workshops & classes

Our mission is to help you better understand your body and why you might be feeling less like yourself than you’d like. We offer a variety of classes, both online and in-person to help inform and empower you to take the next steps in feeling better! 

JUNE 23

Beyond Hot Flashes

Date/Time: Thursday, June 23rd, 7:30pm est
Location: Virtual
Cost: $57
Host: Allison Poole, PT, MPT, WHC

EVENT DETAILS
There’s a huge gap in quality, evidence-based information that is easily digestible and accessible to women experiencing the hormonal storm that is perimenopause. If you’re like me and all of the women I work with, you’re extremely busy. It’s frustrating to feel like it’s yet again on you to research and figure out what to do to feel better and traverse the confusing world of hormones. 
 
That’s why I’ve created this perimenopause workshop: Beyond Hot FlashesHow to Navigate Hormones, Health and Energy in Your 40’s + 50’s
 
It’ll be informational, easily digestible with lots of time for Q + A, and give you some ideas to get you started on a path forward. I’d love to have you join us! Here are the details: 
 
In this 90-minute interactive, virtual workshop, you’ll learn: 
  • What exactly is happening within your body and what is normal during the transition to menopause (starting around age 40!) so you can stop googling or throwing money at supplements that aren’t helping!
  • What hormones are causing common symptoms of perimenopause like weight gainbrain foganxietylow libido, poor sleep + yes hot flashes
  • What simple lifestylestress + nutrition changes you can implement to feel better now and create a strong, vibrant life for decades to come. Changes that do not include restrictive diets or unsustainable exercise regimens that you have to fit into your already jam-packed life.
  • clear understanding of what all your options are, the ability to advocate for yourself + a path forward.
If you can’t attend live, you’ll have exclusive access to the recording + printable workbook. Reach out with any questions! I hope to see you there! 

Presented by Allison Poole, MPT, PT, WHC, owner of Koru Physical Therapy & Wellness.

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AUG 4

Koru Core Postpartum

Date/Time: Thursdays August 4th – September 22nd, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Location: Maine Mother + Company
Cost: $249
Instructor: Megan Kressbach, PT, DPT

EVENT DETAILS

This is not your average exercise class! Koru Core will focus on the necessary needs of a mother’s changing body postpartum and prepare you for the physical strength you need to care for these tiny humans! Each class will include education around special topics, exercises using bands, body weight, and dumbbells, and time to answer questions around postpartum and exercise…all from the expertise of a Doctor of Physical Therapy. 

Class details

  • Small group class (less than 5 persons)
  • 60 minute sessions
  • 8-weeks

What: This class is geared toward attaining proper alignment postpartum in order to restore deep core strength and proper pelvic floor function after birth. Special topics covered include: 

  • Changes during postpartum
  • Common pain in the hips, groin, and back postpartum
  • Diastasis rectus abdominis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Progression to higher level activities (such as running)

Who: Postpartum persons between 6 weeks after birth (with clearance of birth provider) to 5 years. Babes in arms welcome.

SEPT 13

Koru Core Prenatal

Date/Time: Tuesdays September 13th – November 1st,  8 to 9 am
Location: Maine Mother + Company
Cost: $249 
Instructor: Megan Kressbach, PT, DPT

EVENT DETAILS

This is not your average exercise class! Koru Core will focus on the necessary needs of a mother’s changing body during pregnancy. Each class will include education around special topics, exercises using bands, body weight, and dumbbells, and time to answer questions about pregnancy and exercise…all from the expertise of a Doctor of Physical Therapy. 

Class details

  • Small group class (less than 5 persons)
  • 60 minute sessions
  • 8-weeks

What: This class will focus primarily on tapping into the pelvic floor and deep core strength at any phase of pregnancy, maintaining strength throughout pregnancy, and educate on the importance of exercise to help with labor and birth. Special topics covered include: 

  • Changes during pregnancy
  • Pain in pregnancy
  • Diastasis rectus abdominis 
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Birth Prep (including push prep)

Who: Pregnant persons between 12-32 weeks gestation.

TBD

More Than Kegels

Date/Time: TBD
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free
Host: Allison Poole, PT, MPT, WHC

EVENT DETAILS

“You should do your kegels” is often the only advice we get when it comes to incontinence, pain and prolapse. There are some people who say “don’t do kegels, do squats.” It’s confusing and wait- I don’t even know how to do a kegel!”

If any of this sounds familiar, this is the workshop for you!

We will break it down into:

  • What is the pelvic floor
  • Symptoms if it’s not working as well as it should be
  • Why kegels are NOT the answer
  • How you can begin to gain control of your pelvic floor in everyday activities
  • We’ll also discuss how what you’re eating & drinking can help support a healthy pelvis

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning more about a healthy pelvis. Babes in arms are welcome.

This workshop is FREE but space is limited, so please register ahead of time to secure your spot.

Presented by Allison Poole, MPT, PT, WHC owner of Koru Physical Therapy & Wellness.

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TBD

Diastasis 101

Date/Time: TBD
Location: Maine Mother + Company | Brunswick, Maine
Cost: Free
Host: Allison Poole, PT, MPT, WHC

EVENT DETAILS

Let’s face it, there is a lot of bad information out there on how to address your “mummy tummy” after pregnancy. Advice is often contradictory and overwhelming; some is actually harmful and can make your separation worse!

What You Will Learn:

• You will learn what exactly a diastasis recti is and what it means

• Learn essential steps to healing your abdominal separation

• Get a proper diastasis screening by a women’s health specialist

• Get your questions answered so you can feel confident that you can move forward with the activities you love to do!

This workshop is appropriate for newly postpartum women, pregnant women, as well as women who have been postpartum for years- It is never too late! This workshop is FREE but space is limited, so please register ahead of time to secure your spot.

Presented by Allison Poole, MPT, PT, WHC owner of Koru Physical Therapy & Wellness. 

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TBD

Perimenopause…WTF?!

Date/Time: TBD
Location: Rosemont Wellness Center | Portland, Maine
Cost: Free
Host: Allison Poole, PT, MPT, WHC

EVENT DETAILS

Irregular periods, HEAVY periods, intense PMS before your period. Does this sound familiar? Are you confused about what the F*#@ is going on?! I study this stuff for a living, and when it started happening to me, I was convinced I was dying.

“This can’t be happening to me yet… I’m not even 40?! How can this be?” I knew I was the right age for perimenopause, but I couldn’t believe it was here already.

Welp, here we are. The good news is, I have learned many tools I need to address these symptoms, and not be a victim to this very natural phase of life. If your curious about what those tools are and more importantly, what exactly is perimenopause, this workshop is for you!

What You Will Learn:
What exactly is perimenopause, what hormones and systems are involved and what might be symptoms of perimenopause When does it begin and how long it may last How to minimize the symptoms of perimenopause and prepare for menopause

Who:
This workshop is particularly geared for women between the age of 35-55 who are experiencing mood swings, brain fog, low energy, weight gain and low libido. However, this workshop is appropriate for women of any age who want to prepare for menopause, prevent symptoms and effects of hormonal changes and preserve a vital sense of well being.

Where:
The workshop will be held at Rosemont Wellness Center. There is easy parking, babes in arms welcome and please wear comfortable clothing you can move easily in!

This workshop is FREE however space is limited, so be sure to register to reserve your spot!
Presented by Allison Poole, MPT, PT, WHC, owner of Koru Physical Therapy & Wellness.

Learn more about Allison