Dr. Mattson's practice focuses on pregnancy and postpartum care. She is certified and has taken additional training in pregnancy care and postpartum rehab. Her treatments include a combination of joint manipulation/mobilization, soft tissue therapy, exercise prescription, and patient education. She promotes exercise and active care. She believes in providing her patients the necessary tools to help them move better and recover faster.
After completing her Kinesiology Degree at the University of Western Ontario, Tara decided to return home to Vancouver to attend the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Upon graduating in 2000, she chose to focus her practice on pregnant and postnatal women. Her interest in this group of clients inspired her to take extra courses in normal, complicated, and high risk pre- and postnatal conditions.
My goal is to empower the patient in their own health through education and by unlocking their healing potential. Since beginning my practice on the Sunshine Coast in 2008, I have been in awe of how well acupuncture and other TCM modalities can help.
In BC, midwives practice as autonomous health care practitioners (like a family doctor). This means that they can provide comprehensive maternity care to low-risk women and babies. Your midwife may be your first point of entry into maternity health care once you find out you are pregnant or you can self-transfer from your physician at any time during your pregnancy if you decide that you want midwifery care. However, the best time to start your care with a midwife is as early as possible.
The Sunshine Coast Maternity Care Group offers full spectrum care for pregnancy, birth and postpartum for families from Langdale, Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay and Pender Harbour.
Maternity doctor serving Gibsons. Dr. Rayna Sivakova graduated from the Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2003. She completed her Family Practice residency at UBC in 2012 and joined the Gibsons Medical Clinic soon after that. Rayna enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine but has a special interest in providing Maternity Care including deliveries. Besides medicine, Rayna enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter and son, living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.