There is some evidence that a weak pelvic floor can lead to problems controlling bowel movements. If you have difficulty controlling your bowels, pelvic floor physiotherapy may help. A physiotherapist can teach you exercises to improve the strength and function of your pelvic floor muscles.
A variety of things can put pressure on pelvic floor muscles, including chronic health conditions, obesity, age, pregnancy, and childbirth. Lifting heavy objects, coughing, and sneezing can also put pressure on pelvic floor muscles.
Physiotherapy can play a significant role in improving sports ability and performance. Physiotherapists are skilled in assessing and addressing musculoskeletal imbalances, strength and flexibility issues, biomechanical problems, and injury prevention strategies. By providing tailored exercise programs, rehabilitation techniques, and sport-specific conditioning, physiotherapy can help enhance athletic performance, optimize movement patterns, prevent injuries, and support overall sports ability. It is important to work closely with a physiotherapist who understands your specific sport and goals to develop an individualized treatment plan.
A physiotherapist can help individuals with nerve pain by providing exercises and stretches that are tailored to their specific needs. These exercises can help to improve flexibility and strength in the muscles surrounding the affected nerve and also to reduce inflammation and pain. A physiotherapist may also use manual therapy techniques such as mobilization and manipulation to help reduce pain, muscle tension and inflammation, and improve overall function.
In addition, a physiotherapist can also educate the individual about proper posture, body mechanics, and ergonomics, which can help to minimize the strain on the affected nerve and prevent worsening of the symptoms. They may also teach individuals how to perform specific exercises and stretches at home to help manage the pain between visits.
Physical therapy can also include modalities such as ultrasound, TENS, IFC, and electro-stimulation which can help to manage pain, reduce inflammation and promote healing.
It’s important to note that nerve pain can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions, and it’s always recommended to see a healthcare professional to determine the cause of the nerve pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan. A physiotherapist can work with other healthcare professionals such as a neurologist, to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of the individual.
A physiotherapist can be instrumental in addressing plantar fasciitis, a painful condition affecting the foot’s plantar fascia. These healthcare professionals can evaluate your foot biomechanics, design personalized exercise regimens to strengthen muscles and correct biomechanical issues, and employ various techniques such as manual therapy and modalities to alleviate pain and inflammation. They also provide education on plantar fasciitis, offer advice on footwear and activity modifications, and may recommend orthotic devices or taping for added support. Monitoring your progress and preventive measures to reduce the risk of future occurrences are also part of their expertise. Consulting with a physiotherapist for a tailored treatment plan can significantly aid in managing and recovering from plantar fasciitis effectively.
The number of treatments may vary for each patient. Patients with a quick response are more likely to benefit than those without a quick response. However, the effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one (3–5) treatment.
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.
Hot and cold therapy is commonly used in physiotherapy for pain relief and healing. Cold therapy involves applying cold to reduce swelling and numb pain, while heat therapy involves applying heat to increase blood flow and reduce muscle spasms. Cold therapy is typically used for acute injuries, while heat therapy is used for chronic conditions. Both should be used under the guidance of a physiotherapist to avoid worsening an injury or condition.
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
Physiotherapy can help treat lower back pain after an episode. Physical therapy can help improve your recovery process and prevent future injuries. If you have back pain lasting longer than a week you should see a physiotherapist.
In Alberta, Physiotherapy is not generally covered by Alberta Healthcare. Some physiotherapy sessions may be approved after surgery or fracture in approved clinics- but it is most common for individuals to pay out of pocket for treatment. Unfortunately Human Integrated Performance cannot receive payment by Alberta Healthcare. Many employers offer health benefits that cover physiotherapy services, which Human Integrated Performance provides direct billing options for. Chat with our front desk to learn more about your coverage and billing options.