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Postnatal PhysioPilates - Season 5 (Nov 6 - Dec 11, 2021)

Postnatal PhysioPilates - Season 5 (Nov 6 - Dec 11, 2021)

Postnatal PhysioPilates - Season 5 (Nov 6 - Dec 11, 2021)

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This course includes
Online Support for registrants of the virtual Physio Rehab series at Bloom Integrative Health & Movement Centre (Saturdays 9:30am, Nov 6 - Dec 11, 2021). 

Enhance your postpartum Physiotherapy rehab program with these small group classes focused on restoring abdominal wall, pelvic floor, core and whole body flexibility, mobility and strength through integrative mat Pilates work.

Collaboratively designed by women’s and pelvic health Physiotherapists and our Pilates Instructor, these weekly 1 hour classes will intentionally progress you over 6 weeks to restore optimal movement, control and strength for daily life as well as athletic or fitness goals.

This class is designed and safe for:

  • all postpartum mama’s, whether 6 weeks or 2 years.
  • have any concerns such as diastasis recti, core dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, pelvic girdle pain, low back pain, etc.

While baby is welcome to join, we hope that you will be able to come independently so as to focus on yourself and garner all the benefits of the time you are putting in

Things to have for class:

  • A Yoga/ Pilates mat,
  • a private space to move,
  • any elastic bands, free weights, or therapy balls if various size

In Clinic Logistics & Infection Control: 

  • Classes are 60 minutes and limited to 8 participants for more individual care. 
  • Recommended equipment and alternatives are provided prior to class. 

 Virtual Attendance: 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 Therapeutic Movement 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 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. 

Taught by Vanessa Novini, Physiotherapy Assistant & Certified Pilates Instructor

The instructors
Vanessa Novini
Certified Stott Pilates Instructor
With over 20 years of experience working in City of Ottawa recreational centres, workplace fitness centres and in a private pilates studio Vanessa enjoys teaching participants from all walks of life. She has designed personal and group programs for teenagers, seniors, pre- and post-natal moms, athletes, and people overcoming injury or those living with long-term disease.Vanessa draws from the extensive offering of Pilates exercises with a desire to help people achieve balance in movement.
Course Material included in this course
  • Week 1
  • 5 Stott Pilates Principles
  • Weekly Replay
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Week 2
  • Weekly replay
  • Weekly feedback
  • Piston with Distal Rectus Isometrics
  • Week 3
  • Weekly replay
  • Weekly feedback
  • Week 4
  • Weekly replay
  • Weekly feedback
  • Week 5
  • Weekly replay
  • Weekly feedback
  • Week 6
  • Weekly replay
  • Weekly feedback