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HST may be charged on cesarean scar release therapy services, depending on healthcare practitioner.
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You will notice a significant visual change in the scar, as well as to touch, during your first appointment.
This incredibly healing treatment:
The Dolphin Neurostim™ is an innovative technology used to quickly and effectively release cesarean scar tissue postpartum and decrease pain.
How It Works
The technique involves the simultaneous application of a safe low level electrical impulse to each side of the cesarean scar. The micro-current helps to relax and fade scar tissue, which can impede the functioning of muscles, fascia, and cause pain.
This speeds up the healing process by reducing restrictions and adhesions in the connective tissue. This physical healing allows mamas to return to/continue with lifting, walking, exercise and taking care of baby with less discomfort.
The number of sessions is determined by the depth and healing capacity of the scar, and your registered practitioner will be able to further guide you regarding this during the appointment.
Earlier this summer Celeste Percy-Beauregard, mama and contributor to Today's Parent, wrote about her daughter's birth story, cesarean delivery, and her experience with scar release therapy at Yoga Mamas.
"I didn't mind the way my scar looked, but I hated the way it felt: overstretched, too tight and uncomfortable beneath my skin, like a callous."
After trying regular cesarean scar massage at home, Celeste heard about Cesarean Scar Release Therapy at Yoga Mamas, and gave it a try.
In her article for Today's Parent Celeste explains:
Dr. Aida Martinez, Naturopathic Doctor
Registered Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Aida Martinez works out of the Yoga Mamas Wellness Clinic offering Naturopathic Care for adults, babies and children. As part of her care she also provides acupuncture treatments and intramuscular vitamin injections. She has received specialized training in MPS Scar Release using the Dolphin Neurostim, to help release all types of scars including c-section scars. Dr. Aida also provides virtual daytime and evening appointments.
After completing a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba, Dr. Aida's love and fascination of natural methods of supporting the human body's innate healing potential grew, which led her to her training in homeopathic medicine.A few years later, she aspired to expand her knowledge in modern and traditional forms of medicine and became a Naturopathic Doctor in 2014. She uses a less-is-more approach to her care plans for her patients and strives to create a non-judgemental and collaborative relationships with them.
She is very results-focused and blends a combination of acupuncture, herbs, homeopathic remedies, nutrition, supplements, vitamin injections and lifestyle guidance to achieve this.
With over 15 years of clinical experience and having experienced the magnificence of pregnancy and birthing, the heartbreak of pregnancy loss and the wonderful journey of raising children, she brings a wholehearted approach to the world of paediatrics, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care.
Registered Physiotherapist– Pelvic Health, Women’s Health
Amanda graduated with her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2016. She has since worked with a variety of patients in different healthcare settings and continues to teach in the Physiotherapy program at McMaster University as an assistant clinical professor and as lecturer in the Physical Therapy program at University of Toronto. Amanda is a lifelong learner and continues to build on her experience with training in chronic pain management, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and incontinence. She is passionate about the role of physiotherapy in preventing disease and managing chronic pain.
Amanda is dedicated to providing client-centered care, which includes a balance of education, exercise, hands-on therapy, acupuncture, and self-management. Amanda has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and enjoys integrating yoga postures and relaxation techniques into rehabilitation. Her goal as a Physiotherapist is to help mamas and mamas-to-be to regain their function and to be able to do things that are important to them.
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys jogging, paddle boarding, hiking and cooking for friends and family.
Sandra Pasquali, Registered Massage Therapist
Sandra Pasquali graduated from Sutherland-Chan and has been working as a massage therapist at Yoga Mamas for almost 4 years. Her previous experience includes working at Sunnybrook Hospital's high risk pregnancy unit, and Sutherland Chan's prenatal clinic. Sandra has continued her education with additional training in breast health, manual scar release therapy, kinesiology taping, and medical acupuncture.In addition to manual scar release therapy, Sandra has also received specialized training in MPS Scar Release using the Dolphin Neurostim, to help release all types of scars including c-section scars. Scar release appointments with Sandra include manual and MPS scar release for best results.
Sandra is passionate about women's health and helping women feel empowered and connected to their bodies.
Sandra leads her massages intuitively and works holistically to help identify the root cause of pain and discomfort. She adapts her treatments to each clients unique and changing needs Sandra ensures each treatment includes tailored aftercare in order to maintain and improve well being on an ongoing basis.
