The length of an IMS session can vary depending on the individual needs of the patient and the area being treated. Typically, an IMS session can last between 15 and 30 minutes, although some sessions may be longer or shorter depending on the specific treatment plan. During the session, the practitioner will insert needles into the targeted trigger points within the muscle tissue, and the needles will be left in place for several minutes. After the needles are removed, the patient may be advised to rest for a short period before resuming normal activities. The number of sessions required can also vary depending on the severity and chronicity of the condition being treated. Your practitioner will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals.
This all depends on the severity of the injury, but most sprains require 2-6 weeks to heal. Our goals are to control inflammation, regain strength and range of motion, and restore muscle control and endurance levels before returning to sports or everyday life.
Ideally, you should make an appointment with a physiotherapist as soon as you know there is a problem with your pelvic floor or if you are pregnant. When people have a problem with their pelvic floor muscles, they can experience issues with their pelvic organs (bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs). They often exhibit the following symptoms: incontinence, leaking bladder, prolapse of one or more of the pelvic organs, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and chronic pelvic discomfort. It is important to discuss this with your physiotherapist so they can help determine the root cause of your symptoms and ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment.
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.
At Human Integrated Performance, our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy sessions typically last between 30 and 60 minutes. During your session, our physiotherapists will assess your pelvic floor strength and evaluate any issues that may be causing pain or dysfunction. Then they will create a customized treatment plan designed specifically for you. This plan may include exercises, manual therapy techniques, and breathing strategies to help you improve your performance and prevent injury.
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 success of a pelvic floor physio treatment plan depends on the individual and the severity of their issues. Typically, it can take up to several weeks or months to see results from your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. However, our physiotherapists at Human Integrated Performance are committed to helping you achieve your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. With our collaborative approach and expertise, you can expect to start feeling the benefits of your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in no time!
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.
Physiotherapy can bring about some expected side effects, like fatigue, tenderness and even muscle soreness. While these sensations are normal to experience during treatment sessions which involve mobilization and strengthening of the affected area, they may result in a bit more discomfort than usual after each session.
Other potential side effects of physiotherapy may include mild headaches or dizziness if the treatment involves the manipulation of the neck or head. Some people may experience short-term muscle spasms or stiffness after a physiotherapy session. These side effects are usually minor and should be resolved within a few days.
In rare cases, physiotherapy may aggravate pre-existing conditions or cause new injuries. It’s crucial to inform your physiotherapist of any pre-existing conditions or injuries you have before starting physiotherapy treatment.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is not typically painful, although some people may experience mild discomfort during treatment. Our physiotherapists at Human Integrated Performance are highly skilled and experienced in treating pelvic floor issues. We will always strive to make your treatment as comfortable as possible by using the most effective techniques tailored to your individual needs. By utilizing a collaborative approach and state-of-the-art sports science and performance tools, you can expect to start feeling the benefits of your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy soon.
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.