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Expanded Physiotherapy Services at Yoga Mamas
With the expansion of our wellness centre, we are pleased to announce that our physiotherapy services have grown. In addition to pelvic floor physiotherapy, we can now fully support all your general physiotherapy needs in prenatal, postnatal and beyond.
Our amazing Pelvic floor physiotherapists Lamiya Zahidi and Nav Grewal have been practicing physiotherapy for years, with a special focus on supporting women. They have both extended their practice at Yoga Mamas, adding additional availability during the evenings and weekends.
This means you can continue receiving their physiotherapy care beyond pelvic floor services.
60 MIN INITIAL CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT:
30 MINUTE FOLLOW UP TREATMENT:
All Toronto Yoga Mamas physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatments are performed by Lamiya Zaidi and Nav Grewal, Registered Physiotherapists, which may be eligible for coverage under your health care benefits.
To match our growing services, we have extended physiotherapy hours:
Mondays: 11:00am - 07:00pm
Tuesdays: 08:30am - 06:30pm
Wednesdays: 12:00pm - 08:30pm
Thursdays: 08:30am - 12:30pm
Saturdays: times vary
Sundays: times vary
Childcare is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
When you become a Mama for the first time, your life is quickly consumed by all things Baby; the softest blankies, the tiniest onesies, the sweetest snuggles. The early days aren’t without their challenges, however every parent has wished their Bundle of Joy could stay little forever, at least once. They say that ‘time flies’, and never will this feel more true than when you’re a parent! Before you know it, your sweet Baby is babbling their first words and tottering around the house—then, suddenly and without warning… your Baby turns two! Ready or not, you’re launched into full-blown toddlerhood (queue grocery store meltdown over sugar frosted cereal).
Toddlers are a busy bunch with the uncanny ability to detect unwanted vegetables buried deep in their pasta dishes, and an affinity for responding “NO!” to your best intended directions—sigh. Although parenting a Little between the ages of 18 months and 3 years can be exhausting, there’s plenty to love about this phase. Whether you’re anticipating Baby’s 2nd birthday, or mothering an active youngster already, we have a list of 15 reasons to love having a toddler. In fact, we’ll go so far as to say that, with the right mindset, you may want to rename these years the “terrific twos”!
8. Having the honor of translating their adorable toddler-talk to other adults. “Buebuebue” (blueberry), not to be confused with “Bahbahbah” (butterfly).
9. Seeing cute pairs of sandals, Converse, and rubber boots lined up in the hall—How can such a tiny person need so much footwear!
10. Connecting with another Mama during play dates, while your Little Ones keep each other busy.
11. Joining in sensory play like squeezing playdough, crunching through fallen leaves or splashing in puddles.
12. Shouting “Hooray!” as you watch your Little One goes down the park slide solo for the first time. (No more dirt on your pants Mama, now that’s something to celebrate!)
13. Trying to answer tough questions such as: Do fish sleep? Why is the sky blue?
14. Watching them mimic your daily tasks, such as typing emails or sipping coffee, as they try to be just like Mama.
15. Throwing a fun 2nd Birthday party with a theme you love! Mermaids, unicorns, dinosaurs, we think it’s Mama’s choice (especially if you’ll be prepping all the decorations!)
The toddler years can be a real test of parental grit, but every Mama & Papa will agree that watching their baby grow into a proper kid, with no shortage of opinions and personality, is truly amazing. Never again will you witness your Little One go through such dramatic physical and cognitive change as they learn to walk, speak, and find their place in this world. Focus on the magic as your tottering two-year-old experiences all of life’s ‘firsts’. Your child is only a toddler once so enjoy this season of their lives to the fullest!
We sat down with Shawna Haynes our newest registered massage therapist to learn more about her and her practice.
Why Did You Become A Registered Massage Therapist?
I became a Massage Therapist because of my interest in anatomy and movement. I knew I wanted to do some sort of therapy because of how much it had helped me and my body in the past.
What Do You Love The Most About Your Work?
I love working with mamas to decrease their pain and help to relieve their stress. Just making them feel better in general is a huge reward. I've been doing this for over 3 years now and my passion for this practice hasn't changed.
If You Weren't A Massage Therapist, What Would You Be?
If I wasn’t a massage therapist I would still be some sort of therapist, maybe an osteopath or chiropractor.
What Message Do You Hope Clients Will Take Away From Their Time Spent With You?
Make the time for self care. It’s so so important especially in our busy lives.
What's The Biggest Misconception About Massage Therapy?
The biggest misconception about massage is that it’s only for relaxation. Massage has so many benefits for muscle and joint health, injury prevention and rehab, pain management. Literally a million benefits I could go on and on.
What's Your Number One Tip for Mamas And Mamas To Be?
Take care of yourself, mind and body. Make the time. It will make you better for your baby.
What's Your Personal Health Philosophy?
My personal health philosophy is life is all about balance. You need to find your balance to live a healthy life.
What's Your Favourite Quote/Saying?
My favourite saying is “listen to your body, it’s smarter than you” .
To connect with, or book an appointment with Shawna, we have listed her availability below:
Tuesdays: 1:15pm - 4:45pm
Thursdays : 4:45pm - 9:30pm
Saturdays: 1:45pm - 6:30pm