Yes, physical therapy can help to reduce the pain, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis to improve joint function. A physiotherapist can help you improve your joint mobility, strength, and flexibility to help manage your symptoms.
IMS treatment should be performed by a qualified healthcare practitioner, such as a physiotherapist or a physician, who has received specialized training in IMS. In some countries, IMS can also be performed by licensed acupuncturists who have completed additional training in IMS techniques.
When seeking IMS treatment, it’s important to look for a practitioner who has completed a recognized IMS training program and has experience in performing IMS. Your healthcare practitioner should also have a thorough understanding of anatomy and be able to identify trigger points and muscle imbalances.
In addition to their IMS training, healthcare practitioners should also have the appropriate licensure or certification to practice in their specific field. For example, physiotherapists should be registered with their respective professional regulatory body, while acupuncturists should be licensed by their local licensing authority.
Overall, it’s important to choose a qualified and experienced healthcare practitioner who has the necessary IMS training and credentials to perform IMS treatment safely and effectively.
You should see a physiotherapist for back pain if the pain or soreness lasts longer than a week. Most episodes of back pain will go away on their own but you should see a physiotherapist if your back pain is affecting your ability to complete tasks at work or around the house.
It’s crucial to follow your physiotherapist’s recommendations regarding the duration and frequency of your sessions. The decision to conclude therapy should be based on your progress, therapeutic goals, and in consultation with your physiotherapist. Prematurely discontinuing can lead to incomplete recovery or potential relapse. Always discuss your feelings, progress, and any concerns with your therapist to determine the best course of action for your unique situation.
The pelvic floor is made up of a layer of muscles covering the bottom of the pelvis that support the bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs of men and women. These are known as pelvic organs. The pelvic floor is a structure of muscles that run like a hammock from the front of the pelvis to the tailbone. The pelvic floor muscles have the ability to move up and down and gain strength through exercise.
Our physiotherapists can assess your pelvic floor strength and stability. If it is determined that your pelvic floor needs to be relaxed, we will create a personalized treatment plan tailored just for you. This may include exercises, manual therapy techniques, and breathing strategies to help you regain control of your pelvic floor and improve your overall performance.
Unfortunately, physiotherapy is not typically covered by Alberta Healthcare. Although, in certain situations, such as following surgery, Alberta Health Services may approve physiotherapy sessions.
It is more common for individuals to pay for physiotherapy treatment out-of-pocket. However, many employers offer health benefits that include physiotherapy coverage. At Human Integrated Performance, we understand that the cost of physiotherapy can be a concern for some individuals. That is why we offer direct billing options with most insurance providers. This means you can receive the physiotherapy treatment you need, and we will bill your insurance provider directly. If you want to learn more about your coverage and billing options for physiotherapy in Alberta, please don’t hesitate to contact our front desk. We’re here to help.
It depends- if your tennis elbow was caused by a one-time activity then it may settle when you cease that activity. If your tennis elbow was caused by an activity you plan to continue- it will likely worsen and persist if left untreated.
It is a treatment that uses physical techniques such as exercise, mobilization, ultrasound, soft-tissue release, and heat. It aims at getting a patient’s body to full recovery by enabling them to walk and do other activities without pain. It is a procedure that helps in preventing injuries, maintain good health, and physical rehabilitation. A physiotherapist is a person that aids this process.
At Human Integrated Performance, we believe that Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is an important part of overall health and performance. Our physiotherapists can help you improve your pelvic floor strength and stability, preventing injury and restoring mobility. We take a collaborative approach to ensure that each patient receives the best possible care tailored specifically to their individual needs.
The length of an IMS session can vary depending on the individual needs of the patient and the area being treated. Typically, an IMS session can last between 15 and 30 minutes, although some sessions may be longer or shorter depending on the specific treatment plan. During the session, the practitioner will insert needles into the targeted trigger points within the muscle tissue, and the needles will be left in place for several minutes. After the needles are removed, the patient may be advised to rest for a short period before resuming normal activities. The number of sessions required can also vary depending on the severity and chronicity of the condition being treated. Your practitioner will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals.