Wellness

Group Physiotherapy: An Effective and Affordable Alternative to Individual Care

Physiotherapy is an essential component of quality healthcare that helps individuals recover from injuries and chronic conditions, improves mobility, and promotes overall well-being. While individualised physiotherapy assessment and treatment are required at the outset of a treatment plan, lack of alternative options may be limiting the success for many.   Group physiotherapy, as an alternative, has

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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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Infertility

Infertility: When Should You Seek Help?

[ Disclaimer ] There are many different types of people and couples on the path towards creating new life. In this article, we refer to cis-female and cis-male individuals, but we recognize there exists more people trying to conceive outside of these genders. We also refer to the individual testing and roles that cis-females and

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Postpartum Thyroid Health: An often overlooked contribution to fatigue and other “normal” concerns

In the whirlwind of postpartum, changing bodies and new symptoms get overlooked or inappropriately labelled as “just normal”. While the focus is mostly on babe, Mom’s concerns can get ignored or trivialized.  My first real experience of this was when A.G., a new mama to a five month old babe, came to see me. She

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Safe Return

A Safe Return to In Person Care

Since March 16th, 2020 we have shifted our practice to offering Virtual Care as an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  As of May 14th, the Ontario government released the first stage of their reopening plan. Unfortunately, this did not include any changes to the existing advice on practice restrictions for physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors

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Telerehabilitation

Telerehabilitation for Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. Really?

As we attempt to provide care in a unique and safe way, in the form of Telerehabilitation, there can be a sense of loss or comparison against what we are used to. This makes sense as we are creatures of habit and Physiotherapy is traditionally quite physically and hands on based.  However, there are many

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Telerehab

Telerehab Physiotherapy: Comparable to In-Person Care… well almost.

Physiotherapy is a profession that is, at its core, a very physical health care modality. We are experts in movement and movement conditions that affect people’s’ day to day including quality of life and optimal physical functioning or performance. So while it makes sense that the majority of care is provided in person and hands

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Cesarean Birth

Physiotherapy after a Cesarean Birth

One of the most common myths I hear as a Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist is that women who have experienced a cesarean birth do not need pelvic floor physiotherapy as their pelvic floor “was not affected”. On the contrary, I HIGHLY recommend seeing a pelvic floor physiotherapist minimum 6 weeks postpartum regardless of whether you’ve experienced a vaginal or cesarean birth.

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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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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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enhance your breath

Enhance Your Breath & Support your Abdomen and Pelvic Floor by Opening Your Ribcage

The ribcage is intricately connected to the abdomen and pelvic floor. Optimize your ribcage mobility through these 3 basic yoga poses to enhance abdominal and pelvic floor function – including leaking pee!

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Birthing from Within

Birthing from Within: A “birth class” with a twist

Birthing is more than just the physical – Birthing From Within offers a birth class focused on assisting parents to become more resourceful, comfortable and confident in themselves on their journey in becoming parents.

Jennifer brings a unique perspective to her support of families during this time. Join her this January in person for a 2 part series.

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