Sandra is prepared to help you maintain health and wellness in all stages of life, pregnancy, and postpartum.
Bethany Spiers, Registered Kinesiologist
Bethany is a Registered Kinesiologist working with people throughout preconception, pregnancy and postpartum by using evidence-based research to treat and prevent injury and disease. She helps people with both pre-habilitation and rehabilitation to improve movement, pain, and quality of life.
Bethany is dedicating her care in the maternal world focusing on pregnancy and postpartum. In addition to her perinatal experience, she has worked with a variety of populations including spinal cord trauma, geriatric, physical and mental exceptionalities and sports injury rehabilitation.
Her dedication to Women's Health began during her undergraduate degree at University of Toronto, where she found herself repeatedly studying various ailments that affect women. This led her to conduct various primary research studies, work in various perinatal clinics, and further her education on topics such as pelvic floor rehabilitation, prenatal kinesio-taping, fascial stretch therapy, and more.
Bethany is well versed with a variety of injuries from diastasis and the pelvic floor, to knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, and more. Aside from her clinical skills, her empathy and compassion create a welcoming and nurturing environment where her patients are truly cared for.
Paola Vallarino, IEP, IBCLC, CBS
Internationally Educated Physician
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
Certified Pediatric Sleep Specialist
Child Nutrition Diploma
Paola is an Internationally Educated Physician, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, the gold standard certification for health professionals working with breastfeeding families. She's always updating her knowledge with continuing education to give families the best care.
Paola has over 10 years of medical background and over 2000 hours of clinical experience helping families to have a happy breastfeeding journey.
Paola holds a diploma in Child Nutrition and provides families with advice on how to feed their babies when starting solids or supplementing. She's also a Certified Pediatric Sleep Specialist and helps families and babies sleep better with a holistic approach focused on attachment and well-being.
She specializes in Tethered Oral Tissues (tongue and lip ties) and in the last years she has worked with several families with tongue-tied babies, along with pediatric dentists and pediatricians, including Dr. Jack Newman in the International Breastfeeding Center in Toronto. She also specializes in Breastfeeding Multiples and has plenty of experience working with mothers in their lactation journey and with Low Milk Supply.
As a mother herself, she understands the difficulties that women can face when feeding their babies, and that's why her mission is to support, educate and empower mamas with evidence based information so that they can feel confident and give their babies the best start.
For Paola, every family is special, and giving them judgement-free support by working on their unique feeding goals is her number one priority.
Registered Physiotherapist - Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Orthopaedic
Namita is a Pelvic Floor and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist with over 9 years of experience. She helps treat prenatal, postpartum and menopausal women with urinary incontinence, pelvic floor weakness, pelvic pain and surgery recovery.
She has a passion for continued education and has completed various courses in pelvic health, visceral mobilization, acupuncture, manual therapy, rapid neurofascial reset and improving pelvic floor function through spinal manual therapy. She has received specialized training in MPS Scar Release using the Dolphin Neurostim, to help release all types of scars including c-section scars
She uses a comprehensive and holistic approach which includes hands on treatment, individualized exercise program and client specific education.
She is excited about promoting and advocating for women’s health and well-being.
When she is not working, she enjoys exploring different places, doing outdoor adventures, spending quality time with friends and family.
Amanda Norek, Registered Physiotherapist
Amanda is a compassionate therapist that believes in an individualized and goal-oriented treatment plan that applies a comprehensive approach to all aspects of functioning pre and post-natal.
As a dual practitioner, she has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist and Physiotherapist since graduating from St. George’s University of London in the United Kingdom. This diversified practice provides continuity and quality of care that follows clients through their wellness journey. She has also received specialized training in MPS Scar Release using the Dolphin Neurostim, to help release all types of scars including c-section scars.
She believes client education is an extremely important aspect of treatment that allows women to get in touch with their bodies and empower them to take an active role in their pregnancy, preparation for labour as well as recovery postnatal.
After falling in love with everything pre and postnatal and having the chance to work with amazing women on their pregnancy journey as an RMT at Yoga Mamas, she has since taken advanced practice courses within physiotherapy to specialize in pelvic floor dysfunction, pain, and pelvic floor assessment. Utilizing her soft tissue expertise, manual therapy, fascial release, scar release and exercise prescription, she will be dedicated to making you feel your best self no matter where you are in your journey, and believes it is never too early or late to start!