Leona Ham – Pelvic Floor & Orthopedic Physiotherapist

We are so excited to share with you the MOST experienced Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist in the Okotoks area (Dr. Wuest refers to her as a genius)…meet Leona Ham.

And get this – she is ALSO an amazing Sports Physiotherapist.

We can help you with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction! 

Leona treats patients AND offers group classes that combine yoga and therapeutic exercises for the pelvic floor.  These will focus on prenatal and women of all ages.

Orthopedic & Pelvic Floor Physio Therapy Clinic Hours for Leona

Tuesday 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

**January 2020 Class Schedule now posted**

Pelvic Floor Yoga Therapy Group Class

Level 1 – Open to Everyone
Level 2 – Must take Level 1 first
Level 3 – Must take Level 2 first

Ever wonder how you can workout your pelvic floor and CORE while doing Yoga? During this 6 week registered class you will learn the anatomy of the CORE, two types of breath to use during yoga and how to implement these breaths into  your pelvic floor contraction during strength and restorative poses used in Yoga.

Level 1

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Time: 12 pm

Level 1

Date: Wednesday, January 15 -February 26, 2020 (No Class February 19th)

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Active Balance Health Centre19 Elma St W, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1J7
Registration and Cost: Contact Us!

 

Level 1 Strength and Balance Pelvic Floor Yoga Therapy Group Class

Level 1 – Open to Everyone
Level 2 – Must take Level 1 first
Level 3 – Must take Level 2 first

If you have a good base strength and you have  practiced yoga regularly for 2 or more years, this class is for you.  During this class you will be introduced to how your breath and pelvic floor can work together to maximize your CORE while performing a strength and balance yoga pose.

Level 1

Dates: Tuesday, January 14 – February 25, 2020 (No class February 18th)

Time: 615 am

Dates: Thursday January 16 – February 27, 2020 (No Class February 20th)

Time: 12 pm

Location: Active Balance Health Centre19 Elma St W, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1J7
Registration and Cost: Contact Us!

 

Hypopressives

Breathe while you improve your tone in your pelvic floor and CORE.

Learn how to:

  • Increase the resting tone of the pelvic floor and abdomen
  • Cut down your waist size
  • Flatten the abdominal wall
  • Prevent or improve incontinence, prolapse and hernias
  • Increases explosive strength and anaerobic capacity for sports performance
  • Raises your metabolism
  • Improve sexual function
  • Improve posture

Learn More:
www.coresetfitness.com
www.hypopressivescanada.com

Nothing is currently scheduled but Leona is happy to do a 1-1 or small group sessions. Contact the clinic to book your session today!

 

Prenatal Pelvic Floor Yoga Therapy Group Class

Open to all Expecting moms

Prenatal Yoga is a great way to stay fit during pregnancy!  Pregnancy and delivery impact the function of the pelvic floor, surrounding CORE and breath.  Leona will guide you through movements that will minimize the impact on these tissues. In addition to the yoga poses, Leona will educate you on how to try and prevent aches and pains commonly felt during pregnancy, go through delivery positions helpful for preventing pelvic floor dysfunction and address proper care of the pelvic floor after your delivery. The session will run for 6 weeks and offer a variety of poses catered to each individual’s needs and stage of pregnancy.

Nothing is currently scheduled but Leona is happy to do a 1-1 or small group sessions. Contact the clinic to book your session today!

 

Special Instructions for Classes:

If you are registering for a sessional class, your insurance may cover the class under your physiotherapy benefits. It is recommended you check with your insurance company to determine if they will cover a physiotherapy group treatment exercise class.  If your insurance will cover the classes, then a physiotherapy assessment must be completed before the first class and a post class reassessment must be completed after the last class.

All classes are 6 week registered classes.  If you are unable to make your class a $20 fee will automatically be charged for missed registered classes.  In some circumstances this fee maybe waived.  This will be addressed on a case by case basis.

Supplies needed: Yoga mat, comfortable workout pants, shirt and hoodie.

For more information about all of Leona’s services, please visit her website: finishlinephysio.com

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Leona Ham graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Initially as a Certified Athletic Therapist, Leona began her career with a focus in Sports Physical Therapy. After experiencing her own pelvic health struggles, Leona realized her passion for women’s health. She has been seeing patients with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction since 2009.

Leona has attended numerous conferences that focus on pelvic pain, pelvic medicine and continence. She has spoken to various mom groups, doctor’s, the Primary Care Network nurses, female ministry groups in her community and has presented at the Alberta nurses neonatal education day. Leona does free presentations on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction at the Okotoks’ Public Library 2-4 times/year. In addition to seeing patients one on one, she teaches prenatal exercise classes and provides a seminar to educate pregnant women on exercise, posture, movement mechanics, injury prevention and pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy. Leona also enjoys educating others. She consults to the University of Alberta Rehabilitation Medicine Satellite Campus Team in Calgary to help assistant teach in the Bridging Program. Leona has and continues to volunteer as a therapist in a variety of sports and events in her community.

Her Highlights Include:

(1) Traveling to Germany with the Canadian Trampoline and Tumbling team for their world championships in 2003. This was a special moment as Karen Cockburn, one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians, won her first World Championship.

(2) Training the men’s hockey team that won Gold for Team Alberta at the 2003 Canada Games.

(3) Medical trainer with her son and daughter’s Hockey Team in the Okotoks Minor Hockey League.

Leona has a sincere and empathetic approach towards all of her patients. Exercise and activity are important to her and she understands the frustrations women have when their favourite activities are limited due to pelvic health issues or other injuries. Because of this, Leona created her own practice operating as Finishline Physiotherapy with a mission of “Helping individuals Maintain an Active Life.”

Leona has certificates in:

Women’s Urinary Incontinence
Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction
Pelvic pain
Level 2 Certification in Hypopressive technique
Anatomical Acupuncture Certificate
Level 1 Visceral Therapy
Paediatric Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Certificate,
Level 1 Certificate in Visceral Fascial Treatment for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
PYTI-c Yoga Therapy Certificate
Rost Therapy Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain Certificate
Antony Lo Courses – Bullet Proof Your Pelvic Floor and The Female Athlete
Level 3 Certificate in Manual therapy from and accredited International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapists (IFOMPT).