Yes, if you have sustained a workplace injury, you may be eligible to receive physiotherapy treatment through Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). The WCB provides coverage for necessary medical treatment, including physiotherapy, for work-related injuries.
Kegels and pelvic physiotherapy are related but they are not the same. Kegels are specific exercises that target the pelvic floor muscles and can be performed independently. Pelvic physiotherapy, on the other hand, is a comprehensive approach provided by a pelvic physiotherapist, involving assessment, treatment, and management of pelvic conditions, which may include Kegel exercises as part of the overall treatment plan. While Kegels focus on exercising the pelvic floor muscles, pelvic physiotherapy encompasses a broader range of techniques and therapies tailored to individual needs.
The side effects of shockwave therapy are limited. However, shockwave therapy should not be used if there is a circulation or nerve disorder, infection, bone tumor, or a metabolic bone condition. It should also not be used if there are any open wounds or tumors or during pregnancy pregnant.
Yes, our Physiotherapists can help treat pelvic pain. After assessing your specific situation, they may create a personalized treatment plan for you that may include manual therapy techniques, exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, and lifestyle advice. This may include advice on how to improve your posture, diet, and exercise habits. With the help of our Physiotherapists, you can start making progress toward achieving your goals and reducing your pelvic pain.
The pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, bowel and uterus. When these muscles are weak or lose force they may not be able to provide adequate support for your pelvic organs. This can lead to incontinence or organ prolapse. The pelvic floor serves many important functions in the body.
Pelvic physiotherapy primarily focuses on pelvic-related conditions and may indirectly help with bloating if it is caused by underlying pelvic issues. While pelvic physiotherapy may not directly target bloating, it can address conditions like pelvic floor dysfunction or impaired bowel function, which can contribute to bloating. Consulting with a healthcare professional, such as a pelvic physiotherapist or gastroenterologist, is recommended to determine the underlying cause of bloating and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
If the injured area is unusually painful, you may want to see your physiotherapist. We want to rule out fractures and reduce the risk of reoccurring sprains. Constant aching, night pain, and inability to bear weight could be signs of a fracture. But you should see a physician before self-diagnosing and panicking.
Interferential Current Therapy (IFC) is a significant physiotherapy technique that temporarily relieves musculoskeletal pain. As electrical stimulation, IFC effectively treats pain resulting from injuries, trauma, and muscle spasms.
IFC is a non-invasive, safe treatment option with minimal discomfort. Through Interferential Current Therapy, physiotherapists can enhance the range of motion and alleviate pain linked to various conditions. Key benefits of IFC include:
Physiotherapists consider IFC an essential therapy option when helping patients manage chronic pain. Human Integrated Performance offers IFC treatments as part of our suite of physiotherapy services and modalities. Our experienced team of PTs can help you find relief and get back to a higher level of function.
Yes, Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) provides coverage for physiotherapy services for workers who have been injured on the job. The coverage includes assessments, treatment, and other related expenses.
Yes, physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for vertigo, which is a feeling of dizziness or spinning. The physiotherapist can use specific exercises and techniques to help alleviate symptoms and improve balance.