FREE Care Team Consultation

We offer so many amazing services, classes and workshops, we know all of these options can sometimes feel overwhelming! Our amazing Care Team Coordinators are available to guide you along your journey, whether you are just beginning to think about starting a family, are pregnant, have recently welcomed your baby or have older children or family members in your home. Your FREE personal Ca... Read More

We offer so many amazing services, classes and workshops, we know all of these options can sometimes feel overwhelming!

Our amazing Care Team Coordinators are available to guide you along your journey, whether you are just beginning to think about starting a family, are pregnant, have recently welcomed your baby or have older children or family members in your home.

Your FREE personal Care Team Coordinator will answer your questions, listen to your needs and concerns and share the services we offer, how they can benefit you, and when to start!

Book your FREE consultation today!


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the process of inserting tiny needles along energy lines in the body. It is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, balancing the body’s systems to achieve overall optimal health. Acupuncture can safely relieve tension, decrease pain, increase fertility, prevent early labour or miscarriage, and even promote labour when the time is right. Postpartum, acupuncture can relieve tensi... Read More

Acupuncture is the process of inserting tiny needles along energy lines in the body. It is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, balancing the body’s systems to achieve overall optimal health. Acupuncture can safely relieve tension, decrease pain, increase fertility, prevent early labour or miscarriage, and even promote labour when the time is right. Postpartum, acupuncture can relieve tension, assist with sleep, encourage healing, decrease postpartum depression, and help increase milk production. Since it is complementary to other treatments, you can also combine acupuncture with any Naturopathic or Chiropractic treatment.


Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding at any stage...come in, sit back, we are here for you. THE WOMB’S Breastfeeding Clinic is a safe, loving and supportive environment where mothers feel empowered to achieve their breastfeeding goals through education, practical support and the normalization of the breastfeeding relationship. This means we open our arms to you and your challenges, and provide love and acceptance ... Read More

Breastfeeding at any stage...come in, sit back, we are here for you.

THE WOMB’S Breastfeeding Clinic is a safe, loving and supportive environment where mothers feel empowered to achieve their breastfeeding goals through education, practical support and the normalization of the breastfeeding relationship. This means we open our arms to you and your challenges, and provide love and acceptance as we work together to rectify each of your concerns, bringing you and your baby closer together. You will get hands on assistance and education while you sit back on your “home-like” chair, couch or bed.

You will have the expert support of Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants for both breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Visits include follow up phone, email and text support.

The WOMB can help with:

Private prenatal breastfeeding classes
Prevention of common breastfeeding challenges
Adopting mothers: Induced Lactation support
Surrogacy pregnancies: Induced Lactation support
Same sex couples: Induced Lactation support
Introducing Solid Foods with Breastfeeding
Candida challenges
Infant Weight loss
"Fussy" babies
Frequent feeders
Nipple/breast pain
Low blood sugars in baby
Mother's hormone disorders
Colic/reflux/gassiness
Jaundice
Caesarian post-recovery support
Supplementation methods
Feeding multiples
Tandem feeding
Return to work concerns
Weaning


Chiropractic

Chiropractic care can transform the health of the whole family, ranging from newborn babies, to children to older adults. It may also be used to help with fertility, pregnancy related pain and the post-partum period. It is a manual therapy that is used to put the body into alignment. It focuses on restoring function to the nervous system so that the body can work optimally and let itself heal. ... Read More

Chiropractic care can transform the health of the whole family, ranging from newborn babies, to children to older adults. It may also be used to help with fertility, pregnancy related pain and the post-partum period. It is a manual therapy that is used to put the body into alignment. It focuses on restoring function to the nervous system so that the body can work optimally and let itself heal.  Other areas of focus include the spine, muscles, and joints. Chiropractic can be used as a preventative measure to help achieve an optimal state of health and well being.

Our Chiropractors commonly address: Back pain, pregnancy related back pain, sciatic pain, pelvic pain, headaches, bowel regularity, constipation, improved mental clarity, ear infections, neck pain, arthritis and joint pain, scoliosis, asthma, blood pressure, organ function, surgery prevention, immune system deficiencies, developmental  wellness checks, colic, allergies and bedwetting.


Counselling

All of our WOMB therapists are either registered Social Workers or Psychotherapists with additional training in either post-partum support, mindfulness, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, or trauma. Therapy creates a place where you can feel safe, validated, and listened to while sharing your personal challenges in a compassionate and non-judgmental space. Our therapists will equip you with tool... Read More

All of our WOMB therapists are either registered Social Workers or Psychotherapists with additional training in either post-partum support, mindfulness, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, or trauma. Therapy creates a place where you can feel safe, validated, and listened to while sharing your personal challenges in a compassionate and non-judgmental space. Our therapists will equip you with tools to help you manage stress, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, grief, and other challenges in your life. This will help you to build resilience, develop boundaries, empower your voice, identify goals and changes you desire, and help move you in the direction you want to go.
Reasons to see a therapist include: Overall mental health, Anxiety, Depression, Pre-Natal and Postpartum depression and anxiety, parenting support, life transitions/adjustment, fertility issues, grief, loss, trauma, eating disorders, mindfulness, relationship issues, coping strategies, panic attacks, overwhelm and Covid 19 anxiety.


Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on modality that releases tension in the body that may have been caused by restricted movements in utero, a difficult pregnancy, or birth trauma. Releasing tension throughout the body can improve whole body function and well being. The focus of CST is a gentle placement of hands to assist release of the body’s connective tissue, or “fascia.” Fascia is ... Read More

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on modality that releases tension in the body that may have been caused by restricted movements in utero, a difficult pregnancy, or birth trauma. Releasing tension throughout the body can improve whole body function and well being.

The focus of CST is a gentle placement of hands to assist release of the body’s connective tissue, or “fascia.” Fascia is a covering found throughout the body including organs, glands, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, brain and spinal cord. This covering forms a body-wide connective network. CST is based on the idea that the body is interrelated at all levels.

Craniosacral Therapy is one of the most gentle yet effective modalities available for newborns.

Most of the referrals for CST are from paediatricians and lactation consultants who have an awareness of the positive impact that this modality can have on babies, but you do not need a referral for CST. The therapy can help a newborn for a variety of issues, whether it be for improved sleep, painful latch, feeding, colic, flat head, among others.

A typical treatment plan is between 1- 8 sessions. Early intervention is recommended but it is never too late to implement Craniosacral Therapy for your baby or child.

** PLEASE NOTE: Mark Levine also offers Craniosacral Therapy as a part of his Manual Therapy Practice. Book with Mark through the Osteopathy/Manual Therapy or https://thewombvaughan.janeapp.com/#/osteopathy-manual-therapy


Doula

Our WOMB Doulas are warm, nurturing, loving and passionate about everything surrounding pregnancy babies, and birth. They are there to help increase your confidence, decrease fear, and help guide and coach you through this wonderful and miraculous journey. The WOMB offers two types of support: In-Person Traditional Doula Support and Virtual Support. Virtual Birth Doula Support - Given al... Read More

Our WOMB Doulas are warm, nurturing, loving and passionate about everything surrounding pregnancy babies, and birth. They are there to help increase your confidence, decrease fear, and help guide and coach you through this wonderful and miraculous journey.

The WOMB offers two types of support: In-Person Traditional Doula Support and Virtual Support.

Virtual Birth Doula Support
- Given all that has happened with COVID-19, and with the expanding borders of The WOMB village (we have gone international!) some women, couples and families have chosen to continue to have the guidance and support of a woman experienced and knowledgeable in birth and comfort measures to be with them through their birth experience VIRTUALLY. This would be a great option for:

·       families living outside the physical catchment area of The WOMB village
·       families whose chosen birth hospital is not yet re-opened to physical doula support
·       families who have not expanded their circle of care beyond their immediate family

Virtual support includes:

·       the traditional prenatal and postnatal meetings all done virtually (as above)
·       a tailored approach to support
·       cheat sheet handouts and links to research and resources
·       phone, email and text support
·       virtual platform support (may be through FaceTime, Zoom or another platform as arranged


Holistic Life Coaching


Holistic Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition is based on the principles that we are each biochemically distinct and have unique nutritional and lifestyle needs. As such, any health recommendations provided by a Holistic Nutritionist, whether they are diet, supplement or lifestyle changes, are made specifically to YOU. The purpose is to harmonize the whole body by taking into consideration the complex relationship betwee... Read More

Holistic Nutrition is based on the principles that we are each biochemically distinct and have unique nutritional and lifestyle needs. As such, any health recommendations provided by a Holistic Nutritionist, whether they are diet, supplement or lifestyle changes, are made specifically to YOU. The purpose is to harmonize the whole body by taking into consideration the complex relationship between the physical, mental, emotional, as well as spiritual and environmental aspects of one’s life.

Commonly addressed conditions include: ADHD, allergies, Crohn's disease, diabetes, excess, GERD, hormonal imbalances, IBS, migraines, psoriasis, weight loss/gain and more.


Holistic Sleep Coaching

Our WOMB Holistic Sleep Coach uses a holistic, team based approach where changes are made which are both sustainable and organic for the family unit as a whole without the use of any form of behavioural sleep training (defined as the use of separation based techniques, controlled crying, premature withdrawal of comfort, controlled parental comfort or any technique that leaves the child alone in... Read More

Our WOMB Holistic Sleep Coach uses a holistic, team based approach where changes are made which are both sustainable and organic for the family unit as a whole without the use of any form of behavioural sleep training (defined as the use of separation based techniques, controlled crying, premature withdrawal of comfort, controlled parental comfort or any technique that leaves the child alone in distress). They will work with you to keep the parts of your sleep routine that you love while changing the parts that are no longer working for your family. Parents are encouraged to comfort their child, attend to them and listen to their instincts to honour emotional wellness and the attachment relationship.


Massage

Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, which aim to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Our team of RMTs and Thai Yoga Practitioners at The WOMB Vaughan have specialized training in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum massage. Reasons to see a Registered Massage Therap... Read More

Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, which aim to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Our team of RMTs and Thai Yoga Practitioners at The WOMB Vaughan have specialized training in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum massage.

Reasons to see a Registered Massage Therapist include: reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, reduce swelling and edema, helps relieve discomfort from gas, colic, and constipation, improves blood circulation, aids in digestion, hormone regulation, better sleep, relation, reduce stress, break up scar tissue and SO much more!

For Pregnancy: The WOMB's “belly drop” table is a specialized pregnancy table that is specifically designed to safely and comfortably support a pregnant woman up to full term and after childbirth in the face down position. The belly section includes a padded, adjustable sling to support the expectant mother’s body in any stage of pregnancy without adding undo strain on the body. Your RMT will also address any stressors or aches or pains you may have in your body by moving you into different positions including side-lying with pillows and support, as well as modified lying on your back.

Thai yoga massage has ayurvedic roots and it is a form of physical therapy to aid in the increase of range of motion and muscular strength. It is a relaxing and restorative treatment that will allow you to stretch, release tension and balance the body energetically. Our therapists use elements of massage as well as palming, thumbing, use of elbows and knees to apply pressure to important points on the energy lines. This releases blocked energy and frees the body’s healing potential.  The therapist will also move and manipulate the body through its range of motion into various yoga positions and gentle stretches.

Reasons to have a Thai Yoga Massage Include: pregnancy pain and tension, pain and tension throughout the body (headaches, knee pain, neck pain, back pain), to improve flexibility, to improve blood circulation, Pre-menstrual syndrome and numbness/loss of feeling.


Naturopathic Medicine

Our wonderful WOMB Naturopathic Doctors all have a special interest in family planning, fertility, pregnancy, post-partum care, and pediatrics. They will guide you and empower you to take control of your own health. Appointments have a strong focus on education and teaching the foundations of health and a preventative approach. They are trained in acupuncture and are also able to do vitamin inj... Read More

Our wonderful WOMB Naturopathic Doctors all have a special interest in family planning, fertility, pregnancy, post-partum care, and pediatrics. They will guide you and empower you to take control of your own health. Appointments have a strong focus on education and teaching the foundations of health and a preventative approach. They are trained in acupuncture and are also able to do vitamin injections and prescribe bio-identical hormones. They can see all members of the family and provide integrative primary care. Naturopathic Doctors treat using herbs, supplements, dietary and lifestyle guidance, homeopathy, acupuncture, and vitamin injections.

Reasons to see a Naturopathic Doctor include: overall health, family planning, fertility support, pre-conception support, pre-natal support, post-partum support, acupuncture, auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances and hormonal health, digestive issues, dermatology, burnout, stress management & fatigue, weight management, musculoskeletal pain, adrenal support, thyroid support, ear infections, colic, eczema, ADHD, and more!


Occupational Therapy

PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Occupational Therapists assess an infant or child’s development with a focus on their “occupations”. For infants and children, this may include play, eating, sleeping, building independence in self-care activities, and successfully participating in programs such as childcare or school. OTs help with working towards meeting an individual child’s developmental goal... Read More

PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Occupational Therapists assess an infant or child’s development with a focus on their “occupations”. For infants and children, this may include play, eating, sleeping, building independence in self-care activities, and successfully participating in programs such as childcare or school. OTs help with working towards meeting an individual child’s developmental goals and milestones. We use a fun, play-based approach to assessment and intervention with the child. We also coach caregivers to feel confident in their abilities to support their child in their own environments. Our Occupational Therapists work on: Fine motor, Gross Motor, Self-help, Feeding, Sensory processing, Visual-motor, Play, Self-regulation and Social skills.


Orthopedic Physiotherapy

Orthopaedic physiotherapy focuses on the musculoskeletal system and any associated impairments related to ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, bones, and joints. Orthopaedic physiotherapy is often considered the foundation of physiotherapy practice. Many other sub-disciplines of physiotherapy such as pelvic health, vestibular, concussion, and paediatrics branch from orthopaedic physiotherapy. O... Read More

Orthopaedic physiotherapy focuses on the musculoskeletal system and any associated impairments related to ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, bones, and joints. Orthopaedic physiotherapy is often considered the foundation of physiotherapy practice. Many other sub-disciplines of physiotherapy such as pelvic health, vestibular, concussion, and paediatrics branch from orthopaedic physiotherapy. Orthopaedic Physiotherapists are specialized to assess and diagnosis conditions and impairments related to these structures. Some common conditions they treat throughout the body are:
• Tendonitis, bursitis and overuse injuries
• Muscle strains and joint sprains
• Neuropathies
• Chronic pain
• Rehabilitation pre and post surgery
• Osteoarthritis/Osteoporosis
• Sports related injuries

The WOMB’s therapists use a collaborative approach to encourage you to be a leader of your own health. Your treatment will include a combination of individualized exercises, manual therapy, modalities, taping/bracing, and counselling to empower you and help you reach your most optimal level of functioning.


Osteopathy / Manual Therapy


Pediatric Physiotherapy

Our WOMB Registered Physiotherapists provide physiotherapy assessment and treatment for children and infants in a fun, engaging and play based atmosphere. We assess and treat children with the following: • Gross Motor & Developmental Delays • Torticollis & Plagiocephaly • Hypotonia • Cerebral Palsy and other Neurological Conditions • Idiopathic Toe Walking & Gait Abnormalities • Genet... Read More

Our WOMB Registered Physiotherapists provide physiotherapy assessment and treatment for children and infants in a fun, engaging and play based atmosphere.

