Yes, physiotherapy can help improve balance and coordination through targeted exercises, proprioceptive training, and vestibular rehabilitation. Physiotherapists assess the underlying causes of balance and coordination issues and develop treatment plans to address them effectively.
Physiotherapy helps people recover from heart problems. This is done by doing special exercises and movements that are safe for the heart. This helps the heart get stronger and work better.
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.
Yes, physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for most people with arthritis. Physiotherapists can help to reduce the pain caused by arthritis and improve the mobility of patients affected by arthritis.
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.
Preventing shoulder impingement involves practices that help maintain shoulder health, flexibility, and strength. Here are some strategies:
The primary tendon affected in a shoulder impingement is the rotator cuff tendon, which is a tendon for the teres minor, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, and subscapularis muscles. These muscles contribute to overall joint stability and travel from your shoulder blade to the top of your humerus (arm bone), and are responsible for external rotation, internal rotation, and abduction.
The frequency of pelvic physiotherapy sessions depends on the individual and their specific condition. Initially, sessions may be more frequent, such as once or twice a week, and then decrease as progress is made. Your physiotherapist will provide guidance on the recommended frequency of sessions based on your needs and treatment plan.
It depends- if your tennis elbow was caused by a one-time activity then it may settle when you cease that activity. If your tennis elbow was caused by an activity you plan to continue- it will likely worsen and persist if left untreated.
Yes, physiotherapy can help prevent sports injuries by assessing movement patterns, identifying areas of weakness or imbalance, and prescribing exercises and strategies to improve strength, flexibility, and biomechanics. Additionally, physiotherapists can provide education on injury prevention techniques and proper training practices.
Yes, pelvic floor muscles training can work. It is very hard to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles when the conditions in your pelvis are wrong which may be why you have a problem in the first place. A physiotherapist can help sort out these issues and provide specific exercises for you and also advise on lifestyle changes and other factors that may be affecting your pelvic floor muscles.