Yes, Physiotherapists can help treat pelvic organ prolapse. After assessing your specific situation, our Physiotherapist will create a personalized treatment plan for you that may include exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and other manual therapy techniques to improve your symptoms. Additionally, Physiotherapists can provide lifestyle advice to help manage your condition. This may include advice on how to improve your posture, diet, and exercise habits.
If you’re having problems with pelvic floor muscles, such as leaking, constipation, or pelvic pain, you may need pelvic floor therapy. Pelvic floor therapy can be done by a physiotherapist or through specialized pelvic floor exercises that you can do at home. It is especially important for women to do pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy and after childbirth to help prevent pelvic floor problems.
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.
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.
Physiotherapy can help reduce stress and anxiety through exercise, addressing physical conditions, and relaxation techniques. It is a complementary treatment to mental health care, but not a substitute. Consult with a mental health professional if experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Seeking physiotherapy in Alberta can provide many benefits, including pain relief, improved physical function, increased mobility, better posture and balance, enhanced performance, and prevention of future injuries or conditions.
Most patients do not experience pain during shockwave therapy but may feel some discomfort. Anesthetic is rarely used in shockwave therapy as most patients can tolerate it due to attenuation of shock from the fat pad.
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.
IMS treatment may be covered by private insurance, but this can vary depending on your insurance provider and plan. Some insurance plans may cover IMS as part of their physiotherapy benefits, while others may require a separate authorization or have specific restrictions on coverage.
If you are considering IMS treatment, it’s important to contact your insurance provider to determine if it is covered under your plan. Your healthcare practitioner may also be able to provide information about insurance coverage and help you navigate the insurance process.
It’s important to keep in mind that even if IMS is covered by your insurance plan, there may be out-of-pocket costs or deductibles that you will need to pay. Be sure to understand your insurance coverage and any associated costs before starting IMS treat
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.