Our Physiotherapists combine their orthopaedic physiotherapy foundation with their pelvic physiotherapy skills. This allows for a whole body physiotherapy experience often incorporating multiple different treatment strategies and using techniques like: external joint and tissue mobilisation, internal tissue mobilisation and release, exercise prescription for both external and internal muscle systems, modalities like ultrasounds, TENS, acupuncture and most importantly patient education. To learn more about EPA’s unique process, read Our Path to Improved Health. To learn more about your unique experience with a pelvic physiotherapist, read What to Expect From Your First Visit.
Our Naturopathic Doctors have a wide scope of natural tools and strategies like acupuncture, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counselling so that each individual can naturally restore, optimize and maintain their health.
Yoga, Somatic Movement, Pilates, Breath awareness and Mindfulness practices
The art of yoga and pilates work hand in hand with pelvic physiotherapy. In both yoga and pilates we can become aware of our pelvic floor and learn to specifically relax through breath and strengthen through appropriate contraction. Yoga classes at Guelph Women’s Health Associates are developed in collaboration with physiotherapy to address the common challenges that women bring forth when suffering from pelvic floor conditions. Our pilates classes at Guelph Women’s Health are instructed by a Registered Physiotherapist.
Acupuncture is a tool that is used across several team members at Guelph Women’s Health Associates. Traditionally, acupuncture is thought to balance the energy (Qi) that flows along the channels in the body called meridians. Acupuncture is a safe and efficient alternative to pain medication, but also can have positive effects on the function of a particular muscle, organ or body system. Each provider at GWHA, when using acupuncture will identify the benefits and risks (if any) with acupuncture being part of your treatment plan. For more information visit: https://www.acupuncturecanada.org/acupuncture-101/what-is-acupuncture/
Nutritional and Lifestyle Counselling
Many women recognize the symptoms and signs that their body is changing or perhaps not responding in the way that they are used to. The feel like they have hit a wall and are not sure on solutions or strategies to get them back to their optimal health. Whether its low energy, hormonal changes, weight loss or managing stress levels, the providers at GWHA can offer direction and tools. Your plan could look like an exercise plan developed by our physiotherapists, a nutritional and hormonal plan from our naturopathic doctors and relaxation mindfulness strategies from yoga. We our unique team we are confident we can offer positive direction!
Pre and post-partum Care & Fertility Treatment
GWHA providers have a unique offering for women looking for pre and postpartum care. Personalized exercise recommendations/plans are developed throughout pregnancy and after in conjunction with physiotherapy and yoga, many painful conditions are treated throughout pregnancy. Naturopathic Medicine and our Doula supportive services have a basket of services that begin with fertility issues, prenatal support, birth support, postpartum support and general family support
Consultation is available through our Doula support, in addition to both physiotherapy and naturopathic medicine for specific challenges like milk supply and mastitis.
Oncology Rehabilitation Programs
GWHA is in a unique position to offer adjunctive treatments for many oncology patients. Successfully assisting a patient dealing with cancer requires an empathic and skilled multidisciplinary team. Our Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program following lumpectomy or mastectomy has been servicing the Guelph community for over 20 years. For specific oncology programs visit the Conditions We Treat.
Osteoporosis Rehabilitation Programs
Successful treatment of osteoporosis focuses primarily on education and prevention. Women who are either at risk or who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis can experience success with their management if they have the right tools. A critical review of types of exercises used regularly, hormonal and dietary considerations are a must. GWHA’s team can lay the groundwork with you!