Welcome to Yolates Rehab
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy & Pilates/Yoga/TRX Rehabilitation

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Our mission is to provide comprehensive physiotherapy care to optimize performance and/or recovery, thus maximizing one's quality of life.

Why?

  • An estimated 3.3 million Canadians experience incontinence, or difficulty with bladder control, including up to 55 percent of all women and 15 percent of men over the age of 55.

  • An estimated 10-15% of North American women suffer from dyspareunia (pain during intercourse).

  • 80% of the population experience low back pain sometime during their life.

  • Research has shown that treatment by a therapist treating pelvic floor problems is more effective than verbal instructions alone of pelvic floor exercises (Kegels). Infact, half of the women who receive such instructions, including patients who believe they have mastered the technique, have been shown to be ineffective in recruiting these muscles properly.

  • Studies have shown referral to a physiotherapist trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation to be effective.

  • Research has shown that verbal instruction alone ofpelvic floor exercises (Kegels) is not as effective astreatment by a therapist treating pelvic floorproblems.

  • Studies have shown a link to incontinence andpelvic floor dysfunction.

  • Studies have revealed that pelvic floor exercisesare effective for treating postpartum incontinence.

  • It will assist with effectively recruiting thesemuscles to alleviate the pelvic problems.

  • Yolanda brings her extensive 14 years of experienceas a physiotherapist, Pilates/Yoga and Fitnessinstructor to the treatment of pelvic floordysfunction and other musculoskeletal problems.

    “Yolates” offers a mind and body approach to therapy.

  • The unique fusion of Pilates and Yoga principles offers a program to promote a healthy body and mind.

  • The Pilates approach to exercise emphasizes postural and core stability in conjunction with flexibility and mind and body awareness.

  • Yoga also focuses on proper body alignment, joint stability and strength along with overall agility and flexibility.

  • Yoga enhances further balance by stimulating, relaxing, rejuvenating and detoxifying the organs and systems of the body.

  • Yoga and Pilates reduces tension and stress in the body and induces relaxation.

Indication for Treatment

    Individuals with:

  • Pelvic floor weakness, hypotonicity (low tone)

  • Urinary incontinence and other bladder problems

  • Prolapses (ie. Pelvic organs such as the bladder, rectum or uterus drops down)

  • Pelvic pain and pain with sexual intercourse

  • Rectal problems

  • Women’s health issues (ie. pre and post-natal problems)

  • Urinary, bowel and GI system disorders

  • Men’s health issues (ie: prostate, urinary, bladder and anorectal disorders)

    Individuals with:

  • Pelvic dysfunctions and disorders

  • Back, neck, shoulder or leg/hip pain

  • Poor posture, tension and stress, and/or muscle imbalance

  • Orthopedic or sports related injuries

  • Weak abdominals, decreased core stability, weak pelvic floor or decreased flexibility/balance

  • General decreased overall fitness and deconditioning

  • Residual pain and/or weakness from a chronic injury

  • Post motor vehicle accidents (MVA)

Services

    Services offered:

  • Biofeedback and other facilitatory techniques

  • A comprehensive initial assessment

  • Pelvic floor muscle and bladder retraining

  • Manual therapy techniques

  • Myofascial and trigger point release techniques

  • Education (ie. bladder and bowel retraining, functional pelvic floor, core and fitness

  • Electrical stimulation

  • Pain relieving techniques and modalities

  • Yoga, Pilates and TRX Training: Small group virtual and in person classes

  • Customized individual rehabilitation and core stabilization program which can include Yoga and Pilates

  • TRX and other stabilization principles

  • Dietary and fitness advice

  • Visceral mobilization and manipulation techniques

About

Yolanda excercising with her baby

About Yolanda

Yolanda Tsang received her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Bsc.PT) from Queen’s University in 1993. She also has additional certifications in Pilates, Yoga group exercise, TRX training, Pilates and fitness instruction. In 2002, she developed a rehabilitation program blending the principles from Pilates and Yoga – ‘Yolates’. This treatment uses a repertoire of exercise sequences to balance the mind and the body. Her involvement in Women’s Health led her to further pursuits in postgraduate education to treat pelvic floor dysfunction. Integrating these treatment skills with her Yolates and fitness experience offers comprehensive holistic care for individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction, general deconditioning and other musculoskeletal problems.

Her past experience as a physiotherapist is also very diverse and broad including: managing a rehabilitation facility in New Zealand; working in an alternative therapy clinic in South Africa; traveling with professional sports teams; working in orthopaedic and sports medicine clinics; acting as a consultant in long term care facilities; providing independent assessments for motor vehicle accident injuries and completing overseas courses with internationally renowned physiotherapists.

She is also very involved with facilitating Yolates classes that have included ‘Mom and Baby’ and ‘Prenatal’ classes. As a strong advocate for holistic wellness, Yolanda has also appeared as a speaker at various events and workshops. Her passion is to educate and provide services to the community on Women’s Health issues, pelvic floor dysfunction and treatment, general overall fitness and to promote health and wellness.

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Due to Covid-19, please contact Yolanda directly for any scheduling enquiries.

Contact

Yolanda Tsang PT, Bsc.PT

57 Glengarry Road
Ottawa ON
K1S 0L4