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Dr. Karen Buhler

Dr. Karen Buhler

MD, CCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why is it important to see a health care provider when you become pregnant?

A:

You should see a care provider as early as possible in your pregnancy.  There are many tests and investigations that need to occur early on.

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The Role of Your Healthcare Provider During Pregnancy

Tamarah Nerreter

Tamarah Nerreter

M.S.
Physiotherapist
Surrey, BC
Q:

What is Rectus Diastasis during pregnancy?

A:

Rectus diastasis is a split down the center of your abdomen. The linea alba that holds the fascia together will split with an overload in the abdomen, ie: your baby growing. This can create numerous issues. When the abdomen does not have that same stability, then that changes the stability of the pelvis and of your lumbar spine.

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Rectus Diastasis During Pregnancy

Dr. Bassam Masri

Dr. Bassam Masri

MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Can physiotherapy be useful if I'm waiting for a hip replacement?

A:

If your hip pain is severe enough to warrant a hip replacement, and you are waiting for your surgery, there may not be much benefit you would get from doing physical therapy during the waiting period. There are varying schools of thought on pre-operative physiotherapy and its benefits, so you should do your part in researching your options, and speaking with your doctor and surgeon. You can also consult with a local physiotherapist who specializes in hip replacement therapy.

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Diagnosing Who Needs Hip Replacement