We assess and treat children with the following:
• Gross Motor & Developmental Delays
• Torticollis & Plagiocephaly
• Hypotonia
• Cerebral Palsy and other Neurological Conditions
• Idiopathic Toe Walking & Gait Abnormalities
• Genetic Chromosomal/Congenital Disorders
• Orthopaedic Injuries


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

All of our WOMB Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are Registered Physiotherapists with advanced post-graduate training in pelvic health. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can assist at any age and at any stage of life. Our therapists see clients for fertility, during pregnancy, the post-partum period, menopause, and beyond. They also work with children and are able to help with all sorts of common child... Read More

All of our WOMB Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are Registered Physiotherapists with advanced post-graduate training in pelvic health. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can assist at any age and at any stage of life. Our therapists see clients for fertility, during pregnancy, the post-partum period, menopause, and beyond. They also work with children and are able to help with all sorts of common childhood concerns.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist's commonly address:
Pregnancy and post-partum pelvic health, diastasis recti, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, back pain, tailbone pain, pudendal nerve neuralgia, painful intercourse, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, bladder pain syndrome, overactive bladder, pelvic girdle pain (pain in or around the pelvis), toilet learning and bedwetting.


Personal Training


Photography

Our WOMB photographers strive to provide you with both beautiful photos and an amazing experience. We have a variety of options and packages available to be able to give you the opportunity to do regular mini shoots at affordable prices, as well as longer more elaborate shoots for those special times in life such as maternity shoots, newborn shoots, holiday time and first birthday “cake smash” ... Read More

Our WOMB photographers strive to provide you with both beautiful photos and an amazing experience. We have a variety of options and packages available to be able to give you the opportunity to do regular mini shoots at affordable prices, as well as longer more elaborate shoots for those special times in life such as maternity shoots, newborn shoots, holiday time and first birthday “cake smash” shoots. This is not a cookie cutter experience. Our photographers work hard to truly capture the essence of your child or your family and use more of a lifestyle / photo-journalistic approach. Try one of our photoshoots and see for yourself the incredible moments we can capture!


Scar Release Treatment

Scar Release Treatment! What is it? • An efficient and non-invasive method of healing all scars, even those from caesarean sections (c-sections) using the Dolphin Neurostim Device for MPS Therapy • Assists in reducing scar tenderness and pain. • Increases tissue blood flow, sensation, and elasticity. • Enhances functional outcomes, such as tissue strength and healing. How Does It Work... Read More

Scar Release Treatment!

What is it?
• An efficient and non-invasive method of healing all scars, even those from caesarean sections (c-sections) using the Dolphin Neurostim Device for MPS Therapy
• Assists in reducing scar tenderness and pain.
• Increases tissue blood flow, sensation, and elasticity.
• Enhances functional outcomes, such as tissue strength and healing.

How Does It Work?
• The Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) releases low level electrical impulses along that scar that increases the tissue's intercellular metabolism, protein synthesis, and healing function to accelerate the tissue's regeneration process.
• It assists in reducing muscular and fascial adhesions and restrictions resulting in a less painful and softer scar with increased overall mobility.
• With the help of this treatment, the patient can resume daily activities with minimal pain.
*Please note, the MPS is not recommended for the following conditions: pregnancy, pacemaker, prosthetics, or tumours and cancers.

FAQ
1. When Can I start?
- As early as 6 week post-surgery.
- As late as 20 years+ after surgery.

2. Is it Covered by Insurance?
- Yes, as a chiropractic doctor will be using this technique as part of their treatment plan.

3. Does Treatment Hurt?
- Treatment can cause mild to moderate discomfort.

4. How Many Visits are Required?
- It depends on the size, depth, and sensitivity of the scar.

5. What Other Types of Scars are Treated?
- Breast reduction, amputations, appendectomy, hysterectomy and shoulder, elbow, knee, hip surgery and more.


Speech and Language Therapy

*** Please note the following price changes will take effect January 1, 2024*** 60 min Initial: $200 1 Hour: $165 45 min: $145 Our Speech-Language Pathology team provides assessment and therapy for a broad range of difficulties including articulation, language, late talkers, stuttering, voice difficulties, accent modification, and feeding/swallowing issues. We work with a variety of popul... Read More

*** Please note the following price changes will take effect January 1, 2024***
60 min Initial: $200
1 Hour: $165
45 min: $145

Our Speech-Language Pathology team provides assessment and therapy for a broad range of difficulties including articulation, language, late talkers, stuttering, voice difficulties, accent modification, and feeding/swallowing issues. We work with a variety of populations from infants and toddlers to school aged children and adults. We also work with individuals with Autism or developmental disabilities. One of our Speech-Language Pathologists will conduct a detailed assessment and provide recommendations and/ or a therapy plan that best suits your child's individual needs.

Kristyn (she/her) has been practicing in the world of sleep medicine since 2010. Over the years she has found working with infants & children to be her passion. 

Having earned the designations of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT- Sleep Tech), Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH), Infant Mental Health, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- Insomnia (CBT-I), as well as her certification in Pediatric Sleep by the BRPT. She is currently completing the Baby-Led Sleep & Well-Being Specialist course & the Breastfeeding course (through Mohawk College). 

With years of experience working directly with physicians, parents & patients, she has provided compassionate & family-centred care. In sharing knowledge with families about normal sleep, breastfeeding & co-sleeping she wants to ensure that they feel supported to make decisions that are best for their unique family. 

The sleep support methods incorporate contact, closeness, being supportive & responsive. The approach fosters a secure attachment relationship & connection that extends beyond sleep; to an empowered parenting journey where you feel supported in following your instincts & choices. Sleep support is unique, holistic & comprehensive. 

In her spare time she enjoys being with family & her beloved dog, Lexy. She is also an avid reader & enjoys travelling when she can. Catching a sunset, going to a concert or learning a new instrument are some of her favourite things! 

Kristyn looks forward to helping you feel confident & supported along your little one’s journey to a better night’s rest. 


Kristyn (she/her) has been practicing in the world of sleep medicine since 2010. Over the years s... Read More

Leora Barak, BA, RHN is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist practicing in the city of Vaughan, Ontario. She is a graduate with Honours from York University and from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Her approach to health and healing is from a whole-person perspective. While considering each person a unique individual, she will focus on specific and customized nutritional therapy, appropriate mindset, lifestyle changes and stress-reducing techniques. Her mission is to empower her clients to discover how vibrant they can feel by adopting healthier habits while living a simpler life. She has a special interest in sustainable weight loss, digestive disorders, women’s health and prenatal/postpartum support.

Leora Barak, BA, RHN is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist practicing in the city of Vaughan, Ont... Read More

Hi! My name is Sarah Chateau and I’m a postpartum doula! I offer both evening and overnight work. I’ve been very interested in child care since the age of 15 and I have been gaining the required qualifications and experience to pursue this as a career.  I’m so passionate about working in childcare and helping to support new families! I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Doula team at The WOMB and I’m very excited to work for you and meet your family!

Hi! My name is Sarah Chateau and I’m a postpartum doula! I offer both evening and overnight work.... Read More

Deepak is a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner who is a highly skilled, and very experienced in the field of healthcare. He holds a diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (DOMP) from National Academy of Osteopathy, Canada and Master’s in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from India.

Deepak is a professional member of ACMA (Canadian Alliance of Alternative Medicine) and OOAMA (Ontario Osteopathic and Alternative Medicine Association). Through his professional career of 9+ years, he has worked in many different organizations and hospitals. His main focus during all this time was on Manual Therapy, Ergonomics, Exercise Therapy and providing thorough assessments. He also holds certificates in Joint Mobilization of the upper and lower quadrants using Mulligan’s concept, Maitland’s Techniques and Neuro Developmental Techniques (NDT).

