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.
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.
At Human Integrated Performance (HIP), we have physiotherapists who can create a comprehensive Pelvic Floor treatment plan for you. This will help you to improve your performance and prevent injury. The pelvic floor is an important part of the body, and our providers will assess your pelvic floor strength to identify any issues. Then we will create a treatment plan just for you. These plans may include exercises to improve the stability of your core, specific manual therapy techniques, and breathing strategies to address any pain or dysfunction.
IMS treatment can be appropriate for people of all ages, although the specific treatment plan may vary depending on the individual’s age and overall health status. IMS is often used to treat chronic pain and muscle tension in adults, but it can also be used to treat children and adolescents who are experiencing pain or tension related to musculoskeletal conditions.
When treating children and adolescents with IMS, the treatment plan may be modified to accommodate their unique needs and physical development. For example, needles may be inserted more shallowly or fewer needles may be used to minimize discomfort.
Overall, the safety and effectiveness of IMS treatment for children and adolescents will depend on the individual’s condition, age, and overall health status. It’s important to work with a qualified healthcare practitioner who has experience in treating children and adolescents with IMS, and to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the treatment plan.
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.
Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative condition of the plantar fascia, a fibrous band of tissue on the sole of the foot that helps to support the arch. It typically occurs when the plantar fascia is overloaded or overstretched and results in heel pain with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
It’s crucial to follow your physiotherapist’s recommendations regarding the duration and frequency of your sessions. The decision to conclude therapy should be based on your progress, therapeutic goals, and in consultation with your physiotherapist. Prematurely discontinuing can lead to incomplete recovery or potential relapse. Always discuss your feelings, progress, and any concerns with your therapist to determine the best course of action for your unique situation.
Yes, physiotherapy can be effective in treating various conditions beyond musculoskeletal issues. It can also help with neurological conditions, respiratory problems, cardiovascular rehabilitation, pelvic health concerns, and more. Physiotherapists have diverse expertise and can provide specialized treatments for a wide range of conditions.
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.
Pelvic physiotherapy primarily focuses on pelvic-related conditions and may indirectly help with bloating if it is caused by underlying pelvic issues. While pelvic physiotherapy may not directly target bloating, it can address conditions like pelvic floor dysfunction or impaired bowel function, which can contribute to bloating. Consulting with a healthcare professional, such as a pelvic physiotherapist or gastroenterologist, is recommended to determine the underlying cause of bloating and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
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.