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! 

DEC 8

Birth Battle Scars Workshop

Date: Thursday, December 8th
Time: 6 PM
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free
Instructor: Megan Kressbach, PT, DPT

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Pregnancy and birth is a marathon, and it does not just stop after the baby is here. Whether you had a vaginal or cesarean birth, the scars you bear are a sign of strength knowing that you did something incredible!

Even though you might have good scar healing on the outside, it is important to address what is going on on the inside as there are several layers affected with any sort of incision or tearing. There is a tremendous amount of healing that needs to take place as well as specific exercises and techniques to ensure that you can return to you.

What you will learn: 

Cesarean sections, perineal tearing, and episiotomies can lead to:

  • Pain in the abdomen, low back, or pelvis
  • Poor motor control of abdominal muscles
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse. 

This workshop is designed to give you insight on what exactly goes on, how to heal from birth related tearing or incisions, signs and symptoms of pelvic floor and abdominal related issues, and guide you towards living with less pain and leakage.

Who is this for:

  • Recently postpartum and underwent a cesarean, spontaneous perineal tear, or episiotomy.
  • Further postpartum and suffering from pain, suspected prolapse, or incontinence. 
  • Those currently pregnant who want to understand more about potential birth effects in preparation. 
  • Babes in arms welcome
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Mind the Gap: Diastasis 101 Workshop

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Maine Mother + Company
Cost: Free
Instructor: Megan Kressbach, PT, DPT

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Still feel like you look pregnant but are a few months postpartum? 

Have you seen a conning or bulge from your stomach as you sit up in bed? 

Are you leaking when sneezing, coughing, laughing, or running? 

Or maybe you notice you just don’t have the strength in your core than you did prior to pregnancy. 

Diastasis rectus abdominis is a thinning of connective tissue called the linea alba, which connects the two halves of your “six-pack muscle”. There is a lot of conflicting research out there which can make healing confusing. During pregnancy, diastasis is supposed to happen to allow for growth of your baby and uterus. However, in postpartum, as many as 30% of women continue to show signs of diastasis a year later!

What you will learn:

What diastasis rectus abdominis is and what it is not. We will go over potential side effects if left untreated, as well as go over myths and facts surrounding this topic. Learn essential tips on how to manage diastasis, start healing, and build confidence with exercise! 

Who is this for:

  • Recently postpartum or even years postpartum
  • Those currently pregnant wanting to understand more for the postpartum period 

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Koru Core Prenatal

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 8 – 9 AM
Location: Maine Mother + Company
Cost: $249 
Instructor: Megan Kressbach, PT, DPT

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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.

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Koru Core Postpartum

Date: Thursdays
Time:
4 – 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.

TBD

More Than Kegels

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

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“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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Beyond Hot Flashes

Date/Time: TBD
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.

Learn more about Allison