Vital Physiotherapy | About Vital Physiotherapy | Women's Pelvic Health Toronto
Vital Physiotherapy & Wellness physiotherapy clinic in Toronto centers around women's health and pelvic health. Learn more about us and our services.
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Vital Physiotherapy and Wellness is a Toronto-based physiotherapy practice focused on pelvic health and women’s health physiotherapy. Our highly skilled physiotherapists assist clients of all ages and stages with pelvic health issues such as diastasis recti (“mummy tummy”), pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pre and postnatal conditions as well as labour and delivery support.

With designations as Pelvic Health Physiotherapists, our team has undergone extensive training in pelvic-specific techniques. Both professional and sensitive to our clients’ needs, we pride ourselves on providing extraordinary patient-focused care and comprehensive treatment that is grounded in evidence-based medicine.

We use a holistic treatment method, recognizing that each person is different and requires a unique approach addressing all aspects of their lifestyle. We strongly believe in a collaborative model and work closely with area physicians and other allied health professionals to treat the complex nature of our patients’ symptoms.

Our mission at Vital Physiotherapy and Wellness is to equip you with the necessary tools to improve your quality of life. We are honoured that you have considered our team to help you with your journey. Let’s begin!


Chana Ross

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Clinic Director

Recognized and respected by patients and peers, Chana Ross has carved a reputation as an empathetic, effective and passionate practitioner.

After gaining broad experience in treating spinal pain and sports injuries, Chana decided to focus her practice on pelvic health and women’s health physiotherapy. She provides rehabilitation for all forms of pelvic pain and dysfunction as well as prenatal and postpartum physiotherapy.

Chana’s interest in women’s health developed during her pregnancies with her three beautiful children. She has since completed extensive training in the treatment of pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, ano-rectal disorders, chronic pain and prenatal and postpartum conditions. Chana is one of a select number of physiotherapists in Canada with specialized training in labour and delivery and treatment of diastasis recti (“mummy tummy”).


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Talia Diamond

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Talia Diamond is thrilled to join the Vital Physio team as a pelvic health physiotherapist! Talia is the mother of two beautiful, energetic and inquisitive twin girls who loves to use her personal experience as both a pelvic physio and busy mom to support and guide other mammas and help them achieve their heath and fitness goals!

Talia’s wide-ranging experience, together with her empathetic nature have earned Talia a reputation of being both knowledgeable & caring. She has practiced in a variety of settings, with a focus on treating clients with brain & spinal cord injuries, strokes as well as complex orthopedic injuries.


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Katie Hauck

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Katie is a passionate and engaging physiotherapist whose post-graduate physiotherapy training has included advanced manual therapy coursework in orthopaedics, as well as pelvic floor physiotherapy.

After gaining initial experience in treating solely spinal pain and orthopaedic injuries, Katie decided to follow her passion and dedicate more time to pelvic health and women’s health physiotherapy. She provides rehabilitation for all forms of pelvic pain and dysfunction for all activity levels.

Katie’s interest in women’s health developed after experiencing her own problems with pelvic pain as a teenager. She travelled to Central America in her university years to work in medical clinics and experience the birthing process at local hospitals. From those early experiences her interest in pelvic health grew and has continued to develop. She has since completed extensive training in anatomy and treatment of pelvic pain including painful intercourse, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, persistent pain and prenatal and postpartum conditions.


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Lindsay Witton

Registered Social Worker

Lindsay Witton is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 10-years experience supporting women and families through pregnancy and early parenting.

She is a mental health therapist in the Reproductive Life Stages Program at Women’s College Hospital, where she provides individual and group therapy for moms having a hard time.

Lindsay’s therapeutic approach is informed by multiple modalities including relational psychotherapy, interpersonal-psychotherapy (IPT), mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).


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Kimberly Landreville

Registered Massage Therapist

Kimberly is an exceptionally experienced and passionate Massage Therapist who has been working in the field for over 10 years. She has vast experience treating all musculoskeletal issues and is certified in Hatha yoga and reflexology.

