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.
Kegels and pelvic physiotherapy are related but they are not the same. Kegels are specific exercises that target the pelvic floor muscles and can be performed independently. Pelvic physiotherapy, on the other hand, is a comprehensive approach provided by a pelvic physiotherapist, involving assessment, treatment, and management of pelvic conditions, which may include Kegel exercises as part of the overall treatment plan. While Kegels focus on exercising the pelvic floor muscles, pelvic physiotherapy encompasses a broader range of techniques and therapies tailored to individual needs.
Hot and cold therapy is commonly used in physiotherapy for pain relief and healing. Cold therapy involves applying cold to reduce swelling and numb pain, while heat therapy involves applying heat to increase blood flow and reduce muscle spasms. Cold therapy is typically used for acute injuries, while heat therapy is used for chronic conditions. Both should be used under the guidance of a physiotherapist to avoid worsening an injury or condition.
No in Alberta, physiotherapy is not only for adults. Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages, including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. They specialize in addressing age-specific conditions and concerns and provide tailored treatments accordingly.
The success of a pelvic floor physio treatment plan depends on the individual and the severity of their issues. Typically, it can take up to several weeks or months to see results from your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. However, our physiotherapists at Human Integrated Performance are committed to helping you achieve your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. With our collaborative approach and expertise, you can expect to start feeling the benefits of your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in no time!
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is not typically painful, although some people may experience mild discomfort during treatment. Our physiotherapists at Human Integrated Performance are highly skilled and experienced in treating pelvic floor issues. We will always strive to make your treatment as comfortable as possible by using the most effective techniques tailored to your individual needs. By utilizing a collaborative approach and state-of-the-art sports science and performance tools, you can expect to start feeling the benefits of your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy soon.
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, 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.
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.