Services  The Fit Pregnancy & Postpartum Program


Train your core, pelvic floor and everything in between!  

The tream at Athlete's Care can help you prepare your body for a healthy birth and smooth recovery postpartum. Through mobility work, manual therapy, core and postural strengthening exercises and pelvic floor muscle coordination, the healthcare providers involved with the Athlete's Care Fit Pregnancy & Postpartum Program will help you prepare your body for a healthy birth.

Program Details

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy & Perinatal Chiropractic

Following a thorough assessment, our providers will customize a treatment plan combining Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Perinatal Chiropractic Care.

  • The prenatal component consists of 5 Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy & 5 Perinatal Chiropractic sessions:

    • To Kegel or Not to Kegel?
    • Posture Check
    • Pregnancy Ergonomics 101
    • Preparing for Labour, Birth & Delivery
    • Birthing Positions & Breathing
    • Introduction to Postpartum Care

Safe, Effective Return to Exercise Postpartum

An important goal with the Fit Pregnancy & Postpartum Program is to help bridge the gap between your 6-week postpartum visit with your birthing specialist and returning to the gym.

  • The postpartum component consists of 6 Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy & 5 Perinatal Chiropractic sessions:

    • Bulletproof your Pelvic Floor Postpartum
    • Postural Restoration
    • Ergonomics of all Things Baby
    • The Inside-Out to Returning to Exercise
    • Maintenance & Prevention

Program FAQ's

Who is eligible for this program?

Prenatal women in their second trimester and beyond. Postnatal women at least 6 weeks post, including women experiencing issues even many years later

Is a doctor’s referral necessary?

A doctor’s referral is not necessary, but some extended insurance plans require a doctor’s referral to cover the session.

Can I do virtual appointments?

The prenatal program is a 12 week program including 5 pelvic floor and 5 chiropractic sessions. The postnatal program is a 12 week program including 6 pelvic floor and 5 chiropractic sessions. If you would like more details of the program please see our program details section.

What is the structure of the program?

The prenatal program is a 12 week program including 5 pelvic floor and 5 chiropractic sessions. The postnatal program is a 12 week program including 6 pelvic floor and 5 chiropractic sessions. If you would like more details of the program please see our program details section.

Why do I need to see a physiotherapist and a chiropractor for this program?

Pregnancy and Postnatal care is complex and highly individualized. Our pelvic floor physiotherapist will educate/restore your core and perineal musculature to their optimal function. Our perinatal chiropractor will focus on postural strengthening, and balancing the spine/pelvis through active release techniques/gentle mobilizations. Our goals are to prepare your whole body for a healthy, delivery, and to smoothly return you to optimal functioning and exercise postpartum.

Why do I need to participate in all 10 sessions in the pregnancy program or the 11 sessions in the postnatal program?

Each session of both the Pregnancy and Postpartum program has been developed with an educational component in mind, addressing the main pregnancy and postpartum related topics the co-founders have encountered in practice. After your initial evaluation, and addressing your goals, the program is meant to highlight key areas that can enhance your functioning during pregnancy, and work with your body to heal, recover and return to pre-pregnancy status. We want you to be strong, confident and empowered to give birth, and re-build this feeling with your new self, postpartum.

What to expect on the first session of the program?

You will have two assessments by our program specialists the first week of the program. The first appointment will be conducted by our pelvic floor physiotherapist and the second appointment will be conducted by our perinatal chiropractor. Both therapists will conduct a comprehensive medical history and detailed physical assessment. With your consent, an external and/or internal pelvic floor examination will be performed by our program’s pelvic floor physiotherapist to determine the state of your core and pelvic floor muscles. Our chiropractor will examine your posture, alignment, and strength.

Meet Your Providers

Alana Smith, Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Amrita Pinto, Chiropractor, Functional Integrated Therapy, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

 

Book your appointment here or call 416-691-6661 for more information!