post partum physiotherapy edmonton west

Post Partum Physiotherapy Edmonton West

Gentle Care for Expectant Mothers!

A whole new approach.

Deeper Evaluation.

Dive beyond the surface with our comprehensive assessments. We believe in understanding the root cause of your discomfort. Our experts take the time to thoroughly evaluate your condition, ensuring that no detail is overlooked.

Better Understanding.

Knowledge is power. Our team not only treats but educates. With each session, you'll gain a clearer insight into your body's mechanics, the nature of your ailment, and the path to recovery. We're here to demystify the healing process for you.

Empowered.

Take charge of your health journey. With our guidance and your newfound understanding, feel confident in making informed decisions about your well-being. We equip you with the tools and knowledge to lead a pain-free, active life.

Success Stories

It was exactly the care I needed…. I cannot emphasize enough the level of gratitude I have to my two excellent physiotherapists at Cura Physical Therapies. They gave me back my physically active life I thought I would never have again.

-Lisa
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Ever since coming to CURA 10 years ago I’ve been able to manage my SI joint arthritis without medication. I give credit to their excellent care and their wide range of treatments. The staff is caring and very knowledgeable and I’ve recommended CURA to my family and friends. 

-Maureen

Enhance Your Pregnancy and Post Partum Experience

Helping You Along Your Journey to a Healthy Baby and a Healthy You

You are pregnant, you and your body are preparing to bring a new life into our world! So much for you and your partner to consider- where to birth, car seats, etc. All the while your body is prepping and adapting for the birth experience - your posture changes,  tissues become more pliable, blood volume increases- you grow.

 

Let us help you navigate this time and support you as you change! The physiotherapists at CURA have years of expertise to  help prepare you during your pregnancy and prepare for your birth experience.

 

It is true that in pregnancy pelvic pain and urinary incontinence are common.  And there is LOTS of information on the internet for you to find.  But it is information without knowledge of you.

 

Pregnancy is a good time to gain a better understanding of your posture and how to activate your muscles, especially your pelvic floor. Pelvic floor muscle exercise is more than just doing Kegels- in preparation for birth the focus should be on relaxing your pelvic floor (i.e. creating space).

 

At CURA we work with you (and your partner) to understand how your body is adapting to the changes of pregnancy and provide you with treatments and strategies that work for you. We stock a number of products to help you during pregnancy.

 

We will help you prepare for your birth experience with the knowledge that you cannot plan for every possibility!

 

We are honored to be part of your team and support you and your family.

Post Partum, The Fourth Trimester and Beyond

 

Your baby has arrived! So many changes and you want your body to recover as quickly as possible. Whether you have vaginal birth or a caesarean birth (belly birth) your birth experience causes many physical stresses with emotional and hormonal effects. Be kind to yourself and give yourself time for recovery. 

 

Injury in childbirth is relatively rare but when it occurs treatment is needed just like for any injury. Early treatment is optimal but treatment can help at any time.

Take it Slow  -  Listen to Your Body

From 0 to 8 Weeks:

From 0 - 8 weeks post partum, there is a lot going on with getting to know your baby; developing skills for feeding and nurturing your baby plus building relationships as a family. Your body has done something amazing; pregnancy and birth.  During this time celebrate your amazingness and trust that you know what you need. Rest is more important than exercise during this recovery time. Simple pelvic contractions (not Kegels) and thinking of good posture  will help heal.

From 6-8 Weeks & Onward:

After 6 weeks, then you will  see significant changes towards recovery;  between 6-8 weeks  you can add more exercise and at 12 weeks consider an exercise program.  What you are ready to do depends on your pre-pregnancy activity level, birth experience, recovery, your goals, and time available. Exercise classes and resuming running is often as much about self-care and time for you as much as the physical benefits

 

CURA Physiotherapists bring decades of experience (100+ years) to your assessment and treatment.

