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POP + Core PhysioRestore - Fall 2021

POP + Core PhysioRestore - Fall 2021

POP + Core PhysioRestore - Fall 2021

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This course includes
The instructors
Dior Krolak
Online Support for registrants of the virtual Physio Rehab series at Bloom Integrative Health & Movement Centre (Thursdays 6:30pm Sept 23-Oct 26). REGISTER HERE

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  multilevel class (Level 1 & 2) will focus on introducing the basic and key concepts of the practice, including progressively learning all 7-8 level 1 postures, as well as an introduction to more advanced level 2 postures, both supported and unsupported to meet you where you are at. Great for those 6 weeks to 20 years postpartum and/or for those with any of the above symptoms, including those without kids. 

Hypopressives requires no equipment and are easily integrated into a home practice. 

Classes are 1 hour and limited to 8 virtual participants for more individual care. Classes may be covered by extended health insurance plans under Physiotherapy if you are currently under active care. For all outside patients, please have your referring Physio complete the form below.

  • Recommended Equipment & Alternatives (if joining from home):

    • Yoga mat; Carpet, other exercise mat or towel/ 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. 

Course Material included in this course
  • Key Concepts & Exercises
  • Piston Breathing Balloon Demo
  • Week 1
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Week 1 Homework - Costal expansion Inhales and Soft Exhales
  • Costal expansion breathing with resistance band feedback
  • Week 2
  • Class Replay
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Pull-down (serratus and lats activation)
  • Lengthen legs
  • Shoulder blade push-up
  • Entire Inhale- Spread your Wings - Homework video 1
  • Hestia- putting it together (Homework Video 2)
  • Week 3
  • Class Replay
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Demeter - Homework
  • Week 4
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Week 5
  • Weekly Feedback
  • Week 6
  • Class Replay
  • Weekly Feedback