Yes, physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for most people with arthritis. Physiotherapists can help to reduce the pain caused by arthritis and improve the mobility of patients affected by arthritis.
There are many possible causes of a weak pelvic floor, including pregnancy and childbirth, obesity, age, and chronic pelvic pain. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it is important to consult a pelvic floor physiotherapist for help. They can assess your situation and recommend the best exercises for you to improve your pelvic floor health.
A physiotherapist can help individuals with nerve pain by providing exercises and stretches that are tailored to their specific needs. These exercises can help to improve flexibility and strength in the muscles surrounding the affected nerve and also to reduce inflammation and pain. A physiotherapist may also use manual therapy techniques such as mobilization and manipulation to help reduce pain, muscle tension and inflammation, and improve overall function.
In addition, a physiotherapist can also educate the individual about proper posture, body mechanics, and ergonomics, which can help to minimize the strain on the affected nerve and prevent worsening of the symptoms. They may also teach individuals how to perform specific exercises and stretches at home to help manage the pain between visits.
Physical therapy can also include modalities such as ultrasound, TENS, IFC, and electro-stimulation which can help to manage pain, reduce inflammation and promote healing.
It’s important to note that nerve pain can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions, and it’s always recommended to see a healthcare professional to determine the cause of the nerve pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan. A physiotherapist can work with other healthcare professionals such as a neurologist, to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of the individual.
Tight pelvic floor muscles can feel like aching, tension, or pressure in the pelvic area. They may also cause pain during intercourse or urination. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to consult a pelvic floor physiotherapist for help.
This all depends on the severity of the injury, but most sprains require 2-6 weeks to heal. Our goals are to control inflammation, regain strength and range of motion, and restore muscle control and endurance levels before returning to sports or everyday life.
Physiotherapy plays a key role in chronic pain management by using exercise, manual therapy, pain education and self-management, and assistive devices. Physiotherapists work to improve physical function, reduce pain, and enhance the quality of life through these evidence-based interventions.
Physiotherapy can improve the range of motion by using manual therapy, stretching, and strengthening exercises to reduce pain and inflammation, increase flexibility and strength, and correct muscle imbalances. A physiotherapist will also assess the individual case and create a personalized rehabilitation program to target the affected area and improve the range of motion.
Hot and cold therapy is commonly used in physiotherapy for pain relief and healing. Cold therapy involves applying cold to reduce swelling and numb pain, while heat therapy involves applying heat to increase blood flow and reduce muscle spasms. Cold therapy is typically used for acute injuries, while heat therapy is used for chronic conditions. Both should be used under the guidance of a physiotherapist to avoid worsening an injury or condition.
First, you should make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists. They will assess your current situation and give you a personalized treatment plan that includes pelvic floor exercises tailored just for you. They will also show you how to do the exercises properly so that you can get the most out of them. With their help, you can start making progress toward achieving your goals!
In Alberta, physiotherapists are considered primary care providers, so you can see a private one without requiring your doctor’s referral.
However, your physician will likely refer you to a physiotherapist for post-surgery recovery or an extended medical issue needing specialized attention. It is common for physiotherapists to collaborate with other healthcare professionals such as a doctor, occupational therapists and massage therapists to develop an individualized treatment plan for you.
In addition, if your private health insurance covers physiotherapy, you may need to provide a doctor’s referral for the insurer to cover the cost of your treatment.
An ankle sprain is an injury where the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn. Ankle sprains can happen when you twist your ankle, when you land awkwardly after a jump, or when you wear high heels. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.