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.
Physiotherapy helps with post-surgery recovery by reducing pain and improving mobility and strength through stretching and strengthening exercises. It improves circulation through techniques such as manual therapy and ultrasound and helps manage scarring through exercise and techniques to reduce scar tissue. Physiotherapy should only be started after clearance from a surgeon and can greatly improve the recovery process, but the extent and timeline of recovery will depend on the individual and the type of surgery.
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.
Yes, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is an effective way to treat urinary incontinence. Our experienced physiotherapists will assess your pelvic floor strength and identify any issues that may be causing or exacerbating your incontinence. Then they will create a personalized treatment plan designed just for you, which may include exercises, manual therapy techniques, and breathing strategies to help you regain control of your incontinence. With our comprehensive approach, you can expect to start seeing results fairly quickly!
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. You may also need to wear shorts or a skirt depending on the type of assessment our physiotherapist will be conducting. Rest assured that all Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy sessions are conducted in a professional and respectful manner, so please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
No, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is not intended to make your symptoms worse. In fact, it can actually help alleviate them! Our Physiotherapists will assess your situation and create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored just for you. We take a holistic approach to treating the entire body so that you can make progress toward achieving your goals.
Physiotherapy itself may not directly cure insomnia, as insomnia is a complex condition with various underlying factors. However, physiotherapy can play a supportive role in managing insomnia by addressing related factors such as musculoskeletal pain, tension, and stress.
IMS and dry needling are similar treatments that both involve the use of acupuncture needles to address muscle pain and tension. However, there are some key differences between the two techniques.
IMS is a treatment that is based on the principles of traditional Chinese acupuncture but differs in its application. It involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into the affected muscles and surrounding tissues to release tension, stimulate circulation, and promote tissue healing. IMS is typically performed by a licensed healthcare practitioner such as a physiotherapist or chiropractor who has completed specific training in the technique.
Dry needling, on the other hand, is a technique that is primarily focused on releasing trigger points or knots in muscles that can cause pain and dysfunction. It involves the insertion of acupuncture needles directly into the trigger point, causing a twitch response that helps release tension and promote healing. Dry needling is typically performed by a range of healthcare practitioners, including physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists.
While IMS and dry needling are both effective treatments for muscle pain and tension, they differ in their underlying principles and applications. Your healthcare practitioner can help determine which technique may be most appropriate for your specific needs.
Pelvic floor dysfunction in males is a condition in which the pelvic floor muscles are too weak or too strong and do not function properly. This can lead to pelvic floor prolapse, urinary incontinence, and other pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is often recommended for men with pelvic floor dysfunction to help strengthen or relax pelvic floor muscles and improve pelvic health.
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.
The role of physiotherapy in stroke recovery is to help individuals regain physical function and independence. Physiotherapy focuses on improving mobility, balance, coordination, strength, and overall physical ability, such as arm and leg movement, dexterity, walking, gait, balance and coordination, muscle strength, and endurance. A physiotherapist will create a personalized rehabilitation plan and regularly review it as needed based on the individual’s specific needs and goals.