by Sharon Cheng MScPT
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
updated Dec 5, 2022
How do I prepare for birth?
When should I start pelvic floor therapy after birth?
What are prenatal pelvic floor exercises?
How do I prepare to push?
These are all questions that new parents ask themselves and seek answers for.
Giving birth is a challenging and overwhelming experience; it takes an army of support to help you navigate pregnancy and parenthood. It may feel difficult to know where to start, so at Cornerstone Physiotherapy, our pelvic health physiotherapists are here to help you through your journey … prenatal, postpartum, and into parenthood.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a specialized field that involves the treatment and improvement of the core and pelvic floor functions. Our goals are to improve maternal wellness, prepare mothers for birth, and help their physical bodies recover as they care for their new babies.
Maternal wellness refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period and addressing it is the key to supporting mothers. All of these stages are unique and carry their own challenges. We want mothers to have positive birthing experiences so we have brought together a list of organizations that are in the City of Markham for you to check out!
Birthing Resources in Markham
PUSH offers Yoga and Fitness classes that focus on prenatal and postnatal support for women and families. They have instructors for multiple classes including Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Personal Training, and Kid & Family Group Yoga. They have experienced instructors that help mothers through the health and wellness journey. Their Studio offers Yoga Belly, Yoga Mama, Pre-Pilates, Body Rolling, and Mindful Kids. Their mission is to help mothers maintain a healthy lifestyle through all stages of their parenthood journey.
Markham Yoga Wellness – Mom & Baby
Markham Yoga Wellness has been around since 2016 with a yoga school and yoga community. They offer a Mom & Baby Yoga class specifically designed to help women regain strength and energy after giving birth. Their classes focus on rebuilding strength in the core, back and pelvic floor muscles by integrating fitness, cardio, and energized routines. These classes are a blend of fitness, yoga, and pilates that are modified to help new mothers release tension, and improve
their maternal well-being.
KIND Yoga by Heart – Markham
KIND Yoga is a unique yoga studio that centers around nature based yoga and mindfulness. Their studio operates out of a greenhouse surrounded by the beautiful landscapes and farmer’s fields of the Markham and Stouffville area. Their philosophy looks at the synergistic effects that practicing mindfulness and yoga in nature has on fostering mental, spiritual and physical health. Their community brings focus to cultivating relationships with the planet and environment by combining the power of nature and yoga. They offer Family Yoga, Parent & Tot Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga that is situated in their lovely greenhouse.
Now that you have discovered some local resources to improve your maternal wellness journey, read our “What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and How Does it Work?” article to find the out more about what we do in physiotherapy to support you. You can also check out the article “Postpartum Care | Your Postnatal Guide for the first 6 weeks after giving birth” for more common symptoms you may feel after giving birth and how to manage them.
If you’re looking for prenatal, postpartum, or pelvic floor therapy help, visit Cornerstone Physiotherapy Markham/Unionville at 5051 Highway 7 across from Markville Mall.
Are you still wondering if our pelvic health clinic can help you with your specific problem? Allow one of our registered physiotherapists, who specialize in pelvic health, to provide you with a free 10-minute phone consultation and get you honest answers to your questions. Call us at (905) 209-6830.
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