Mommy FitScan

Mommy FitScan is a complete Physiotherapy postnatal examination for women following both vaginal and C-section deliveries. It will assess how your posture, pelvic floor muscles, and stomach muscles are recovering after childbirth. Mommy FitScan Expert physiotherapist will provide you with gentle exercises and treatment to help with your recovery – and get you back on track with your fitness goals.

Our Physiotherapists are fully trained to perform Mommy FitScan. Our Physios provide clinical postnatal care and functional exercises for our Moms Tribe following birth (no matter how long ago).

90 Mins Assessment

It Includes:​

  • Full postural screen.

  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment.

  • Abdominal muscle exam to check for any separation.

  • Screening for bladder, bowel, or sexual dysfunction.

Follow-Up

It Includes:

 

  •  Education and advice on safe activities such as lifting your baby or pushing a buggy.

  • specifically tailored ehabilitation program with your goals and lifestyle factors in mind.

  • A written report on the findings of your assessment

We provide a professional and honest approach to postnatal health care.

Frequently asked questions

I had my baby years ago- will i still benefit from Mommy FitScan?


Absolutely! A Mommy FitScan is important for women who have given birth at some point. The sooner you make an appointment, the sooner your symptoms and issues could be identified and resolved. While some pregnancy-induced issues are easily identified, it is important to get a full examination to ensure you are fit to go back to activities at the right pace, and the right time. We work closely with your obstetrician, Physician, and midwife on identifying and addressing post pregnancy issues to ensure a full and healthy recovery.




When should I book my Mommy FitScan appointment?


Typically, Patients will schedule a Mommy FitScan with us once they have their expected delivery date. These appointments are typically 6 weeks post-partum. But, it's never too late to make an appointment. Book your Mommy FitScan online at https://harmonyphysio.janeapp.com/




How long does The Mommy FitScan take?


The initial consultation can upto an hour. It may take longer depending on your situation and symptoms. Follow up times will be discussed with you at your initial appointment.




Can I bring my partner, baby, toddler, or a friend with me?


Company is most certainly welcome. You can have your partner, baby or a friend with you in the treatment room or in the waiting area. You're also welcome to bring a friend along who can watch your baby while you are in with your therapist.




How do I book my appointment?


You can book your appointment online at https://harmonyphysio.janeapp.com/ or by calling 613-368-9643




I have a question thats not answered here, can you help?


Absolutely, Please email us at info@harmonypt.ca and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.




I'm on my period - should i still attend my appointment?


Yes. Your period is no reason to cancel!




Do you bill extended health benefits directly?


We bill all Canadian insurance providers directly that permit direct billing. This makes the process hassle-free, and you do not need to worry about paying out of pocket.




Do I need a doctor, specialist, or midwife's referral?


No, you do not. However, if you plan on using your extended health benefits, your insurance company may need to see a refrral for physiotherapy from a physician in order for you to be reimbursed. You should contact the insurance company to confirm.




What do i have to bring to my first session?


You will be sent a welcome email prior to the first visit. That email will contain all the information you will need to prepare for your appointment.




Pelvic floor physiotherapy......isn't that just doing a bunch of kegels?


Unfortunately, Kegels are what many people think of when they hear the words "pelvic floor". But its so much more than that, and in some cases it would be harmful to perform kegels. Pelvic floor physiotherapy involves other skilled interventions, including training the entire core (the pelvic floor is just one part of it), and integrating the proper functioning of these muscles into your daily life activities. The pelvic floor muscles need to be assessed by a physiotherapist to determine the status, and what type of treatment will be suitable to address your incontinence, pelvic pain, or other symptoms. Your harmony Physiotherapist will carefully listen, asses, evaluate, and than together with you attain your goals.




Why do I need to work with Mommy FitScan?


The goal is to optimize your pelvic or maternal health by equipping you with knowledge that can make a world of difference. Preventing pelvic dysfunction is much easier when you know what to do and how to do it, and simply getting checked can help you stay proactive in your postpartum recovery, and address any issues in the early stages. Harmony Physiotherapy are experts in treating women's health issues, We have the unique skills to assess and treat areas that other health providers may miss or are outside of their scope of practice.





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