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.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a set of more than 30 conditions that cause jaw joint and muscle discomfort. “TMDs” are disorders caused by the temporomandibular joint (“TMJ”). Everyone has two TMJs, one on each side of the head just in front of the ears. Muscles and ligaments surrounding and attached to the TMJ control its movement. Problems with any of these structures can lead to TMDs.
Ideally, you should make an appointment with a physiotherapist as soon as you know there is a problem with your pelvic floor or if you are pregnant. When people have a problem with their pelvic floor muscles, they can experience issues with their pelvic organs (bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs). They often exhibit the following symptoms: incontinence, leaking bladder, prolapse of one or more of the pelvic organs, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and chronic pelvic discomfort. It is important to discuss this with your physiotherapist so they can help determine the root cause of your symptoms and ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment.
The timeline for seeing results from physiotherapy varies depending on several factors, including the nature and severity of the condition, individual healing rates, adherence to the treatment plan, and lifestyle factors. Improvement may be experienced within a few sessions, but significant progress may take several weeks or months.
It is subjective to determine if pelvic floor physiotherapy is the best type of physiotherapy as the effectiveness and suitability depend on individual needs and conditions. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is highly beneficial for pelvic health-related issues, but other forms of physiotherapy specialize in different areas such as orthopedics, neurology, and sports rehabilitation, providing targeted treatments for specific conditions.
At Human Integrated Performance, our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy sessions typically last between 30 and 60 minutes. During your session, our physiotherapists will assess your pelvic floor strength and evaluate any issues that may be causing pain or dysfunction. Then they will create a customized treatment plan designed specifically for you. This plan may include exercises, manual therapy techniques, and breathing strategies to help you improve your performance and prevent injury.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy can be conducted in various settings and does not necessarily have to be done on the floor. It involves a combination of assessments, education, and hands-on techniques tailored to the individual’s needs. The specific exercises and techniques may be performed while standing, sitting, or lying down, depending on the treatment plan and goals.
An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more of the ligaments in your ankle. Treatment includes resting your ankle, applying ice, compression and elevation (RICE), and taking over-the-counter pain relief if needed. If your ankle is severely swollen or you can’t bear weight on it, see a doctor.
In Alberta, physiotherapists are considered primary care providers, so you can see a private one without requiring your doctor’s referral.
However, your physician will likely refer you to a physiotherapist for post-surgery recovery or an extended medical issue needing specialized attention. It is common for physiotherapists to collaborate with other healthcare professionals such as a doctor, occupational therapists and massage therapists to develop an individualized treatment plan for you.
In addition, if your private health insurance covers physiotherapy, you may need to provide a doctor’s referral for the insurer to cover the cost of your treatment.
Some signs of a weak pelvic floor include difficulty controlling your bladder, incontinence, pelvic pain, and low back pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult a pelvic floor physiotherapist. They can help you address the underlying issue and improve your quality of life.
You should stop going to physiotherapy when you have met your personal goals, resolved the initial concern that brought you to physiotherapy, or have been discharged by your physiotherapist.