PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS

Group Physio Classes

support your goals through clinical exercise and community:

CURATED & INSTRUCTED BY REGULATED HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS. 

Group Physio Classes are the perfect match for individuals who are injured & recovering, living with complex medical concerns or simply in search of support in their journey back to movement.

Gather weekly and progress through safe and relevant sequencing.

Be supported by modifications and props, and increased mind-body connection. 

Join in person or virtually as needed. Access class series replays.

Receipts from Group Physio Classes may be covered by private health benefits.

Registration required. Conditions apply

testimonials

season 18
GROUP physio Classes

Bloom Ottawa with kristy schmekel, RYT

Join us for this 6-week series that will help you reconnect to your core and pelvic floor postpartum.

These classes will take you through a series of integrated movements to build body awareness and core strength with a goal of helping you feel your best!

In addition to movement we will discuss anatomy and the relationship between your pelvic floor, core and breath.

May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply

This 4 week group physio rehab series aims to connect mind and body, assisting you to support the changes throughout pregnancy, prepare for labour,  as well as optimize birth outcomes and recovery postnatally.

Various topics will be discussed and integrated throughout this series including:

  • Understanding and connecting to core, including pelvic floor in various postures and functional movements
  • Preparing body & mind for labour, birth and recovery postpartum
  • Breathwork, Mindfulness & Meditation
May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply.
 
“I have been recommending this class to all of my pregnant friends. I felt great throughout my pregnancy, and now that I have had my baby I can confidently say that my care at Bloom helped to ensure a positive birth and postpartum experience.”
with Andrea Plitz, PT + RYT

This 4, 6 or 12 week mindful movement practice aims to increase ease, strength and resilience to common aggravating daily postures &/or movements like sitting, standing, bending, lifting, cleaning, caring for children, etc., while also inviting a sense of curiosity and regaining intuition when it comes to recovery with movement.

Andrea’s classes combine a variety of holistic movement practices from Yoga, Pilates, deep core/ floor + breath foundations, progressive motor control & functional strength training, myofascial release & sling retraining, as well as practices from trauma-informed care and pain neuroscience.

No matter what your diagnosis, this class will give you the knowledge, tools, and support to release, align, connect and move in a way that meets you where you’re at in your recovery and movement health journey.

May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply

with kerri, pta + personal trainer

This class combines low pressure fitness concepts and true resistance training. In this 45 minute class, we will focus on functional training where movements are chosen to help strengthen movement patterns we use in our everyday living such as: squatting, lunging, bending, pulling, twisting and pushing.

This class promises to be one of kind. You will gain strength with load, all the while learning how to integrate your deep core musculature through postural cues and breath techniques.

May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply

Join us for this 4-week group physio rehab series where you will learn to connect to your body and learn pregnancy-specific exercises to help keep you moving during pregnancy, prepare for childbirth, and assist with recovery postnatally.

Various topics will be discussed and integrated through movement during this course:

  • Postural and bodily changes during pregnancy
  • Common symptoms of pregnancy, such as pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor dysfunctions and Diastasis Recti Abdominus (DRA)
  • Pregnancy Myths
  • Pregnancy-specific exercises to prepare body for childbirth
  • Postpartum care
  • Breathwork
May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply.
with kristy Schmekel, RYT
  • Level 1 (Postnatal Core Strength) is not required but strongly encouraged.

Join us for this 6-week series that is focused on building up your core strengthening in a fun fusion of pilates, barre, and functional movements. Building on our Level 1 Postnatal Core, this Core Fusion series will take it up a notch by adding in resistance bands, weights, or other tools that will not only help you build strength but also your awareness. 

The classes are designed for anyone who wants to continue to build their core, back and glute and overall hip strength, while connecting to their pelvic floor. It is designed for those that have taken the Level 1 with us or anyone from 6 months or 6+ years postpartum.

