With consent, the best way to check the pelvic floor is through an internal examination. There are some situations where we can’t do an internal exam, for example, new mothers 6 weeks postpartum or post-op recovery.
Yes, Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) provides coverage for physiotherapy services for workers who have been injured on the job. The coverage includes assessments, treatment, and other related expenses.
Yes, physiotherapy can help improve your dance moves by addressing any underlying musculoskeletal imbalances, improving strength, flexibility, and coordination, and optimizing movement patterns. Physiotherapists can provide specific exercises, techniques, and guidance to enhance your dance performance and prevent dance-related injuries.
Yes, you have the right to choose your own physiotherapist in Alberta. You can research and select a physiotherapy clinic or practitioner based on their qualifications, expertise, location, and other factors. However, it’s important to ensure that they are licensed and registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta.
If you’re suffering from arthritis, a physiotherapist can help you reduce pain and improve joint function. Treatment and management options vary with the type of arthritis, its severity, and the parts of the body affected. There is no cure for arthritis. Management options include medical treatment and medication, physiotherapy, exercise, and self-management techniques.
IMS treatment can potentially help improve athletic performance and prevent injuries by addressing underlying muscle imbalances, tension, and dysfunction that can limit range of motion, strength, and flexibility. By releasing tight muscles and trigger points, IMS therapy can help restore proper muscle function and alignment, which can help athletes move more efficiently and effectively.
Furthermore, IMS therapy can help improve circulation and promote tissue healing, which can reduce the risk of injury and promote recovery after physical activity. By addressing underlying muscle imbalances and tension, IMS therapy can also help athletes prevent overuse injuries and reduce the risk of chronic pain.
However, it’s important to note that IMS therapy should not be used as a substitute for proper warm-up, stretching, and conditioning exercises, or other aspects of injury prevention and performance enhancement. Athletes should work with their healthcare practitioners to develop a comprehensive treatment and training plan that addresses all aspects of their physical health and performance.
You should visit a physiotherapist if your pain is mechanical. Also, other reasons you may choose to attend a physical therapy session include when the pain is not going away, the pain has severely affected movement, or it prevents you from sporting activities. Any of these reasons show that it is time to see a physiotherapist.
It’s helpful to bring relevant medical records, including any reports or imaging related to your condition. Additionally, bring comfortable clothing
While physiotherapy does not directly boost immunity, engaging in regular physical activity, which can be a part of physiotherapy, can have positive effects on overall health and indirectly support immune system function. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and stress management, is essential for maintaining a strong immune system.
Pelvic floor physiotherapists treat a range of conditions and problems that can affect the strength and function of your pelvic floor muscles. These include bladder problems such as urinary stress incontinence, bowel control issues such as rectal prolapse and uterine prolapse, chronic straining to pass stools or gas, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) and erectile dysfunction.
Pelvic floor therapy can help with various conditions related to the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), postpartum recovery, pre-and post-surgical pelvic conditions, and musculoskeletal issues in the pelvic region.