Deepak believes in the body’s innate ability to self heal and self regulate as described by founder of Osteopathy in year 1874; Andrew Taylor Still. He follows the principle that imbalances in the human structure contribute to or are directly related to the development and/or maintenance of disease. Through treatment,

Deepak emphasizes the relationship between structure and function of human body. His main focus of practicing Osteopathy remains on through assessment and developing an effective treatment strategy using his skills such as Fascial Stretch Therapy, Cranio Sacral Mobilization, Visceral Mobilization, Muscle Energy Techniques, counter strain and more. He has established expertise in palpation throughout his career. Deepak prides himself on being a great listener, as reported by many clients. He always puts more emphasis on prognosis and maintenance of general body function. His home exercise program serves as a bond between him and his clients. He strives to go the extra-mile with ergonomic advice for his clients. Deepak has had an ample experience treating patients of all ages and stages including geriatric and paediatric populations, joint rehabilitation units, post surgical rehabilitation, chronic pain clinics, neurological and ante/ post natal exercises.

Deepak is excited to be a part of the team at The WOMB Vaughan!

Deepak is a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner who is a highly skilled, and very experienced in the ... Read More

Stephanie is a Nutrition and Food Graduate from Ryerson University (BASc.), with a specialization in Food Security and Preventative Healthcare. She is passionate about studying nutrition patterns and practices related to young children, and plans to pursue additional education to specialize in Pediatric Nutrition. Throughout her studies, she has worked multiple positions in customer service and hospitality, focused on creating excellent client experiences.

Stephanie has a passion for developing healthy relationships and habits with food from a young age through education, reflective conversation and by incorporating fun into cooking. Working in a variety of healthcare settings, her diverse experience has enabled her to care for patients, clients and students of all ages. She has worked in Clinical Nutrition at Markham Stouffville Hospital and Revera Retirement Centre, delivering one-on-one personalized patient care. She was also the Community Nutrition Coordinator for young children attending after-school programs, designing and facilitating nutrition education and cooking programs.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys discovering the flavours of the world through travel, gardening, developing new recipes and creating meals that bring families and conversations together. She loves to learn new languages, play team sports, and explore new corners of our Mother Earth.

Stephanie believes that everyone should have access to equitable, quality and sustainable integrative healthcare. She is excited to welcome you to The Womb Vaughan office and connect you with the best practitioners and services for you and your family!

Stephanie is a Nutrition and Food Graduate from Ryerson University (BASc.), with a specialization... Read More

Melissa has been practicing Massage Therapy for over 12 years, graduating from Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic in 2012. It has been her greatest reward to serve those seeking Massage Therapy to relieve pain, tension and discomfort, improve circulation, increase relaxation, rehabilitate from injury, surgery and muscle strain, and assist in the maintenance of overall health and wellness. Her specializations include Swedish Massage techniques, deep tissue massage, perinatal massage, scar tissue rehabilitation and sports massage. Melissa’s objective is to provide safe and personalized treatment for each client in her care, addressing the individual needs of each person she has the pleasure of working with.

Melissa has been practicing Massage Therapy for over 12 years, graduating from Sutherland-Chan Sc... Read More

With over 280 hours of Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) and specialized training with 85 hours in Prenatal Yoga, I am dedicated to guiding you through a nurturing and empowering journey during this sacred time of pregnancy.

At the heart of my teaching style lies compassion, authenticity, and accessibility. I firmly believe that yoga is for everybody, irrespective of age, fitness level, or physical ability. My mission is to create a warm and inclusive space where every expectant mother feels welcomed and supported.

In my classes, I focus on mindful movement and breath awareness, encouraging you to connect deeply with your body and your baby. Beyond physical exercise, my sessions are an invitation to explore the inner landscape, fostering self-awareness and a profound connection with the present moment.

Yoga philosophy is woven into every aspect of my teaching, offering valuable insights to enrich your pregnancy journey and beyond. Through skillful instruction and gentle guidance, my intention is to create a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore, thrive, and embrace the transformative power of yoga.

Join me on this beautiful journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Together, let’s cultivate strength, serenity, and a deep sense of connection as you prepare to welcome new life into the world.

With over 280 hours of Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) and specialized training with 85 hours in Pren... Read More

Lashaun is a Postpartum Doula. She was born and raised in Toronto and grew up as the oldest of 3.

She is a compassionate soul with a diverse healthcare background. With past roles as a personal support worker and a community health nurse, Lashaun brings invaluable health care experience to the table.

Now continuing her health care career as a postpartum doula, she can channel her passion for helping others into creating safe, tranquil environments for babies and families.

Beyond caregiving, her hobbies include painting, claymaking, photography, cooking and traveling.

Lashaun is a Postpartum Doula. She was born and raised in Toronto and grew up as the oldest of 3.... Read More

Jackie graduated from the University of Toronto, from the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine in 2002. Since graduating, Jackie managed and directed 2 sports and rehabilitation clinics. She stays current on the research and attends post-graduate courses and seminars. Jackie treats orthopaedic clients, but she started to work in pelvic health rehabilitation, after recognising the importance of this field to help improve patients’ quality of life. She treats her clients with a very hands-on approach and prescribes both gym and home exercise programs to ensure the best treatment and therefore the best outcome for her clients. Jackie feels working in pelvic health rehabilitation and with pelvic health clients is very rewarding.

Jackie graduated from the University of Toronto, from the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty... Read More

Dr Martin Gurvey is looking forward to caring for the patients of The WOMB Vaughan.  He has over 40 years of chiropractic clinical experience, having owned and operated two clinics in Winnipeg for 29 years.  Since moving to Ontario 12 years ago, Dr Martin has been teaching chiropractic technique and clinical education at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He also has a small practice in North York.

Dr Martin has a particular interest in treating people of all ages, chronic pain, injuries of the low back and neck, headaches, and helping people develop a healthy and active lifestyle.  He has served on numerous chiropractic boards and committees and currently serves as the Ontario director on the Board of the Canadian Chiropractic Association where he represents over 3800 Ontario chiropractors.

In his free time, Dr Martin enjoys hiking, cycling, fitness, singing and hanging out with his five young grandchildren.

Dr Martin Gurvey is looking forward to caring for the patients of The WOMB Vaughan.  He has over ... Read More

Introducing Dr.Romina, your dedicated partner in the pursuit of holistic wellness, particularly in women’s health and prenatal care. With a steadfast commitment to patient-centered care, Dr.Romina embodies compassion, expertise, and personalized attention.

Dr.Romina embarked on her journey with distinction, graduating with honors from York University in 2015, earning dual degrees in Psychology and Nutrition. Continuing her pursuit of excellence, she immersed herself in rigorous clinical training at D’Youville University, graduating in 2019 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine and a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Research.

Driven by a profound desire to provide the highest standard of care, Dr.Romina further enriched her skill set with specialized training in medical Acupuncture from McMaster University in 2022. This comprehensive education equips her with a diverse array of tools and techniques to address the unique health needs of women, particularly during pregnancy.

As a proud member of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA) and certified in the Webster Technique for prenatal care, Dr.Romina brings a wealth of expertise to her practice. Her dedication to prenatal care extends beyond routine chiropractic adjustments, as she employs the Webster Technique to ensure the comfort and well-being of expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy journey.

Throughout her career, Dr.Romina has had the privilege of serving patients across various esteemed institutions, including Buffalo Neurosurgery, Hagman Chiropractic Health Center, and Erie County Medical Center. However, what truly sets Dr.Romina apart is her unwavering focus on you – the patient.

