Physiotherapy assessment and treatment for females and males who have any of the following:
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Constipation/Dysenurgia for Adults and Children
Pelvic Pain - Dyspareunia (Painful Sex), Vulvodynia, Vaginismus, Vestibulodynia, Testicular Pain, Penile Pain, Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis and Non-Bacterial Chronic Prostatitis
Low Back Pain, Hip Pain and Pelvic Girdle Pain
Pre and Post-Partum Care
Athletes and Runners who Leak
10% discount offered to seniors 65+
Have you been told that you have a prolapse? You might be a candidate for a pessary.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Prolapse literally means to “fall out of place”. This can happen to the uterus, bladder, urethra and rectal wall.
Who is at risk for a prolapse?
Anyone who has gone through pregnancy/childbirth
Those who do frequent heavy lifting
Persons who suffer from constipation
Someone who has a chronic cough
What are the symptoms of Prolapse?
Feelings of pressure, fullness in the abdomen or pelvic floor/perineum
Visible change at the opening of the vagina, feeling as if something is falling out
Pain in the groin or back
Urinary incontinence or frequency
What is a Pessary?
It is a vaginal support device.
It is made of soft/sturdy, nontoxic medical grade silicone.
It is available in various styles/sizes.
When fitted properly it cannot be felt in the vagina.
It does not inhibit bowel and bladder function.
It is worn for a period of time and can be removed.
Certain styles do allow for sexual intercourse but most need to be removed.
How is it fitted?
After an examination of the health of the vaginal skin, measurements are taken of the vaginal size/length and the stage of the prolapse.
Once the pessary is fitted into the vagina, you will be asked to move, jump, strain and cough and go to void in the bathroom.
You will be taught how to insert and remove the pessary.
You may be encouraged to use a vaginal gel during wear time to maintain proper moisture and pH of the vaginal skin.
Patient will be scheduled for an evaluation 1 week later.
Fitting a Pessary is an art not a science, and with that you may need to be re-fitted for proper sizing.
Initial Fitting (1 hour) $140.00
Pessary Cost $100.00
Follow up appointment $90.00
Re-fitting of Pessary $50.00
10% discount offered to seniors 65+
What is YIN yoga?
Yin yoga is a relatively new form of yoga that in this century is becoming more important in terms of body awareness and healing
It is the opposite of yang
It is yoga for the connective tissue, ligaments, bones and joints, rather than the muscles. Yin specifically targets the area of hips, pelvis, and lower spine
There is no muscular engagement
The postures are specifically designed to target the connective tissue. To stretch connective tissue, the overlying muscles must be relaxed. If the muscles are tense, the connective tissue won't receive the proper stress. When those muscles are completely inactive and quiet, there will be no talking or fidgeting. The practice encompasses long held, static stresses of the deep connective tissues allowing them to be remodeled. In each posture, the connective tissue is either stressed, compressed or sheared/twisted. Connective tissue is very plastic in nature and requires long holds for any stretch to occur. It can be somewhat challenging due to the long duration of the postures. It is not a practice that is meant to be ‘comfortable.’ Ultimately the practice will allow for a balance between striving and letting go. It is an invitation to listen to the body.
Who would benefit from a Yin Yoga practice?
Clients who can sit on the floor with relative ease
Internal and/or external connective tissue dysfunction is a hallmark part of your presentation- ie. Vestibulodynia, chronic prostatitis, bladder pain syndrome, chronic back pain
People who require a stillness practice yet finds complete stillness, like guided meditation, difficult
Poor flexibility around the hips, low back and groin
Anyone who has an interest in pursuing a gentle yoga practice that will bring about significant results
One-on-one sessions are available on the following dates:
January 15 - 4:30pm -7:30pm
January 29 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
February 12 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
February 26 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
March 12 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
March 19 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
April 9 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
April 23 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
May 14 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
May 28 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
60-minute private session -- $70.00
5pm to 6pm, 6pm to 7pm or 7pm to 8pm
To book a private one-on-one session with Amber, contact Helen Henderson at email@example.com or 519-222-2402.
YOGA FOR PELVIC HEALTH
What is Yoga for Pelvic Health?
Yoga for Pelvic Health is an intelligent and creative blend of traditional yoga postures, natural movement, spine- and joint-friendly movement, meditation and mindfulness exercises, a focus on natural breathing, and personal reflection. Most importantly, Yoga for Pelvic Health is about whole-body wellness and whole-life wellness. It is about gaining awareness, knowledge, strength, mobility, better movement in your daily life, and finding clarity, calm, and confidence in mind, heart and body. Yoga for Pelvic Health is about reclaiming your evolving body. Reclaiming what is yours.
Yoga for Pelvic Health was born out of Sarah de Poray's determination to create a specialized yoga practice that she had wanted but just didn’t exist. Sarah’s personal and emotional experience with diastasis recti, urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, combined with her training and knowledge of yoga and meditation, core and pelvic health, and anatomy and biomechanics infuse her Yoga for Pelvic Health classes and private sessions with a rich and balanced approach for her clients.
Who is it for?
Yoga for Pelvic Health is for everyone. Given Sarah’s specialization in women’s health, there is great benefit for women who wish to gain awareness and prevent pelvic health issues and for women who wish to address current pelvic health issues. To get the most benefit, it is recommended that you have an assessment done by a pelvic floor physiotherapist to give you a clear idea of your particular pelvic health. This information is also very helpful for Sarah to be aware of so that she can incorporate it into the planning of her class or private session with you.
It is ideal for clients to book a one-on-one session with Sarah before taking the group class to have a clear understanding of your pelvic health concerns and how they are addressed in a private session vs. in a group class. One-on-one sessions are available in 60-minute and 30-minute options.
60-minute private session -- $80.00
60-minute private session -- $75.00 for sessions of 6 or more
30-minute private session -- $35.00
To book a private one-on-one session with Sarah, contact Helen Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-222-2402.