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SpineCare PhysioYoga - Fall 2021

SpineCare PhysioYoga - Fall 2021

SpineCare PhysioYoga - Fall 2021

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Online Support for registrants of the virtual Physio Rehab series at Bloom Integrative Health & Movement Centre (Sept 22-Oct 27).

For those who suffer from either acute or chronic lower back pain, they know how debilitating it can be. But we also know that not all back pain is the same, both in presentation but also in origin. Movement to assist a disc herniation is very different than that of spinal stenosis or a spondylolisthesis.

As a Physiotherapist, Andrea has specialized training and understanding of all aspects, including the differences and nuances of back injuries and pathologies, as well as in integrative core control exercises (more than planks and bird dogs).

Supported through mindful movement including basic to advanced core retraining, stretching, strengthening and functional movements; and assisted through a variety of dynamic props, modifications and self care tools as needed, participants will gain:

  • a sense of the physiology and psychology of pain, spinal biomechanics
  • how to tune in to positive experiences in their body and mind
  • a myriad of self care techniques including breath work, mindful movement and meditation
  • An embodied understanding and ability to integrate important core rehab principles, while having time and proper instruction on how to progressively strengthen while limiting flare ups. 

Recommended Equipment & Alternatives (if joining from home):

  • Yoga mat; Carpet, other exercise mat or towel/ blanket
  • Dining or folding chair - ideally without arms
  • Yoga blocks (2); stack of books, step stool 
  • Yoga Bolster; sturdy pillow, folded towel or blanket
  • Yoga Strap/ Belt; pillow case, waist belt, robe belt
  • 12” inflatable ball (Coregeous); other inflatable ball (small-medium size)
  • Water bottle

In Clinic Logistics & Infection Control: 

  • Classes are 60 minutes and limited to 8 participants for more individual care and ample physical distancing in studio.
  • All equipment is provided when in studio; recommended equipment and alternatives are provided prior to class. 
  • Masks are required in all areas, and are recommended to be worn during class as well, although it is not required. 
  • Learn more about our Infection Control Policies and Procedures

Virtual Attendance: Our summer class session will be hosted virtually only. In order to optimize your online experience and care should you or we need to move online last minute, please understand how this transition to virtual care may work and prepare ahead of time. 

WATCH: Setting up your for your Virtual Physiotherapy Appointment

READ: Telerehab Physiotherapy: Comparable to In Person Care

If you are still unsure how to set up and prepare for online care, please contact our Wellness Administrators who can take you through a 5-15 minute session to help you troubleshoot any issues. 

Online Support & Progress Tracking: All Physio Rehab Classes are supported via our online platform, Embodia. Here you will gain secured access to relevant weekly educational handouts, exercise and movement practices, as well as your outcome questionnaires. We ask that you please complete all questionnaires prior to the start of each class, as well as at two other times after completion of the series. We will email to remind you. 

Here, you will also be able to participate in a private group forum where you can ask questions and interact with other participants within your series, as well as the instructor and supervising Physiotherapist. 

Billing & Insurance: Classes may be covered by extended health insurance plans under Physiotherapy if you are currently under active care. 

If you are not currently under active Physiotherapy care and would like to deduct these classes from private insurance, a Physiotherapy assessment is required prior to the start of class to determine if this class series is an appropriate form of care for you. Please go online at or call Bloom Integrative Health to book your appointment. 

For all outside patients, please have your referring Physio complete the referral form here: . It is up to you and your referring Physiotherapist to ensure all paperwork has been submitted prior to the start of classes. You will be notified by email when we receive the proper paperwork. 

Please check with your individual insurance company to determine if these classes will be covered under Physiotherapy. 

All classes must be attended live by the participant, whether in person (preferred) or virtually (as needed), in order to qualify for private insurance reimbursement. A receipt will be provided electronically after each class. Missed classes will not be reimbursed and the full class fee will be charged - this may not be covered by insurance. 

Please note, a 30 minute re-evaluation after completion of the class by your referring Physiotherapist is also highly recommended. 


The instructors
Andrea Plitz
Physiotherapist & Yoga Teacher
As a physiotherapist and yoga teacher Andrea loves to blend the science and art of biomechanical diagnosis and holistic therapeutics with movement, energy, and breath. She believes a big part of that is helping people to reconnect with their bodies in a new and individualized way taking into consideration their unique health and movement profile. This allows the body and mind to work together to enhance outcomes, integrating positive change in an easy and holistic manner to improve health, function, and movement, returning to oneness.
Course Material included in this course
  • Week 1
  • Class Replay
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Week 2
  • Class Replay
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Week 3
  • Class Replay
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Week 4
  • Class Replay
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Week 5
  • Class Replay
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Week 6
  • Class Replay
  • Weekly Feedback
Programs included in this course
  • Spine Care PhysioYoga Home Practice - wk 5
  • Spine Care PhysioYoga Home Practice - wk 4
  • Spine Care PhysioYoga Home Practice - wk 3
  • Spine Care PhysioYoga Home Practice - wk 2
  • Spine Care PhysioYoga Home Practice - wk 1