Physiotherapy plays an important role in managing pelvic pain. Physiotherapists can help manage pain through techniques such as manual therapy, exercise, and electrical stimulation. They can also improve strength, flexibility, and stability in the pelvic region and manage pelvic floor muscle dysfunction that may contribute to pain. A physiotherapist can educate patients on proper posture, body mechanics, and activities to avoid, as well as ways to manage pain during daily activities, to improve their physical function and quality of life.
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.
Physiotherapy services for seniors in Alberta may be covered through the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) in publicly funded facilities, such as hospitals or clinics. Additionally, seniors eligible for the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program may have physiotherapy coverage through Alberta Blue Cross. Private health insurance plans may also provide coverage, but it varies depending on the specific policy.
There is no evidence that holding your pee strengthens your pelvic floor. In fact, you may actually weaken your pelvic floor muscles by doing this. Holding your pee can lead to many issues, including urinary tract infections, bladder stones, and kidney damage. If you have trouble controlling your bladder, pelvic floor physiotherapy can help. A physiotherapist can teach you exercises to improve the strength of your pelvic floor muscles and help you regain control of your bladder.
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.
The number of physiotherapy sessions covered in a year can vary depending on the coverage provided by your insurance plan or program. It’s best to review the specific details of your coverage or consult with your insurance provider to understand the limits or allowances.
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.
IMS works by targeting trigger points within the muscle tissue using thin needles. These trigger points are areas of tightness and tenderness that can cause pain and discomfort. By inserting needles into these trigger points, IMS stimulates a healing response, releases tension, and increases blood flow to the affected area, leading to a reduction in pain and muscle tightness over the course of several sessions.
Physiotherapy helps with post-surgery recovery by reducing pain and improving mobility and strength through stretching and strengthening exercises. It improves circulation through techniques such as manual therapy and ultrasound and helps manage scarring through exercise and techniques to reduce scar tissue. Physiotherapy should only be started after clearance from a surgeon and can greatly improve the recovery process, but the extent and timeline of recovery will depend on the individual and the type of surgery.
A ligament is a band of tough, fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bones or to cartilage. Ligaments attach at one end to a bone and at the other end to another structure, such as a tendon or joint capsule. Ligaments prevent excessive movement and help stabilize joints.
Physiotherapy plays a significant role in protecting and repairing ligaments by:
By following these approaches, physiotherapy not only assists in the recovery of damaged ligaments but also helps in preventing future injuries.