Mirka Katajisto

Pregnancy & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

As a Maternity Physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy, I am specially trained to assess and treat a wide range of pelvic floor problems in women. I help women rehabilitate their abdominal separation and pelvic floor muscles post-birth and offer help with various pain symptoms. Due to my fitness and pilates background, I am able to provide mums with suitable pelvic floor exercises that improve general wellbeing and pelvic floor fitness. As a person I am considerate and kind; I am also mum to three lovely children.

Along the way, I have noticed that during postpartum in particular, mums battle with a great deal of uncertainty with the recovery of their core and pelvic floor muscles. This is in addition to the fact that many women in the perinatal period often suffer unnecessarily from issues that could be helped by proper guidance and care. I would really like to see women taking better care of themselves throughout their lives, and that all women would seek help for challenges that most of us come across at some stage of our lives; urinary incontinence, problems with core function, various aches and pains, just to name a few. In my experience, the right kind of physical exercise, combined with treatments that listen to what the body tells us, usually delivers the best results.

I am constantly educating myself further, and I’m lookingto understand the human body as a whole. I specialize in diastasis recti, or abdominal separation, as well as the function of the core and pelvic floor; but above all I take care of you -with kindness and by listening to you and your individual needs. I want to help you understand your own body and find the right methods for you to take care of yourself.