 

During the postpartum  phase All the physiotherapists at CURA can help you with:

  • ongoing back or pelvic girdle pain
  • concerns about diastasis recti and core engagement
  • Ceaserean  birth recovery - scar management , retrain and strengthen abdominal and core
  • other postpartum problems such as wrist,  upper back and neck problems

SCREENING FOR PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY

If you say yes to any of the symptoms or situations listed below you will benefit from an evaluation by CURA's  pelvic health physiotherapy team:

  • Leaking urine when you cough, sneeze, or exercise
  • Not making it to the bathroom in time for either bladder or bowel
  • Birth experience included forceps assistance
  • Birth experience had a 3rd or 4th degree injury ( tear)
  • Problems emptying your bladder
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pressure, heaviness, or building in your vagina or rectum
  • Ongoing pain in your vagina, rectum or  pelvic bones

Edmonton West’s finest: Meet our physiotherapy team

Maryelle Abaya

Maryella Abaya (She/Her) BScPT   Passionate About Treating: Musculoskeletal Conditions Acute and Persistent Pain Pelvic Health Sport Injuries   Education/Credentials…

Holly Morry

Holly Morry (She/Her) MScPT   About Treating: Musculoskeletal Conditions Sport Injuries Pelvic Health Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pregnancy, Birth Prep, Postpartum…

Matt Carson

Matt Carson DC (he/him)   Passionate About Treating: Musculoskeletal Conditions Acute and Persistent Pain Pregnancy Sport Injuries Lumbar Disc Herniations…

Hyeyun Yang

Hyeyun Yang R.Ac., RMT   Passionate About Treating: Musculoskeletal Conditions Acute and Persistent Pain Pelvic Health Urinary Incontinence/Bowel Dysfunction Male…

Meriam Parafina

Meriam Parafina RMT Passionate About Treating: Therapeutic Massage Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage Relaxation Massage Deep Tissue Massage   Education/Credentials Massage…

Brianna Chan

Brianna Chan MScPT BSc Passionate About Treating: Musculoskeletal Conditions Acute and Persistent Pain Pelvic Health Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pregnancy, Birth…

Barb Symrozum

Barb Symrozum Client Services  (she/her)   1. What do you enjoy about being part of the admin team? I love…

Suzie Jones

Suzie Jones R.Ac.  BPE  (she/her) Passionate About Treating: Acute and chronic pain Sport Injuries Mental health (anxiety, depression, stress) Headaches…

Sheena Whyte

Sheena Whyte MScPT  BSc  CAFCI  (she/her)   Passionate About Treating: Musculoskeletal Conditions Sport Injuries Acute and Persistent Pain Pelvic Health…

Jon Golla

Jon Golla MScPT BSc (he/him)   Passionate about Treating: Musculoskeletal Conditions Pelvic Health Male Pelvic Health Erectile Dysfunction Post Prostatectomy…

Carol Ma

Carol Ma Client Services  (she/her)   1. What do you enjoy about being part of the admin team? I like…

Sheena Worton

Sheena Worton BScPT  C.Med.Acup.  (she/her) Sheena started her physiotherapy studies in her homeland of Scotland and completed her Bachelor of…

Judy Griffith-Surage

Judy Griffith-Surage Patient Experience Director (she/her)   1. What do you enjoy about being part of the admin team? I…

Linda Quinn

Linda Quinn DipPT  FCAMT  CAFCI  (she/her)   Passionate About Treating: Musculoskeletal Conditions Acute Pain Pelvic Health Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pregnancy…

Tanya Lee-McCracken

Tanya Lee-McCracken BScPT  CAFCI  C.Med.Acup.  (she/her)   Passionate About Treating: Musculoskeletal Conditions Sport Injuries Acute and Persistent Pain Headaches and…

Nadia Keshwani

Nadia Keshwani BScPT  MSc   PhD  (she/her)   Passionate About Treating: Musculoskeletal conditions Sport Injuries Pelvic Health Pelvic Organ Prolapse…

Mary Wood

Mary Wood BScPT  CAFCI  (she/her)   1. Why did you become a physical therapist? In my daily work I am…

Insurance partners

Experience hassle-free treatment sessions at CURA Physical Therapies! We offer direct billing to all major third-party companies, ensuring a seamless experience for you.

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Health Services

Canada Life (Telus eClaims)

Chambers of Commerce

Equitable Life of Canada

Group Health Benefit Solutions

Greenshield Canada

Manulife Financial

Medavie Blue Cross

Sun Life Financial

Workers Compensation Board

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