Dr.Romina approaches each interaction with empathy, actively listening to your concerns, goals, and preferences. Together, you’ll collaborate on a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.

From traditional chiropractic adjustments to innovative acupuncture techniques, Dr.Romina utilizes a holistic approach to promote healing and restore balance to your body and mind. Moreover, she is dedicated to empowering you with the knowledge and resources necessary to take control of your health journey.

At the core of Dr.Romina’s practice is a genuine commitment to fostering a trusting and collaborative relationship with each patient. With her guidance and support, you can feel confident that you are receiving the highest quality of care in a warm and nurturing environment.

Whether you are seeking relief from pain, aiming to improve mobility, or simply striving to optimize your overall well-being, Dr.Romina is here to serve as your dedicated partner and advocate. Together, you’ll embark on a journey toward greater health and vitality, especially during the beautiful and transformative journey of pregnancy.

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Laura’s journey to becoming a certified Postpartum Doula began as a teenager who found cozy corners in bookstores reading and absorbing like a sponge all the information she could get about birth, newborns and becoming a Mom.  After completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a rewarding 30+ year career in special education she took the leap to certify as a Postpartum Doula.  Her calm, supportive nature provides families with personal support including infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery, bonding, soothing and baby-care as well as the intuition to meet you where you are and see your needs during the fourth trimester.

As a mother of three Laura understands how important postpartum care is. Providing the support to empower birthing parents and their partners to be nourished, feel grounded and empowered to begin or continue the journey of parenthood is her goal.  She has a personal interest in Postpartum mental health, having experienced a traumatic birth and recovery with her second baby.

As a self-identified lifelong learner, Laura is committed to knowledge and growth both personally and professionally.   In her spare time you’ll find her practicing Yoga, reading historical fiction and exploring the Bruce Trail with her favourite hiking buddies- her husband Matt and black lab Rory.

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Nicole is currently working towards completing her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at the University of Toronto and hopes to pursue a career in women’s health as a future physician. She has always been passionate about women’s reproductive health, ignited by the goal to bring a positive impact into people’s lives.

Nicole has past volunteer experiences within our own community at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital as well as Vaughan Hospice, which has allowed her to gain understanding and empathy for our clients to produce a welcoming environment. At The WOMB, Nicole hopes to learn more about prenatal and postnatal care to provide support and a positive atmosphere for families. During Nicole’s free time, she loves to hang out with her family, visit cat cafes and join marathons for charity!

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Kiren is registered to practice in the province of Ontario by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She completed her HBsc and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. With a special interest in working with paediatric, and neuro diverse populations; she strives towards making therapy fun and functional for everyone. She has committed to learning Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI), completing Beginner Level A, and working towards Level B. Kiren values building trust and strong communication with her clients and their families. From gross motor delays, congenital diagnosis, post operative care, to managing sports injuries; Kiren has a diverse skill set. Her goal is to empower clients while they reach for their unique goals. When she’s not working she enjoys caring for her pets, painting, and learning the violin!

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Ilana Katz is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Undergraduate Degree in Health Sciences as well as her Master of Clinical Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. Ilana is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) as well as Speech-Language and Audiology of Canada (SAC) and the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Ilana has experience working with children and adults of all ages both individually and in groups. Ilana has worked in many areas of the Speech-Language Pathology field including private practice, preschool initiative program, school health support services, daycare programming, parent training, workshops, ​ She is Hanen certified for “It Takes Two to Talk” and “More Than Words”, both family-focused early language intervention programs. Ilana is also Hanen certified to lead programs for educators including “Learning Language and Loving It,” “Teacher Talk” and “ABC and Beyond.” Ilana holds PROMPT level 2 “Bridging” Certification and LAMP training level 1. Ilana is also trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding.

Ilana’s areas of interest include working with preschool and school age children in the areas of articulation, language and literacy, as well as working with children with special needs. Ilana also works extensively with adults with developmental disabilities.

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Randi Kepecs is an Occupational Therapist who has devoted her career to practicing in paediatrics; working with a wide variety of vulnerable populations including those who have, or are at risk for, delays in their development. Randi considers all areas of an infant or child’s development from a functional perspective. She uses a fun, play-based approach to promote a child’s skills and independence, while coaching caregivers to feel confident in their abilities to support their children in their own environment; including the family home, child care, school, or out in the community. Randi has a deep passion for providing care and support to families in a holistic manner that focuses on an individual’s strengths while working towards their goals for optimal development.

Randi received a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2007 and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2010. She is registered in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and holds memberships with the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists and Ontario Association for Infant and Child Development. Randi has completed many trainings, certifications, and additional continuing education opportunities to update her skills, knowledge, and expertise, and utilizes evidence-based best practices in her work. Randi has a special interest in infant and child feeding and in addition to the support she provides as an Occupational Therapist, Randi is currently working towards additional certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Outside of her love for all things children and Occupational Therapy, Randi is a proud mother to two beautiful boys and her Golden Retriever, Wrangler. She enjoys spending free time with her wonderful husband, family and friends, watching movies, and eating delicious food! Randi is thrilled to be a part of The WOMB Vaughan and is looking forward to supporting the community that is so close to her heart!

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Natalya is a Registered Massage Therapist with over 15 years of professional experience, primarily focused on massage therapy and holistic health practices. A graduate from the Wellsprings College of Massage Therapy and Aesthetics, she is skilled in a variety of therapeutic techniques including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and prenatal massage. She trained different modalities like Trimesters Pregnancy massage, reflexology, bamboo sticks, cupping, facial massage, and reiki that helps to make massage session a great experience.

Her approach to patient care is holistic, utilizing her broad knowledge base to create treatments that address both physical ailments and overall wellness. Natalya’s extensive experience in diverse settings enhances her ability to deliver effective customized care.

In her leisure time, Natalya enjoys dancing, pilates, exploring the benefits of homeopathy, and studying nutrition, which complements her professional focus on body dynamics and overall health.

Natalya is enthusiastic about joining The WOMB Vaughan, where she looks forward to contributing to the community’s health and wellness.

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Liron has always had an interest in pregnancy, labour and delivery, and postpartum care. These interests naturally transitioned into a passion for pelvic health physiotherapy while in school and during her clinical placements.

Liron has completed Levels I, II & III of the Pelvic Health certification through Pelvic Health Solutions and continues to broaden and strengthen her knowledge and skills through continuing educational courses. Liron is inspired to continue her professional and clinical development in the specialty of women’s health. She strives to empower all women through all stages of life.

Liron completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at York University in 2018, followed by a Master’s in Physiotherapy in 2021 from Glasgow Caledonian University in the United Kingdom. She is excited to join the team as a resident physiotherapist!

Apart from physiotherapy, Liron loves Latin dance, being outdoors, cooking and dogs.

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Preeya is an Infant Craniosacral Therapist specializing in the delicate and transformative practice of craniosacral therapy tailored specifically for newborns and infants. Her treatment involves addressing a range of challenges that infants may face, including birthing traumas, feeding difficulties, and overall well-being. Utilizing gentle and non-invasive techniques, she will focus on releasing restrictions in the craniosacral system to enhance the body’s natural healing processes. Her approach is rooted in creating a safe and nurturing space for both infants and their parents, fostering relaxation, balance, and optimal development. Through continued education and a commitment to staying informed on the latest advancements in craniosacral therapy, she aims to provide the highest standard of care for the littlest members of our community.

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Mark has been in practice since 1990 and has come to be widely recognized as a skilled and compassionate practitioner and teacher of craniosacral therapy and its related osteopathic manual practices of visceral manipulation, myofascial release, joint mobilization and matrix repatterning.

Mark’s strongest competencies with infants and children are the result of working with thousands of clients over the last 32 years.