Kimberly is thrilled to join the Vital Physiotherapy team! Using a holistic treatment approach, Kimberly ensures that each of her clients receives a personalized plan, addressing their unique needs.


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Julie Bagshaw

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Julie Bagshaw is excited to join the amazing team of pelvic health physiotherapists at Vital Physiotherapy!

Julie is a passionate and caring practitioner who has gained experience in a variety of settings and conditions. Julie’s post-graduate training includes soft tissue release, acupuncture and pelvic floor physiotherapy.


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Karin Salzman

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Known for her calm demeanor, positive outlook and energy, Karin has joined the Vital team equipped with nearly two decades of clinical experience and a passion for empowering patients. Karin’s interest in pelvic health was a natural career progression as she was able to blend and nurture her expertise in physical rehabilitation, a variety of fitness modalities, yoga, meditation and personal experience.

Karin offers her patients the latest, evidence-based treatment approaches as she attends specialized educational opportunities in the field of women’s pelvic health, fitness and wellness.


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Lindsay Ross

Social Worker

Lindsay Ross is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 10-years experience supporting women, men and couples through significant life transitions including pregnancy and early parenting.

With a Masters Degree in Social Work and advanced formal training and certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, Lindsay uses her extensive experience to integrate different therapeutic approaches to support and work with the unique needs of her clients.


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Patient Care Coordinator

Jennifer is our warm, enthusiastic and highly experienced patient and office coordinator.

She is the first friendly face you meet when you come visit us at Vital! Jenn is a certified fitness instructor and dance teacher with focused training in post-natal exercise programs. She is thrilled to play such an important role alongside our staff who passionately care for and educate women in all stages of life.


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The pelvic floor is made up of three layers of muscles that connect from the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis to the tailbone at the back of the pelvis. They also connect side-to-side from one sitz bone to another creating a bowl at the bottom of the trunk to support all of our important abdominal and pelvic organs. This includes the bladder, bowel and in women, the uterus. The pelvic floor muscles assist with bowel, bladder and sexual function and serve as the base of the group of muscles referred to as the “core”. The pelvic floor muscles work with the deep abdominal muscles, deep back muscles and diaphragm to stabilize and support the spine. They also help control the pressure inside the abdomen to moderate downward forces when you lift or strain, such as during exercise.

Pelvic health physiotherapy is the first line of defense for individuals experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic pain and dysfunction impact a person’s well-being and quality of life, making pelvic physiotherapy a vital service.

Pelvic floor physiotherapists are Registered Physiotherapists who are specially trained to use internal (vaginal and rectal) hands-on techniques to provide the gold-standard method of pelvic floor muscle evaluation and treatment. When the pelvic floor muscles are assessed and treated this way the results are readily apparent.

What Types of Conditions Does a Pelvic Physiotherapist Treat?

At Vital Physiotherapy and Wellness our professional physiotherapists are committed to preventing and managing a wide range of conditions including:

  • Diastasis Recti aka “Mummy Tummy”
  • Prenatal and postpartum care
  • Pregnancy related back pain, SI joint pain or sciatica
  • Pain in your low back, pelvis, rectum, or groin region
  • Pain during or after intercourse, orgasm, or sexual stimulation
  • Persistent pelvic pain
  • Urinary leakage when you cough, sneeze, laugh or strain
  • Unable to make it to the bathroom in time

  • Fecal leakage
  • Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy or incomplete emptying
  • Pain after urination
  • Infertility
  • Bladder pain
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Heaviness in the groin and/or pelvic region
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Constipation or pain with bowel movements
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain, adhesions or scar tissue following gynaecological or colorectal surgery
  • Numbness, tingling or burning in the pelvis, buttocks or groin
  • Coccydynia or tailbone pain
  • Pubic Symphysis separation
  • Groin or abdominal pain after hernia repair or other surgery