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Prenatal + Birth + Postpartum
Classes

Prenatal and PostPartum Classes 

In addition to one-on-one physiotherapy services, we are pleased to offer in studio, livestream and pre-recorded Prenatal and PostPartum classes, specifically designed and taught by our pelvic health team. Our Studio classes all also billed as Group Physiotherapy and covered by many private health care plans.   

Our Studio Classes are all in person and also live streamed so you can join from home 

  • Prenatal Core:  support for your 2nd and 3rd trimester

  • Core Restore 1:  postpartum recovery phase

  • Core Restore 2: postpartum return to impact and sport 

Our Pre and PostPartum STREAM classes are all prerecorded so you can join from anywhere, anytime, and go at your own pace.  

Prenatal and PostPartum Physiotherapy 

 

Our goal is to empower people with the knowledge and guidance needed to meet the challenges of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery. 

Our physiotherapists are trained to guide people through these experiences, treating:

 

  • Pain in the low back, abdomen, groin, pubic bone, buttocks, legs, pelvis, vagina, or rectum

  • Changes in physical function, such as difficulty rolling over, walking, carrying young children, or getting in/out of a vehicle

  • Separation of the abdominals (diastasis recti)

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Fecal and urinary incontinence or retention

  • Pain with intercourse

  • Vaginal varicose veins

  • Scarring from C-section, tearing, or episiotomy


Bodies change a lot during and after pregnancy, and many people are unsure which changes are to be expected following this major life event. Please note that during and after pregnancy:
 

You should not:

  • leak urine, gas, or stool when you laugh, cough, sneeze, lift, jump, or run

  • have ongoing pelvis or back pain

  • feel pressure or heaviness in your vagina or rectum

  • have pain during intercourse


If you experience any of these issues, or any other concerns associated with your pregnancy or postpartum recovery, we encourage you to book an appointment with one of our physiotherapists, at any time before or after childbirth.  We offer prenatal assessments, care throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery prep, as well as postpartum care.  All appointments have in person and virtual care options.

 

Prenatal and PostPartum Massage Therapy 

 

Grace can help decrease and manage low back, pelvic and upper back pain, improve posture, and decrease stress, while preparing and recovering from birth

Breast/chest massage: can be beneficial for a number of reasons including painful breast/chest tissue, swelling or tenderness, achiness from heavy breast tissue, and discomfort from breast/chest feeding.

 

Book here.

Pre-postnatal Physio

Chest/Breastfeeding Physiotherapy with Bree 

Physiotherapists with specialized post graduate certification in chest/breastfeeding conditions are trained to address issues involving:

  • Pain and inflammation

  • Facilitating natural feeding reflexes

  • Assessing baby neck and jaw dysfunction

  • Adapting latch and feeding positioning for comfort and function

 

Physiotherapists who have chest/breastfeeding experience can assess and provide various treatments for parents who might be suffering blocked ducts, mastitis, breast inflammation, postural tension or even wrist complications.

Mastitis can affect 20% of lactating women, or about 1 in 5. When this occurs, it usually happens within the first 6 weeks postpartum and should be treated within the first 24 hours. In Nova Scotia, physiotherapy services can be accessed directly (no doctors referral required), are covered under most private healthcare plans, and are often same day access. 

Breast/Chest
Birth Physio

 

NEW!  Birth Physiotherapy with Jenna

 

Early Labor: Telehealth Support at Home

  • pain management strategies

  • education about exercises, positions, and activity to support and progress labor for birthing parent and support persons

 

Active Labor & Birth Support:  Telehealth AND/OR In Person IWK support

  • pain management strategies

  • breathing, exercises and positions to support labor and delivery

  • hands on physiotherapy to support pelvis movement through each labor stage

 

Birth Physiotherapy does not include education or care outside the scope of practice of Physiotherapy, such as pharmaceutical (medication) or medical interventions.  The role of the Birth Physio is to be a support person for the birthing person.  They are not part of the medical team or involved in medical care plan decisions.  The Birth Physio does not provide care for the newborn but can assist the birthing parent with comfort measures post-delivery. 

 

Billing and Insurance: 

  • Telehealth and IWK support services are billed as Physiotherapy.  Private insurance plans vary in their type and amount of coverage.   

  • Synergy does not direct bill insurance companies.  A valid credit card must be on file, which will be charged within 24 hours of IWK or telehealth services provided. 

 

Birth Physio Prerequisites: 

Prenatal Assessment + Labor and Delivery Prep (in clinic or telehealth) with Jenna 

 

 

Call to book (not bookable online)

All services are billed as Physiotherapy, and covered by many private health care plans.  Please note we do not direct bill.

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