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We understand motherhood can be challenging.
One of the greatest roles in life is being a mother but sometimes challenges occur that limit the ability to fulfill this role in the way it is desired.
Willow Family OT is a privately owned and operated occupational therapy clinic specializing in women's health during the perinatal phase of life. We believe our clients, both women and their families, possess the capacity to grow and adapt. We work with you to overcome barriers (physical, mental, social, and environmental) that may be preventing you from living your life to the fullest.
What's on your mind?
From pre-pregnancy to postpartum and beyond, we work with you to address the concerns that you might have at any stage of your motherhood journey.
Explore a topic to learn more about its role in perinatal health and how we can help.
Still wondering if maternal health is for you?
If you are seeking support for any aspect of perinatal or family wellness and are unsure how our services can fit your needs please contact us for a customized approach. If we are unable to help you, we can assist you in finding someone who may be able to.
Services provided but not inclusive of:
Postpartum Mood Disorder Screening
Understanding the New Maternal Role
Maternal Adaptation & Transition Support for the Whole Family
Functional Mobility & Ergonomics of Motherhood
Fatigue Management & Sleep Hygiene
Environmental Assessment (In-home only)
Adaptive Strategies for Occupational Engagement
Cesarean Birth Recovery Support
Preparation for 4th Trimester
Postpartum Depression, Anxiety & Rage Support
Maternity Leave Return to Work Planning and Support
Family Wellness and Connection
Health Promotion and Education
Nature-based Therapeutic Approach for Parents and Children
Solution Focused Approach
Responsive Parenting Approach
Gross Motor/Fine Motor Development Screen and Intervention
We believe it is so important to know who you are trusting your story to when you reach out for help,
especially when you might be at a vulnerable place in your life.
Amanda Hall, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), PMH-C
Owner & Occupational Therapist
I am a registered Occupational Therapist in Ontario, Canada and owner of Willow Family Wellness Occupational Therapy Services (Willow Family OT). I am also certified in Perinatal Mental Health with Postpartum Support International.
Over my last 10 years of clinical experience, I've worked in hospital, clinic and community settings. My experiences cover both physical and mental health approaches which I give great value to when working from a mind-body connection point-of-view.
Following the birth of my own two babies, I developed a passion for working with and helping women as they transition into their motherhood journey from a physical, mental, spiritual and social health perspective. I love spending time in nature and find great benefit to bringing a natural element to my client interactions when possible.
Sarah Platz, MSc.OT, OT Reg.(Ont.)
I am a registered Occupational Therapist with over 12 years experience in community mental health. Throughout my clinical practice, I have gained extensive experience working with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges including but not limited to depression, anxiety, bipolar and psychosis related disorders.
During my first pregnancy and becoming a mother in 2011 through a cesarean birth, it became very apparent to me the lack of occupational related services made available to women during this major life transition. Being a mother is a wonderful but also extremely challenging role at times, and can become even more challenging when trying to balance our other roles and most importantly not forgetting ourselves in the process. I am passionate about helping women succeed as mothers, find balance within their own life and maintain those valued identities outside of being a parent.
As a first time mother, the level of care and education I received exceeded all my previous expectations. The confidence that Amanda gave me has enabled me to look after myself and my baby.
- Previous Client
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