Mark graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University in 1988 with an Honours B.A. in Philosophy, plus most of a B.Sc., then graduated in 1990 from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy.

Mark taught anatomy and physiology at the college, and developed and taught a course on self care for massage therapists. He then also assisted in teaching many of the craniosacral therapy courses for the Upledger Institute and the Cranial Therapy Centre with Robert Harris.

Mark is committed to lifelong learning by attending and teaching courses in osteopathic manual therapies (OMT) such as Craniosacral Therapy, Strain/Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Fascial Trains, Visceral Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques, Joint Mobilization, Applied Kinesiology, Neuromuscular Therapy, Ergonomics, SomatoEmotional Release, Psychotherapeutic Bodywork, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Therapeutic Touch, Pediatric Therapy, Working with Special Children, and Patient Active Treatment Approaches. Most recently he completed a year long practitioner course in Matrix Repatterning with Dr. George Roth.

Mark is also a writer with numerous published articles, and a teacher of courses and workshops to both the therapeutic community and to general audiences.

Mark has been on the faculty of Centennial College, having developed and taught the craniosacral curriculum for the Holistic Practitioner / Complementary Care Program.

Mark lectured to and served as editor and language advisor to the board of the International Functional Association - IFUNA - an organization concerned with functional orthodontics.

Mark is a member of the Ontario Massage Therapist Association (OMTA), the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP), the American Craniosacral Therapy Association (ACTA), and has been a Registered Massage Therapist (R.M.T.) since 1990.

Mark has two grown up daughters and two grandsons, and is an avid outdoors enthusiast and adventure cyclist.

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Alicia holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario).

Alicia has been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Somatic intervention, and uses other modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Emotion-Focused therapy, psychodynamic and acceptance based approaches. She provides a safe space for clients to explore and work through the issues they bring to therapy, whether they’re struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, postpartum or relationship issues. Part of the work involves turning off our “Auto-Pilot” and taking a deep dive within to better understand our internal world and what causes us to feel the way we do.

Alicia’s goal is for the clients to gain a better understanding of themselves and their struggles, as well as to provide the skills and tools necessary to help clients progress in and outside of therapy.

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Adriana has been a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario for over 23 years. She has a degree in Human Kinetics (Honours) and an advance diploma in Respiratory Therapy.

She is trained in Swedish Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Prenatal Massage, and Infant Massage. She has experience treating people of all ages from newborn to seniors and all sorts of different conditions. She has done a course on massage for “High Risk Pregnancy” and has also trained in Labour Support.

She has worked with athletes and with special needs populations. She believes that all treatments should be unique, personalized, and customized to each individual.

She is very excited to be part of the team at The WOMB Vaughan!

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After completing a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba, Dr. Aida’s love and fascination of natural methods of supporting the human body’s innate healing potential grew, which led her to her training in homeopathic medicine. ⁠

⁠ A few years later, she aspired to expand her knowledge in modern and traditional forms of medicine and became a Naturopathic Doctor in 2014. ⁠

⁠ She uses a less-is-more approach to her care plans for her patients and strives to create a non-judgemental and collaborative relationship with them. She is very results-focused and blends a combination of acupuncture, herbs, homeopathic remedies, nutrition, supplements, vitamin injections and lifestyle guidance to achieve this. ⁠ ⁠ Dr. Aida also loves supporting children in her practice! She truly believes that by nourishing children’s minds, hearts and bodies, our world has a chance to be a great place in the future.⁠

⁠ With 14 years of clinical experience and having experienced the magnificence of pregnancy and birthing, the heartbreak of pregnancy loss and the wonderful journey of raising children, her passion for working with children and people during their pregnancy and postpartum period was reaffirmed.⁠

⁠ Outside of work, she enjoys baking, cooking, watching Degrassi High reruns and spending quality time with her 2 boys and partner.

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Roxy has taught dance and various movement modalities for the Canadian Educational system, professional dance companies and Cirque du Soleil.  She finds her classes in the Pre/Post natal realm the most rewarding.  Having experienced both extremes of pregnancy and birth, from a devastating loss to a beautiful, empowered pregnancy and birth, she brings an open minded and hearted empathy, knowledge and positivity to her classes.  She was surprised when teaching Mommy baby classes, how many women (many with their 2nd or 3rd child) were unaware of the fundamentals of pelvic health and recovery. Being a part of a group whose aim is to nurture, foster growth and enable strength for all that encompasses being a parent is vital to every community. 

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Atiya is a Speech-Language Pathologist with many years of experience working with the paediatric population. She has held positions within school boards, regional preschool speech and language programs, and private clinics; supporting babies, young children and adolescents in the areas of speech sound production, late talking, fluency/stuttering, social communication, and developmental conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Atiya is passionate about empowering caregivers with the skills and confidence to support their child’s communication development in their own environments. She believes in working closely with families to create goals and care plans that are meaningful, functional, and culturally-sensitive. She does her best to ensure that intervention is engaging and productive by incorporating activities that are fun and motivating. Atiya is happy to collaborate with other professionals involved with clients, to provide a wholistic and person-centred approach.

Atiya completed her Masters of Health Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. She continues to pursue professional development opportunities to maintain current knowledge in the field and better serve her clients. Atiya is certified to deliver the It Takes Two to Talk and More than Words parent training programs. She has also completed trainings in PROMPT, PECS, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems, gestalt language processing, and paediatric feeding screening.

Atiya is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and is a member of Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC). When she is not working, Atiya loves spending time with her two young boys, reading, and baking up a storm!

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Tracy Mwalumba is a certified Full Spectrum Birth and Postpartum Doula with a profound dedication to supporting families through their perinatal journey. As a mother of two young children, Tracy brings a deep personal understanding and empathy to her practice, ensuring that every mother feels seen, heard, and empowered.

With a background in psychology, Tracy integrates a comprehensive understanding of mental and emotional health into her doula services. Her expertise in meditation and international perinatal practices allows her to offer a holistic and culturally sensitive approach. This unique blend of skills and knowledge enables her to provide tailored support that addresses the diverse needs of the families she serves.

Tracy’s approach is warm, nurturing, and deeply respectful of each mother’s desires and preferences. She believes in the importance of honoring the birthing person’s voice and choices, creating a safe and supportive environment for their unique journey. Whether through birth planning, labor support, or postpartum care, Tracy is committed to fostering a positive and empowering experience for every family.

Her holistic care encompasses not only the physical aspects of birth and postpartum but also the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of the mother and family. Tracy’s goal is to support families in a way that promotes healing, growth, and a deep sense of fulfillment during this transformative time.

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Lieu is a Registered Massage Therapist, an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, and an educator. Prior to the healthcare field, she obtained a bachelor in Psychology at York University and afterwards, she obtained a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education with the University of New Brunswick. Lieu graduated from Canadian Royal College of Massage Therapy and obtained her massage therapy license in 2019. At the end of 2019, she joined Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy. She completed their Osteopathy program in September 2023. She has also completed her Trimesters training in Prenatal Massage. Lieu has experience treating the whole family and her experiences and education give her the confidence to help clients achieve ultimate holistic health. In her practice, she combines listening to her patients’ concerns and incorporates assessment in each treatment. In her spare time, she loves to cook, listen to music, and read.

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Danica is an experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist, who has dedicated her career to working with children of all ages and varying ability levels. Danica believes in a client and family centered, play based approach - her motto is “when you play, play this way”. Danica’s goal is for every child she works with to be able to participate in their desired activities to the best of their abilities.

Danica is passionate about creating activities that can be easily replicated at home in order to optimize each child’s benefits from physiotherapy sessions and a home program. She loves to share information on WHY certain activities are important and HOW they are helping children. She believes it is important to keep the family’s goals at the forefront, and to meet each child at their ability level.

