Workshops & Class Suggestions

If you are registering for a workshop, your insurance may cover it under your physiotherapy benefits.  It is recommended you check with your insurance company to determine if they will cover a physiotherapy exercise group class.  If you can claim the class under your physiotherapy benefits, then a physiotherapy assessment must be completed before you attend your first class.  Click here to book your assessment.

In-Person attendance is limited to 8 and virtual attendance is capped at 10.
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Supplies needed: Pen or pencil, yoga mat, comfortable workout pants, shirt, and hoodie.  In-person classes will require participants to bring their own props. If you do not have props, follow the suggested list provided for virtual participants.  If needed, there are limited amounts of props available for in-person classes.  If you are attending a virtual class, here are some suggestions for home props: pillows, blankets (Mexican are the best), books, blocks, rolled towels, exercise balls, light free weights and/or exercise bands, etc.

Mom and Baby Postnatal Workshop - The 1st Year

I am excited to be joining several amazing moms who are also expert health professionals treating moms!

Date: March 18, 2023

Time: 930 AM – 1230 PM and 130PM – 4 PM

Registration:  Book Now

Cost: $150.00 (including GST). 

Inquiries: Contact

Come spend the day with SIX expert health professionals who each have years of experience and are moms themselves. These ladies have all been there and know what that first year with a baby feels like. This workshop includes handouts to keep, light snacks, water, coffee, and tea.  Moms are welcome to bring a lunch or go get lunch during the break. 

Please bring babies for the first two presentations!  Partners and babies are welcome to attend all presentations.

Session 1: 9:30 AM

Tracy Banister, Pediatric Physiotherapist will provide a 1-hour review of the gross motor milestones in year 1 of your baby and will provide tips and tricks to help ensure your baby is meeting their milestones.

Session 2: 10:40 AM

Amy GiordaniRegistered Massage Therapist will provide a relaxation massage sequence for moms to use with their babies in a 1-hour Certified Baby Massage Course. A colored booklet will be provided for moms to refer back to when at home.

 Session 3: 11:50 AM

Alison Varga, Provisional Psychologist, and Counselling Therapist present Mental Health in Motherhood.  This session will look at common struggles moms face during the first two years of motherhood and ways to combat hits to our mental health. This will be a safe opportunity to be real about our mental health while also connecting to each other.

BREAK: 12:30 – 1:30

Session 4: 1:30 PM

Leona Ham, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist will provide a 1-hour workshop that will benefit moms no matter their delivery method (c-section or vaginal). Leona will touch on common concerns she sees in her practice from postpartum moms and some take-home education and exercises for moms to integrate into their daily routines.

 Session 5: 2:40 PM

Janna Sitovska, Registered Acupuncturist, and Chinese Medicine Doctor will present an introduction to some general recommendations in Chinese Medicine for the postpartum period and information on herbal and acupuncture treatments for common health conditions in the postpartum period including postnatal depression, urinary difficulty, breast milk not flowing, constipation and hemorrhoids after childbirth, abdominal pain and more.

Session 6: 3:20 PM   

Deanne Wiseman, Holistic Registered Nutritionist will present on your physiologic changes and nutrition needs in the postpartum time, and how you can prevent or repair “postnatal depletion”. Participants will receive a nutrition guide and a postpartum meal plan.

 Please remember to bring the following supplies:

  • Yoga mat
  • Edible oil (we recommend coconut)
  • Snuggly blanket
  • 1-2 of babies’ favorite toys
  • Diaper bag
  • Water bottle

Your Workshop Healthcare Practitioners:

Tracy Banister – Pediatric Physiotherapist

Tracy Banister graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2015 and has been treating pediatrics since the beginning of her career. Tracy has always had a passion for working with kids as she spent several years teaching dance to children.

 Leona Ham – Pelvic Floor & Orthopedic Physiotherapist

Leona is Okotoks’ most experienced Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.  She has been seeing patients with pelvic floor dysfunction since 2009.  Leona combines her knowledge and experience in pelvic floor physiotherapy, orthopedic physiotherapy and athletic therapy to provide her patients with the best possible outcomes.  

Alison Varga – Provisional Psychologist and Counselling Therapist

Alison has her Masters in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor.  As a new mum who also struggled with infertility and loss, Alison developed a passion for perinatal mental health.  She continues to pursue this specialty while also advocating for mental health support for all parents.

Amy Giordani – Registered Massage Therapist

Amy has over 15 years of massage experience with a particular passion, and additional education, in infant massage.  She is also certified in Yoga and Reiki. Amy works with the mind/body connection in clients of all ages.

 Janna Sitovska – Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Doctor

Janna helps women of all ages address a wide spectrum of health issues. Her expertise includes addressing common women’s health complaints such as balancing hormones, fertility, postpartum, ovarian cysts, miscarriages, profuse period bleeding, no periods, and dry vagina.  People of all ages can benefit from acupuncture.  Chinese herbal formulas can be taken only after 6 years old.

 Deanne Wiseman – Holistic Registered Nutritionist

Deanne honours the physiological changes of pregnancy and postpartum. She provides virtual nutrition counselling for women before, during, and after pregnancy to help them feel supported, energized, and balanced. Her passion lies in helping women prepare for the fourth trimester and thrive with young children.


Does this sound like something your organizaton might enjoy?  Leona is happy to do small group sessions.  Contact the clinic to book your session today!

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Does this sound like something your organizaton might enjoy?  Leona is happy to do small group sessions.  Contact the clinic to book your session today!

Yoga and the Pelvic Floor Workshop

Ever wonder how you can workout your pelvic floor and CORE while doing Yoga? During this session you will learn the anatomy of the CORE, two types of breath that should be performed during yoga and help detect if you are doing a pelvic floor contraction or “Kegel” during your breath.

Nothing scheduled but Leona is happy to do small group sessions. Contact the clinic to book your session today!

Pelvic Floor and CORE Workshop

Ever wonder how you can workout your pelvic floor and CORE while exercising other muscles.  During this workshop session you will learn the anatomy of the CORE, help detect if you are doing a pelvic floor contraction or “Kegel” and go through some early and later stage exercises that you can do to incorporate the pelvic floor and CORE into your work out.

Does this sound like something your organizaton might enjoy?  Leona is happy to do small group sessions.  Contact the clinic to book your session today!

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