It depends on the severity of the injury and the health goals of the patient. Most patients start with visits 1 to 2 times a week and reduce as they recover.
The frequency of physical therapy sessions depends on the condition being treated, its severity, and the response to treatment. For most conditions, physical therapy is recommended 2-3 times per week for 4-6 weeks. However, some conditions may require more or less frequent sessions. A physical therapist will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
Tight pelvic floor muscles can feel like aching, tension, or pressure in the pelvic area. They may also cause pain during intercourse or urination. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to consult a pelvic floor physiotherapist for help.
Individual physiotherapy treatment sessions start at $80.00 at our clinic, and initial physiotherapy assessment sessions start at $105.00. For more information on our prices for physiotherapy services, contact our team at 780-862-3111.
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.
Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles can be done by doing specific exercises called ‘Kegels’. Your physiotherapist will discuss the best techniques and provide you with easy-to-follow information that you can do in the comfort of your own home. If you are experiencing issues with your pelvic floor, it’s important that you seek help and address the issues with a professional. Pelvic floor dysfunction can have negative effects on the quality of life for both men and women. A weak pelvic floor can impact home and work activities, personal relationships, social lives, and mental well-being.
In Alberta, Physiotherapy is not generally covered by Alberta Healthcare. Some physiotherapy sessions may be approved after surgery or fracture in approved clinics- but it is most common for individuals to pay out of pocket for treatment. Unfortunately Human Integrated Performance cannot receive payment by Alberta Healthcare. Many employers offer health benefits that cover physiotherapy services, which Human Integrated Performance provides direct billing options for. Chat with our front desk to learn more about your coverage and billing options.
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.
Yes, pelvic floor therapy can be done at home with proper guidance and exercises. Pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises, are designed to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which can help with various pelvic health issues, such as incontinence and pelvic pain. To do pelvic floor therapy at home, it’s essential to first consult a healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist or a pelvic floor specialist, to receive a personalized assessment and exercise plan tailored to your specific needs. They can guide you on how to correctly perform the exercises and provide feedback to ensure you are doing them effectively. Regularly practicing pelvic floor exercises at home, along with any additional recommendations from your healthcare provider, can help improve pelvic muscle strength and function over time. However, it’s crucial to follow their guidance and not self-diagnose or perform exercises without proper instruction to avoid potential complications or ineffective results.
Yes, physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for vertigo, which is a feeling of dizziness or spinning. The physiotherapist can use specific exercises and techniques to help alleviate symptoms and improve balance.
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.
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.