Danica received her Bachelor of Science with Specialized Honours in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in 2011, and then her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2014. She is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO) and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and its Paediatric Division. Danica regularly completes continuing education courses in order to further her skills and keep her knowledge up to date. Danica is excited to join The WOMB Vaughan team, and eager to meet new families and share her expertise!

Apart from Physiotherapy, Danica is a mother to 4 young boys who keep her and her husband on their toes. Danica is always up for a couch cushion obstacle course, or bug hunt – but messy play is her favourite! Before the wonderful chaos of her boys, Danica was an avid runner and dabbled in IRONMAN races, and was a competitive swimmer and then swim coach for many years before that.

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Pauline is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with a focus on pregnancy and babies.

She received a BSc in Kinesiology from York University which serves as the foundation for her additional skills.

 Pauline brings with her over 10 years of hands-on experience working with expectant families. Her career in childbirth began as a Birth Doula in 2011. Since then, she has helped hundreds of women prepare for childbirth by providing education, advocacy skills, and physical and emotional support throughout her clients’ pregnancies and births.

Pauline became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2017 after completing a two year program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She also completed the Trimesters Pregnancy Massage training, which included a placement at Sunnybrook Hospital in the High Risk Pregnancy Unit.

Pauline’s work with babies began in May 2021 when she received her certificate in Craniosacral Therapy with a specialization in infants from the Beames CST Training Centre.

Pauline’s earlier work was in Aquatics. Her most memorable experience from that era was providing therapeutic swim lessons to children at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto.

When she is not working, Pauline and her husband keep busy with raising their kids who range in age from toddler to teenager. They enjoy the outdoors and serving their community year round.

Pauline was thrilled to join The WOMB Vaughan in 2020. Through her skills, experience, and collaboration with what she believes is an exceptional multidisciplinary team, she loves to help foster healing and wellness to The WOMB Vaughan community.

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Niki worked in the corporate world for over twenty years when she decided to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a Psychotherapist. With heart and hard work, she was able to complete her education while working full-time and raising two amazing children with her supportive husband. As a result, she has been a Psychotherapist for almost four years and continues to study and read about new techniques.

Niki is gentle, compassionate and understanding and makes children feel heard. She has been able to help people of all ages but she has a strong connection with children. She is able to use creative and fun approaches for children to learn psycho-educational content like coping skills and mindset changes. Her main focus is on anxiety depression and trauma, however she also likes to focus on helping children develop self-confidence and a strong sense of self. She uses an integrative approach, which means she looks at the individual and uses the therapy to fit the needs of the specific person.

Niki is so excited to be working at The WOMB and the community it has created. Her first-born cried all day for seven months and health care professionals did not provide any answers as to why. She is looking forward to working with The WOMB team and helping many families thrive!.

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Layla Roche is a 300-hour Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor who became certified at seventeen and has been practicing since she was twelve. She re-connected with her practice after struggling with her own mental health. Now, she is passionate about teaching wellness as both a mindset and a lifestyle. She is also a certified fitness instructor specialist and a published spiritual author. She facilitates yoga, one-on-one energy healing, breathwork and sound healing events.

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Since 2014, Josef Serfaty, a.k.a. Coach Josef, has been guiding his clients toward their fitness goals, whether it’s fat-loss, increased strength, getting toned, or improved endurance to keep with the kids.  Using a holistic approach, the programs he designs are based on the individual’s current fitness capabilities with a focus on functional training and metabolic conditioning.  Josef is a certified Personal Training Specialist and Healthy-Eating & Weight-Loss Coach, Senior Tactical Fitness Instructor, Lebert Fitness Instructor and Brand Ambassador, Theragun Performance Specialist, and a certified Kettlebell Coach. However, he’s more than your ordinary personal trainer.  He’s a Certified Master Coach Practitioner (Mindset Coach), which allows for that “beyond-the-rep” experience within each session. Being an advocate for mental health, Josef is also a Resiliency Keynote Speaker, most recently for Project H.O.P.E. Academy founded by SGT Ken, and the host of The Mindfully Resilient Podcast.  His journey into resilience started with a flame of inspiration to be the best version of himself after an eye-opening boot camp, followed by a lecture on resilience at the Canfitpro Fitness Conference in 2013.  He believes everyone deserves to experience that same empowering flame.  Josef’s passion is to serve and lead others on their journeys to be the best versions of themselves and to inspire them to live every day with joy, curiosity, and passion.

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Suzanne is a Personal Trainer who primarily works with pregnant and post-partum women. She is a Bellies Inc. Core Confidence Specialist, teaching women how to connect with their pelvic floor in exercise, and helping with many common post-partum concerns including diastasis recti and incontinence. In addition, Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a Holistic Nutritionist certification from Edison Institute of Nutrition. She is also a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor through Canfitpro, and a Dance Teacher from the British Association of Teachers of Dancing.

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Leanne Shapiro has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. In her 20-year career as a Social Worker, Leanne has provided support and counselling to children and youth with special needs and their families, including parents, caregivers, and siblings. Additionally, she has provided counselling to individuals facing issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, coping with illness, and stress management. Leanne has been passionate about supporting parents through the perinatal journey since becoming a mom herself. The struggles she faced during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum opened her eyes to the lack of support for and awareness of the needs of emerging parents.

Leanne strives to provide support to individuals on their parenting journey by offering a space where you can feel safe, validated, and listened to while sharing your personal challenges. In addition to her lived experience, Leanne has specialized perinatal and mental health training, allowing her to offer you compassionate and non-judgemental care.

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I’m Anastasia and I am a Certified Holistic Doula through Doula Canada. I am a mother of a 3-year-old who pursued the doula journey more because of my birthing experience. Coming from a background where labour/postpartum resorted to trauma, neglect or unnecessary intervention, my goal was to escape that for myself, then provide knowledge to other women on how to avoid/break that cycle as well. I’ve always had a heart for children. I accumulated over 15 years of experience with youth.  I also have over 3 years of birth/labour and 6 years of postpartum experience. With all being said, I look forward to earning your trust and assisting you throughout your journey of parenthood!

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Adriana Spassova graduated from Queens University where she completed her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2012. She has worked as an Orthopaedic therapist treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries with the end goal of improving overall health and strength as well as optimizing individual performance.

During her own pregnancy, she saw a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist which sparked an interest to pursue training in pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Adriana has a passion in treating pre and post-natal patients who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunctions. Adriana is committed to providing the highest quality of care to her patients by integrating evidence-based practice with her clinical experience. Her goal is to help women gain back their core strength and regain control over their pelvic floor muscles.

She believes in implementing highly individualized treatment plans and relies on manual therapy, soft tissue release, exercise prescription, and patient education to help her clients achieve their therapeutic goal.

During her spare time Adriana enjoys working out, skiing (in the winter), travelling, spending quality time with her daughter and husband and enjoying the outdoors!

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Aibhne, (pronounced Aiv-nee, an old Irish Gaelic name meaning “river”), is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and is on a mission to make breastfeeding support more accessible to families who need it. She most commonly sees families to resolve issues like slow infant weight gain, decreased milk supply, pain or discomfort when breastfeeding, sore or damaged nipples, and babies having difficulty maintaining a latch or who are not yet latching. She has worked in diverse situations, such as with premature, sick infants, surrogacy, adoption, induced lactation, tandem nursing, breast refusal, blocked ducts, engorgement, mastitis as well as breastfeeding twins & multiples and more! Aibhne offers preparatory prenatal breastfeeding consultations and also teaches fun Prenatal & Postnatal Breastfeeding Classes.

