Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. The primary goals of physiotherapy treatments are to restore function, relieve pain, and provide education and strategies to prevent dysfunction from reoccurring.
- Initial Physiotherapy Assessment (60 minutes) - $124
- Initial Physiotherapy Pelvic Health Assessment (60 minutes) - $124
- Physiotherapy Follow-up Visit (60 minutes) - $129
- Physiotherapy Follow-up Visit (45 minutes) - $98
- Physiotherapy Follow-up Visit (30 minutes) - $67
- Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Follow-up (45 minutes) - $98
- Your first appointment with one of our physiotherapists is a 60 minute initial assessment. Follow-up appointments are booked for 30, 45 or 60 minutes based on need. Physiotherapy is covered by most extended health plans.
To schedule an appointment with Angela Growse, Jaclyn Seebach, or Andrea Zelibka, please phone us at 226-663-3243 and we are more than happy to assist you in scheduling your appointment.
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- Back and neck pain
- Peripheral joint pain or stiffness
- Muscle imbalance
- Nerve pinch/entrapment
- Core muscle weakness
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Balance issues
- Adhesive capsulitis/frozen shoulder
- Patello-femoral pain syndrome
- Movement pattern dysfunction
- Pregnancy related hip, pelvic or sacral pain
- Diastasis Recti
- Infant torticollis
- Gait dysfunction
- Ligament sprains
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation following breast cancer surgery
- Illiotibial pain syndrome
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Hip bursitis
- Plantar fasciitis
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic health physiotherapists have received specialized education in pelvic floor dysfunction and are trained to do internal vaginal and rectal exams to determine the state of the pelvic floor. The internal exam is essential to assess whether the pelvic floor muscles are weak, the timing is off, or more commonly, they are too tight and need releasing. For the core muscles to properly function, the pelvic floor has to be working optimally. There are several muscles making up the pelvic floor and they have 5 important functions: spinal and pelvic stability and control, sphincter control (continence), support for the pelvic and abdominal organs, sexual arousal, and they act like a sump-pump for fluid in the pelvis.
Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur following low back pain, childbirth, prostate surgery, hysterectomy, abdominal surgery (even laproscopic), constipation or even long periods of poor posture. Symptoms of possible pelvic floor problems include a weak core, incontinence or frequent urination, sacroiliac joint pain, chronic hip or low back pain, consistently tight buttocks or inner thigh muscles, or any pain with intercourse.
Pre and Post Natal Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy in the pre-natal period can help with SI joint pain, hip pain, upper back and neck strain, and prevention or monitoring of diastasis rectus abdominus. It is often beneficial to help establish your baseline pelvic floor status and prepare you for delivery and the first few weeks post partum.
In the post partum period physiotherapy can help reduce vaginal or cesarean section scar tissue and pain, correct any issues with incontinence or prolapse, and functionally correct the core to prepare you for return to physical activity. Remember that Kegel exercises for the pelvic floor are not one size fits all and that returning to physical fitness without proper core-coordination can put you at risk of developing diastasis recti or incontinence in the months following delivery.
Angela Growse, Physiotherapist, FCAMPT
As an experienced manual Physiotherapist and proud mother of two, I love being a part of the team at Rebirth. Multidisciplinary care has personally helped me to optimize my health and wellness in both pregnancy and everyday life, and has made me a better therapist for my clients. As with most things in life, achieving your health goals is always easier with trusted and empathetic support. I received my Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and have been a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario since 2003. As a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) I have engaged in many years of advanced orthopedic clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, and I am currently an instructor with our national training program. I also hold a Certificate of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and am a Certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. When choosing a treatment approach I like to consider your body as a whole within the context of how you move through your day, not solely focusing on the area you are struggling with. I love a challenge and appreciate the complex nature of pain with both acute and chronic issues. You will be invited to be an active participant in your rehab and I will only use techniques with which you are comfortable. I may use techniques such as manual therapy, acupuncture, spinal manipulation and therapeutic exercise to help you move well and fully participate in your life's adventures. My goal is to empower you and help you regain independence with your health.
