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.
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.
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.
Our physiotherapists can assess your pelvic floor strength and stability. If it is determined that your pelvic floor needs to be relaxed, we will create a personalized treatment plan tailored just for you. This may include exercises, manual therapy techniques, and breathing strategies to help you regain control of your pelvic floor and improve your overall performance.
Here at Human Integrated Performance, our team of passionate and skilled physiotherapists will assess your pelvic floor strength before creating a customized treatment plan that is tailored just for you. In addition to offering treatments at our facility, we also provide at-home exercises so you can continue your progress even after leaving. With our cutting-edge sport performance tools and collaborative approach, you’ll be feeling the benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in no time!
No, there is no specific exercise that can increase your height once your growth plates have closed. Height is primarily determined by genetics and growth factors during childhood and adolescence. While certain exercises, such as those focused on improving posture and core strength, can help optimize your height potential by maximizing your posture and spinal alignment, they will not actually make you physically taller.
Physiotherapy can improve the range of motion by using manual therapy, stretching, and strengthening exercises to reduce pain and inflammation, increase flexibility and strength, and correct muscle imbalances. A physiotherapist will also assess the individual case and create a personalized rehabilitation program to target the affected area and improve the range of motion.
No, pelvic floor physiotherapy generally does not hurt. However, some people may experience a bit of discomfort as the muscles are being strengthened. If this is the case, it is important to communicate with your therapist so they can adjust the treatment plan as needed. If you experience any sharp or prolonged pain during pelvic floor physiotherapy, please stop the activity and consult your physiotherapist.
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.
An ankle sprain is an injury where the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn. Ankle sprains can happen when you twist your ankle, when you land awkwardly after a jump, or when you wear high heels. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.
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.