Pediatric and Orthopedic Physiotherapy

Our bodies are wild and wonderful, but we’re not bullet — or baby — proof.

Most of us have experienced muscle and joint pain as a part of our lives. Luckily, the physiotherapists at Oona can help. Our registered physiotherapists assess and treat a wide range of conditions and injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system, and are trained and specialized in pediatric and adult care.

While we certainly specialize in fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and pediatric care at Oona, our physios are still regular physios too.We can help you with all types of discomfort, from knee and neck to shoulder and back pain, and more. With Oona’s physiotherapy team, you can rest assured you are in expert hands. While it’s possible that pelvic physiotherapy may be what originally bought you into our clinic, keep in mind that our physiotherapists are also very skilled regular physiotherapists. You don’t need to go to another clinic for your shoulder or knee pain. 

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Help for your postpartum aches & pains

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Expert pediatric care for your little one

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Physiotherapy — What Every Mom & Mom-to-Be Needs

Not-so-fun fact: approximately 50% of women will experience low back pain at some point during their pregnancy.

Low back pain is common during and after pregnancy for a variety of reasons. Hormonally, many changes are occurring. Mechanically, your body has shifted in numerous ways to accommodate your growing baby. These changes don’t only potentially result in back pain, but also other aches and pains, such as those in the groin and hip area. As a result, you may struggle to sleep or go about your regular day-to-day activities.

Pregnancy further shifts your center of gravity. This is a tough adjustment, which may leave you feeling less balanced and less coordinated than usual. The postpartum period can also make you prone to injuries from even everyday repetitive actions, such as breastfeeding, holding the baby on one hip, or carrying strollers up and downstairs. Let’s face it, parenting and aches and pains can go hand-in-hand. Physiotherapy helps prevent and treat these issues.

Physiotherapy isn’t just for pregnancy or postnatal-related ailments.

Our physiotherapists can also help treat chronic pain conditions and other injuries. If you’re experiencing new or ongoing pain, our physiotherapy team can help.. We have the know-how and the techniques to get you back to the activities that you love to do.

Orthopedic physiotherapy treatments in Newmarket and Toronto can prevent and treat:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Hip or groin pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Foot pain
  • Balance issues
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Wrist pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Mobility Issues
  • Repetitive strain injuries

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Physiotherapy in Toronto & Newmarket

At your first session with an Oona orthopedic physiotherapist, you will undergo a full and comprehensive assessment. Initially, your physiotherapist asks questions regarding your pain levels, past health history, and current health. Together, you determine the goals of your treatment.

From there, your physiotherapist performs various tests for strength, function, mobility, and flexibility. These tests provide a baseline to improve upon throughout your treatment plan. They also provide insight to help your physio determine what is causing your pain.

After your initial assessment, your physiotherapist creates a treatment plan unique to you and your situation. Your treatment may involve:

  • Manual therapy
  • Prescribed exercises
  • Join and/or spinal mobilization
  • Acupuncture
  • And more!

Commonly Asked Questions About Physiotherapy

Orthopedic physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that treats injuries, conditions, and disorders relating to the muscles and bones of the body. This type of physiotherapy strives to improve strength, increase mobility, restore function, and decrease pain.

Ideally, an orthopedic physiotherapist aims to help reduce your pain. On occasion, patients report that they do experience some increased pain and soreness after your initial assessmen; this is usually due to the testing that takes place to assess your condition. After your assessment, treatment focuses on decreasing your pain and improving your function.

Orthopedic physiotherapy helps address the aches and pains that happen both alongside pregnancy, and afterward. For example, low back pain is a common complaint during pregnancy. Oona’s orthopedic physiotherapists can help you experience a more comfortable pregnancy and recover better afterward.

We can help! While Oona’s focus is definitely prenatal and postnatal ailments, our orthopedic physiotherapists are still regular physiotherapists, and can absolutely help you recover from a variety of ailments.

From knee pain to shoulder pain and more, our physiotherapists are experts when it comes to the muscles, ligaments, joints, and bones of the human body. If you’re experiencing pain from a new or old injury or you have a chronic pain condition, we can help you manage your pain and get on track toward a full recovery. Contact us today to book your appointment.

The baby’s position in your womb, especially toward the end of your pregnancy, may cause increased back pain, but it’s not the only reason that back pain happens during pregnancy. As your baby grows, your spinal curvature will change (hellooooo sway back!) Your lower spine will curve inward, while the upper portion of your spine will curve outward. This can cause varying amounts of pain. During your pregnancy, your body also releases the hormone, relaxin. This hormone loosens your ligaments, which may also place strain on your back. The combination of relaxin as well as postural changes commonly causes back pain, but rest assured that it’s totally treatable. Pregnancy doesn’t need to be painful. We can help.

Usually, the number of times you see your physiotherapist is determined by you and your physio and is dependent on your injury or pain. Rest assured that we know that time is precious and we want you to return to normal as soon as possible. Our treatments are comprehensive and designed so that you will get relief in as few visits as possible.

At your first orthopedic physiotherapy visit, you undergo a full assessment. This includes testing your strength, function, flexibility, mobility, and range of motion. This helps your physiotherapist determine what is going on beneath the surface. Using this information, they can create an appropriate treatment plan custom for you.

