregnancy and typically results from excessive movement of the pubic symphysis (fibrocartilage disc) at the front of the pelvis either in an up or down or side to manner. Our physiotherapists will perform an assessment of your low back and hips as well as your pelvic floor functioning (if indicated) and treatment options can include education on activity modifications, support belts, sleeping positions, and exercises to help increase your hip and core stability.

  • ​During pregnancy, have you ever felt a sharp pain on the side of your belly, or down into your hip or groin? If so, that could be round ligament pain. Physiotherapy can help by working on core strengthening through corrective exercises or clinical pilates, supportive taping techniques, and improved breathing mechanics to ensure your uterine ligaments have some additional support for baby’s growth!

  • Scar massage is a common method used to help remodel scar tissue that has developed in injured tissue. It is a treatment used in physical therapy after c-section, surgery, fracture, or soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains. Scar tissue massage is also known as scar mobilization or scar tissue mobilization.

  • ​Pregnancy is a time of change for your pelvic floor muscles. There are a number of factors that impact your pelvic health including increased fluid retention, weight gain, increased pressure from the growing baby/ uterus, and structural changes to the muscles and ligaments to name a few. All of this can lead to bladder leakage, pain with sex, low back and hip pain, and pelvic pain and pressure. Seeing a pelvic floor physiotherapist in pregnancy can be helpful to alleviate some of these symptoms, as well as to learn how to control your pelvic floor muscles to prepare for birth. Remember, pelvic floor muscle work isn’t always about strengthening, it’s about learning to lengthen them too, which is very important for your upcoming birth and your postpartum recovery. Research supports better birth outcomes with a strong and healthy pelvic floor. Please note, the ideal time to have an internal assessment in pregnancy is after 14 weeks and before 37 weeks. We choose not to perform internal assessments in the first trimester.

  • ​At your last prenatal visit with you, it’s all talk! We provide a comprehensive pelvic health education session that covers topics such as perineal stretching, bowel care, birthing positions, breathing techniques, the impacts of medications and epidurals on the pelvic floor, instrumentation delivery, provide you with a postpartum recovery plan and SO much more!

  • Your pelvic floor can change after birth and we are here to help you recover. Common birth injuries that can benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy include intravaginal scar tissue release, perineal trauma (tearing or episiotomy), excessive pushing, incontinence (bladder, bowel, or gas), pelvic organ prolapse (feelings of heaviness/ pressure or a bulge), painful intercourse, tailbone pain, diastasis recti, queefing, vaginal dryness or low libido.

  • Diastasis recti is a common pregnancy related change in the muscles and connective tissue of the abdominal wall, where the abdominal muscles are stretched leaving a gap in between. 100% of pregnant people will have some degree of stretching by the end of their pregnancy. Our therapists can use a variety of therapeutic techniques including breathing, deep core activation exercises, clinical pilates, progressive core strengthening, taping techniques, and education to help you recover quickly!

  • What can physiotherapy do for a belly birth? Did you know approximately 50% of people who have a C-section, have some form of pelvic floor dysfunction postpartum? A C-section is considered major surgery and can impact both the pelvic floor and core functioning as a result. If you are planning a C-section, we would strongly encourage you to book an appointment with one of our therapists prior to your scheduled delivery so we can provide education on how we can support your recovery from day one.

    After your belly birth, our treatment and recovery plans can include scar massage, diastasis recti assessment, core re-training, and strengthening, pelvic floor muscle work, and client education. Some of our therapists are also able to integrate clinical pilates into your active recovery program!

  • One of the most common questions our team receives is when can I start exercising again? It’s not a straightforward answer, as each body and postpartum recovery is different. It’s best to have an individualized assessment and a gradual return to exercise, sport, or running to ensure your individual goals and functional needs are achieved.

  • Caring for a newborn during your recovery is hard work. Team Bump can help alleviate postpartum neck pain, back pain, and tension headaches from feeding positioning, as well as tailbone pain from excessive sitting or birthing trauma. We also commonly treat wrist pain/carpal tunnel syndrome or DeQuarvain’s tenosynovitis from holding or carrying a baby, as well as hip and low back pain, and core weakness and instability.

Pre/Post Natal

Initial Assessment (55 min) $190
Follow-up Session (40 min) $132
Short Session (25 min) $100
Extended Session (55 min) $190
Taping/Needling Fee (added to appointment) $5

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