Jaclyn Seebach, Physiotherapist - Current Maternity Leave Until April 2019
I am passionate about getting mamas and mamas-to-be active and am excited to be able to do this as part of the Rebirth Team! I want you to know that your body is strong and capable! I want exercise and day-to-day movements to be joy-filled and stress-relieving for you, not fear-filled, painful or another onerous thing on your to-do list. I’d love to help you actively pursue and maintain wellness by establishing an individualized treatment plan that is optimal for your lifestyle, current challenges and goals. Treatment may include exercise prescription, manual therapy techniques, acupuncture and education.
I completed my Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in 2009. Post-graduate training interests led me to pursue pelvic health (with a special focus on the female athlete), advanced manual and manipulative therapy and acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. When not at work, I love trying to keep up with my 3 energetic kids, running (usually slowly), being in the great outdoors and playing the violin and celtic fiddle.
Andrea Zelibka, Physiotherapist
I received my Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2005 and quickly set out to work in Alberta and B.C. where I treated patients from all walks of life. After the birth of my daughter in 2010, my interests naturally shifted towards women’s health and pelvic health physiotherapy. Now, as a mother of 2, I find it so rewarding to help other women overcome setbacks, help them achieve their health goals and improve their quality of life.
Through extensive and varied post graduate training, I feel that I am able to offer a unique blend of therapy to help you optimize your health. I am a certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who has completed post-graduate education through Pelvic Health Solutions.This training allows me to assess and treat a wide range of pelvic related issues affecting women and men. Certified in Stott Pilates since 2008, I have found pilates to be a valuable tool used to help build strength, promote mobility, restore function and prevent injury through one-on-one exercise programming. Since 2005 I have been practicing Medical Acupuncture with certified training thought the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. This complementary technique offers the ability to treat clients gently and effectively to help reduce pain, improve function and restore balance in the body. In addition to acupuncture, I am a Certified Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) practitioner through the University of British Columbia. IMS is a very specialized system of assessment and treatment that uses acupuncture needles to reduce pain and alleviate overuse injuries. It’s great to be a part of the Rebirth team and I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your health journey.
Karla Van Beveren, Physiotherapist
Karla Van Beveren is an experienced physiotherapist that graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2008 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. Post graduate training has included advanced manual therapy courses, acupuncture, and pelvic health certification. She holds a Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. Her main focus of practice has been in the area of sports medicine, orthopaedics and most recently pelvic and women’s health. Karla has worked with many athletes from all areas of fitness, from recreational to national level athletes. She has traveled numerous places for her work and participated in major games and international tournaments as a team physiotherapist in women’s sport. From her experience as a sports physiotherapist, her interest has grown to focusing on the female athlete and to help women achieve their optimal health and wellness so they can remain active during and after pregnancy.
Grecia Alaniz, Physiotherapist
As a physiotherapist, I respect and listen to every person’s story to better understand you and your personal journey. As someone who suffers from pelvic pain, I understand the vulnerability and strength it takes to seek help, as well as the immense benefits of pelvic health physiotherapy. I am excited to be part of the Rebirth Team and provide this wonderful service.
I graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. I am member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. As a certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, I have interests in pelvic pain conditions, pregnancy/post-partum health and urinary incontinence. I have received post-graduate education in Acupuncture and Dry Needling through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute. I am also a strong advocate for interprofessional education, collaboration and research in pelvic health physiotherapy and continue to pursue these interests as a Research Supervisor for the MSc. Physiotherapy Program at McMaster University.
Throughout your rehabilitation, you will receive evidence-based care that makes sense for you and your needs, which may include exercise, manual therapy, and/or acupuncture. We will work together to help you get back to living a healthy, active, and well-balanced lifestyle.