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ABOUT VITAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

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!

MEET THE TEAM

GET TO KNOW CHANA ROSS

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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GET TO KNOW TALIA DIAMOND

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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GET TO KNOW KARIN SALZMAN

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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GET TO KNOW JULIE BAGSHAW

Julie Bagshaw

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Julie is a very welcome addition to Vital Physiotherapy! She is known as a passionate and caring pelvic physiotherapist with experience treating a broad range of orthopedic conditions. She has now fully dedicated her time towards her passion of helping individuals with pelvic floor conditions.

She has advanced training in treating rectus diastasis, incontinence, prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, labour and delivery preparation and pregnancy related dysfunction. Julie has further focused her training in the areas of pediatric pelvic floor conditions and managing pelvic floor dysfunction for high intensity athletes (e.g. crossfit, bootcamp).

 

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GET TO KNOW KIMBERLY LANDREVILLE

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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GET TO KNOW LINDSAY WITTON

Lindsay Witton MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula

We are so lucky to have Lindsay Witton on our team!

Lindsay is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, with over 15-years experience supporting women and families having a hard time. Lindsay is also a trained birth and postpartum doula and works with families across the GTA.

Lindsay is a psychotherapist in the Reproductive Life Stages Program at Women’s College Hospital, where she provides individual and group therapy. Her therapeutic approach is informed by multiple modalities including relational psychotherapy, interpersonal-psychotherapy (IPT), mindfulness and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

 

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GET TO KNOW DR. SHAILA CALLAGHAN

Dr. Shaila Callaghan

Chiropractic Doctor

Dr. Shaila is a family chiropractor with a strong focus in prenatal care, postnatal care and pediatrics. She is certified in the Webster technique (specific to pregnant women) and has been expertly trained by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

As a mom, she understands the value and importance of raising healthy families with proactive health practices. Using her advanced training in a variety of techniques, along with her intuition and knowledge of the body, she has successfully cared for hundreds of patients in all stages of pregnancy and of all ages.

Dr. Shaila graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University in 2007 and completed her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, receiving the Vern Welsh Memorial Award for excellence in radiology upon her graduation in 2011. She is a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario and maintains an active membership with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

 

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GET TO KNOW DR. CHRISTINE MATHESON

Dr. Christine Matheson

Naturopathic Doctor, Arvigo®Practitioner & Yoga Instructor

Christine Matheson is a licensed naturopathic doctor (since 2001), an Arvigo® Practitioner and a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She is respected for her extensive clinic experience and expertise in holistic solutions for women’s pelvic, digestive, gynecological and fertility health concerns. She is therefore very pleased to have joined the team of pelvic floor physiotherapists and specialists who share her passion for an integrative approach to women’s health care at Vital Physiotherapy and Wellness.

Christine emphasizes stress-relieving self-care strategies with her patients including practical and powerful hands-on therapies. Through her popular and signature ‘Belly Be Well Program’, she uses the highly effective combination of individualized naturopathic care with the benefits of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT). ATMAT is an external massage technique that is both given as a treatment and taught as a self-care strategy to decongest and align the abdomen, pelvis and particularly the uterus.

 

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