No, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is not intended to make your symptoms worse. In fact, it can actually help alleviate them! Our Physiotherapists will assess your situation and create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored just for you. We take a holistic approach to treating the entire body so that you can make progress toward achieving your goals.
IMS treatment may help reduce inflammation in the treated areas by promoting circulation and stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. When the needle is inserted into the affected muscle, it creates a tiny lesion or micro-trauma, which triggers an immune response that helps to clear away damaged tissue and promote the production of new, healthy tissue.
This immune response can also help to reduce inflammation in the affected area. Inflammation is a natural response of the body’s immune system to injury or infection, and it can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area. By promoting circulation and stimulating tissue healing, IMS treatment may help reduce inflammation and relieve pain and stiffness.
In addition, IMS treatment may also help reduce inflammation by releasing trigger points or knots in the muscles. These trigger points can cause pain and tension, and they may also contribute to inflammation in the affected area. By releasing these trigger points, IMS treatment can help reduce tension and inflammation, promoting overall healing and recovery.
Yes, physiotherapy can help manage chronic pain by addressing underlying physical factors contributing to pain. Physiotherapists may use a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, modalities, and pain management techniques to reduce pain, improve function, and enhance quality of life.
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.
General exercises like walking can be beneficial for pelvic floor health, as they help to improve overall strength and circulation. If you are experiencing pelvic floor issues, it is important to consult a pelvic floor physiotherapist for advice on the best exercises for you.
Physiotherapists and chiropractors both provide hands-on therapy to help alleviate pain and improve physical function. However, physiotherapists often focus on restoring movement and function through exercise and education, while chiropractors primarily focus on the alignment of the spine and joints.
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.
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.
There are a few things that can weaken pelvic floor muscles in men. Underlying health conditions, poor diet and nutrition, lack exercise, and smoking can all contribute to pelvic floor muscle weakness.
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.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a type of manual therapy that involves the insertion of thin, solid needles into the muscle tissue to release tension and relieve pain. It is a form of acupuncture, but it focuses more specifically on the muscles rather than the traditional Chinese acupuncture points.
IMS is based on the theory that chronic pain is often caused by muscle shortening, which puts pressure on nerves and causes pain signals to be sent to the brain. By inserting needles into the shortened muscle fibers, IMS can stimulate a healing response and help to release the tension in the muscle tissue, thereby reducing pain and restoring normal movement.
IMS is typically performed by a trained practitioner, such as a physiotherapist or chiropractor, who will assess the patient’s muscle tension and pain levels before inserting the needles. The needles are usually left in place for a few minutes, and the treatment may be repeated several times over the course of several weeks to achieve optimal results.