GrowCo Postpartum Rehab series

GrowCo Postpartum rehab for new moms

The postpartum period is a joyous time, but it is also a time of intense transitions, learning and recovery. There will be healthcare providers monitoring your baby closely to ensure they are healthy and responding well – but what about you momma?

We believe that moms deserve more than just a 6 week check up when it comes to recovery after childbirth.  Women everywhere are continuing to suffer from physical, mental and emotional pain stemming from pregnancy and childbirth.  Many of these ailments can be recognized and prevented early in the postpartum period but are often overlooked or accepted as a normal part of becoming a mom.  GROWCO is striving to raise the standard of care for women everywhere!  GROWCO postpartum rehab is a doctor led evidence-based rehabilitation program for your core, pelvic floor and whole body.  As a GROWCO practitioner I am trained to assess and treat moms at any stage of postpartum to help prevent, reduce or resolve issues such as:

  • Diastasis recti
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Low back pain
  • Injuries common to new mommas

All classes are in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment. We don’t mind if you’re late, still in your pajamas or if you haven’t washed your hair in a week! We just want you here to work on proper movement and tissue healing.

Due to capacity restrictions, if you plan on having your child(ren) older than 12m join us, please inquire with us prior to your registration so we can track our numbers accordingly to comply with Provincial COVID-19 operating guidelines. Children and babies of all ages are welcome though keep in mind that everyone must remain on their designated area to ensure safe physical distancing guidelines.



  • Monday’s & Wednesday’s, 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • 4-week // 8 session series
  • Registration closes prior to the start date to allow time to fit in your pre-assessment
  • Click “view upcoming dates” button for a listing of upcoming dates & times


  • Shear Park, Holgate St. in central Barrie (on adverse weather days, class held at Serenity Birth Studio)
  • Open time following class allowing you ample time to feed or change baby and get to know the other Mama’s in your class in a small group, physically distanced setting.


  • A typical 60 minute class includes: breath work, core and pelvic floor exercises, upper and lower body strengthening and total body conditioning.
  • IN PERSON –> Please bring your own yoga mat or borrow one of ours (strict sanitation protocols are in place).


  • $199 +hst
  • + initial assessment fee with Dr. Ashley Barker
  • Upon registration & payment, Dr. Ashley will connect with you directly to book your initial assessment prior to the program commencing.  Virtual and in person appointments are available at this time.

This may be covered by your extended healthcare benefits under Chiropractic Care*

*Chiropractic initial assessment required to submit to extended healthcare benefits


COVID-19 PROCEDURES (for in person programming):

  • If you or baby are unwell, experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 per screening questions, please stay home.
  • Hand sanitizer available for your use (or bring your own).
  • Please note, there may not be access to washroom facilities at the park


Growco Postpartum Rehab series for new Moms

Dr. Ashley Barker completed her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University graduating in 2011. Following her undergraduate degree, Ashley moved to Barrie, Ontario to begin working as a Registered Kinesiologist designing and implementing rehabilitation programs for people of all ages and ability levels. During this time she became inspired to study further and become a Chiropractor.  She completed her doctorate in chiropractic medicine at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2016.

As a chiropractor, Ashley takes an individualized approach with each patient, treating conditions and functional issues with a combination of soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, exercise and education as well as other therapeutic devices. She combines these methods in the best way possible to provide care for her patients to feel better and live an active, healthy lifestyle.

Becoming a new mom, Ashley realized there was a significant gap in the healthcare system when it comes to postpartum women. She noticed many of her patients continued to suffer from various conditions stemming from pregnancy and childbirth. Many of these ailments can be recognized and prevented early in the postpartum period but are often accepted as a normal part of becoming a mom. This passion led to her taking additional courses in postpartum rehabilitation and wanting to raise the standard of care for women in her community.