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.
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.
There are a few things that can weaken pelvic floor muscles in men. Underlying health conditions, poor diet and nutrition, lack exercise, and smoking can all contribute to pelvic floor muscle weakness.
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.
Yes, physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for sports injuries by reducing pain and inflammation, improving range of motion and strength, and facilitating a safe return to sports activities.
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.
There are three grades of ankle sprains. Grade 1 ankle sprains are light injuries that usually allow the return to sport in 2-3 weeks. Grade 2 sprains involve greater injury to the ligament and can take up to 4-6 weeks to allow a full return to sport. Grade 3 sprains are more severe and often involve full tearing of the ligament and possible bone fracture.
Most patients do not experience pain during shockwave therapy but may feel some discomfort. Anesthetic is rarely used in shockwave therapy as most patients can tolerate it due to attenuation of shock from the fat pad.
While physiotherapy does not directly boost immunity, engaging in regular physical activity, which can be a part of physiotherapy, can have positive effects on overall health and indirectly support immune system function. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and stress management, is essential for maintaining a strong immune system.
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.
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.