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.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy can be conducted in various settings and does not necessarily have to be done on the floor. It involves a combination of assessments, education, and hands-on techniques tailored to the individual’s needs. The specific exercises and techniques may be performed while standing, sitting, or lying down, depending on the treatment plan and goals.
The side effects of shockwave therapy are limited. However, shockwave therapy should not be used if there is a circulation or nerve disorder, infection, bone tumor, or a metabolic bone condition. It should also not be used if there are any open wounds or tumors or during pregnancy pregnant.
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.
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.
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.
The timeline for improvement in physiotherapy varies and can depend on several factors such as the condition, severity, frequency, consistency of therapy, and overall health. Typically, some improvement can be seen in a few weeks to a few months, with more significant improvements potentially taking several months to a year or more. Gradual improvement is common, and temporary worsening or plateauing of symptoms can occur. A personalized timeline can be discussed with a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy is a valuable treatment option for a variety of musculoskeletal health conditions that can help to improve the quality of life for people affected by pain and discomfort. It is beneficial for athletes, workers, and seniors’ health.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is vital for women because of the unique physical challenges they may face, such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. It aids in preparing the body for childbirth and supports postpartum recovery, helping to reduce potential complications like incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. It also provides strategies for managing conditions like stress and urge incontinence and various types of pelvic pain. Moreover, pelvic floor physiotherapy can enhance sexual health by addressing pelvic floor tension or weakness, and provide support during menopausal changes. Therefore, a tailored physiotherapy program can significantly contribute to a woman’s overall pelvic health and quality of life.
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.
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.