Rooted in Nature, Growing through Motherhood

A nature-based approach

to maternal wellness, family connection

and child development.

Credit: Photography by Craig Edwards

We are collecting information on the Lived Experience of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery during COVID-19. 

We would love to hear your experiences!  Survey link:  https://willowfamilyot.wispform.com/06d19f53

Tell your story!

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.

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Bonding With Baby

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Caesarean Birth

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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.

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Mental & Emotional Health

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Return to Work

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Pelvic Health

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Transition Into Motherhood

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Physical Health & Ergonomics

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Mother & Infant Sleep

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Recovery After Birth

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Other

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Info for Health Care Providers

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Kids OT & Pediatrics

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. 

Our Services

Clinic Visits

Home Visits

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Teletherapy

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Groups

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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

  • Partner/Family 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

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New!

Looking for OT services for your child?

We are excited to provide new Willow Kids therapy offerings this Spring 2021.

A Natural Girl
 

Meet Our Team

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.

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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.)

Occupational Therapist

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.

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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

FREE Upcoming Events

Online Drop-In Group Sessions

Join other mothers in learning and discussing topics related to women's and maternal health. One hour sessions are hosted weekly online.  See topics schedule here.

REGISTER TODAY

Tummy Time!

LIVE ONLINE MINI COURSE

Learn how to make the most of tummy time!  Geared toward parents with babies 0-6 mths

Next up at Willow Family OT!

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"Study Nature, love Nature, stay close to Nature. It will never fail you."

- Frank Lloyd Wright