Aibhne is a member of the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA), Canadian Lactation Consultants Association (CLCA), and Lamaze International, and serves as a volunteer on the publications team for ILCA. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Guelph in Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience, and then went on to study at the Centre for Breastfeeding Education in the Lactation Medicine Programme. She had the honour of working with a group of world-renowned breastfeeding specialist pediatricians and lactation consultant mentors while seeing families during her clinical training at the International Breastfeeding Centre.

Aibhne believes that compassionate and sensitive support in healthcare is essential to the safety and well-being of our children and families. In her appointments and classes, she meets you where you are on your journey and provides personalized, supportive guidance, assessments and family care plans absolutely free of judgement. She uses practical, real life, evidence-based techniques and solutions-focused approaches and education. She is an advocate for informed self-determination in pregnancy, childbirth and loves working with families to reinvent and empower their breastfeeding relationships.

At home with her daughter Sage she enjoys creating fun projects in their studio & garden, and exploring the piano. She is the proud owner with her partner of Heart of the Woods Soap Shop, where they create self-care routine gift sets for changing bodies in pregnancy & postpartum, and beautiful bar soaps made for sensitive skin.

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Barbara is passionate Registered Physiotherapist with over 13 years of experience. She has focused most of her career on patients with orthopaedic and neurological issues.

In 2013 she started completing post graduate courses in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, in which she has found a special place in her heart. She has completed many courses since then through Pelvic Health solutions, a company dedicated to educating Physiotherapists and other healthcare practitioners about pelvic health.

Barbara specializes in the management and treatment of incontinence for women, sexual pain, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, prenatal and postnatal care, preparation for labour and birth, post-surgical and post menopausal conditions.

Barbara has experience fitting pessaries and training with the hypoppressive technique.

Barbara believes in a multidisciplinary approach when it comes to treating her patients. This may include working with their family doctor, Midwife, urologist, gynaecologist or other healthcare practitioners.

Barbara balances her professional life with her Physiotherapist husband and two kids. She loves dogs and breeds them as a side passion.

Barbara leads a very active lifestyle. Barbara is an avid runner. She finds running extremely therapeutic for the body, mind and soul.

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Dr. Nicole’s goal is to make your health simple and uncomplicated. She is a firm believer in treating the patient as a whole, creating individualized treatment plans that you feel confident in and empower you to regain control of your health. She employs evidence-based treatments together with proven traditional medicine and she values an integrative approach to healthcare, to help you become the best version of yourself. Dr. Nicole has a passion for pediatric and perinatal medicine and would love to help you and your family set up a strong foundation in health!

Dr. Nicole is a board certified naturopathic doctor. She obtained a specialist in biology degree from the University of Toronto where she explored her passion for the complex human body and later went on to pursue her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. In her final year, she completed a year-long internship with additional intensive training working with children and adolescents. Dr. Nicole is in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and she is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Nicole strives to provide the best care for her patients by diversifying her skills. She has received additional training in methylation & genetics, pediatric health, and is also trained as a naturopathic birth doula. She continues to expand her knowledge through various local and international conferences and continuing education courses.

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With a background in fitness, kinesiology, and physiotherapy, and a passion for pregnancy and babies, Michelle was naturally drawn to pelvic health physiotherapy. Michelle completed level one during her Masters in Physiotherapy at McGill, and levels two and three with Pelvic Health Solutions thereafter. Michelle has since completed additional courses in pregnancy, pelvic girdle pain, and dermoneuromodulation. 

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to prepare a mother for her perinatal journey. Michelle is proud to be a part of this interdisciplinary village at The WOMB. Michelle strongly believes in informed childbirth and preparing the body and mind for labour and delivery. Preparation, not planning, as few childbirths go according to plan. As a pelvic health physiotherapist, Michelle’s intention is to educate and support women throughout their perinatal journey. This includes pain education, optimizing breathing and movement strategies, and restoring proper function to the pelvic floor. These same approaches apply to other common conditions such as incontinence and prolapse. Michelle also has a special interest in treating chronic pelvic pain conditions and working to desensitize the nervous system. Science has confirmed a mind-body connection that is an essential part of Michelle’s practice. 

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Cheryl Wise is an educator by training and a mother of 3 who has devoted her life towards helping others. Cheryl has directed privately run schools in both Canada and the United States and has worked with a diverse group of families assisting them through both the joyous and difficult moments of their lives. Cheryl completed her birth doula certification through DONA International and her Childbirth Educators certification through Lamaze International. She has worked at McMaster University for the Midwifery Education Program as an educational facilitator training certified midwives how to support midwifery students in their clinical placements. Cheryl’s passion for pregnancy and birth support is her labour of love. Cheryl is excited to be a part of The WOMB Vaughan team and looks forward to supporting women through the magical journey of  pregnancy, birth, and parenthood.

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Ivy Rong Xiao is a graduate from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the top TCM universities in China. Awarded with ‘Honor Educated Student’ for the bachelor’s degree of medicine, she was invited to work at the university hospital, integrating both Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine philosophy. After immigrating to Canada, she worked as a medical researcher in the Obstetrics & Gynecology field, before becoming a General Registered TCM practitioner and Acupuncturist in 2013 at the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. Ivy also graduated from Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada Science in 2018 and became an RMT in Ontario.

Due to her strong medical background and clinic experiences, Ivy has a strong sense in applying treatment methods for infertility and gynecological disorders. She consistently diagnoses the primary symptoms early, before giving clients the accurate diagnosis and precise treatment procedures needed in both infertility acupuncture and prenatal & postpartum massage.

Additionally, as a warm, caring, and experienced practitioner, Ivy is very amicable in creating positive client relations. She always conducts clients care and determines the nature of a client’s condition. Her practice emphasizes the harmony interactions between human beings and nature, devising appropriate treatment plans to gain its maximal effects.

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Dr. Michelle Zemari is a family Chiropractor and Acupuncture provider with a special interest in prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric care. She treats various conditions including but not limited to headaches, back pain, joint and muscle pains, sciatica, pregnancy pains, and pediatric-related challenges.

Dr. Michelle has extensive knowledge and competency in:

Adjustments, Mobilizations, Muscle / Myofascial Release Techniques, Acupuncture / Electro-Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy, Athletic Taping, Exercise Rehabilitation, & MPS Dolphin Neurostim (All scars including C-Section Scar Release Treatment).

Approach to Care

Dr. Michelle strives to keep the patient’s lifestyle and present health at the centre of each interaction. Through active collaboration she provides her patients with the highest quality of care. She believes in the importance of helping her patients achieve optimal health through conservative pain management, exercise rehabilitation, and injury prevention.

Prenatal, Postpartum & Pediatric Care

Dr. Michelle invites you to bring your infant for an assessment so she can support you with challenges such as torticollis, plagiocephaly, breast or bottle feeding, and delayed developmental milestones and more.

Dr. Michelle works with her patients to ease pregnancy related discomforts. She uses the Webster Technique to establish alignment and balance in the pelvis to encourage optimal fetal positioning. She is passionate about providing care that allows for a quick and smooth labour and delivery.

A postnatal chiropractic visit will also aid in easing the discomfort placed on the muscles and joints while caring for your little. Dr. Michelle looks forward to being a part of her patients’ journey into motherhood by providing them the most comfortable prenatal and postnatal experience that protects the health of both the infant and the mother.

Dr. Michelle’s Qualifications include:

• Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

• Honours Bachelor of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

• Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, McMaster University

• Member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Paediatric Association)

• Webster Technique (Prenatal Care) Certified

• Advanced Pediatric Bootcamp & PIPS Intraoral Technique Certification

• DONA Trained Birth Doula

• DONA Trained Postpartum Doula

• Thompson Technique Course

• Maternal Education Program

• MPS Scar Release Therapy using the Dolphin Neurostim, to help release all types of scars including c-section scars

• GrowCo Postpartum Rehab (currently completing)

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