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.
Our physiotherapists at Human Integrated Performance use evidence-based treatments to help clients achieve pain-free movement. Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment option for individuals recovering from injury or dealing with some chronic health conditions. Ask your physiotherapist about what kind of conditions can be treated with physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy uses many techniques to help people with musculoskeletal problems. These techniques include exercise therapy, manual therapy, electrotherapy, heat and cold therapy, hydrotherapy, assistive devices, and education and advice. Physiotherapists use a combination of these techniques to create a customized treatment plan for each patient, aimed at reducing pain, improving mobility, and enhancing overall well-being.
Unfortunately, physiotherapy is not typically covered by Alberta Healthcare. Although, in certain situations, such as following surgery, Alberta Health Services may approve physiotherapy sessions.
It is more common for individuals to pay for physiotherapy treatment out-of-pocket. However, many employers offer health benefits that include physiotherapy coverage. At Human Integrated Performance, we understand that the cost of physiotherapy can be a concern for some individuals. That is why we offer direct billing options with most insurance providers. This means you can receive the physiotherapy treatment you need, and we will bill your insurance provider directly. If you want to learn more about your coverage and billing options for physiotherapy in Alberta, please don’t hesitate to contact our front desk. We’re here to help.
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.
Physiotherapy treatments can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy (such as joint mobilization or manipulation), electrotherapy modalities (such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation), heat or cold therapy, education and advice, assistive devices, and more. The specific treatments used will depend on the individual’s condition and goals.
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.
If you are preparing for pelvic floor physiotherapy, you should go to the bathroom before your appointment. You may also want to wear loose-fitting clothing for better mobility. Please let your physiotherapist know about any health conditions or pelvic floor problems you have.
Physiotherapy plays a key role in chronic pain management by using exercise, manual therapy, pain education and self-management, and assistive devices. Physiotherapists work to improve physical function, reduce pain, and enhance the quality of life through these evidence-based interventions.
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.
At Human Integrated Performance, we believe that Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is an important part of overall health and performance. Our physiotherapists can help you improve your pelvic floor strength and stability, preventing injury and restoring mobility. We take a collaborative approach to ensure that each patient receives the best possible care tailored specifically to their individual needs.
Yes, a physiotherapist will be able to provide relief from shoulder pain using a variety of methods. A physio will help you stretch, strengthen, and improve joint mobilization in the shoulder to reduce pain.