Generally, if you have extended health benefits, you probably do have some coverage. Coverage can vary widely; we recommend checking with your insurance company to determine exactly how much coverage you have, if there’s a deductible and/or a policy maximum. We are able to direct-bill through many insurance providers, which means that your company may even pay us directly! If you have any questions about your coverage, feel free to get in touch.

Orthopedic physiotherapy during Pregnancy in Toronto and Newmarket

Safe, effective help for the aches and pains that accompany pregnancy

Many of us who are pregnant are familiar with the many aches and pains that may come along with it.  Because our physiotherapists at Oona are both pelvic and orthopedic specialists, we are uniquely positioned to provide not only pelvic floor physiotherapy (which we think is essential for every pregnant person), but also physiotherapy for your other aches and pains, such as shoulder, hip, knee, foot pain, and more.  

 

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Postnatal physiotherapy in Toronto and Newmarket

Expert care for your postpartum body

While pelvic floor physiotherapy is essential for every new parent (we recommend starting at around 6 weeks postpartum, but it’s never too late to start!), it’s worth keeping in mind that our physiotherapists are still “regular” physiotherapists too.  This means that we can treat the other parts of your body that are sore too.  Whether you have a sore back, elbow, write, shoulder, knee or more, our physiotherapists can help you feel your best after your baby is born.  

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Pediatric Physiotherapy in Newmarket & Toronto

Your little one is ready to get moving, but just can't seem to figure out how to use those hands and feet of theirs.

Perhaps they’re having some trouble sleeping, rolling, crawling, or walking.

Developmental delay has been seen in children born prematurely, those with a preexisting health history, and even those children who haven’t experienced any changes or complications at delivery. Pediatric physiotherapy in Newmarket and Toronto can help these little ones by taking them through a course of treatment to help facilitate the movements required to achieve their growth milestones, and ensure strong long-term growth.

Other areas of expertise include colic, flat-head syndrome, torticollis, cerebral palsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), traumatic brain injuries, and various orthopaedic conditions including idiopathic toe-walking, post-fracture, genu valgum and varum, and clubfoot. We see kiddos right from birth to adolescence!

Common Questions About Pediatric Physiotherapy

Your baby may benefit from a physiotherapy assessment if you and/or your baby’s physician or pediatrician has concerns about developmental delays in the area of motor skills, feeding or cognitive skills, or if your kiddo has a condition like flat-head syndrome, or isn’t meeting their motor milestones. These are just a few of the reasons that you may seek an assessment.

The assessment will provide an understanding of your baby’s strengths and challenges. Treatment will focus on strategies to teach and progress your baby in learning a new skill.

You do not need a referral to see a pediatric physiotherapist. If you have concerns about your baby’s development, an assessment would be a great idea.

Please check with your insurance provider to see if you have coverage – it is covered under “physiotherapy”.

At Oona, we see children from the newborn age (as young as a few days old in some cases!) right up until adolescence.

During the first visit, your pediatric physiotherapist will review your baby’s medical history and discuss your concerns. An assessment of your baby’s skills or the concern that you have for them will be completed by a combination of formal testing and observations through play. At the end of the session the therapist will provide an analysis and recommend treatment options. Treatment is always in collaboration with the family and can include returning for therapy or a home program.

Follow-up sessions can vary depending on your baby’s treatment plan. Babies who are returning for therapy will work one-on-one with the therapist to develop skills or improve their condition; parents can observe and practice these hands-on techniques. Some babies will be re-assessed and introduced to new activities for a home program. Everything is tailored to meet the family’s and baby’s needs.

Progress depends on your baby’s diagnosis and treatment. Usually we start seeing some improvement within 3 to 4 weeks of starting a treatment plan.

Pediatric physiotherapy therapy focuses on physiotherapy as the goal therapy for a baby. Treatment for an older child will differ because occupational and developmental stages are quite different.

We can provide an itemized physiotherapy receipt at the end of the one-on-one physiotherapy therapy session for you to submit to your extended health insurance plan. Please note that every health insurance is different and you can check to see if you have coverage.

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Physiotherapy for the whole family in Toronto & Newmarket

Physiotherapy for the entire family

We routinely get asked “can my husband/partner/aunt/uncle/cousin/w come to see you at Oona?” and the answer is yes!  As long as they are comfortable coming in to see us, they are welcome here.  Our physiotherapists, while most well-known for their pelvic floor work, are still “regular” physiotherapists and can absolutely treat your family members for their aches and pains too.  We love helping your entire family feel their best.  

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Client reviews

(Oona was previously called West End Mamas)

West End Mamas was a second home for me during my pregnancy and post. In particular, I always looked forward to seeing Emily for my pelvic floor physio appoints... read more

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Complementary Services

We provide a holistic approach to treatment, and have a wide variety of services that compliment each other. Click on the links below for more information about how our other services can help you feel your very best..

Acupuncture balances the body’s systems to achieve overall optimal health. Acupuncture is a relaxing and non-invasive treatment that can enhance the efficacy of other treatments and services.
Pediatric and adult chiropractic services by our expert practitioners. Regardless of where you are in your journey, we’ll gently address your aches and pains, and reduce any discomfort you may be experiencing.
Our Registered Massage Therapists are specialists in fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and pediatric issues. Reduce physical and emotional stress levels, and alleviate sore muscles and anxiety.
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Oona works with insurance companies to do online billing for treatments, whenever possible. Simply ask if your insurance company is compliant when you book your appointment.