May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply

Natalie Morris, pt + ryt

Created and taught by local pelvic health Physiotherapists and yoga teachers Andrea Plitz & Natalie Morris, this 4 week group series is aimed to support those experiencing pelvic health complaints of any kind including but not limited to: pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, hip/lower back or tailbone pain, endometriosis, pelvic/ breast cancers, peri/post-menopausal complaints, sexual pain, previous pelvic/ hip surgeries, painful periods, endometriosis and/or bladder pain.

We will integrate supportive breath work, mindful movement and gentle strengthening all while weaving in educative content to reconnect you with this vital part of your being.This class will give you the time, space, tools and connection to begin moving your body again in a way that feels positive and safe.

All are welcome regardless of diagnosis. May be covered by private health benefits. 

with dior krolak, pt

Feeling heavy, bloated or out of sync with your centre? Pelvic or abdominal pressures causing discomfort, leaking or prolapse?

This low pressure fitness technique (hypopressives) targets the deep core musculature and its synergistic function, while assisting to redistribute pressures of the thorax, abdominal, and pelvic cavities. Hypopressives train the body as a unit using postural and respiratory tasks, focusing on myofascial stretching, diaphragm mobilization and core stabilization while avoiding excessive demands of increased intra-abdominal pressure – all which impact many common pelvic floor complaints including pelvic organ prolapse (“pop”), urinary or fecal urgency, frequency &/or incontinence, constipation, and more. 

A few of the benefits in the practice include:

  • enhances posture
  • prevents all types of herniation 
  • regulates or improves respiratory parameters
  • prevents or reduces symptoms of urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency, as well as pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
  • improves management of intra-abdominal and pelvic pressures, including diastasis recti (DRA)
  • prevents musculoskeletal injuries through better alignment
  • improves lumbo-pelvic stabilization
  • enhances quality of life and well being

This Group Physio Rehab class is great for those 6 weeks to 20 years postpartum and/or for those with any of the above symptoms, including those without kids. 

May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply

COMING AGAIN SOON...
with Sarah trottier

Join us at Bloom Stittsville for our first workshop!

This 2 hour workshop is designed for women at any stage of pregnancy, even pre-conception, who want to learn more about how they can stay active and healthy throughout pregnancy, prepare for delivery to optimize outcomes, and assist in their recovery and return to activities postpartum.

Created and taught by local women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists, this class will provide information on anatomy, common conditions and treatment options with a focus on pelvic and abdominal/core health (more than just kegels & planks), the importance of breath, as well as integrating movement and embodiment exercises to aid with pregnancy, birth and recovery postpartum.

May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply

with DIOR KROLAK, PT
In this class we will address everyday movements like rising from the ground, bending over, and squatting to enhance strength and alleviate discomfort. 
 
This series will integrate deep core exercises while emphasizing hip strength and mobility. Additionally, we’ll cover postural strength and upper body mobility, beneficial for addressing breastfeeding-related discomfort. 
 
Ideal for postpartum individuals (6 weeks and beyond), this class encourages you to bring your baby, incorporating them into enjoyable exercises!
 

May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply

with dior krolak, pt

This 2 hour workshop will introduce you to the hypopressives technique.

Hypopressives is a non-traditional core exercise that uses postures, breathing, and the transitions between those postures to achieve deep core stabilization. It uses the body as an entire unit and focuses on myofascial stretching and diaphragm mobilization.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the principles behind this technique (tensegrity, 360 breathing, apnea), and learn how to piece together the components of the inhale, exhale, and false inhale* in a variety of postures.

Hypopressives can be a very helpful technique for those who are looking to:

Enhance posture
Prevent or manage all types of herniation
Strengthen & improve breathing practices
Prevent or reduce symptoms of incontinence & prolapse
Improve management of abdominal and pelvic pressure, including abdominal separation
Prevent injuries through better alignment
Improve core stability
Join us to try something different for your body!

*The false inhale is contraindicated for those who are pregnant, have unstable hypertension, COPD, or are recipients of recent surgery. Alternate core connection cuing will be substituted for those who cannot practice the false inhale.

May be covered by private health benefits. Conditions apply

Season 19: May 6th - June 14th
Season 21: Sept 16th - Oct 25th
Season 22: Nov 4th - Dec 13th