Yes, you can still benefit from physiotherapy even if you don’t have any specific injuries or conditions. Physiotherapy can help improve overall physical fitness, flexibility, strength, and posture. It can also provide guidance on injury prevention, optimal movement patterns, and performance enhancement for various activities or sports. Additionally, physiotherapists can offer education and advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing future musculoskeletal issues.
Yes, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is an effective way to treat urinary incontinence. Our experienced physiotherapists will assess your pelvic floor strength and identify any issues that may be causing or exacerbating your incontinence. Then they will create a personalized treatment plan designed just for you, which may include exercises, manual therapy techniques, and breathing strategies to help you regain control of your incontinence. With our comprehensive approach, you can expect to start seeing results fairly quickly!
Yes, IMS can be combined with other physiotherapy treatments to achieve better results. In fact, IMS is often used as a complementary therapy alongside other treatments such as massage, chiropractic, or physiotherapy. By combining IMS with other therapies, patients can often achieve faster and more complete relief from their symptoms.
For example, IMS may be used in combination with physiotherapy exercises to help relax tight muscles and reduce pain, while also improving joint mobility and range of motion. Or, IMS may be used alongside massage therapy to help release trigger points and improve circulation to affected areas.
The specific combination of therapies used will depend on the individual’s condition and treatment goals. Your healthcare practitioner will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that includes IMS and any other treatments that may be beneficial for your condition.
Pelvic physiotherapy can potentially improve sexual function for individuals experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction or related issues. By addressing underlying factors such as pelvic pain, muscle tightness or weakness, and coordination problems, pelvic physiotherapy may help alleviate discomfort, increase muscle control, and enhance overall pelvic health. However, the effectiveness of pelvic physiotherapy in improving sexual function can vary depending on the individual and the specific factors contributing to their sexual concerns. It is best to consult with a pelvic physiotherapist who can assess your situation and provide personalized recommendations.
The timeline for improvement in physiotherapy varies and can depend on several factors such as the condition, severity, frequency, consistency of therapy, and overall health. Typically, some improvement can be seen in a few weeks to a few months, with more significant improvements potentially taking several months to a year or more. Gradual improvement is common, and temporary worsening or plateauing of symptoms can occur. A personalized timeline can be discussed with a physiotherapist.
Pelvic floor therapy can help with various conditions related to the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), postpartum recovery, pre-and post-surgical pelvic conditions, and musculoskeletal issues in the pelvic region.
No in Alberta, physiotherapy is not only for adults. Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages, including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. They specialize in addressing age-specific conditions and concerns and provide tailored treatments accordingly.
Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment that has been used in various fields of medicine, including orthopedics, urology, and cardiology. For plantar fasciitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes, shockwave therapy can offer significant benefits.
The therapy uses sound waves to stimulate healing within the affected area. The procedure involves delivering sound waves, or “shocks”, to the plantar fascia to induce a process known as neovascularization, which involves the formation of new blood vessels. This can enhance blood flow and bring more nutrients to the affected area, which can facilitate the healing process.
Here are the key effects and potential benefits of shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis:
While many studies have shown positive outcomes with shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis, it’s important to note that the therapy may not work for everyone. The effectiveness can depend on several factors, including the severity and duration of the condition, the specific protocol used (such as the intensity and frequency of the shockwaves), and the individual’s overall health status. Always consult with a healthcare provider to determine the best treatment approach for plantar fasciitis or any other medical condition.
The number of physiotherapy sessions covered in a year can vary depending on the coverage provided by your insurance plan or program. It’s best to review the specific details of your coverage or consult with your insurance provider to understand the limits or allowances.
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.
Yes, a physiotherapist can help with plantar fasciitis. Stretching and mobilizations are the best ways to treat plantar fasciitis. Strengthening the supporting muscle groups will help to relieve pain in the foot. If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can become a chronic condition.