Welcome to Core Connections Physiotherapy!

Happy Holidays from all of us at the clinic!

We hope the holidays bring you all joy and a deep sense of connection to loved ones!

Thank you all for your support over the years. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to provide our physiotherapy services to you.

Thank you to Shelagh and Kelly for helping us to cover our maternity leaves this past year.
Many thanks to Eileen, Wendy and Susan for offering prenatal, core restore and mindfulness classes at the clinic.
And deep gratitude to Sue, Karine, Monate and Meg for all of their wonderful talents.

Wishing you all radiant health and rejuvenation in the new year.

Warm blessings,
Heather

 

Holiday hours:

December 25 and 26th: closed
January 1 and 2, 2018: closed

 

 

Welcome/Bienvenue!

We are a small clinic of part-time physiotherapists working closely as a team to provide excellence in orthopedic manual therapy and pelvic floor physiotherapy and pre and post-natal physiotherapy. We provide services in both English and French.

What we treat

  • Orthopedic manual therapy for men and women
    • headaches
    • neck and shoulder pain
    • thorax pain
    • low back and sacroiliac joint pain
    • sciatica and other nerve problems
    • hip and knee osteoarthritis
    • foot and ankle pain
    • postural problems
    • repetitive strain injuries
    • sports injuries
    • fibromyalgia
    • osteoporosis
  • Pelvic floor physiotherapy for men and women
    • urinary urgency
    • urinary incontinence
    • pelvic organ prolapse
    • vestibulodynia
    • vaginismus
    • dyspareunia
    • overactive bladder syndrome
    • interstitial cystitis
    • chronic constipation
    • fissures
    • fecal urgency
    • fecal incontinence
    • urinary incontinence post-prostatectomy
    • chronic pelvic pain syndrome
    • chronic non-bacterial prostatitis
    • pudendal neuralgia
    • vaginal stenosis
    • voiding dysfunction
  • Pre and post-natal physiotherapy
    • pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain
    • low back pain
    • diastasis rectus abdominus
    • painful perineal scars
    • painful intercourse
    • pelvic organ prolapse
    • pelvic floor and abdominal muscle weakness
    • postural imbalances
    • prenatal screening
    • education & exercise for pregnancy
    • education & exercise for labor and birthing
    • pessary fitting

How we treat

Orthopedic manual therapy

Orthopedic manual therapy is a structured approach to the assessment and treatment of complex joint and muscle problems. Gentle hands-on techniques and specifically tailored exercises are used to reduce pain and stiffness, to improve flexibility and strength, to reeducate core muscle control and postural alignment, and to restore function. Orthopedic manual therapy may also include acupuncture, dry needling and myofascial release. Learn more about orthopedic manual physiotherapy from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy website.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy

Pelvic floor physiotherapy requires an internal pelvic exam to assess and treat imbalances in the pelvic floor muscles.  Specifically tailored exercises are prescribed to treat pelvic floor muscles that are either too weak or too tight. Exercises to coordinate the pelvic floor muscles with the diaphragm and deep abdominal and back muscles are integrated, as part of a core retraining program. Clients are empowered to learn new strategies for posture and movement and to develop mindful awareness, healthy bladder and bowel habits and safe exercises.  The treatment may also include biofeedback, electrical muscle stimulation, acupuncture and dry needling. Pessary fitting services are also offered.

Pre and post-natal physiotherapy

Pre and post-natal physiotherapy provides a continuum of care through the childbearing year. It includes prenatal screening for pregnancy-related orthopedic or pelvic floor problems, prenatal exercise, education for labor and delivery, post-natal education and exercise, and progressive training for return to sports. A strong emphasis is placed on optimizing the flexibility, coordination, tone, and strength of the muscles of the pelvis and abdominal canister, especially the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.