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Blossom this Spring with Bloom’s 30 Day Wellness Challenge

#bloomhealthchallenge Join Bloom this April for a 30 day spring wellness challenge, chalked full of positive and healthy self care activities! All content is curated and provided by our interdisciplinary healthcare team at Bloom Integrative Health & Movement Centre. At the same time, enjoy a little healthy competition to get 10% off any of Bloom’s […]

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Stability

5 Minute Movements: Stability Junkie

How many of you think you don’t have time to exercise? This is something we hear time and time again from our clients, especially new mama’s. Exercise does not have to be hours long to be effective, nor do you need fancy equipment. What is most important is consistency, which builds up over time. Stability is important during movement.

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Personal Lubricant

It’s Not TMI: Personal Lubricants

Let’s talk about personal lubricant. Lubricant is great for reducing vaginal dryness, which is highly necessary in the early post-partum period or with menopause. Lubricants come in a variety of forms, the most common being water-based options, followed by silicone and oil-based varieties. Choosing the type of lubricant that works best for you is primarily

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decrease stress

Decrease Stress through Breath to Support your Nervous System

You have probably heard of the “fight or flight” response, this is our body’s defence mechanism
against threats and stress, called the sympathetic nervous system. This response is necessary
when we are in threatening situation and is what is responsible for the stories you hear about a
mother who lifts a car of her child or the man who fights off a grizzly bear in the woods, it’s also
what is responsible for the butterflies in your stomach before a big presentation.

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Postnatal Tips with Sarah Trottier: Lifting and carrying your baby’s carseat

Postnatal Tips with Sarah Trottier: Lifting and Carrying Your Baby’s Car Seat

To all the new and expecting moms (and dads) out there. It’s estimated that two-thirds of new
moms experience low back pain, often attributed to heavy work, including lifting, carrying and
breastfeeding your new bundle of joy and love. Caring for your newborn is a lot of work (filled with a lot of reward), be kind to your own body too!

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Taking a deeper and more specific look: The use of real time ultrasound for abdominal-pelvic rehab

Taking a Deeper and More Specific Look: The Use of Real Time Ultrasound for Abdominal-Pelvic Rehab

We are so excited to offer the use of real time ultrasound (RTUS) imaging as an adjunct to our clinical and manual tests for abdominal-pelvic physiotherapy. It is the same type of ultrasound that physicians use to look at a baby in utero. It is used to identify potential issues in organs or inflammation in a tendon. However, we will be able to do it in house and with a focus on abdominal-pelvic health concerns.

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It’s Not TMI: The Difference Between a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Exam and a Pap Test

It’s Not TMI: The Difference Between a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Exam and a Pap Test

After Lisa Flanders’ post on A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Exam is NOT a Pap Test many questions came in asking about the difference. It’s Not TMI and if you have an idea for a future episode, Contact Us

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Urinary Leakage

Path of the Breath: Optimize Pressures to Limit Urinary Leakage

Consciously connecting to pelvic floor just before and holding it during a cough or sneeze (aka “the knack”) can be a very helpful and functional way to limit urine leakage. However, we also need to think about and manage pressures above – especially if “kegeling” is not working for you. Check out this video to assist your pelvic floor even more with this simple breath awareness technique.

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