A pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment typically begins with the physiotherapist asking about the individual’s symptoms and medical history. The physiotherapist will then perform a physical examination, which may include testing the strength of pelvic floor muscles and measuring pelvic floor movement.
Interferential Current Therapy (IFC) is a significant physiotherapy technique that temporarily relieves musculoskeletal pain. As electrical stimulation, IFC effectively treats pain resulting from injuries, trauma, and muscle spasms.
IFC is a non-invasive, safe treatment option with minimal discomfort. Through Interferential Current Therapy, physiotherapists can enhance the range of motion and alleviate pain linked to various conditions. Key benefits of IFC include:
Physiotherapists consider IFC an essential therapy option when helping patients manage chronic pain. Human Integrated Performance offers IFC treatments as part of our suite of physiotherapy services and modalities. Our experienced team of PTs can help you find relief and get back to a higher level of function.
Shoulder impingement is a chronic compression injury to the soft-tissue structures of the shoulder joint. When you move your arm overhead, the space between your humerus (arm bone) and the acromion (pointy end) of your shoulder blade shrinks, and the tendons running through that area from your rotator cuff can get irritated. Normally, this temporary compression does not lead to any injury, but consistently repeating overhead motions can lead to irritation and pain. If left untreated, the constant compression of the structures in the shoulder joint can lead to more debilitating effects and chronic shoulder pain.
IMS treatment may help reduce inflammation in the treated areas by promoting circulation and stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. When the needle is inserted into the affected muscle, it creates a tiny lesion or micro-trauma, which triggers an immune response that helps to clear away damaged tissue and promote the production of new, healthy tissue.
This immune response can also help to reduce inflammation in the affected area. Inflammation is a natural response of the body’s immune system to injury or infection, and it can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area. By promoting circulation and stimulating tissue healing, IMS treatment may help reduce inflammation and relieve pain and stiffness.
In addition, IMS treatment may also help reduce inflammation by releasing trigger points or knots in the muscles. These trigger points can cause pain and tension, and they may also contribute to inflammation in the affected area. By releasing these trigger points, IMS treatment can help reduce tension and inflammation, promoting overall healing and recovery.
IMS treatment can potentially help improve athletic performance and prevent injuries by addressing underlying muscle imbalances, tension, and dysfunction that can limit range of motion, strength, and flexibility. By releasing tight muscles and trigger points, IMS therapy can help restore proper muscle function and alignment, which can help athletes move more efficiently and effectively.
Furthermore, IMS therapy can help improve circulation and promote tissue healing, which can reduce the risk of injury and promote recovery after physical activity. By addressing underlying muscle imbalances and tension, IMS therapy can also help athletes prevent overuse injuries and reduce the risk of chronic pain.
However, it’s important to note that IMS therapy should not be used as a substitute for proper warm-up, stretching, and conditioning exercises, or other aspects of injury prevention and performance enhancement. Athletes should work with their healthcare practitioners to develop a comprehensive treatment and training plan that addresses all aspects of their physical health and performance.
IMS treatment may be covered by private insurance, but this can vary depending on your insurance provider and plan. Some insurance plans may cover IMS as part of their physiotherapy benefits, while others may require a separate authorization or have specific restrictions on coverage.
If you are considering IMS treatment, it’s important to contact your insurance provider to determine if it is covered under your plan. Your healthcare practitioner may also be able to provide information about insurance coverage and help you navigate the insurance process.
It’s important to keep in mind that even if IMS is covered by your insurance plan, there may be out-of-pocket costs or deductibles that you will need to pay. Be sure to understand your insurance coverage and any associated costs before starting IMS treat
Yes, pelvic floor muscles training can work. It is very hard to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles when the conditions in your pelvis are wrong which may be why you have a problem in the first place. A physiotherapist can help sort out these issues and provide specific exercises for you and also advise on lifestyle changes and other factors that may be affecting your pelvic floor muscles.
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.
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.
Yes, you can still benefit from physiotherapy even if you don’t have any specific injuries or conditions. Physiotherapy can help improve overall physical fitness, flexibility, strength, and posture. It can also provide guidance on injury prevention, optimal movement patterns, and performance enhancement for various activities or sports. Additionally, physiotherapists can offer education and advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing future musculoskeletal issues.
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.