It’s not much of a secret to my closest friends, but about three years into my nursing career my bladder started to fail me. Due to holding my bladder too many times over the course of a twelve hour shift I started to experience urgency issues.
Luckily, my girlfriend Shannon, rescued me and recommended the company she works for…Body Co. I had a chance to work with their physio Sandra Ghaly, and the proof is in the pudding. Sandra is excellent for a number of reasons. Let me tell you she really knows her stuff. I have had the chance to work with many physiotherapists both professionally as a nurse, and in my own personal experiences. Not only is she professional and knowledgeable, but she has this kindness that makes you feel very comfortable with such a private matter. Over the course of a few weekly visits, and the continual application of my pelvic floor exercises, I continued to see improvements. I stopped attending these appointments only because our family moved to Hamilton, and was able to find another pelvic physiotherapist, whom I would also recommend. For those lucky women who live in Toronto, Body Co is the place to go. When I got pregnant, pelvic physio went right back to the top of my to do list knowing what would come down the road. I was recommended a pelvic physio in Hamilton and have continued with my exercises. Once I had improved enough, I was discharged from physio until I reach 38 weeks. Woohoo, I passed! Unfortunately, at my anatomy ultrasound they discovered I have placenta previa and my OB put a halt on exercising, intercourse, and was put on pelvic rest.
Over a week ago, I was able to attend a Masterclass put on by Body Co. lead by Melanie Sutherland, physiotherapist and owner of the company. I was instantly impressed by her wealth of knowledge. I must have taken two full pages of notes. It reminded me of what I enjoyed so much about their organization, which was the holistic approach they take towards physio. I believe that is where they truly stand out and that makes a huge difference. Feeling inspired and back on track I called my OB just to clarify…’not even Kegels?’, but based on my situation it was a no go.
So for myself, my pelvic floor exercises are currently on hold, but as soon as I get cleared, I will be back at ‘em. I can attest that they do work. I have worked with other physio therapists which I did not feel comfortable with, and I think that’s why I feel so strongly about recommending this company to our community. Gen and I are so excited to create a community where we can share and learn from each other. We want to hear from you about your pelvic health and if you’ve found any great physios! For any pregnant mommas, always check with your health care provider before starting any exercise or physio.
Any mommas/women with pelvic physio experiences? We'd love to hear from you.
Chrissy and Gen