Pre & Postnatal Programs
Our pre & postnatal programs provide family-centered education, care and support to help you navigate the 57 months from pregnancy to preschool. Whether you’re getting ready for childbirth, need some postpartum support or parenting advice, or simply want to have an informed pregnancy, our integrated team is here to help!
A collaboration between Michelle DeMarchi, founder of PhysioPlus Health Group and Registered Midwife Carolyn Sinclair, Fifty Seven offers an all-encompassing approach to pre & postnatal care and support for you and your family. With access to a midwife, dietitian, naturopath, osteopaths, massage therapists, physiotherapists and yoga and pilates instructors, you’ll get expert advice, interactive classes, and top-quality, hands-on treatment that addresses the needs of your whole family, all in one warm, friendly place that always has your health and well being in mind.
Our 4-week prenatal series gets you ready for labour, delivery, postpartum recovery and life with a newborn. Taught by registered midwife Carolyn Sinclair, we cover everything that traditional hospital-based programs offer, plus much more. Classes are small, so parents get lots of time for hands-on learning to give them the skills and confidence they need. Learn More
If your baby’s in trouble, you want to know what to do. Registered Midwife & Heart & Stroke Foundation Instructor Carolyn Sinclair will teach you how to help your family in an emergency. All courses have small class sizes, 1:1 manikin to student ratio and high-end professional equipment including realistic manikins and AED trainers. Learn More
We offer a variety of practical and informative workshops on topics such as Introducing Solids, Core and Pelvic Floor Strengthening, Baby Sleep, Meeting Milestones, and many more. Have a specific topic in mind? Talk to us about customizing a workshop for your moms group! See our upcoming workshops.
Osteopathy for Babies and Children
It is a common belief that children should have no structural stresses because they are young and their bodies are so supple. However, that isn’t always the case. Birth-induced stress, especially as the result of a difficult birth or a forceps or vacuum extraction, and falls and accidents as children grow can contribute to problems later in life. In babies and toddlers, these types of stresses can cause colic, reflux, gas, feeding difficulties, recurrent ear infections, sleep disturbances, asymmetrical movement (favoring one side), delayed crawling or walking, or alignment problems as they begin to walk. For preschoolers, they can show up as alignment or postural concerns.
Osteopathy gently aligns the bones of the skull and other tissues of the body to their optimum position. When this essential framework is in place, many problems resolve. Most children benefit from occasional treatment throughout childhood to pick up any developing problems early and minimize their long-term effects. Our osteopathy services are covered by most health insurance plans. Learn More
Registered Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Acupuncture (for adults)
Trust our team of experts to reduce the aches and pains you experience during pregnancy, after birth or from the physical demands of caring for a child. Our wellness services can help with back, pelvic, neck and shoulder pain, tendonitis and urinary stress incontinence. We also provide physiotherapist-supervised exercise programs to get you ready for pregnancy and labor, as well as core, pelvic and general strengthening programs. Services are covered by most health insurance plans. Learn More
Chiropractic and the Webster Technique
Are you concerned about a breech baby? Our chiropractor is trained in the Webster Technique – a gentle and safe way of opening up the pelvis and removing misalignment in the lower spine to help your baby go into the correct position naturally. Our chiropractic services are covered by most health insurance plans. Learn More
Pilates & Yoga
Improve core strength, pelvic floor strength and reduce your risk of back pain, pelvic pain and urinary stress incontinence. Private sessions and group classes are led by certified instructors and physiotherapists with specialized knowledge in prenatal and postnatal care. Fees may be covered by your health insurance – ask us if you qualify. Learn More
Nutritional Consulting for Parents and Children
Get your baby off to a healthy start with one-on-one nutritional consulting. Our Registered Dietitian or Holistic Nutritionist will advise you on prenatal vitamin and mineral supplementation, foods to avoid, appropriate gestational weight, and healthy eating for pregnancy. After baby arrives we can help you with breastfeeding nutrition, increasing breast milk supply and healthy eating advice. Plus,if you need a structured plan to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight, we will tailor a program to your needs. We’re also here to help with family nutrition issues including foods for healthy growth, coping with food sensitivities and allergies, dealing with picky eaters, supplementing missing nutrients, creative lunch and snack ideas for preschoolers – and practical, healthy, delicious recipes everyone will enjoy.
Our Naturopathic Doctor can help you and your child stay healthy from pregnancy through childhood. Learn about prenatal supplementation and natural management of nausea, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. Once baby arrives, our naturopathic doctor can help you deal with colic, reflux, eczema, food sensitivities, allergies and constipation, and support the immune system to help fight colds and infections. Learn More
Do you have sore, swollen legs and feet? Are you worried about varicose veins, spider veins or blood clots? Compression socks, leggings or pantyhose support your veins and help pump blood back up to your heart to reduce swelling, alleviate pain and decrease the risk to your health. We offer a variety of compression garments for everyday, work or sports, and the cost is covered by most health insurance plans. Learn More
Orthotics, Braces & Supports
We offer custom made orthotics (shoe inserts) to help improve foot alignment, fatigue and pain. We also carry braces and supports to help with tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, pelvic pain and back pain. Costs are covered by most health insurance plans. Learn more
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